Friday, April 16, 2010

Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower Post #1

On May 1st, I will be catering a Bridal Shower. The bride is in her 30's and as such a little more sophisticated than some of the younger brides I have dealt with for such events. For the actual wedding, the bridesmaids will all be dressed in Black and each one will be wearing a dress and dress length of their own choosing, a trend that I have been seeing a lot more. Personally, I would have preferred that option in the weddings that I have been a participant.

Since this surprise shower will be a brunch, I thought what better theme for this bride-to-be, than "Breakfast at Tiffany's" combining the chicness, glam, little black dress style and plenty of

The menu has been set, party favors designed, and a look created for the table that incorporates
sophisticated style and elegance with a fun flair reminiscent of Holly Golightly herself. Think flower arrangements made with actual ladies shiny black pumps and pocketbooks as vases along with sumptuous silver candlestick holders and trays and of course all the cut crystal shining brightly as any diamond.

Over the next couple of weeks, I thought I would share the projects and recipes that I will be using for the event. First thing to discuss is the buffet table -- the "Look". I hate seeing a buffet spread laid out in a monotone fashion, all plates identical and on one level, flat on the table. Any good hostess knows that you eat with your eyes before ever tasting that first bite. The food may be 4 stars quality but if it looks bland and boring, it may taste the same way. Some of the dishes should be elevated to create visual interest.

I had found these band boxes at a lawn sale last summer knowing that I would of course be painting them or doing some other treatment to change their appearance. These are sturdy pieces that would easily hold a heavy food platter. So this is the
Before photo.

With a little paper from the Dollar Store, a roll of trim for $1.00 at Michael's, wrapping paper on after-Christmas clearance from Old Navy for $1.00, Black Tassel for $.25 and of course spray paint, here is the
After shot. I have a couple more boxes to create for the table, but you get the general idea of the look from these three. The next Bridal Shower post will be showcasing the serving pieces and the menu card holders.

Have a great day.


Laurie said...

*Squeal* this is my favorite movie ever and I am such a fan of Audrey, and especially her in her role as Holly! You are a genius! I can't wait to hear more about your shower plans!

Visit my blog and type "Audrey" in the search box to see some of my last year's posts about her! ;)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is so much fun. I love this look and can't wait to see more. How fun to be able to create such a cool bridal shower!!!

Marigene said...

This going to be fun watching what you are going to come up with...I know it will be have great taste!

Lisa said...

The bride will be so surprised!! As has been stated in the other comments, I can't wait to see your next posts. Certain we will all get some fabulous ideas when you're finished with this project!

Rustique Gal said...

What a cool idea! I love the sophisticated idea. Can't wait to see more!

Anonymous said...

Glam and Elegance - it can not fail! While I too would have been attracted to the round boxes with their vintage flair, after your treatment of them they are Bridal Shower Chic!
Please do show us your table treatment, complete with sparkle.

Anonymous said...

I love the boxes that you designed for the bridal shower. They look wonderful! When my mom married my step dad, her colors were black and white and it turned out beautiful. I would love to hear the menu that you will be making.
Have fun!