A Hot Pink & Glam Bridal Shower

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Last weekend my sister and I threw our younger sister a bridal shower, and it was a chance to indulge our love for all things hot pink and glam, and make some tasty food, too. Want a peek at the menu?

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The Decor

I was pretty excited to have a chance to pull out the stops for our sister, especially when it came to the decor. We Pinterested it up with a crazy backdrop made of crepe paper and gold curtains. This was unexpectedly easy (and cheap) to make; I hung it behind the dining table as a backdrop for the party, setting the pink and glam mood. Pink tulips and a hot pink Lattice Runner from Chilewich completed the look.

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(Image credit: Faith Durand)

Get the instructions for making the crepe paper backdrop: DIY festive streamer backdrop from Rachel of Heart of Light at 100 Layer Cake

The Menu

I decided to go classic for this menu and do little tea sandwiches, mini cookies, and pink strawberry punch. I also wanted to avoid silverware — always such a hassle to juggle a fork and knife with your plate when perched on the couch. So I made little cups of lettuce, with slaw inside — handheld salad!

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Here’s the whole menu, with links where I have them:

To Drink

To Eat

  • Beet-Pickled Deviled Eggs
  • Baked Ricotta with Chives and Lemon
  • Platter of fruit and cheese
  • Tea sandwiches with dill cream cheese and smoked salmon
  • Vegetarian tea sandwiches with dill cream cheese, cucumbers, and radishes
  • Lettuce Cups with Radish, Carrot, and Arugula
For Dessert
  • Lemon Melting Moments
  • Phyllo Cups with Lemon Curd and Strawberry Curd
  • Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, and Pecan No-Bake Cookies from Bakeless Sweets
  • Chocolate-Vanilla Trifle from Bakeless Sweets
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And that was the party! Almost everything was made ahead, including the drinks. The sandwiches we made up that morning, and the salad cups too. It’s definitely a menu I would do again; it was fun, bright, and delicious for spring. (And I can’t bring myself to take down that backdrop just yet; I’m sitting under it right now!)

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(Images: Faith Durand)

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