When my sister asked me to be her matron of honor I was so excited! Not only because my little sister was going to be marrying her best friend (and I was going to gain a brother ) but also because I knew that I was going to be throwing her a bridal shower!
I love parties. Everything about them! The planning, decorating, designing – it’s so much fun! And when the guests arrive and see all the beautiful decorations and love I poured into it it gives me warm fuzzies. It’s one of the main ways I show my love – through throwing parties! I love my sister A LOT, so this had to be an awesome party!
When I start planning for a party one of the first things I lock into place is the theme. Since I know my sister pretty well I knew exactly what she loves – TACOS! So, the “Taco ‘bout Love” shower theme was born.
My sister lives in South Texas – and I live in North Texas. So hosting the party at my house wasn’t an option. But renting out a venue or a restaurant is so expensive! So I took to Google. I found a website called Peerspace that lets you rent out people’s homes, and other beautiful locations by the hour. I found a beautiful home in South Austin and booked the date and time. Booking was so easy and it was affordable as well!
Next was the invitation. Since everyone was on Facebook that I was inviting I opted for a digital invite. I usually only do printed invitations – but I was on a bit of a time crunch and decided I could save some time and money by going digital.
For the food we served tacos from her favorite taco place in Austin – Taco Deli. We also had adorable little glasses with fruit and yogurt, custom sugar cookies made by my talented friend Signe, a veggie tray and plenty of drinks!
My main love language is gifts – so gift bags are always a must at any party I throw. The gift bags I created were a hit! They were mini mercado bags each filled with a succulent tea light candle, a maraca, Canel’s mexican gum, and Aldama milk candy caramel wafers.
My sister-in-love Valerie created these gorgeous floral centerpieces I used to decorate the space. They were placed inside used Mexican food cans and they gave the party a beautiful pop of color.
For a photo op we blew up some gold balloons that said “Taco ‘bout a party”. One of my favorite parts of the party was the game we played. It’s called the ‘with this ring’ game. When everyone entered they were each given a single light up squishy ring. Throughout the party if you heard someone say “bride” you could steal their ring! If someone heard you say it – they could steal yours. At the end of the party the person with the most rings won a little present.
All in all I think it was a beautiful party – and I absolutely loved celebrating my little sister. I’ll link everything below. If you have any questions please let me know them in the comment box below!
Balloons // Light up rings // Succulent tea lights // Mini mercado bags // Canels gum // Caramel candy // Cookies // Inflatable sombrero cooler // Colorful maracas // Napkins // Pale pink plastic champagne coupe // Peach and gold serveware // Venue // Florals by Valerie Boatright // Photography