Tying the Knot: How to Throw the Perfect Bridal Shower by Janette Ewen (photos via Style Me Pretty)
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Celebrate | Designing the Perfect Bridal Shower

This is the season… As we enter the warm summer months many of us will find that we are either invited to a bridal shower or are hosting one. Creating the perfect bridal shower requires some careful preparation and a little imagination. After all, you want to make sure the bride is wowed…

So where to start?  I always like to pick a theme first, something that the bride loves – perhaps it is a favourite iconic film, a particular city, or an activity she likes. Even if it’s a bit quirky, like bowling, go with it! Remeber this is for the bride and you want it to reflect her personality. To help get you inspired I have included some photos of some very chic and unique bridal showers.

Tying the Knot: How to Throw the Perfect Bridal Shower by Janette Ewen (photos via Style Me Pretty) Tying the Knot: How to Throw the Perfect Bridal Shower

Next pick a location. Opt for one that is easy to get to and you can arrange car service or taxis to and from. Then the fun starts… carefully assemble the guest list (happy guests only please!) and make some custom invites that match your theme.

Tying the Knot: How to Throw the Perfect Bridal Shower

For food and beverage, always stick to the brides colour palette, and shop for snacks that are easy to eat and can be left out (like cake pops or a candy bar). Create a signature cocktail for your bride, and again try to stick to that colour theme she loves.

Tying the Knot: How to Throw the Perfect Bridal Shower

Last but not least don’t forget an activity, if she likes crafts think about having various craft stations where you make jewelry or headbands. Rental photo booths are also an affordable and memorable activity. The most important think to remember is to have a great time!

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Janette Ewen

From her early start as a freelance stylist for high profile clients, Janette has always taken an experiential approach to creativity…”one must live it to create it.” It was this rebelliousness that enticed celebrity designer Ty Pennington to ask Janette to co-host his Canadian-based TV show "Inside the Box." Janette can also be seen regularly on national shows in Canada including "Cityline" and "Canada AM," as well as a design expert on "The Decorating Adventures of Ambrose Price" (VH1) and a judge on the series From the Ground Up (starring Debbie Travis). Today Janette is a partner at Parker Barrow creative studio, where she is “over the moon” to be designing and creating spaces and products that would find a happy home in her fast-paced, whimsical life.

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