Monday, February 28, 2011

Vintage Cooking Bridal Shower

This is the inspiration behind a little something I'm working on that I'll be sharing in a few weeks. I think this would make an amazing shower theme for the bride-to-be who loves to cook, adores 'Julie & Julia', and has a thing for vintage. Here's some of my ideas for pulling off a vintage food/cooking themed bridal shower:
  • Use stacked vintage cookbooks as centerpieces (moms, aunts and grandmothers are great sources for these).
  • Use kitchen utensils as decor: vintage tin pie plates as wall decor, egg cups for bud vases, jars of wooden spoons that can serve as favors that will definitely get used again.
  • Have tin cans with vintage looking labels serve as vases for your flowers. Take a stroll down the canned food aisle of your grocery store - there are lots of products with vintage looking labels to be found. 
  • A vintage mirror with red writing on it can serve as your bar or buffet menu - very French bistro. Try a dry erase marker, a thin red lipstick, or even a red Sharpie (use alcohol or nail polish remover to get it off).
  • Have a 'frost your own cupcake' buffet, so people can whip up their own creations. 
  • Do a kitchen/cookbook theme where every guest brings a different cookbook for the bride with their own favorite recipes marked.
Foodie Inspired

Sources: Clockwise from top left - tin can vase arrangement by Blush Floral Design via Style Me Pretty, cookbook photo from Dinner With Julia, egg cup bud vases and pie tin wall from Better Homes and Gardens, blue macarons from Cocoa + Fig photo by Red Ribbon Studio via Style Me Pretty, red cordial bottles photo by Emily Steffen Photography via Style Me Pretty, mirror photo from Country Living, girl in kitchen photo via We Heart It.


  1. Love this board! Especially the pie tins on the wall.

  2. Cute board, I will probably grab some ideas for my BFF's baby shower - love the blue macarons!

  3. OMG!!!
    Died and arrived in HEAVEN!!!

  4. great board :) the macaroons look delish!




  6. Love the frost your own cupcake idea. So fun!!!

  7. Wonderful idea for neighborhood ladies luncheon and ask everyone to bring favorite recipes x number of guests to share - invitation could be on a recipe card.

  8. ANNIE!!!! This is amazing, I am obsessed with it!!! :) I love the idea of the invitation on a recipe card, such a great post!

  9. Great inspiration Annie, thanks for sharing! I'll have to keep this in the back of my mind for something later... can't wait to see more!

  10. We need to throw a #TWIPS shower with you as the director!!

  11. This is such a great idea! Someone needs to do this!!

  12. Love the look of this.. can't wait to see more!!


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