I don't know about you, but I absolutely adore a themed party. When our friends C & E decided to get married I volunteered to host a shower to celebrate their upcoming nuptials. Since the event was for couples I didn't want to do anything overly girly, so a vintage kitchen theme seemed perfect. The invites were teal and a deep orange/red, so I played with those colors throughout. We served up catered BBQ to keep the food simple, and a Moscow Mule cocktail bar was the signature drink.
The front door is the first thing guests see when they enter your home, so I wanted it to set the tone of the shower. I used circles cut from coordinating scrap book paper, and then add pre-cut letters with double sided tape.
The mantel is always a great spot to create a decor focal point. I already had the large paper mache E, and heart string art decor (see the DIY tutorial here). All I had to do was purchase a C, which I spray painted to match the event.
Displays on the bar and food table included vintage metal food tins and cookbooks, wooden utensils, and of course flowers.
Moscow Mules are one of the brides favorite drinks, so I made sure to have all the necessary ingredients on hand. I put the recipe on a mini chalkboard sign so guests could customize their drinks to their liking.
I used this simple DIY to make some custom dinnerware to match the showers theme. I also rolled plastic serving pieces in napkins and tied them with bakers twine. Such a simple and easy way to dress up everyday plastic plates and silverware.
I kept the centerpieces for the tables super simple. Teal blue mason jars were filled with simple orangey/red roses, and I added inexpensive wooden utensils to fit the kitchen theme. For another fun touch I went to my local grocery store and purchased potted herbs which I also used to decorate the tables. I added little chalkboard markers for an authentic garden look.
My husband and I love entertaining, and we were so happy to host this party to celebrate two of our favorite people. Hope my vintage kitchen themed wedding shower ideas inspired you for your next event!
xo ~ Emily