Recently I crafted decorations for a bridal shower that my friend planned for her best friend. Her best friend is a Philadelphia native and loves all things Philly. Using a picture of the happy couple with the famous LOVE Park sculpture and her love of Philly as inspiration, I created the shower decorations (enthusiastically I might add, since I love the City of Brotherly Love too!).
Wanting to keep the celebration elegant, we avoided an over-the-top tourist-like feel with the theme. I think the results were pretty, personal and bridal shower worthy, but still showed a love for Philly. Take a look!
Heart-shaped soft pretzels were served in baskets on the tables. You can’t have a Philadelphia party without pretzels.
On the tables, I arranged glass bottles and jars in a variety of sizes filled with white, purple and pink flowers. To these arrangements, I added Philadelphia-themed words with city skylines cut out of card stock and heart-shaped photos of Philly landmarks on wood craft sticks. The words and photos included some of the bride’s favorite things: the Phillies, Eagles, Wawa, Tastykakes, cheesesteaks, etc.
I made another banner with Philadelphia-themed words and heart photos of Philadelphia attached to ribbon; the couple’s names and the LOVE sign were in the middle.
I had such fun making the decorations for this shower. I think all my fellow Philly-lovers will agree that it was great theme. Best wishes to the bride and groom! Now I’m looking forward to picking out a fantastic theme for my sister’s baby shower…