Thursday, January 2, 2014

My Sister's Surprise Bridal Shower Party

My youngest sister is getting married! The wedding will be on the second weekend of January. I just want to share some photos of the surprise bridal party that my mom, sister and I hosted at my parent's house a few days ago. 

Her coordinator suggested a despedida de soltera in lieu of a bridal shower; and so it was organized by my mom (to be held a week before the wedding). 

But I could not just NOT host a shower party for my youngest sister!

I had a few shower ideas, such as a picnic at Sta. Elena, a spa party (a new nail salon just opened in our neighborhood), a cupcake decorating party...)

But then, I got so inspired by the tea cups and saucers that I purchased at Uniwide a month ago

And so, a "tea party" was set. However, instead of tea, cucumber sandwiches and petite fours we had tsokolate and a variety of what would comprise a typical Pinoy merienda

The menu consisted of bibingka, suman, palitaw, pandesal, cold cuts, kesong puti and assorted jams.

I took out the capiz shutter (bought at a neighborhood yard sale) and the framed chalkboard hubby made from a salvaged table top  and used those as the backdrop. 

I also used the lamparas (bought at Toys R Us) as part of the table decor. The party lasted until dinner so we simply switched the lamps on for extra lighting.

The flowers are actually balimbing blossoms (cut from a tree at a vacant lot in front of the house) set on sugar and creamer bowls.

It was so much fun organizing and setting up for the event. Seriously, I could do this for a living! If you are planning for an intimate and laid back gathering hire me :)

To Marthe and Macky, best wishes!


  1. wow! lovely setting and ambiance...everything seems so well put the shabby chic vibe.

    hats off, sis!


  2. im mica, by the way. i was just surfing and browsing until i landed on your blog...and ive instatnly become a fan!

  3. hi, mica! hi, marela!

    thank you, ladies... that's the look that i was really going for...a relaxed, laid back yet chic esthetic. i'm glad that you love the look!

  4. uy ang ganda pala ng balimbing flowers!
    congrats on the dainty party.

  5. yes, maqui...who knew that balimbing flowers can look so...pretty?