Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Breakfast Bridal Shower

Remember the Breakfast Bridal Shower invitations that I made that I posted about here?

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Here are some pictures from the shower for you to see.

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I found some vintage toasters from various Etsy stores for the flower arrangements. I thought it would be a fun and unique way to reinforce the breakfast theme.

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A friend of mine came up with a great favor idea to go along with the theme - homemade pancake mix. So the day before the shower, she and I layered the ingredients into jars and then I finished them off with a tag that matched the shower invitations.
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Then of course the menu was all breakfast food. Although the shower was held in the afternoon, we thought that having breakfast in the afternoon would be a fun and unexpected turn from the usual afternoon tea showers. Included on the menu were French Toast Kebabs, personal servings of Potato Casserole, Scrambled Egg Pastries (arranged over a bed of Fruit Loops to bring more color to the table and echo the breakfast theme), Cereal Milk Panacottas, Mini Pancake Stacks with homemade maple and blueberry syrups (made by my awesome mum), and bagels with cream cheese and mini donuts.


Everything came together well - I was happy with how it turned out.

(PS. The winner of the Shabby Apple giveaway is Burlap + Blue. Congrats!)

50 comments:

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

How cute!!

the southern hostess said...

This is adorable! I love every bit of it, down to those toaster blooms. Great ideas!

Julie said...

so much fun! I love it!

de Epoca said...

What a cool idea. It looks like it was a beautiful shower.

Maki said...

Aw Dionne, they look abosolutely wonderful! Great job! I love all the stuff you made for the shower - so lovely!! xoxox

rachel said...

it all looks amazing! :)

jamfiescreations1 said...

Looks like alot of fun. Great photos.

Barbie said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love the way you used the toasters for the flowers.

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

What a lovely shower! I love the mini pancakes :)

Nicole-Lynn said...

Such a cute shower idea! I love the toaster flower holders! So cute. That would be a great idea to send to my sister whose hosting my kitchen themed bridal shower next year :)

Nicole Marie said...

such a great idea!! adorable!!

avant garde said...

the vintage toaster idea is brilliant! when i first saw them, i thought, are those toasters, then of course i smiled. really fun layout! looks like everyone enjoyed and ate ;)

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

What a beautiful shower! I love the bfast theme...all the food looks so yummy :) I was just a at shower this weekend- tis the season!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh my! this breakfast looks amazing! happy monday darling!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Wow & I mean wow! These pictures could be in a magazine! I love the toaster idea & the lil pancakes!! On a bed of fruit loops! Soo Soo cute! I love it! So glad the shower went wonderful!

hannahcloud said...

everything about this is deliciously gorgeous. lucky sister!

Gaia said...

What a marvellous Bridal Shower! The pics show perfectly how beautiful it had been!

How are you darling?

shealennon said...

What an adorable shower idea! Everything looks absolutely beautiful and delicious! My best friend is getting married next year, so I may just have to use this idea for a shower. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kristin said...

What a gorgeous shower! And such delectable fare!

sEy said...

that is a great theme for a bridal shower. The ideas are unique and look at the pictures, the color combination is really cute.

I love the idea of the toaster for the flower arrangement.

meg said...

Love that on a bed of fruit loops..theme. What a lovely time it must have been. Really adorable.

Lindsey said...

You are so amazing! I love how creative you are; I seriously am just so inspired by your life.

jennifer ▲ i art u said...

so beautiful dionne! all the details are perfection! makes me want to throw a bridal shower :)
J.

GloamingDesigns said...

LOVE the toasters!!!

and the brunch looks just perfect! celebrations here tend to get too big, too crazy but this is just the kind of event that lets the bride really relax and connect with her friends - amazing job.

and french toast kebabs? i'll take three!

Holly Springett said...

Just discovered your gorgeous blog, love the breakfast themed shower!

Tender Branson said...

Amazing stuff. The toasters were an awesome touch. Where did you find them at? I loved the look of the mini pancakes and french toast kabobs.

LJ said...

Dionne, the originality you bring to design never ceases to amaze me! I love the idea of using toasters as vases for the flowers and the food looks absolutely beautiful as well as delicious. Your sis is one lucky bride to have had you in her corner!

Mechelle said...

What a cute themed and unique shower! Love the little gifts!!

Holly Knitlightly said...

This is SO amazing! I love the flowers in the toasters, that's genius! And the french toast kebabs? OH! I want one, haha! Or maybe two, or three. This looks like such a lovely baby shower, you did an amazing job!

Val said...

Gorgeous!!!!! Wow, I love your blog. New follower. =)

photojoy said...

Amazing! I feel just proud of you. You are so creative. I love the flowers in some vintage toasters! Cheer to your sister and her husband.

kelly ann said...

oohhh this is so charming! those toaster florals are absolutely fantastic! :)

Tali Schiffer said...

Dionne, everything looks so good and pretty! I love the theme, and the toaster flowers, and all the little breakfast snacks, and the favors are awesome!! You're sooooooo talented!!!

Andreza said...

Dionne,

Where did you get these mini blackboards?
I really need them to my wedding, in Brazil. Can you help me?

thanks a lot!

Andreza

Dionne said...

Hi Andreza. I got them from a store here in the US called Joann's Fabrics, but they don't sell them online. However, you can find similar ones on Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/bradensgracewallart/search?search_query=chalkboard+tags&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_7035585&shopname=bradensgracewallart&ref=auto

Heather Taylor said...

If I ever get married, you will definitely be my planner/organizer. This breakfast looks so sumptuous!

Rainy Daisy said...

Oh, this is SO beautiful! (Do I say that every time? I think I probably do.)

You are so very creative. I love the bed of Froot Loops and the pancake mix jars. It seems as though the flowers might be difficult to arrange in the toasters. Did you have much trouble? Is there water in them too? Oh my...

Katie said...

Love the pancake mix and all of your fun little elements for this shower! ~Katie at Pizzazzerie

RNL said...

This is such a fantastic idea, I love breakfast food! It really is a beautiful shower, I can't wait to share it with my readers, {www.rivernorthlove.blogspot.com}. Thanks!

Kristin said...

everything is just lovely! toaster vases -- genius idea. And a bed of fruit loops... makes me smile.

Your blog is such a treat to read, Dionne. You inspire me every day.

Holly said...

stunning. good work! i just hosted a posted a bridal shower i threw this weekend. love the ideas, but im glad i dont have any parties in the works at the moment. :)

Tambria said...

You did a fantastic job! I love the toaster flower arrangements.

My Bridal Silhouette said...

Hi!!!! Wow amazing ideas!!! Great inspiration. I might have to use this. Question: Do you have a recipe for the Scrambled Egg Pastries? It looks so good I just have to try it.

Keisha& said...

Hello!!! Great ideas. Your servingware looks like my everyday dinnerware but I dont have those cute bowls. Where did you get the bowls and plates from?

Thanks.

Keisha& said...

..oh.... are you selling them? I would purchase them....and the bagel basket. :-)

Courtney said...

Oh my gosh Dionne, so precious. I love everything about this!

P and J Garaway said...

This is adorable. I hope you don't mind I'm going to link to it from my blog. What a creative idea!

saltcityspice said...

This is just adorable! Love the idea of using froot loops to showcase the fancy pastries :)

noelswife said...

What a beautiful party! Your blog has been very inspiring to me!!! I would love to try to make the scrambled eggs in pastry and the individual potato casseroles and I'm wondering if you'd share your recipes?? Love it!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I absolutely love this! I was wondering if you were able to make ahead any of this, like the pancakes and reward in oven?