I was honored because Kelly asked Amber and I to decorate for the party. We went with a black, white, and pink theme, because I had a lot of black and white stuff from our wedding and Amber had a lot of pink stuff from a bridal shower (yay for not having to buy decorations) so we just made the printables to match. Amber made some awesome invitations (wish I had a picture of them). I made the food labels, napkin holders, and circle tags which you can download at the end of this post if you would like.
For food we had everyone bring a side and dessert and the couple whose house we were at provided a ham. I volunteered to bring a dessert because I’m always looking for an excuse to make something sweet. For this I made the pioneer woman’s sugar cookies which are a wonderfully crisp melt-in-your-mouth kind of cookie. This is not moldable cookie dough so to get the cookie shape I made a thin bar in a casserole pan, and cut the cookie shape after they came out.
I then decorated them with melted chocolate…I was going to decorate them with white chocolate as well but it never melted…it was kind of creepy.
For decorations I also decided to make these abstract string centerpieces. It works like paper mache. I blew up some balloons, dipped string in a water, glue and corn starch mixture and wrapped the string around the balloon and let it dry. I think the first solution was too watery though because this is what happened to the first two balloons:
Balloon 1: Collapsed
Balloon 3: a little decrepit but stable