Tuesday, April 12, 2011

It's All About the Details - Bridal Shower Drinks & Accessories

It's spring time with only a few months left before your big day. What does that mean? It's means bridal showers galore! On average, most brides have at least two bridal showers which means lots of colorful dresses, lunching and presents.

As the star of the show, why not ask the shower host to really help step up the party style with some fun details? After all, wedding celebration style is all about the unique details that should reflect the taste of the bride.

Try a couple of my favorite spring time party details and recipes that are perfect for any bridal shower:

Floral ice cubes 
Floral ice cubes are super simple and require nothing more than an ice tray, water, your favorite small blossoms and some imagination. They make a nice garnish for any cocktail and can really spruce up some soda water. Go crazy on different combination that match any color scheme. I love mint and raspberries, organic Pansies or Spray Roses, thinly sliced Lime or Lemon, and Lavender.


1) Cut small, colourful flowers from your garden. Some types you might select are: pansies, violas, wallflowers, lobelia, and miniature roses. For larger flowers, simply use the petals instead of the whole flower. You can also use flowers from fresh herbs. 

2) Fill an ice cube tray half full of water. Place the tray in the freezer until the water freezes. 

3) Remove the tray from the freezer and place one flower or several petals in each of the individual ice cube cups. Top off with enough water to cover the blossoms.

4) Return the flower-filled ice cube trays to the freezer until the cubes are frozen. Remove the cubes from the trays and either store in the freezer in zip lock bags or use in beverages straight away.

Custom Drink Straws with Tags 
These super cute straws not only help determine who's drink is left on the table, but also adds simple style to to any cocktail. Tags can be custom ordered to say anything your heart's desire. 

Find endless options of these great little accessories PLUS more on Esty.com.

Floral Inspired Bridal Shower Cocktails:

Violet Vermouth

Combine 1 ounce Violet Liquor, such as Creme Yyvette and one ounce dry Vermouth. Pour in an ice filled glass and serve with an edible flower.

Raspberry Champagne Cocktail

Pour 1 ounce of Raspberry liquor (Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur) into 6 ounces of Rose Champagne or Sparkling Wine in a flute. Drop a few Raspberries in for garnish. 


Happy Planning!

1 comment:

  1. We preferred this place because they are all-inclusive, so you don't have to worry about linens, chairs, catering, and cake because it's all part of the package.