My Alpine Home

Monday, July 25, 2011

Birdie Bridal. . . Part Two

Yesterday I showed you the inside décor for my future DIL’s bridal shower.

Now for the outside, where the party took place.

Sam’s (Samantha) wedding colors are turquoise and brown.

We threw in a bit of pink for the shower.

I just received this vintage birdcage for my birthday from my dear friend, Joyce.

I almost fainted when I saw it.  Love, love, love it!

I wondered what to put in it for the party.  My sister, Julie suggested I put old dishes like our friend Dolly had done.

Great idea!  Throw in a bird, a bit of turquoise, and top it off with a rosette and ribbon. Voila!

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Got this idea from a fellow blogger.

http://beachcomber26.blogspot.com/2011/07/ladder-love.html/

My girls tried putting more bottles on, but the steps are a bit tilted and they didn’t want to cooperate.

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My 10 year old grand daughter, Jordyn took these next few pics.  Not too bad.

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I made the bird nest favors.  They are fun and easy to make:

1.  Shred paper sacks and old sheet music in a shredder.

2.  Mix Elmer's glue with water to make a thin (not too runny) paste.

3.  Cover whatever size of bowl you want with Saran Wrap.

4.  Rest bowl upside down on something that will keep it steady.

5.  Apply papers covered with paste mixture.  I ended up just putting them in a large bowl and stirring.

6.  Let dry over night.  We added shredded party paper, a pinched doily, and a feather.

You know how those birds love to throw in just the craziest things.

Filled with Jordan Almonds, giant bubble gums, watermelon sours. mints, and a meringue cookie drop.

I have to give my sis, Julie a big thank you!  She came up to visit and ended up working her tail off.  She filled all of the nests for me.

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We forgot to take pics of the food, but it was all oh so yummy!

This vintage basket worked great to hold napkins and silverware.  My daughter, Karrah made the cute cupcakes.

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Opening gifts and hair tying ribbons.

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Look what her mother gave her.  Her cousin said, “See, she really does love you”,  I’ll say!

I have a red one also and love it.  This one is even more heavy duty than mine.  Her mom said, “it’s like the one you wanted only on steroids.”

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Every birdie say, ‘Bird Seed’

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Two cute little party goers.

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Did you notice, this little one is enjoying the newly painted Adirondack seating?

There’s even a special place for her Pretty Ponies

This post is turning out a bit lengthy.  I am going to blog about my gift in a separate post.

One last thing.

We didn’t play games, instead we had an activity.

Remember how I went to D.I. to buy glassware?

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I pulled out the E 6000 and let the ladies go to town creating whatever they wanted to.

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Sam got to pick one that she loved.  Then we put names in a bowl and drew out.

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Sam’s mom, Annette and cousin, Erika.

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Cousin Heather.

What a ‘tweet’ time we had.  I sure hope that every birdie felt welcomed.

Bye for now, and don’t forget to “Spread your Wings and Fly!”

p.s.   Just wanted to let you know about another give-away.

Be sure and go check it out. 

14 comments:

veryheatherly said...

That was the best Bridal shower I have ever been to! Jann, you sure know how to throw a party. Your house is like a treasure box, thank you so much for having us over!

Erika and Bryan said...

Jann I had so much fun, and I loved making the stands.

veryheatherly said...

I'm going to "steal" your group picture for our family blog...that husband of yours takes a good shot :-)

Joanne said...

What a lovely shower! she will always have sweet memories from it! Great job!
Blessings, Joanne

Kris said...

What a nice party! Love her mixer! I wish mine were red!!

Honey at 2805 said...

What a great bridal shower you had!

Thanks for posting about the $50 Overstock Giveaway! If I reach 500 entries, it will increase to $100!

I have just become your friend and follower too!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a wonderful shower, full of super activities and so many, many pretty decorations. You really did a nice job. I love the birds nests, thanks for the tutorial!

The Armchair Housewife said...

Well- wow! If that didnt all just look lovely! I'll say it again- what a lucky daughter in law! You are one creative lady, that is for sure!

mimi_62 said...

Love ya, Jann. You always make my day.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Jann,
Thank you so much for visiting me at Home is Where the Heart is, its a pleasure meeting you.
I tried to leave you a note last night, but I think blogger was not working..
I loved seeing all the beautiful quilts from Dog Kennel Quilt Guild, just amazing work from all the girls. I have gone back three times already just to look at all the quilt patterns.
I just know I'm going to enjoy all my visits with you and have become your newest follower.
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Shelia said...

Hi Jann! Oh this is just darling! Love the birdie theme and what a lovely bunch of gals!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

Love the bird theme! I'm really fond of birds too. Thanks so much for stopping by L'Heure Bleue At Home. Glad we both have the same vintage snowflake Pyrex dish!

Annette Colledge said...

Jann, what a great blog you have! And what a wonderful shower you gave Sam. Everything was just perfect! I really appreciate all the work you went to, and I am grateful that Sam is marrying into such a great family. It was great getting to know you all better. Thanks again for everything!

Peg said...

You always throw a great party! The bird cage Joyce found for you is sweet! Loved that you took Julie's suggestion and did a Dolly thing. It is so adorable.