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8 Virtual Bridal Shower Ideas

19 Mar

Are you planning a virtual bridal shower and stuck on ideas?  Yes – it isn’t the same throwing a bridal shower virtually, but with a little planning you can make their day special and memorable.

What is a virtual party?

A virtual party is where your party is thrown over a service like Zoom, Skype, Facebook Live, etc.  You can invite your friends and family to connect and celebrate the bride-to-be in a safe way.  In many ways virtual bridal showers are ideal for those with little kids, guests who are far away and may not have been able to attend at all.  Another great bonus?  No driving time!

Here are 8 engaging ideas to celebrate your bride-to-be virtually:

1. Plant flowers

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You can send everyone a flower kit ahead of time (you can find these online) and have everyone plant the seeds of her favorite flowers or plant.  Everyone will have something to remind them of the special day that also serves as an instant favor.

2. Spa Day

Spa Day. photo credit: self.com

If you’re all at-home, why not throw a spa day party?  Send all your guests a fun box of masks and tell them to dress in their robes and slippers.  You can all catch up and talk about the big day while doing a little self-care at the same time.

3. Catered Lunch

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You can treat all your guests to lunch through Uber Eats, GrubHub, or your local favorite restaurant if your guests happen to live in the same area.  Send your guests themed party supplies ahead of time and they can feel a part of the bridal shower with personalized plates, napkins and cups that make it feel cohesive.

4. Painting Class

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Send everyone a small canvas and painting supplies.  You can search up an (easier) painting to all do – either send a picture with the supplies or email the image.  Everyone can paint together and enjoy their favorite beverage.  When everyone is done, you can make a collage of everyone’s paintings to share on social media or better yet – to send thank you notes.

5. Cocktail Hour

Virtual toast. photo credit: wsj.com

Celebrate the bride-to-be with raising a toast!  Send personalized glasses to the guests ahead of time with cocktail napkins and small treats.  Have the guests make the bride-t0-be’s favorite cocktail or glass of champagne/wine.

You can print the cocktail recipe on a napkin, in the invite or email it ahead of time.

6.  Go down memory lane

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Have your guests send you pics and videos of them with the bride-to-be to include in a slideshow.  Make sure to include pictures of the couple from their childhood years and create background music that the couple love.

7.  Movie Night

Host a movie night!  Have your guests watch a movie chosen by the bride-to-be and everyone can stream on Netflix, Hulu, etc.  Make sure to take “intermissions” and you can have trivia questions with prizes.  You can also send movie essentials ahead of time to guests like personalized popcorn boxes, microwave popcorn and candy.

8. Open gifts

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A more traditional approach is to have all the guest send their gifts ahead of time and have the bride-to-be open them during the virtual bridal shower.  This way you have the opportunity to see her reaction to your gift and also know that she received it.

We hope these ideas inspire your virtual bridal shower planning!

XO,

Jennifer

 

5 Share-Worthy Graduation Party Ideas

3 May

May and June mean it’s graduation season!  Junior high, high school and college kids will be graduating and moving into the next chapter of their lives.  With graduation comes celebrations – big and small.  To help celebrate the graduates big day, there are some fun ways you can make it special.  I’ve rounded up some of my favorite ideas to make your graduation party memorable.

  1. Coordinate everything in their school colors.  This goes for everything you have at the party!  If the school colors are blue and white, coordinate everything with those two colors:  balloons, plates, napkins, table runners, cups, etc.  It really brings the theme together.  If you have a high school graduate who will be going to college, you can celebrate by using their new college colors.  It’s also a great way to announce their college choice for those who aren’t already aware of where they will be headed in the fall.

    Decorating in school colors. Photo source: Catchmyparty

  2. Decorate with pictures of the graduate. To get people “oohing” and “ahhing” display pictures in frames of the graduate throughout the party. If it’s a small gathering at a restaurant, you can put a few on the table(s). If you are having a big backyard party, put various pictures at different tables so everyone can view the graduate through the years. You can also hang them from outdoor tents for a great backdrop as well. This is also a great ice breaker for guests who may not know each other.

    Surrounded by memories of the grad. Photo source: Pinterest

  3. Set up a photo booth.  Make a huge chalkboard backdrop with chalkboard contact paper.  You can have it say “Class of 2017” where friends (and family) can take pictures at the party.  You can also add a hashtag so everyone can view the pictures later on social media (i.e., #Samgradparty17).

    Say cheese! Photo source: Pinterest

  4. Give everyone a class ring.  For a fun and inexpensive centerpiece, put out a glass jar or bowl filled with Ring Pops and label it “Class Rings.”

    Class rings for everyone! Photo source: Mylifeatplaytime.com

  5. Design a box for cards. Most guests will bring a card to congratulate the graduate. You can gift wrap a medium sized box (and don’t forget to make a slot big enough for cards!) in their school colors. Guests will appreciate having a place to put their cards before enjoying the festivities!

    Congrats cards welcome here! Photo source: etsy.com

Do you have ideas you’d like to share? Maybe something you did at your party that really “wowed” your guests! Share in the comments!

Congrats to all the 2017 graduates and best of luck in your futures!  See our graduation ideas for even more inspiration!

xoxo,

Jennifer

Big plans in 2015? Win $250 to get the party started!

14 Jan

2015 is here!  And with the new year often comes big plans.  Not always for yourself, but someone you know.  Engagements, graduations, moving, new jobs, big birthdays … you get the idea.  With big plans usually come celebrations!  The Stationery Studio is the perfect place to announce your big plans from invitations to personalized party supplies to personalized gifts.  We have you covered!

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So why not enter our “Big Plans” Pinterest contest for a chance to win $250 to The Stationery Studio?  It’s the perfect way to start your planning!  Click here for all the details.

Have fun pinning and best of luck!

xoxo,

Jennifer