She has chosen a blue and white colour scheme for her wedding, so I thought I'd carry that through to the bachelorette party. The party was hosted in a rustic/ kitchy space so I also wanted to keep all of the small touches in-keeping with that casual vibe.
We held a cooking class and dinner so I started with a hand-painted apron for the bride-to-be, which protected her outfit from getting dirty and gave her a take-home souvenir.
We also provided lip and mustache accouterments for our guests' straws that doubled as drink tags. They were super easy to make as I just cut lip and mustache shapes out of card stock, punched a hole in the middle and fed a bendy straw through. I used a small piece of clear tape to make sure everything stayed put.
Fun signs for photo ops:
These were super easy to put together and made for some really fun photos at the party. I just cut shapes out of black card stock and scribbled on them with white marker. I then attached a coffee stir stick to the back with hot glue.
Hand-painted vases made from bean cans:
And a hang-strung garland made from strips of paper and blue rope.
If you don't have a paper-cutter, this project is going to make you wish you did. I tool regular 8.5X11 sheets of paper and cut them length wise in varying sizes. I used zigzag craft scissors on some of them to add an extra dimension. I them folded the paper in half and with a dollop of hot glue, secured the paper around the rope. It was an easy, but very time-consuming project.
When all of these elements came together, our guests couldn't help but tell us how "cute" things looked. Lots of smiling faces made it totally worth the effort.