So one of the reason’s why I hadn’t been blogging much was I threw a bridal shower for my sister, Julianne. A couple of you mentioned you’d love to see the pictures so here they are! Maybe it will inspire you to have an Asian themed party.
Since my sister worked in Hong Kong and then in Japan, Joy (one of the bridemaids) suggested we have an Asian theme. How fitting. So you’ll notice our theme is Springtime in Japan (thrown in with all of Julianne’s favorite foods and flowers).
I put the cheese and fruit on a cutting board and a Japanese umbrella over it to protect it from the Florida sun (ironically, I got that unbrella in Korea while pregnant and hiking).
I hung Chinese lanterns that I found on sale at Old Time Pottery and Joann Fabrics inside the house and outside by the pool.
The champagne had sprigs of fresh lavender and for the lemonade glasses, I bought them online at Specialty Bottle (they are actually sauce jars!). I got the swirled straw online as well. Then I tied leaf paper cutouts onto the top with hemp. Guests wrote their names on it so their glasses wouldn’t get confused.
For food, we had a chocolate fountain (of course!). What is a party without chocolate?
We had habachi grills and guests grilled chicken and tuna with skewers over the coals. Yum.