May Love Be With You: My Sister's Bridal Shower

I'm so honored to be my sister's Matron of Honor, so when I started planning her bridal shower I knew I wanted it to be special, creative, and a day she would never forget!

Since my sister and her fiance are obsessed with Star Wars, I thought using that as my theme inspiration may be a little challenging, but definitely memorable.  I found an Etsy Shop with an invitation that would be my muse for the rest of the day.

Here is a photo of the invite (Visit the shop on Etsy Here):


Next was the dessert table.  I wanted her to have an amazing show-stopping cake, and my friend Jackie absolutely excels at custom cakes (click here to visit her Facebook page, Cakes and More by Jacki).  Her and I collaborated and came up with this charming design:


I wanted a trendy backdrop, and found a reasonable DIY balloon garland.  But Buyers Beware: Balloon Garlands are not for the faint of heart!  I blue up the balloons and assembled the night before - big mistake!  Weeks later, the garland is still up and the balloons are fine.  If you go this route I suggest creating the garland ahead of time.  However, this Etsy shop could not have made it any easier for me to create, and I got everything I needed in the kit, including all of the balloons, a pump, the silver "Love" balloon, and strip. 

Then I researched a bunch of Star Wars party themes on Pinterest, and found a bunch of clever ways to the label the food.  Her bridesmaids are rockstars and they each brought 1-2 items for the table or the party.  Here is a list of the desserts:

  • Yoda Soda
  • Wookie Cookies
  • Luke Sky-water
  • Light Sabers (chocolate covered pretzel sticks)
  • Padawan Popcorn
  • Princess Lays + & Leia Dip
  • Death Star Donuts
  • Edible Ewoks (gummy bears)
  • Vader Veggies

As for shower favors, I found this amazing shop on Etsy (Bear Hug Naturals) that sells mini soaps for showers that you can customize.  I ordered soaps in navy blue (Green Tea + Pear scent) and dusty blue (Eucalyptus + Mint) scents, with colors complimenting the invite and the wedding colors.  I put them in tiny navy blue organza bags from Amazon (60 bags for only $8.20 with Prime) with a "Thank You" tag from the Etsy shop where I ordered the invites.


I also found a ton of Star Wars Love graphics online, that I put in dollar store frames and had scattered around my house:

A few fun extras included a "Jedi vs Sith" drink, a Date Night idea jar, and a traditional "Do You Know The Bride" quiz.  My sister looked breathtaking, and actually matched the theme in her navy blue jumpsuit and white earrings!!  



See something you like or have questions?  Contact me, I'm happy to help : )