Throw A Bridal Shower via Etsy For Under $100

Ahh, spring time is here. The season of new beginnings, gardening, and endless bridal showers. Hosting the party? If your budget is tight, take some notes. Here are 7 items you can purchase on Etsy today and spend under $100. That’s right, $88.48 to be exact (minus food and drinks). From the invites to games, Etsy and Clingks have your bridal-shower-back!

1 – Invitations – $13

When you buy a printable invite, you buy the template, so all you have to do is print at home!

From ForwardPraises

2 – Drink Markers – Clingks – “Wedding Bells” – $9.99

Add a set of Clingks’ Wedding Bells drink markers, or design customized wine glass charms with endless color options and your very own witty sayings! Here is the list of all the static-cling drink markers included in the Wedding Bells Clingks set:

blushing bride  —  gallant groom  —  wedding survivor

just here for the drinks  —  lord of the ring  —  always a bridesmaid

the crazy uncle  —  re-gifter   —  single on purpose  —  dances with anyone

chicken dance master  —  reception line budger

From Clingks

wedding bells clingks

3 – Party Favors – $0.75 each (Budget for 30 guests – $22.50)

Customizable soaps with labels are a great way to say “thanks for coming!” Little favors are all you need – no one expects a fancy-shmancy gift from the host, just something that says THANK YOU!

From RogueValleySoap

4 – Mimosa Bar Sign – $4

Adorable sign to place at the brunch and mimosa table. Another printable.

From BlueBunnyBride 

5 – Photo Booth Props – $6.99

Photo booths are still in people! Whether it’s a home made booth with a cloth back-drop or a full-out rented booth, having some cute (and family-friendly) sayings!

From CastilloPK

6 – Printable Games – $12

Printables printables printables! They will save you time and MONEY! You buy the template for super cheap, and then you can print it at home if you want – or even take it to your local printing company, like a Kinkos or even VistaPrint.com.

From BrideandBows

bridal shower games printables

7 – Gold Giant Balloons “Bride To Be” – $19.99

This we can label as a SPLURGE purchase. Is it needed? Eh… probably. But if it comes down to purchasing these balloons or another 5 bottles of champagne, uh… no brainer. (And yes, I’m implying you buy the $4 bottles of champagne :))

From ABridalShop

Stay Inspired!

nicole longendyke

 

How To Throw An Epic Star Wars Party

stay calm and use the force

Just a couple more weeks until the new Star Wars’ premier! Who is as excited as I am?! Time to throw a Star Wars theme party to the max! From the invites to the decor, here are some ideas to incorporated into your party. And may the Force Be With You!

Invitations

star wars invitations

Food

Stormtrooper Cupcakes

Super delicious!

stormtrooper cupcakes

Tie Fighters

Thin Oreos and marshmellows

tie fighters

Cocktails

R2D2 Drink Dispenser

A festive way to dispense your cocktails!

r2 d2 drink dispenser

Jabba Jigglers

…mixed with Vader Vodka of course!

jabba jigglers

Decorations

Light Sabers

Pool noodles transformed into Light Sabers

light sabers

Darth Vader Table Decor

Attach any sign to the Darth Vader

star-wars-party-decor-table

Printables

Keep the theme going with printales to mark your treats

star wars printables

Stay Inspired!

nicole longendyke