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Vino, Amore, Festa! A Tuscan Themed Bridal Shower
I had the best time at my sister-in-law Angela’s bridal shower! It was a Tuscan-themed party (her family is part Italian) complete with a cappuccino cart and prosecco bar. She always wanted to have her shower at her childhood home in South Florida so her mom, Joyce, went all out. The maid of honor, Alana (my other sister-in-law), and I helped set up and make the decor. Check out all the details from this lovely shower below. The Perfect Invitations Alana found these beautiful invites on Etsy and they really set the tone for the party. Once the wording and design details were confirmed with the artist, all Alana had to do was download the file and print. Angela’s cousin, Amber, made all of the signage for the party, using decorative chalkboards, chalkboard paint, and her lovely handwriting. The decorative chalkboards can be found at places like Amazon, Hobby Lobby, or Michaels. Pinterest-Inspired Decor Alana made these amazing lemon centerpieces. She found the idea on Pinterest and they were pretty simple to make, using fresh lemons, water, large mason jars, and fresh white Delphinium flowers. Not only did they make for great decor, they were also very fragrant and gave everything a fresh lemon aroma. They were placed on each table alongside a dish of Italian candies and a photo of the couple. Another great Pinterest-inpired decoration was at the prosecco bar. We wrapped 5 wine bottles individually in burlap and used a hot glue gun to set it in place. Then, using a paint marker, we wrote out “AMORE.” The look was completed with fresh sunflowers and baby’s breath. For a photo booth, we used a large wooden frame and glued faux grapes and greenery to it. It was super cute and everyone had fun getting their photo taken with it! Italian Antipasti and Dolci The food was incredible, thanks to Doris Market! There was a huge spread of Italian antipasti: charcuterie, pasta salad, olives, artichokes, Caprese salad, meatballs, and more. Oh, and how could I forget the dessert. There was a plethora of yummy Italian treats like cannoli and my favorite, lemon pannacotta! Prosecco Bar & Cappuccino Cart The prosecco bar was definitely a huge hit! We chopped up fresh berries and had three juice mixers: orange, peach, and grapefruit. The drinks were super refreshing and just writing about it all now makes me want a mimosa. Café Ala Carte, a cappuccino and espresso catering service, gave the party extra charm. Using an antique espresso machine from Italy, guests could order a latte, cappuccino, or hot chocolate from a very friendly barista. There were different syrups too, like hazelnut, vanilla, and almond. I think I had two cappuccinos, which probably explains why I was so wired! Party Favors As a party favor, the guests each received a pretty little trinket dish with a lemon motif. We wrapped them individually in small, white, organza bags we found at Hobby Lobby. The whole day went off without a hitch. Thank goodness for good weather, a great planner (Joyce!), and Pinterest. Can’t wait for the wedding in April!