Everything You Need for a Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower

At least once in her lifetime, every girl has to own something by Kate Space. It’s almost a coming-of-age right in life. Kate Spade style represents everything that’s fun and modern with bold prints and bright colors- perfect for a bridal shower!

If you love those iconic colors (black, white, gold, and pink), here’s everything you need to have a Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower.

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Killer Invitations to Set the Mood

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This invitation lets your guests know your party is trendy and chic, so they should dress accordingly. Ladies who recognize the spade will definitely know they’re in for a glamorous Kate Spade shower! Buy these invitations by LilianaOrocioDesign on Etsy here or get the digital copy here.   (A digital copy/download means that the seller can personalize the copy for you and will send it to you via email. You then print it at home or take it to a copy shop, like Staples, and have it printed.)

Though these two invitations below aren’t specifically linked to Kate Spade, they’ve got that Kate Spade-esque style with black and white stripes, gold, pink, and/or pink florals.

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Get these as a digital download on Etsy.

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And this one from Zazzle here.

Darling Welcome Signs to Greet Your Guests

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This poster, which you can order as a digital download, will help your guests find the party, especially if they’ve never been to the host’s house before.

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We all know the bride is counting down the days till she’s hitched and she’s going to want everyone else to know too! DIY some pink paper flowers and assemble this chic Kate Spade inspired countdown poster created with Cricut.

A Mouthwatering Mimosa Bar

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The devil’s in the details, and one detail not to be overlooked is the mimosa bar! This adorable Mimosa Bar Sign is available as a digital download on Etsy.

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Don’t forget to label your juice carafes with DIY tags like these! Start with some striped paper, and add floral stickers, handwriting with a flourish, and some bright pink ribbon.

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Now all that’s left is a little decor, bubbly, some of your favorite juices, some fruits, and a few champagne glasses. If you’d like to make these glittered champagne bottles, you can find some simple instructions for ones like this or ombre sparkled bottles on Pinterest, or I’ll add a DIY tutorial soon!

Some To Die For Decor

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We continue the theme here with a striped tablecloth, gold silverware and chargers, black plates, pink bow napkins, a gorgeous pink flower arrangement, gold confetti, and some candles. If you’re having just a few guests, a round table or two will be able to seat everyone so that most guest can talk to each other. I prefer round tables for a brunch, since it gives a sense of intimacy among guests.

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{Photo by  Lane Dittoe}

For a lunch/ late brunch, or for more than just a few guests, a long rectangle table will give a striking and more modern look. Though the colors are the same between this and the last table, the vibe is more upscale and elegant with gold crystal, votives, and candle stands. See more of this table from an Intimate Cabo San Lucas Beach Wedding on Style Me Pretty.

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{Photo by Kennedy Grace Photography}

Cuteness overload! This simple decor would be great on a coffee table or gift table. You could even personalize it with mugs spelling out the bride’s name.

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And don’t forget the DIY touches that bring it all together. If you’re concerned about a glittery mess getting everywhere, add a bit of glitter to the water in a clear flower vase. You’ll get a pop of sparkle without the mess.

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Last but not least for decor, the bride’s throne. Dress up a chair with its very own bridal attire. Put your dress designing skills to the test by DIY-ing this with a little tulle and bling.

Games to Get Your Guests Involved

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If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, pearls must be close behind. Buy some plastic diamonds and oversized pearls from your local craft store like Hobby Lobby and put them in a cute container. The guest who guesses closest to the correct amount win a fun prize, like nail polish in one of the party’s colors.

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Put a note in your guests’ invitations asking them to bring a favorite recipe for the bride. This makes a great gift when all the recipes are assembled into a book and guests will love sharing their favorite dishes.

Some Themed Sweet Treats

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Of course you’re going to need a cute Kate Spade inspired cake! Make sure to include the black and white stripes, pink, and gold. Cake 1 by Eva Salazar of Makememycake. Cake 2 by Francisca Neves of Cupcake and photographed by Momento Cativo.

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If your cake is going to have stripes, your cake pops deserve some polka dots! Cake pops make a fun and adorable addition to any party and you can be sure Kate Spade herself would have some of these delicious treats from The Cake Pop Shop by Jennie.

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Put it all together in a gorgeous dessert bar. This set up was almost 100% DIY from the fabric backdrop to the framed poster. Read how Julie Johnson created this dessert bar for a Kate Spade themed party on her blog Paisley and Polka Dots. Cake by Fantasy Frosting.

A Bottle to Take Home

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Whether the bride’s a ‘champagne is the answer’ or a ‘rosé all day’ kind of girl, mini bottles (or full bottles if you can) and a lipstick are the ultimate Kate Spade party favor.

A Bridal Shower of Paper Flowers

Even though Paper Poppies and Peonies was published last year, paper flowers are a trend that’s still going strong!

Paper Flower Bridal Shower

100 Layer Cake featured this adorable bridal shower shoot highlighting what brides can do with even the simplest of details- paper! Highlighting paper flowers against real ones and other accents in the same colors can provide that bright pop that your bridal shower needs.

Take a peek at this fun shoot and check out the rest of the photos here on 100 Layer Cake.

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Place setting with Paper Flowers- A Bridal Shower of Paper Flowers

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Photography: Janeane Marie Photography Shoot Styling: Kate Rose Creative Group Floral: ZuZus Petals Paper Flowers: PaperFlora Cake: Cupcake Chateau

And Your Little Dog Too! Custom Pet Silhouette Topper for Your Wedding Cake

Calling all pet lovers! Are you wondering how to incorporate your four legged friends into your wedding? You could have them escort you down the aisle, or, if you’re lacking a pet sitter for the rest of your wedding, you could leave them at home and include them in another way.

WITH DOG Custom Silhouette Wedding Cake Topper with your dog or pet and  Personalized with your Silhouettes - Bride Groom Dog Cake Topper

This adorable cake topper is a custom silhouette of you and your new spouse with your favorite pet in tow. A sentimental cake topper like this would look elegant on a simple cake in a solid color. Buy this topper on Etsy here and customize it in your silhouette from a photo or compilation of photos that you send to the seller. You can also choose the color of the acrylic it’s made of to match your wedding colors.

Whether you’re having your pet in your wedding or leaving Fido at home, you’ll add a bit of your favorite fur-child to your cake – minus the hair and slobber!

Red, White, and Blue: a Fourth of July Themed Wedding

A red, white and blue wedding? It’s not for everybody, but for those who have a deeper love for America, a patriotic colored wedding might be perfect. Whether you or your spouse-to-be has served in the military or are having a military wedding, a Fourth of July wedding, or you’re just a fan of the red, white, and blue, here are a few ideas inspired by the colors of the American flag.

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With the current trend of an old school and vintage-y feel wedding, a patriotic wedding can be executed with elegance, while still having that personal feel that most brides want. One neutral color paired with two bold colors can be easily overdone and can make decor look tacky and outdated. However, as the weddings below will show you, old school and outdated are very different things.

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Love is Sweet, Enjoy a Treat…. Make a Rustic Dessert Table Complete!

Struggling to find props and dessert stands for your rustic themed dessert table? Look no further! Maybe I’m just in the mood to check out all the possibilities for dessert tables because I’m currently shopping for and designing one for my own event coming up soon, but I just love all the versatile ways sweets can be presented.

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Your dessert table is one of those places at your wedding where brand-new store bought props, vintage items, and DIY projects can come together in one comprehensive look for your table. A rustic chic theme is probably one of the easiest themes to successfully execute for a dessert table. Not only are props readily available at any thrift store or vintage market, it’s a simple element to help theme your entire reception.

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Stumped? Not With This Cake Stand!

Stumped on what to set the cake on for your wedding? Sure, you can have it just sitting on the table or get fancy with it on a glass cake pedestal, but for a rustic wedding, neither of those options fit the occasion well.

How about setting the cake on a tree stump? This is the perfect and adorable solution to elevate your cake and add a bit of rustic charm that any desert table needs.

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This tree stump cake stand has a heart carved out of the bark and the couple’s names and wedding date carved inside that. You could even make this yourself! If you look closely, you’ll see smaller matching stumps holding up other deserts and flowers. With fresh flowers decorating a simple white cake on a customized rustic cake stand like this one, this may just be the most photographed and Instagramed part of your wedding!

7 Tips for Your Vintage Wedding

As 2014 comes to a close, it’s time to take a look back at the top wedding trends of the year. This has been the year for many firsts- it’s been the year of the wedding hashtag, naked cakes, macaron favors, wooden crates, and birdcage decorations. But the most popular trend for the year has by far been the vintage theme. Here’s a few tips to help you have the perfect vintage wedding.

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I know this seems obvious. You probably started planning your wedding as soon as you got engaged (or since you were 8, like most girls), but vintage weddings take a little more preparation than most other weddings. You can take a vintage theme in a number of different directions. How much do you want to DIY? Do you want to rent or buy your own decor? Do you want actual vintage items or new items with a vintage flair?

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