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Posted by Cayla Capri
Top Ten Girls Only Bridal Shower Ideas
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A Girls-Only Bridal Shower may sound redundant, but it’s meant to evoke the kind of treehouse mentality where girlfriends are held above all else. No one would ask you to throw a teddybear tea party, but it’s hard not to smile for valentine cupcakes and sequined dresses. Think of it as your Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice party where strawberry milkshakes trump cosmos.
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scent station
You’ll need an variety of pure essential oils (ylang-ylang, vanilla, lavendar), pure grain alcohol and spring water, not to mention a cursory knowledge of any scent’s four “notes.” Then comes the good part where you create a completely imagined replica of Veronica Lake’s vanity dresser, crowded with antique perfume bottles of various sizes and tints. Fill them up and spray at will.
homemade artisanal candy bars
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For the sake of your guests, melt, mold and freeze your (rich, expensive) chocolates of choice before the party. It will save precious time and dreaming up fillings is the most fun anyway. Take a cue from Liddabit Sweets and prepare gastronomically-correct innards like pumpkin caramel ganache, pie crust, and peanut butter and raspberry jam.
photoshoot
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Being all dressed up with no where to go used to mean you were mining through mom’s closet, not that you’d been stood up. Now that you’ve mated for life, revert back to those playful times: hunt for outlandish vintage outfits with you girls, have your hair and makeup done by professionals and set up a photoshoot back home. Make sure you have plenty of confetti, balloons and feather boas.
spa day
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Being all dressed up with no where to go used to mean you were mining through mom’s closet, not that you’d been stood up. Now that you’ve mated for life, revert back to those playful times: hunt for outlandish vintage outfits with you girls, have your hair and makeup done by professionals and set up a photoshoot back home. Make sure you have plenty of confetti, balloons and feather boas.
barista-for-a-day
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Tea parties are for girls; coffee parties are for grownups. Rent a coffee cart equipped to end all caffeine jonesings and master the uppity art of espresso. Create cream hearts, steam milk and wade in the most heavenly scent on earth.
ribbon-gami
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This is the joining together of two delightful and delicate superfluous pretty-things: ribbons and origami. Visit the Hello Sandwich blog for animalistic inspiriation.
classic movie night
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Rent a stack of feel-good technicolor classics like Singing in the Rain, Funny Face amd Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Also rent a projector so you can watch the sacchrine romances and musicals on a white wall. Serve homemade caramel corn and cherry sodas.
dance lessons
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Drag your girls to ballroom dance lessons. Put on prom-esque tea dresses made of chiffon and lace and wear your hair in high ponytails. The half of you that leads can play the part in tuxes, if you’re into it. Afterwards, treat yourselves to some much-earned carbs at an Italian restaurant or French patisserie.
jewelry making
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Beading parties are sweet but again, they might be a little young for you and your crew. Grow up with statement-necklace building parties, inviting a potluck of knick-knacks and knit-wear to string. If everyone brings a small box of chaos, there will be plenty of plastic toys, old keys and rubber flowers to go around.
homemade sleepmasks
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Sleepmasks, along with pearl-laced champagne and cayenne chocolate, are the essence of decadence. A homemade sleepmask however, allows you to be just the littlest bit imperfect while still refusing to allow an inkling of light disturb your slumber. (The best are the ones with fake eyes with fake lashes).