Bridal showers are one of my favorite celebratory occasions! You can just feel so much excitement, love and anticipation for the upcoming nuptials. So I’m thrilled to share this amazing Blueprint Blooming Summer Bridal Shower by Carina Skrobecki with florals by Swoon Floral. I adore the gold bar cart and gold rimmed glasses. The pink and orange florals are so festive! I know you’ll be inspired if you’re planning a summer bridal shower or just a midsummer girl’s night soiree! Plus, we’re sharing an easy appetizer and signature cocktail from Sarah Adler of Simply Real Health, that will impress your guests – without requiring hours in the kitchen.
A few of my favorite elements? The gold flatware and the simple black on white calligraphy. It really pops against the floral tablecloth and gorgeous blooming centerpieces. And those brass lanterns are just oh so gorgeous filled with the prettiest of flowers and candles! Just how pretty is the white on black calligraphy recipes below? Small take-home versions of these recipe cards would make darling favors for guests.
Now it’s recipe time! We’re so excited to have these delicious recipes to share with you! Party food can be tricky because you are busy prepping and playing hostess while also trying to serve up a fabulous menu. These roasted potato wedges with chive parsley tapenade are super simple and are sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Roasted Potato Bites With Chive Parsley Tapanade
- 12 baby potatoes halved with rounded ends trimmed flat
- ½ cup of chopped chives
- 1 bunch fresh parsley stems removed
- 2 cloves garlic
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ tsp sea salt ½ teaspoon peppe
- Add all ingredients (except potatoes) to a blender with a splash or two of water. blend until smooth, then transfer to a small ziplock plastic bag.
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add potato halves and toss with olive oil.
- Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes until brown, flipping halfway in-between. Remove from heat and squeeze tapenade on top of each potato to serve.
Fresh Grapefruit Greyhound
3 ounces of high quality vodka
1 grapefruit juiced (approximately 6 ounces)
6 ounces club soda
If serving these for a large party, we recommend multiplying the recipe per the number of guests (which comes out to two cocktails a person). Mix up a batch in a large punch bowl or drink dispenser and set out garnishes like mint or raspberries so that guests can serve themselves!
If you’re looking to recreate this gorgeous look, all the items can be found on Blueprint Registry (a fabulous website that allows couples to register for weddings gifts based on the layout of their home – how cool!). I made a collage below of some of the items used for a quick reference guide! I know I’m totally crushing on the Soiree Flatware and Boxwood Placemats! I also put direct links below so you can easily shop the look.
SHOP THE LOOK
Simply Anna Gold Dinner Plate (Michael C. Fina)
Preserved Boxwood Placemat (Terrain)
Hip High Wine Glass (Crate & Barrel)
Soiree Flatware (Williams-Sonoma)
Mini Bud Vase (Crate & Barrel)
Becker Lantern (Crate & Barrel)
Mercury Glass Votive Holders (West Elm)
Terrace Bar Cart Gold (West Elm)
Moscow Mule Glasses (West Elm)
Linked Circles Garden Seat (Williams-Sonoma)
Covered Cake Stand (Sur La Table)
Antique Mirrored Tray (Large)