Traditionally: Something low_key but casually elegant and, ideally, pretty, such as someone's home, garden or backyard, or a restaurant or tea house. Our Take: Keep your budget and abilities in mind. Traveling to Chicago for a fancy brunch makes sense if a lot of attendees live just outside Chicago__but not if you're all based in Florida. Also, don't ditch the backyard just because it seems super traditional. Backyards have the distinct advantage of being free, and there are so many ways to make someone's backyard feel special. You can go with the tried and true__fresh flowers and paper garlands are classics for a reason. Or you can go for the unique_to_them touches__a tropical_themed collection of homemade desserts for your Hawaii_obsessed pal, for example.
Along with these savory items, don't forget to serve cookies and cakes. In keeping with your easy bridal shower menu, desserts should be either made far in advance and frozen, purchased from a bakery, or even ask other bridesmaids to bring them. Put out a platter of fresh fruit and a couple bowls of spiced nuts and your work is done, leaving you time to be the hostess_with_the_mostess.
by Margo D. Pelt on Jul 30, 2018 Bridal Shower