The “Perfect Pair” Bridal Shower

I recently went to probably one of the best and cutest bridal showers I have ever been to! My cousin “K” got married in November, so we had her shower a month or so before. The shower was thrown by her mom’s book club and was one the most creative showers I’ve seen yet. These ladies are amazing! I took lots of pictures knowing that I would just have to share them with you!!

The theme of the shower was “The Perfect Pair”. I received a cute pink and white invitation detailing all the shower details with little cut-outs of an athletic shoe and a high heel pump dangling off the main invitation. This would be the overriding theme that was carried out so well through the whole event.

When you walked up to the front door you were greeted with an athletic shoe and high heel hanging off the door.

On the island in the kitchen was a pink and white candy bar. Inside the miniature pink rain boot were the “to go” bags. One of the hostesses also made the adorable shoe cookies (seen below) that sat with the candy bar. The candy bar was stocked with good & plenty, pink and white M&M’s, animal cookies, Jelly Bellys, salt water taffy, and these adorable tootsie pops that she had re-covered in decorative paper over the original wrapper.

Now, the lunches were genius! We had boxed lunches packaged ever so perfectly in our own personal shoe boxes. All the shoe boxes were pink, black, or white featuring some of the most well known shoe designers. The boxes were tied with satin bows that held forks along with perfect little black high heel cookies. Inside the lunch boxes were a sandwich, fruit salad, chips and a cupcake. What I loved about it was that you could do all the work ahead of time and it would be an easy and affordable thing to do. No need to create a huge food buffet and display, just pack your normal elementary school lunch.

All of the details of this shower were so well executed. The house was decorated with shoes that had mini floral arrangements in them (the flowers were from the home’s garden) and cute little black lanterns were also filled with flowers. The bride was given a gift set of cards that matched the theme of the shower to write thank-yous on later (but I didn’t get pictures, sorry!).

And of course we left with the cutest favor packages! Inside each package was a foot scrub from Bath & Body Works, the perfect gift for the “Perfect Pair” shower.

So are you as impressed as I was? I’m really not even doing it justice in this post. I think the best part of the shower was how easy it would be to carry out something like this again. All the details were so perfect, but nothing was too expensive or impossible to actually do. It just shows how with each event you plan, you can add some personal touches and details that make all the difference for your guests. Now I can’t wait to plan a shower for a friend and use all these extra special details!

What are some creative shower themes that you know of?  Share them with the hive!


Mrs. Duckling

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Wedding Date:
September 2009
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  1. emerald Bee
    emerald 1057 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:47 pm




  2. shortcake Bee
    shortcake 467 posts, Helper bee @ 4:18 pm

    that. is. AMAZING. *bookmarks it for future reference*

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    kim basich, Guest @ 9:35 pm

    I just recieved this idea from a friend. I’m going to make individual cakes for the guests in the shape of shoe boxes with chocolate 3-d high heels with bows. I am soooooo excited to do this and I think the bride will be thrilled!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Lisa, Guest @ 10:02 am

    I love this! So pretty.

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    Melissa Garza-Allen, Guest @ 6:48 pm

    Love it. The photos are to die for!

    (Found you at Celebrations at Home)

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    cindy, Guest @ 4:37 pm

    this is beyond adorable but i gotta ask where did u get these shoe boxes??? im searching all over

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