I was thrilled to throw my sister a bridal shower with a Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme. The first step was to paper over the blood red walls of my dining room with gorgeous wrapping paper from The Party Store. (Pardon the pictures from a bygone camera, and don’t let that deter you from pinning.)
My mom helped me paper the walls. I held the end of the wrapping paper up to the crown moulding, and marked how long it needed to be by creasing it on the top of the chair rail. Then I cut it off and hung it with Scotch tape. Since there is some variance in the distance from between mouldings, I do each piece this way rather than just taking a measurement and precutting. I have wrapping papered my dining room walls three different ways for three different parties. I loved the blue so much, I kept it up for quite a while.
This was 2010, so those tissue puff balls were still cool. I hung them with thread and again, my favorite Scotch tape.
I swapped out my red curtains for white, rolled the red rug up at the side of the room, and traded out my red cushions for European shammed pillows from my bed and some appropriately colored pillows borrowed from Sariah. I borrowed the vase (Homegoods) and the orchids (Pottery Barn) from my bedroom. The table runner was a fabric scrap from Sariah’s etsy store.
I made red velvet cupcakes with engagement rings and wrapped them up in Tiffany blue cupcake boxes from Amazon, tied with an appropriate white bow.
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For the table runner, my mom ironed under the edges of some of the fabric that would eventually go into Jenn’s wedding quilt. I made it long enough with some napkins from Crate and Barrel that I use as nightstand covers in my room. A packet of crystal jewels from The Party Store completed the table decorations.
The guests, who were asked to wear lots of jewelry, were treated to my favorite brunch casserole and other breakfast foods. We all had a lovely Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
I have gotten incredible usage out of these gorgeous cupcake stands from Home Goods. I hope the cupcake trend lasts a couple more years so I can keep using them. If not, they look great with tea lights as well.
One tactless yet adorable little party guest came in a wedding dress to steal the bride’s thunder.Pin It