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Bridal Shower Ideas and More, Issue #012- Pink Bridal Shower Theme
March 22, 2009

Pink Bridal Shower Theme

A Pink Bridal Shower Theme is a perfect choice for this time of year. It's a favorite Spring color. It's also perfect for the girly girl or romantic bride. So, let's start the plans for this colorful party.

Start with your invitations. Choose one that announces your theme, by using it as your main or accent color. Possible designs could be a rose, lipstick, a bow, or any symbol that relates to the guest of honor. Let guests know if you would like them to come dressed in pink.

Location: this can be held indoors or out, and will depend on the weather in your area. A rented hall, private home, or outside pavillion are just some of your choices.

Decorations: creating a colorful atmosphere is easy. Hang balloons and streamers for instant impact. White works well with pink, if you want to use a second color. Tablecloths,
pink bridal shower theme paper goods,
flowers, and soft candles can add to your overall feel. You can also use your bridal shower favors on the tables, as part of your decorations. This

heart tin bridal shower favor
is a cute idea. Fill each container with pink candy of your choice. Add bow and tag, and you're set.

Pink Theme Food choices. Depending on whether you're serving a full meal, simple snacks, or just dessert, try to add your color. Choose what works best for your event.

Sit out fruit platters with watermelon slices as the main attraction.
Have bowls of pink candy set around the room.

1 lg. watermelon
1 pt. basket strawberries
1/2 c. fresh blueberries
1 cantaloupe
Carve your watermelon into a basket. Using a large knife, you can remove the top third of the watermelon. The bottom becomes the basket.
Another way, is to leave a handle. Remove the top third, but stop short of center on each side. Let about 2-3" remain. Carve up and over to shape your handle.
Remove the watermelon from inside the basket, and cut into pieces. You can also use a melon ball. Remove any seeds from melons. Mix fruit and put into basket.

Main Dish:
1/2 lb. bacon
1/2 c. diced onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
28 oz. can Italian plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. whipping cream
12 oz. bowtie pasta
3 tbsp. minced fresh parsley
Parmesan cheese
In skillet over medium heat, cook bacon, onion, garlic, and pepper flakes. Cook about 7 minutes until bacon is done, and onion is tender. Add tomatoes, salt, and whipping cream. Sauce will be thin. Simmer until it thickens slightly, about 14 minutes. Cook pasta and drain. Toss with sauce. Add lots of Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with parsley.

4 c. cranberry juice cocktail
1 qt. pineapple juice
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 qt. chilled ginger ale
Mix first three ingredients. Add chilled ginger ale just before serving

1 (8 oz.) pkg. softened cream cheese
3/4 c. sugarbr> 1 lg. can crushed pineapple, drained
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen sliced strawberries, thawed
2 bananas quartered and sliced
1 (9 oz.) pkg. Cool Whip
Nuts (optional)
Combine cream cheese and sugar, then add other ingredients. Freeze. Cut into 2" or 3" squares.
Serves 12 to 14.

You might want to choose printable games for your pink bridal shower theme.

These are fun, and easy to use.

Play music that suits the guests you've invited, and also the style of your party. You can also carry out your theme by playing songs with the word pink in it, or using artists such as Pink or Pink Floyd.

Have fun with your ideas, and just keep thinking pink!

*** I hope you have enjoyed this edition of Bridal Shower Ideas and More. Please feel free to share this with a friend.

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Trish Burrell is founder of Bridal Shower Ideas For You. Visit this informational site on all areas of bridal shower planning, at

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