Since the guest count was only 15 ladies, I decided I wanted to do a semi-elaborate favor for the shower and did personalized bags for each guest. I would not have been able to do this if the shower was really large - they were pretty labor intensive, but I LOVE how they came out. I got inspiration for the bags here. And here's how my bags came out:
The colors for the shower were turquoise, hot pink and royal blue, so I made 5 bags in each of those colors with each girls initial.
Close up of the design.
I forgot to take a picture of all the bags laid out in our guest room as they were drying. All the girls really loved the bags - I figured they would be good as reusable grocery bags. I found the bags online for 99 cents each, so it really wasn't an expensive project.
We had a semi-private room at the restaurant and just all sat at 1 long table, which I think worked well for people to be able to talk and mingle. I did simple tulip centerpieces down the table and I did do assigned seating because I think it works better that way. Onto the pictures!
Centerpieces - very blurry, but I put pink ribbon around the vases and made little tags that said "Colleen's Bridal Shower"
Looking down the table - you can see the bags hanging on each girls chair. The restaurant also printed custom menus for the shower and you can see the place cards I made.
The other side of the table.
Present time! She got some wonderful gifts!
The bride with her bow bouquet at the end of the shower!
It was such a fun afternoon and several of our friends from college were able to make it, so it was sort of like a mini-reunion! So excited for the wedding in a few months!