April has been full of rain showers here in Seattle, and on my blog it’s been all about celebration showers! Last week I shared an easy idea for an engagement shower.
Read all about it here.
Today, I’m sharing a fun idea for celebrating two guests of honor! I put this shower together to celebrate one friend’s engagement and another’s baby on the way! I decided that Pop! would be a good theme, and our party’s tagline was “Ready to…POP…The Question.”
I co-hosted this party at a friend’s house, and the decor in her house was perfect for the theme – lots of bright whites and grays, so the black, gold, and red really popped. Pun intended 😉 When co-hosting a party, I like to create a list of who will do what so there is a clear set of expectations. This helps to avoid confusion and duplication of tasks. To track what has been done, an online form like Google Docs can give both hosts a live update of what the other host has completed.
My co-host created this cute chalkboard to welcome guests as they arrived to the party.
On the coffee table, we set up a popcorn bar with a variety of popcorn flavors and little popcorn boxes for the guests to fill with their choice.
I used gold and black polka dot wrapping paper as the base, then layered on a variety of vessels to hold the popcorn. I added in a few glassybaby and other decorative items, including a chalkboard sign, and my cohost bought flowers to complete the look.
On the bar, we set out all the food for the party – a variety of appetizers and desserts.
For drinks, I bought cherry POP and cherry juice to make fizzy cherry mimosas. I picked cherry because the juice and soda both matched the color scheme.
For favors, I filled plastic popcorn buckets with pop rocks, champagne jelly beans, popcorn lip scrub, and cherry pop.
And for the guests of honor, I bought two bottles of champagne with a little tag telling them when to POP the cork.
It was such a fun shower, and I loved that we got to celebrate two of our favorite friends at once! This theme could easily be used for just one of these celebrations and further customized to fit the theme.
Check back tomorrow for a delicious party recipe, and then later this week I’ll be sharing a fun cocktail that could be served at a POP Shower!