Rustic Chic Bridal Shower

I recently had the honor of hosting a bridal shower for my sister-in-law.  She is such an amazing girl and I am so happy for her.  Here are the basics about the shower.

The shower was at The Vine Art Gallery and Wine Bar.  First of all, who wouldn’t love an afternoon at a wine bar with an art gallery attached to it!?!  It was the perfect spot for the bridal shower.  For those of you that live or vacation at Lake of the Ozarks, you MUST check out The Vine.

The guests were greeted at the door and then directed to the Mimosa Bar….yes, I just said that – Mimosa Bar!

 Pomegranate Juice, Orange Juice and Strawberry Juice.

Garnish with Orange slices, strawberries or pineapple.

The Mimosa Bar was a huge success and so cute!

At any bridal shower I have been to, there are always some silly games.  I guess it’s just part of the deal.  Here are the games we played:

  1. Two Truths and a Lie – this is a perfect Ice Breaker game at the start of a party.  Everyone in the room introduces themselves and tells two truthful things and one lie about themselves and everyone in the room guesses what is not true.
  2. Guess the Brides Age – this was an especially fun game because a lot of the guests have known the bride since she was a little girl.  Simply create a board with pictures of the Bride at different ages and everyone guesses her age.  The winner gets a prize.  I simply used a poster board and covered it with burlap to make it blend with the theme.  
  3. Marriage Advice and Date Night Ideas – My sister-in-law loves to play games and this is just a sweet way to personalize a game set for them.  Simply use fine point sharpie pins to write marriage advice or date night ideas on wooden Jenga puzzle pieces.  

The table was set with a table cloth and accented with burlap.

We had hydrangea flowers in large glass vases that were wrapped with burlap and tied with a twine bow.   

At each place setting was a mini wedding cake cookie.  I love it when you get to leave a party with a little favor, a little sumpin’ sumpin’, a little snacky snack for the road.  I saw pictures of this on Pinterest and thought these were adorable.

Last but certainly not least is dessert!  I know you might have thought the cookies were for dessert but that’s just a little extra something.  We decided on cupcakes and they were a hit.  The cupcake stand was a DIY project – simply covered poster board with burlap. Here is a tutorial on the DIY Cupcake Stand. 

I love the little details, so I personalized the cupcakes with little tags with the couples’ initials and wedding date.  Attached it to a flat toothpick and tied a twine bow on each.

My gift was a kitchen towel cake with utensils and a pan.  So simple and so much fun.

Best Wishes, Brooke!




  1. reuven

    good ideas I defenantly tell my wife & frends to use them tenx :)

  2. Hey stranger! I am LOVING all your clever ideas! Pinning this!
    Hugs, T

  3. Jen

    This is perfect! Beautiful!!

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  5. Carmen

    Do you have a link for the printables for this?? So cute!!!

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