This past Spring and Summer, I have planned or helped plan several wedding showers, engagement parties, and bachelorette parties. Just when I thought I was finished, I somehow found myself planning yet another shower… It ‘s at the end of November, which challenged me at first. Is it Fall or Winter? Do pumpkins and orange palettes still work? So, I needed some new inspiration and something to get me excited again. I found my inspiration when I saw these pics on the Perfect Palette site.
The wedding shower will combine both Fall and Winter using a warm palette of neutrals, white, and browns. Burlap tablecloths provide a nice backdrop. Hot chocolate served in Irish Coffee Mugs at a station with doughnut holes, gourmet marshmallows from 240Sweet, chocolate and cinnamon sticks, and whipped cream. Mmm mmm mmm. Hot chocolate with all the extra goodies adds the sense of warmth we will definitely need in a few weeks. Also, stations give guests an activity and provide entertainment for events that have a reputation for being mundane (not that this shower will be!).
The mini coconut cupcakes are adorable and look delicious, but when the gust list for the shower is at 100 people, “mini” does not sound appealing to me. Instead of cupcakes, coconut cakes purchased at a local bakery seems convenient and will still add to the overall theme.
Coconut Cupcake Recipe By Barefoot Contessa
For the favor, candied pecans bagged, tied with a ribbon and a hole punched tag that says, “They’re nuts about each other. R & D 2|18|12.”
For centerpieces, small amber hurricanes or glass hurricanes surrounded by scented pine cones. Candlelight and cinnamon scented pine cones will finish the room and atmosphere.
And voila! Pictures to come…
Photos from The Perfect Palette
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