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I was wanting to throw a fun, casual, simple bridal shower for my soon to be cousin in law - we made it easy by keeping everything in a yellow & green color scheme that naturally progressed itself into a lemon & lime theme that carried over to everything including the invitations, decorations, party favors, dessert bar - even a fun party game/gift for the bride-to-be. It was a great success!
I wrote more about the details and am offering some free downloads I used for the party at my blog here: http://www.twomoreseconds.com/2010/06/kelsis-lemon-lime-theme-bridal-shower.html
What People Ate
We had a dessert bar with all lemon & lime themed eats! We made mini poppyseed muffins, lemon squares, key lime cupcakes, lemon merengue cupcakes, chocolate chip cookie dough bites (dipped in green and yellow chocolate to match!) and a lime cheesecake -- and also store-bought a key lime and lemon merengue pie to round out the sweets.
What People Drank
We kept it easy with water bottles on ice and of course lemonade!
I made hanging mobile decorations by cutting pieces of 12x12" scrapbook paper in our partys color scheme into 1 inch strips, then sewed them straight down the middle in a random order of yellow & green. We secured them to the ceiling with a push pin. Very easy for lots of visual impact! I also made a party bunting quickly by cutting triangles out of yellow and lemon fabric, then securing them in between a piece of homemade bias tape with my sewing machine. I couldn't pass up decorating with the cute lemon fabric!
I made lemon sugar hand scrub in a big batch the day before and poured them into tiny little canning jars to give away as favors. I designed a simple sticker to go on top that matched the invitation and color scheme. I also made a water bottle lable that too matched the invitation, using the same pattern, fonts and colors. I printed them out on regular printer paper and then used packing tape to secure them onto the bottles. My three year old helped me rip off the old bottle labels. This was the easiest, cheapest, quickest thing to do but garnered the most compliments!
Gift for the Bride
I asked on the invitation for everyone to bring a family recipe to share with Kelsi, the bride. I provided cute recipe cards that had a lemon theme and plenty of nice pens for everyone to sit and write out thier recipes when they arrived at the party. I did this in lieu of a "party game" and also so that Kelsi had some of our families most loved and handed-down recipes to take with her after they got married!