An Easy Tropical-Themed Bridal Shower
Create a simple, elegant, and modern version of a tropical paradise that the bride-to-be is sure to love using these ideas from entertaining guru Jennifer Sbranti.
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Lovely Table Setting
Transform an ordinary table into a chic dining spot with these simple steps. Decorate the area around the centerpiece with contemporary block letters that spell out "LOVE" or the bride's/couple's names. Then add DIY tropical tea-light holders, created from small white dipping dishes filled with sand and a colorful tea light. For a quick & easy custom table topper, cut a large square from a roll of colorful gift wrap and layer it over your tablecloth.
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Create a custom centerpiece for the bride-to-be by flipping a small white bowl upside down to act as a pedestal for larger bowl. Fill the larger bowl with sand, place a large wooden letter in the center, then lay one or two orchids' stems around the edges to add color.
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Customize place settings to match the colors of your flowers. Fold linen or dinner-sized paper napkins into small squares by folding each of the napkin's four corners in toward one another, then top the squares with a generously sized fresh or faux orchid bloom.
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Set the tropical vibe in your party decor by repeating the decorative elements and ideas from the tabletop design, keeping everything simple, modern, and elegant. Use solid-colored dishware, vases, accent papers, and table linens so the orchid remains in the spotlight.
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For an easy decorative element, showcase single stems of orchids in contemporary vases or lay them out horizontally to decorate different party areas such as drink displays and gift tables.
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Set out purple tea lights in sand-filled dipping dishes to create a romantic ambiance. If your party is at night, adorn the room with white twinkle lights and lime green, plum, and purple paper lanterns.