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REAL PARTIES: “Something Blue” Shower

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For all the fashionistas out there, chances are good that you’re going to LOVE this fabulous “Something Blue” bridal shower created by Arizona Republic reporter Jaimee Rose.

The inspiration for this party? A pair of gorgeous blue heels (destined to make their next appearance at the wedding)!

something blue bridal shower ideas

Read on for lots more pics & all the party details, as told by Jaimee…

The entire event was designed around a pair of shoes — in this case, my friend Christina’s “something blue” that she plans to wear with her short wedding dress. These Louboutin lovelies deserve their own party — and they made for a killer centerpiece, to boot.

something blue bridal shower ideas

The party took place at Domestic Bliss (in Mesa, Arizona) – where guests could shop, sip, eat, AND do a craft project in the Blissful Living Studio.

We made these peacock fascinators for our hair, which was great because they pulled double duty as activity AND party favor.

something blue bridal shower ideas

Sinful treats were a must! Stacked Tiffany boxes were used to create a “cake stand” for mini lemon blueberry cupcakes, and blue paper cones held parmesan truffle popcorn.

something blue bridal shower ideas

Fruit and cookies were served in decorative blue & white cupcake liners, and mini ice cream scoops served in nut cups were topped with blue sprinkles.

something blue bridal shower ideas

Mini milkshakes were dressed up with retro blue & white straws that I cut in half. (The straws were purchased at Arizona-based sweet shop, Smeeks.)

something blue bridal shower ideas

Guests also enjoyed Greek salad, grapefruit mimosas, mini bottles of water embellished with personalized labels.

something blue bridal shower ideas

Just a few high-impact, really easy decorations were used. (Dear Martha Stewart, I LOVE you for selling your tissue paper flower kits at Michaels. Truly. I do.)

My mom did the roses for me. She lined the Tiffany box lid with plastic, filled it with Oasis floral foam, and tucked the roses into the foam in rows.

something blue bridal shower ideas

It’s always fun to display the wedding invitation, too. Christina’s invitation was created by my friend Andrea Heser, the local letterpress goddess of Featherpress Design.

I made the shower invites: simple postcards that went out in the mail. On the back, small die-cut envelopes held a card with all the important info on it.

something blue bridal shower ideas

something blue bridal shower ideas

Instead of playing party games, we playedphoto booth” at Allison Tyler Jones‘ AMAZING photo studio across the hall.

something blue bridal shower ideas

We all took turns in front of the camera, releasing our inner models. We laughed & laughed. Allison is one of the most talented photographers on earth, and it was a privilege to play with her. The cute blue props? Her idea.

(Side note: click here for info on how to create your own DIY photo booth)

something blue bridal shower ideas

Allison took this picture. We will treasure it forever.

something blue bridal shower ideas

Vendor Credit
  • Studio “photo booth” photos: Allison Tyler Jones
  • Party photos: nice photos of party by Jill Richards/The Arizona Republic, bad photos of party by me.


  1. nang May 3, 2010 at 9:19 am

    love those little milkshake glasses! does anyone know where to get those?

  2. melissa irvin May 3, 2010 at 9:41 am

    This is SO COOL!!! I would LOVE a tutorial for the peacock fascinators!

  3. paraskevi May 3, 2010 at 9:43 am

    lots of respect to you and your party….. and to LOUBI

  4. Gennifer May 3, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I have found little glasses like that at the dollar store in the past. Look for the tall shot glasses. I have found them 2 for 1.00.

  5. Jen May 3, 2010 at 10:38 am

    I love this theme!

  6. heather May 3, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    What a great way to feature the bride’s shoes! Love all the custom details!

  7. Jaimee Rose May 3, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Hi ladies! Thanks for the love! The milkshake glasses are indeed tall shot glasses — and they were four for $1.79 at Big Lots long ago.

  8. Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes May 3, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the theme, and LOVE the photo shoot idea. xxSAS

  9. Elisha Akram May 3, 2010 at 2:20 pm


  10. Lizzie May 3, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    WHAT a great shower! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Entertain Exchange May 3, 2010 at 5:56 pm


  12. Shauna May 3, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Fabulous! Now we are beautiful & famous! haha Jaimee – you are brilliant, I love that I call you my friend! HWTM! xo

  13. Jackie May 3, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Those shoes are to die for!

  14. Vicky May 3, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    super cute! Thanks for sharing.

  15. Kerry Arya May 4, 2010 at 7:17 am

    So exciting that Christina’s shower is featured on the hostess blog! I am honored to be a friend and guest at this wonderful shower!

  16. TonyaB May 4, 2010 at 7:51 am

    where did you get those cool straws! they’re all the rage right now

  17. Kim - The TomKat Studio May 4, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Jaimee Rose is absolutely fabulous! She is THE style queen here in Phoenix! Great to see her here on HWTM!

  18. Andrea May 4, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Thank you Jaimee for making a design element of the invitations I designed for Christina! It is such a joy to see your party on HWTM!

  19. Ashlee C. May 4, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Love this! I have done a something blue wedding shower before but it is great to get new ideas. Too cute.

  20. Jenn @ HWTM May 5, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    TonyaB – Here’s one place I found online that carries the paper straws:

    Hope that helps! :)

  21. Cheryl of Bliss! Weddings Market May 6, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    amazing shower! all designed around a pair of blue shoes! genious! LOVE the idea of setting the roses inside a tiffany box – so novel! and the way they displayed the cupcakes on tiered tiffany boxes and the beautiful paper cones. the details of this party were amazing! thanks for sharing

  22. Victoria May 7, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    I really like the idea of using the photo studio as an activity during the event. How fun! And it gets everyone in a more lighthearted pose for the photo.

  23. LeAnn June 2, 2010 at 10:33 am

    I absolutely love the entire theme. What a great way for a fashionista to implement her style into her bridal party!

  24. Genevieve Le Bel June 2, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    OMG!!!!!!! You’re killing me! lol This is by far the COOLEST idea EVER! I’ll be featuring this party on my blog tomorrow cuz it’s INSANELY creative!!! I can’t stop smilling at the shoes on the cake pedestal! Love it! Thx for the share! =)

  25. Afzia Shareef June 3, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Love this theme! It’s my fav colour!!! Well put together!

  26. Lisa Hanger June 9, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Please tell me where you bought the paper and initial seals for the cones~ Beautiful!!

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  29. Annie March 3, 2012 at 4:51 am

    What an adorable idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. […] Jill Richards via HWTM […]

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Vendor Credit
  • Studio “photo booth” photos: Allison Tyler Jones
  • Party photos: nice photos of party by Jill Richards/The Arizona Republic, bad photos of party by me.