Advice for the Love Birds — Add Personalization Using PicMonkey

 

How to personalize this free printable bridal shower advice game using PicMonkey, a tutorial -- laceandyarn.comI shared the template for an advice game I created for my friends small surprise love birds bridal shower.

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The template can be simply used as is, but is super cute with added personalization.

Here’s how to do it using PicMonkey* (my favorite free and easy to use online photo editing program). Continue reading →

Advice for the Love Birds — A Bridal Shower Printable

A Free Bridal Shower Printable Game -- laceandyarn.comPeople tend to have strong feelings about bridal shower games, you either love ’em or hate ’em.  I am on the love ’em side, but when I was throwing a small surprise bridal shower recently, I knew I didn’t want to go over the top for several reasons.  First, this was a super small shower.  Like, seven people small.  We all fit around my dining room table with room to spare.  Second, we’ve all been friends since middle school.  It’s not like we needed an ice breaker or something to fill the lull in the conversation.  Also, the bride wasn’t exactly keen on the idea of a shower in the first place, so I didn’t want to overwhelm her with games!

This isn’t even much of a game per se.  More of everyone give advice in a fun format, with the chance to be silly (or not).  It’s also nice because it makes a nice memento for the bride.

 

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DIY Bird Garland

DIY Bird Garland -- laceandyarn.com

Garland adds a certain whimsy to any party, or for that matter, any room.  I love this small threaded bird garland because it adds vertical interest without completely breaking up the space.  I hung these from my dining room chandelier and they hung down right over top of our centerpiece to add height to the centerpiece without obstructing your view to the other side of the table.   Continue reading →

A SURPRISE Pink and Yellow Love Birds Bridal Shower

A Surprise Yellow and Pink Love Birds Bridal Shower -- laceandyarn.com

 

I love a good bridal shower.  So, when one of my oldest friends announced she was getting married and was not going to have a bridal shower (something about being too old and not wanting presents), I knew I needed to step in.  Along with five of our friends, we threw a pretty spectacular, small, surprise shower.

How did we keep it a secret?

Well, I have to say it helped we, the ones planning the shower, were the only ones invited.  We didn’t have to tell anyone closer to her (her fiance or her family) what we were doing. We had an e-mail chain going around with JESSIE DELETED incredibly large in the subject heading.  Honestly, I’m surprised we did it.  I almost replied to the wrong message more than once and we’re a group not particularly known for keeping secrets.

How did we get the bride to come?

We have monthly friend dinners, so we just chose a date when we could all make it and said we were going to have a pot luck at my house instead of going out.  Easy peasy.

Our theme?

Pale pink and yellow love birds. Continue reading →