Being a stationery and event designer, I knew I had my work cut out for me when Jami got engaged - throwing her a typical bridal shower was never an option :o) So I, along with our mom, Jami's future mother-in-law and a dear friend threw her an incredibly fun Milk and Cookies Bridal Shower with a country twist - complete with bales of straw, mason jars and burlap!
As you can imagine, the stationery was a huge focus of mine for the event! I started off by designing the adorable chocolate chip cookie and milk bottle designs for the invitation. The textured white felt invitation was printed in shades of pink and brown and completed with a pretty bow of baker's twine. I then created coordinating recipe cards for each guest to fill out and bring with them to the shower - a perfect way to jump start any new bride's collection. I finished off the suite using kraft envelopes and matte wrap-around labels with the matching designs.
At the shower, we continued the milk and cookies theme with the rest of the paper items - place cards tied with twine let everyone at the head table know just where to sit and baker's twine signs helped denote what we were offering to drink (complete with the adorable pink striped straws!). We sent guests home with two heart-shaped cookie cutters tied with lace and a "make your own" cake mix cookie mason jar topped with fun fabrics and a tag with instructions tied with twine!
We kept the table design simple using white table cloths with kraft paper runners - finishing off each place setting with the favors, bamboo flatware wrapped in pink plaid napkins tied with twine and placing simple mason jar floral centerpieces of ranunculus football mums and carnations throughout. The cookie bar was truly the highlight of the shower - Jami's favorites were displayed with small wooden tags and a backdrop of pink, brown and white streamers completed the design perfectly! Not only did everything turn out beautifully, but we had the most fabulous time as well :o)