Achieve sweet summer perfection with a pineapple bridal shower. And let’s be serious, pineapples are everywhere right now, meaning decorating for this theme will be so very simple. The adorable pineapple invitation from Paper Source is actually listed as a House Warming invite, but it just seemed too perfect for a bridal shower to me. A couple quick edits and it’s transformed! And I’m maybe a little bit obsessed with the pineapple sundress. Much needed addition to my summer wardrobe? Pineapples can find their way into your food, your drinks, and you decor in a snap.
The return of warm weather is undoubtedly linked with the return of ice cream. The truck’s merry jiggle has once again started to haunt my neighborhood, and a post-work indulgence of a salted caramel scoop can be hard to resist. I love the idea of incorporating this cool treat in a summer bridal shower, whether you opt for creamy vanilla scoops complete with toppings bar or tart raspberry popsicles poolside. Or, add an adult twist to the event by serving sorbet floats topped with bubbly Prosecco. I love some of the creative decor ideas below, like filling paper cones with flowers or crafting a popsicle garland from pool floats, of all things! Check out more ice cream party inspiration on our Ice Cream Social board on Pinterest.
Image credits: Ice cream social bar, Prosecco sorbet floats, Coconut and Blood Orange popsicles, pastel chairs, popsicle string lights, hello popsicle sticks, flower cones, cream of ice printables, popsicle pool float garland.
Earlier this week, I put together a nautical inspiration board for my friend Rosie over at TrueBlu...and I just couldn’t stop. I set into a kind of blue-and-white-striped frenzy, during which I seriously began to consider incorporating lobster art and a giant marquee anchor light into my home decor. Needless to say, I had more than enough inspiration for another board!
I started with this amazing image of sea grasses and wildflowers in colored glass bottles and I knew I had to bring in one of my all-time favorite J.Crew bridesmaid dress images, which was shot in Maine. From there, it was easy to run with the New England theme and add a lobster boil and a crisp cucumber cranberry Cape Codder cocktail (say that five times fast!). This adorable “dropping the anchor and tying the knot” tank and invitation make the perfect tagline for the shower and white and blue striped heels could class up a casual look. A chocolate tart with red and blue berries looks like a decadent end to the meal (but it’s paleo and vegan!), while this sea clay beauty set makes the perfect favor.
The inspiration doesn’t stop there. Check out my Nautical Pinterest board or hop over to TrueBlu to see my first nautical inspiration board, complete with Mastbrother’s anchor-printed chocolates (my kind of party favor!) and a recipe for firecracker ice pops.