Engraving is the most traditional printing method for wedding invitations. Steal it for your shower invites with a fun twist. We had an engraver make this set with calligraphed letters on an eye-catching diagonal slant. A marbleized paper liner mimics the swooping script; a mini card and envelope offer a diminutive take on a reception card; and vintage stamps complete the suite.
For these sweet smelling seating cards, tie two strips of paper -- with the guest's name printed on one end and the table number on the other -- with satin ribbon to lavender wrapped with floral tape. Set them out at a small table near the entrance of dining room or at each place setting to give your table a pop of color.
Already have the blooms chosen for your wedding centerpieces? Give guests a hint of what's to come by decorating tables at your bridal shower with the same selection on a smaller scale. A scattering of single-flower arrangements like sweet peas, poppies, and anemones in colorful bottles set on a purple linen makes for an informal yet impactful tablescape.
These purple gelatin desserts are the classy sister to their shot-glass counterpart that may show up later at the bachelorette party. Served in tall shooters and garnished with fresh fruit, making them from scratch takes only minutes, but allow at least two hours for them to set in the refrigerator.
This fruit-infused sorbet is light and refreshing -- perfect for a summer bridal shower. Cool off your guests as they mingle outdoors with mini scoops presented in tiny cones or dish it out for dessert alongside shortbread cookies flavored with green tea, for a subtle sweetness that balances the tangy berries.
Like the original, this jolly julep features bourbon infused with mint. But this drink's signature sweetness is tempered by the tartness of blackberries (in season for a late-summer shower), which also tint it a gorgeous shade of purple. Another twist: Our cocktail is blended with -- rather than served over -- ice, creating a slushy texture.
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