Derby-Themed Bridal Shower Ideas

Even though California Chrome had already been in the winner’s circle of the Kentucky Derby a few months before, this bride loved her Lucky in Love derby-themed shower, complete with fancy dresses and big, floppy hats traditionally worn at the race. To set the tone and tie all the bridal shower ideas together, the bride-to-be chose Off to the Races Bridal Shower Invitations.
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Before heading to the track, all of the guests met at a local restaurant for lunch and to shower the bride with gifts. The table was sprinkled with photos of the bride growing up, along with pink and gold accents using the Gold Faux Glitter Small Table Decor. At each place setting were small favor boxes adorned with a golden horse and a ribbon stamped with each guest’s name. Inside the boxes were strawberry, chocolate and pistachio flavored French macarons and lucky two-dollar bills for betting.  Continue reading

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Couples’ Shower Ideas: I Do BBQ

Guest post by Molly Suedbeck from Suburban Events (Read her bio below.)

I had asked my sister-in-law if we could throw her and her future husband a couples’ wedding shower. Sometimes it can be difficult to come up with couples’ shower ideas, especially a theme. I wanted to try and find a happy medium where the future bride and groom didn’t feel like the party theme was geared more towards one than the other. After talking with her about it, she thought a BBQ theme would be perfect and I couldn’t have agreed more! I used Pear Tree Greetings’ I Do BBQ Bridal Shower Invitations to set the theme.
Couples shower ideas

As guests walked into the front entrance, they were greeted by pictures of the happy couple, strung with twine, across an old six panel door. This is a great way to incorporate the couple’s engagement photos that are rarely seen by friends and family.
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Top Pins from Pear Tree Greetings

Wondering what’s hot on Pinterest from Pear Tree Greetings? Take a peek below to see our top pinned products and ideas!

1. Halloween Food Ideas: These chattering teeth make a perfect snack for any Halloween party. They were featured in our Halloween office party and were a hit with all! See more Halloween food ideas or shop for Halloween invitations for your upcoming party.
Top products and ideas pinned from #peartreegreetings! #toppinned #halloween #halloweenfoodideas

2. Bridal Shower Ideas: Sweet treats are always a hit at bridal showers. These cookies and cake balls were featured in our Rustic + Elegant Bridal Shower Ideas. The initials on the cookies are such a cute touch for guests to see.
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5 New Bridal Shower Invitation Ideas!

Bridal showers are an exciting time for the bride-to-be. She gets to be surrounded by her bridal party and guests before her big day. It’s also a great time to meet some of the friends and family members of the groom before you walk down the aisle. Pear Tree Greetings recently launched a new collection of bridal shower invitations that set the tone for your party. Here are five of our favorite bridal shower invitation ideas.

Brunch bridal shower
Perfect for family and friends to enjoy in the morning and toast the bride.
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Recipe bridal shower
Have the guests bring their favorite recipe to share with the happy couple!
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Surprise Bridal Shower!

What better way to throw a bridal shower for our Marketing Communications Specialist, Dani, than to make it a surprise party and then blog about it!
Surprise bridal shower thrown by #peartreegreetings for their Marketing Specialist! #bridalshowerideas #fundayattheoffice #bridalshower

While looking at our new bridal shower invitations, Dani had pointed out her favorite, so we used the Pink and Purple Bubbles Bridal Shower Invitation and the matching pieces as the inspiration for all of our bridal shower ideas.
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We used the Pink and Purple Table Decor party decorations and made banners on the back of the chairs and scattered them on the table. We set the table with mis-matching plates and cloth napkins to give it a unique look.
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Top 5 Bridal Shower Decoration Ideas

Our new bridal shower decorations are chic, modern and versatile to use when planning a bridal shower for the soon to be Mrs. We put together our top 5 bridal shower decoration ideas using different versions of the table decor and gift tags from Pear Tree Greetings! But we’re always coming up with new ways to use these products, so don’t be surprised if we have a new ‘Top 5′ every week!

1. Centerpiece. This idea is featured in our Waffle Bar Couples Bridal Shower where the host used our Simple Strands Bridal Shower Decorations and paired it with these beautiful, yellow & white flowers to make this centerpiece idea. Very easy to do and makes a lasting impression on your guests.
Top 5 Bridal Shower Decoration Ideas

2. Spruce up the Treats. Favors for guests aren’t expected at bridal showers, but it is a nice touch. This inexpensive idea was used in our Rustic Bridal Shower where the host baked cookies and attached these adorable Showers Ahead Favor Tags Bridal Shower Decorations. It’s a fun, added decoration that all guests can enjoy.
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Couples Shower Ideas: Waffle Bar

Guest post by Molly Suedbeck from Suburban Events (Read her bio below.)

When my friend Amanda asked me to be a bridesmaid in her upcoming wedding, I was beyond excited! To make things even better, she let me host a couple’s shower for her and her future husband, and I had so much fun coming up with couples shower ideas!
Couples Bridal Shower Ideas
Like every event that I plan, the invitations set the theme of the party. I decided on Pear Tree Greetings’ Simple Strands bridal shower invitation and was able to alter the colors to match the shower’s color scheme.
Simple Strands bridal shower invitation
The Name in Lights yard sign greeted guests, along with a wooden pallet adorned with Simple Strands bridal shower decorations and pictures of the happy couple. The Simple Strands decorations were used throughout the entire event as accessories in mason jars and labels for drinks. After writing down a few date night ideas for the couple, guests grabbed a drink from the bloody mary and juice bars.
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Bridal Shower Ideas: Recipe for Love

One of our favorite bridal shower ideas is the recipe theme, where guests bring their favorite recipes, along with gifts for the kitchen, to help out the new cooks. The handwritten recipes give the shower a personal touch and are a lasting gift the couple will treasure.

Celebrations.com planned a recipe shower using our Ingredients for Love recipe bridal shower invitations as inspiration. The simple one-sided invitation comes with a matching recipe card that has a place for your recipe on one side and a cute gingham pattern on the back, where you can also put the bride’s name and shower date as a memento. The gingham pattern led to a retro theme that tied all of their bridal shower ideas together.
Recipe Bridal Shower Invitations -- Ingredients for Love
Colorful flowers in classic aluminum cans set the tone for the retro table décor, along with canisters of kitchen utensils—a budget friendly idea you can create from your own supply! (Alternatively, you can purchase them, and give them to the bride as a gift when the party’s over.) The classic grilled cheese and tomato soup lunch fare took on a chic party feel when they cut them into mini bites. They kept the mini-food theme going with sliders and mini desserts, too.
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Bright ideas for a Bridal Shower

This bridal shower for my cousin was one of the simplest, but most colorful parties I’ve ever planned. The theme was decided by our choice of invitations, Pear Tree’s Multi Stripes Bridal Shower Invitations. The fun and bright colors, especially on the back, were so fun to play with, and they became the inspiration for most of our bridal shower ideas. The bride’s favorite colors were lavender and dark purple, so we used those as our primary colors and brought in many other colors from the invitation as accents.
Bridal Shower Invitations -- Multi Stripes
Our original goal was to host this party outside, but weather prevented us from doing so. Still, our garden party in the living room turned out great! (Always good to have a backup plan!)

The plan for the décor was simple: use bright colors everywhere! We utilized lanterns, tissue-paper poms, fresh flowers and vases in many, many colors! We also scattered Pear Tree’s coordinating Multi Stripes Bridal Shower Decorations onto the guest tables and used it to create hanging garland behind our dessert table.
Bridal Shower Ideas
Bridal Shower Ideas
Our dessert table became another bright focal point for the décor. We served cookie dough cake pops and cake, both of which were divine. To dress the table up, we used more Multi Stripes Table Décor right on the table, as well as sewn into a garland hanging behind the table, and we added even more color with some brightly painted bud vases. To dress up our cake we attached purple flowers to the tops of skewers and paper straws—so simple and easy but so adorable! Don’t worry, we did serve food other than dessert. :)
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Bridal Shower Themes: Key Trends in Invitations

Planning a bridal shower just got a lot easier with the introduction of our newest collection of bridal shower invitations. The new invites showcase some of the most current trends in bridal shower themes, from bold colors to innovative type treatments and party décor.

Be sure to check out the matching bridal shower decorations, which will make it easy to carry these bridal shower themes through every step of the party planning, from the bridal shower invitations to the bridal shower decorations to the bridal shower thank you cards.

Our new invitations fall into three key trends in bridal shower themes.

Bold Colorful Type
Bridal Shower Invitations -- Golden HuesBridal Shower Invitations -- Pink and Purple BubblesBridal Shower Invitations -- Multi StripesBridal Shower Invitations -- Vintage Couples Affair

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