How to Host a 'Pretty in Pink' Shower

We’ve all been there: Your nearest and dearest is preparing to walk down the aisle or expecting her first baby, and it’s your job to throw her a party that’s feminine, unique and memorable. For most, hosting a shower means big spending and lots of stressing, but with just a bit of preparation and these simple tips, the next shower you host will come together in a flash!

To get started, all you’ll need is a long table that can act as the focal point for your event. Because unique tablecloths can be really pricey, create your own by purchasing an inexpensive white linen and tie-dying it with pink dye. Then add height to your display with a cluster of pink taper candles and an easy-as-pie garland made of cupcake liners.

For this gathering, carnations in different shades of pink come in handy more than once. First, arrange a lush bunch of them in low vases for a monochromatic bouquet, and second, insert snipped carnations into a cake for a feminine and organic decorative topper.

Keep the fare for this soiree light and easy. Refreshing cucumber cups are filled with red pepper hummus and can be grabbed and enjoyed on the go, while open-faced smoked salmon sandwiches are both satisfying easy to snack on. Of course, no party is complete without a crowd-pleasing libation, and Pink Lemonade Champagne Punch is easy to make and will ensure guests have a great time.

It’s no secret that the key to throwing a successful shower is all in the details. Take the time to add your personal touch to the event with a do-it-yourself guest book and matchbox favors that are fun and functional.

Once it’s all complete, count on your thoughtful guests to bring gifts that the guest of honor will love, then sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful day!

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