Saturday, April 17, 2010

Bridal Shower/ Party Planning Guide: Social Couture

Wow, Social Couture is a fabulous website for the hostess that specializes in packaged custom party themes! Hostesses looking to create gorgeous events can purchase full design sets complete with table top accessories for 8 place settings or buy individual items and create a look inspired by their divine designs.  No more running around for the perfect centerpiece-the designers have done the work for you.  The best part of their designs-nothing is showery so you can re-use these for occasions (New Year's Eve, dinner parties) to come.

Shop by themes, like the Preppy Party (shown above) where splashes of pink and navy combine for a preppy landscape.  Preppy Party consists of pink linen napkins, pink and white grosgrain napkin rings, lime-green cotton place mats, black and white vine-print plates, frosted white votives, and silver mint julep cups for flowers

The Tiffany blue bridal shower is just perfect for a shower-formal and elegant yet casual and beautiful at the same time.  Other themes include the Black Vine Dinner Party with its inspiration from Palm Springs, Hawaii Five-O for a modern luau, or an Asian Affair with its colorful take on a Japanese tea party. For each theme you can purchase a complete tabletop setting-prices range from $175 to $225 for a setting for 8 guests. For example, for $175 the Preppy Party set comes with
  • 8 Azalea Linen Hemstitched Napkins
  • 8 Vine Side Plates (8)
  • 8 Bamboo Plates (9)
  • 8 Pink & White Grosgrain Napkin Rings
  • 6 Frosted White Votives
  • Large Silver Mint Julep Cup
  • 2 Silver Bowls
  • 8 Anyday Lime Placemats
  • 12 Clear Place card Holders
  • Black Place cards (Pack of 10).
It's a party in a box, albeit much chicer than most party in a boxes are.

Of course you can also purchase individual pieces at Social Couture that are sure to liven up your next soiree or shower. The Vase Corset, shown above, is a corset that slips over a regular glass vase and definitely livens up the vase. The corset, which is a steal at $15, comes in black and black, black and red, and black and pink.  How great would this be at a lingerie shower or a bachelorette party!

Or the incredibly multi-use Black Chainlink Blumebud which is a fabulous bud vase, placecard holder and favor. Use these for your next garden themed bridal shower; although at this price ($9 for 6) they're inexpensive enough to use for regular dinner parties.

1 comment:

AZ in August said...

Love those blumebuds, so cute! :o)