Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Retro 50's Housewife Shower

My youngest sister is getting married in a few weeks, so of course that means a shower must be thrown! Her wedding has a definite retro vibe and her own personal style has always been anything but traditional. With that in mind, we decided on a 50's housewife theme for her shower. The colors she's using in her wedding are aqua with touches of yellow and red. Perfect for our retro theme. Even the menu was retro. It included such classics as, pigs-in-a blanket, deviled eggs, and the piece de resistance, the sandwich loaf complete with cream cheese icing and stuffed olive decoration.

When I was trying to come up with ideas for the shower, I stumbled across the Wedding Chicks website. They have great DIY project ideas and lots of FREE customizable templates. I was able to customize the colors to match our shower.

This cute template was the inspiration for our dessert table

The "Candy Bar"
Ready to be the perfect housewife!
We asked our guests to wear their best 50's housewife dresses, aprons, and pearls. Desperate housewives??!!
Congratulations little sis!


busyrunningmama said...

Such a great idea! Love the food and decoration ideas!! Great job!

Tarrant said...

Ok, you know I love this one! Fabulous!

You did beautiful job on the sandwich loaf. Mine always look rather forlorn.

Mary said...

I'm new to your blog but just LOVE the theme, details, picture... everything about the shower! So fun!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

Tamanna said...

wow looks amazing all of those entrees and the theme! congrats to your sister

grace said...

i've recently become obsessed with 'mad men' so i fully appreciate your theme! :)

Lisa said...

Great theme, very original! Love the olive loaf cake!