English Garden Party Bridal Shower – Part 1

My sister’s bridal shower was this past Saturday May 28, 2016. Myself and the other bridesmaids have been planning for months. We’re so excited to share the details of this English garden party theme with you!

The events of the shower will be divided up into two parts. (You can find part 2 here.) This first part will focus on the planning of the shower and give you some tips along the way.

English Garden Party Bridal Shower Tips

We chose Braddock’s Tavern as the venue which was established in 1898. The chandeliers, mirrors, and even the picture frames are ornate with gold coloring making us confident an English Garden Party theme was the way to go. Once the venue was booked we officially moved into the planning stages!

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Top 3 Party Supply Finds

If you’re anything like us you’re a thrifty shopper and can’t pass up a good sale. Over the years I’ve planned my fair share of themed parties so I’m always looking for cheap finds, especially when buying in bulk.

Below are my current favorite finds from some of the stores and websites I shop the most.

Michaels Craft Stores

Our Current Favorite Find: ArtMinds Wooden Laser Cut Frames that you can paint any color you please. They range in price from $3.99 to $7.99 depending on the size you choose. In the example below from PinTheMall.net the smaller frames were used to create wedding dress shopping signs. How adorable is that!!

wooden signs

Another fun idea is to buy the larger sizes and paint them to use as a photo prop at the bridal shower or bachelorette party. Even if you don’t plan on having a full photobooth set up it would still be a fun prop for guests to use when taking a picture with the bride.

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