Ideas for a "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Themed Bridal Shower
For an elegant wedding shower, look to the classic Audrey Hepburn movie
By Michelle Bolyn
Many women dream of those Tiffany blue boxes with the crisp white ribbon waiting for them under the Christmas tree, on their birthday, or at their bridal shower. Theme a bridal shower around the stylish 1961 Audrey Hepburn movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's" for an event the bride will gush over for years to come. When you pick a bridal shower theme, it helps to unite the décor, food and gifts. It's the best way to pull everything together and make the party fun for your guests.
The first way to introduce the theme to the bride and the guests is through the bridal shower invitation. This invitation should let the guests know what to expect, what time to arrive, what type of gift they should bring, and where the event will take place. To include the "Breakfast at Tiffany's" theme in the invitations, you could use card stock in the well-known Tiffany blue, have a graphic of the little blue box on the invitation, or include a picture of Audrey Hepburn from the movie on the side of the invitation.
Hair and makeup
Inform the bride about the theme of the bridal shower, and set up an appointment for her to have her hair and makeup done by a professional. This would be your present to her. Tell the stylist to style the bride's hair like Audrey's Hepburn's famous high bun in the movie. Stick with simple makeup. Encourage the bride to wear a little black dress to finish the look.
Food and beverages
Every bridal shower needs refreshments that match the theme. Serve the bride and guests cappuccinos, mimosas and water. The best food for this type of bridal shower is brunch items. Have a buffet of items for the guests to choose from, including muffins, miniature blueberry pancakes, bacon and eggs. Include a cheese and vegetable display on the buffet.
Talk to your local florist about putting together two small or large centerpieces, depending on your budget, of cream and pink roses. Accent the two buffet tables with the two floral arrangements. If you have a chandelier in your home or at the location at which you're hosting the bridal shower, place a gift table underneath it.
Gifts and favors
Request that the guests wrap their presents in Tiffany blue wrapping paper and white ribbon. Include the bride's registry on the invitation, so the guests know where to purchase their gifts. If the bride loves the Tiffany blue color, encourage guests to purchase items such as place settings, napkins or bath towels in that color. Favors for this theme are a cinch. Wrap up small boxes of candy or chocolates in Tiffany blue paper. Add a white ribbon, set them on their own table, and you have more décor that doesn't cost you any extra.
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Michelle Bolyn regularly writes on weddings and relationships.
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