Monday, August 27, 2012

Showering Wishes (Hawaiian-themed Bridal Shower)

I mentioned last week that we were running all over town, 
getting ready for my niece's bridal shower.

My niece wanted a Hawaiian-themed shower.  
Give me a theme & I run with it!  lol 

I wish I could have gotten better pictures,
but guests starting arriving & my photo taking came to a halt for a bit.

I spent quite a few hours cutting large tropical leaves from 
green paper for all the tables.

Then, I added some fun themed items to the center of the tables.

My sister & I fell in love with this guy. 
He's so ugly, he's cute! 
I had to figure out a way to use him. 

So, I covered a box with tropical fabric,
cut a slot for cards &
adhered our ugly fellow to the top. 
I shouldn't call him ugly since I've now affectionately named him,
♥ "Oogula Boogula". ♥

Would you like to see the dessert table?   
I wish the waitress hadn't left that metal cart in the background! 

 Let's go a little closer, because who doesn't love to see dessert?

See that vanilla cream fruit tart above?  One of my favorite desserts to make!

I want to know WHY that rainbow jello card is slightly askew.  Fess up!

Here is our bride-to-be, my niece, along with my daughter.

I think it was a beautiful shower and I hope you enjoyed taking a peek with me.

See you soon!


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  1. What a cute shower! Love the attention to detail and oh my the desserts look so good!!! Cute niece and daughter! hugs, Linda

  2. Your niece picked the right girl for the job Gina, everything looks great!

  3. Oh Gina everything looks great! Who needs dinner with a dessert table like that:)

  4. What a beautiful shower! Everything looks gorgeous and those desserts!!!! Boy! You really have me craving sweets now!!! :)

  5. OMG, Gina!

    That is an outstanding shower, WOWZA!!!!!

    Everything is perfect, you left out nothing and oh my gosh the dessert table, award winning, girlfriend!

    What a special day, you created heaven for her, gave her just exactly what she wanted.

    LOVE the Oogula Boogula, he is adorable!!!!

  6. It was a beautiful shower. Brought back memories. My son was stationed in Hawaii when he got married. (Although most of the time he was supposed to be there he was in the Middle East) The shower for his bride and the rehearsal dinner were all Hawaiian themed. My DIL brought back sand and shells in am empty suitcase. It was fun planning those events. I used stamps from Big Ideas of a boy in swim trunks and a girl in a hula skirt for the invitations.

  7. Awwww what a wonderful shower you planned for your niece! Yes indeed I do love looking at the dessert table. I think I would've liked a sample of everything. What a fun time and adorable niece and daughter, too.

  8. Gina you did an amazing job!! Everything looked beautiful. Love the splashes of orange:) The pic of your daughter and niece is so sweet. Glad everyone had fun!

  9. wow!! oh my gosh..what beautiful fun!! everything looks great. you really have a talent for making things look fun!

  10. Gina, what a great theme for a shower. I love all the things for your centerpieces, and your dessert table was amazing. Everything looked delicious while staying in the "theme". Were they all homemade? You and your sister were busy. I love Oogola Boogla BTW, he is cute. xo

  11. You may want to know why the card was askew, but I want to know who the patient person is that makes all those layers in the jello!


  12. Very impressive, Gina. I likey. I like it a LOT!

  13. Girl, you know how to throw one fine party!!! Everything looks fabulous, every detail carried out to a T!

    Your niece and daughter are two beautiful young ladies! :) ~Rhonda

  14. What an exquisite shower!!! Wish you had given me mine. Those tables are fabulous and all of your food and decor are so beautiful. You really went over the top. It certainly was a fun theme. The jello is a showstopper and must have taken forever. What a lucky niece to have you in her life!

  15. What a great idea for a shower - I have never seen that before! sandie

  16. Gina, this shower is over the top. Everything is so perfect...every single detail! :D

  17. Gina..
    the shower turned out adorable!
    You should be so proud of the great job that you did, pulling it all together!

    What a cute picture of the girls at the end of your post.
    Darling smiles!!


  18. What a fun, fun shower idea. I love it- all bright and festive looking! Your niece and daughter are both just beautiful girls. xo Diana

  19. I love what you did in the center of the tables. The flip flops were the perfect touch. :o)

  20. Wow. Just gorgeous. You ran with it, but in a fantastic, tasteful, beautiful way! She's so lucky! All the perfect details, labels, the lei garlands on the tables, so pretty! Great job!

  21. Darling Dress! She looks so happy.
    What a lovely gathering. The food looked so good. You made me hungry!!

    And I like ♥ "Oogula Boogula" ♥ an awful lot :)

  22. This is so festive and fun....nice job girl!!! What a happy day!! The two girls are beautiful!!! Rainbow jello, my fav, what great desserts!!! You know how to throw a party!!!

  23. Oh My Goodness!! What a precious shower!!! Absolutely LOVE the decor and the menu. You did an amazing job!!!

  24. Gina:

    Love the Hawaii styled festive and cute. Yes the dessert table looks fabulous. The fruit tart is one of my favorites too!!!

  25. Oh How wonderful Gina! You know I love the happy fun colors in Hawaii:)! Gorgeous!

  26. Hi Gina! Oh, this is the cutest idea. The tables and accessories are just darling and so are those pretty girls.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  27. Beautiful daughter and niece, Gina! Wonderfully festive shower. Your dessert table is making me gain weight just drooling...I mean...looking at it!

  28. I am just like you in that I just love to be given a theme to run with. This one was a wonderful one, and everything looked just perfect.

    I even love your Oogula Boogula! So cute!

  29. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm drooling over those desserts too. The colors look so that. Your niece and daughter are both beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing ~


  30. YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! this looks so good. those centerpiece settings are so cute!

  31. What a super cute party, totally Gina styled!! I think I'm in love with your strange little coconut man??

  32. What a wonderful celebration! sister in law is getting married in hawaii and this is a great idea for a shower theme!


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