Here are a few ideas below for your own party.
For the cake, I made a two tier and frosted it with a rich butter cream. This was a white cake with fresh sliced strawberries to go with a summer day. I airbrushed this cake and let it dry in the fridge over night. The morning of the shower, I added a sash of ribbon that I found at Michael's craft store and pinned it on in the back. Then I added fresh flowers and some grass spray on the top.
I swirled the top so that if it showed through the flowers, it still have a finished look.
My sister wanted the cake displayed in front of her stairwell. This shot shows how a simple area can blossom and really look even nicer in pictures with a few close ups.
I used simple crepe paper for this area. You can also use strips of material but this is a more economical way to decorate. The end result was still very classy and whimsical. I stapled (since my sis doesn't own pins) to the top of her wall. Then I twisted slightly and stapled at the bottom to hold the paper securely in place. The wind couldn't blow this down if it tried!
Here is where I added fresh white and orange daisies. I used a thread and needle for just the blooms. I went through the back of the bloom with the string. I stapled the top of the string to the top of the wall and tied it on, I adjusted the flowers and let them hang.
My sister also bought a few lovely bouquets that we arranged for the candy buffet and cake table. I love fresh flowers and since the bride's colors were blue, purple and orange, I thought these gorgeous orange sunflowers that we found at Costco wholesale were just dreamy.
For one of the candy ideas, my sister took chocolate candies that were coated purple and placed them in a large martini glass. She add beautiful candy rock swizzle sticks in blue and purple. Yum.
While I was inside decorating, my sister and the bride to be's mommy decorated the outside. Here is a lovely table display they set up using martini glass favors, candles and fresh flowers.
They also hung fun and whimsical paper lanterns.
A couple days prior to the shower, I had found these cute little ducks in the brides colors. The fact that they had purple peace signs on them added to the hippy charm. We floated these around the pool. I lucked out and found 7 of them at the 99cent only store. Gosh, I love that store, it's like a party in a box sometimes!
This is a nice shot of the tables set up. Hi to my mommy and hi to my sis in the back ground. Talk about hard workers!
Here are some cute little charms the mommy of the bride found for each of the glasses.
These were some of the favors for the ladies in attendance. Since it was a pool party too, they had chap sticks with peace symbols, and also plastic take home water bottles. Talk about spoiled guests.
That's me, my sis and my lovely momma. At this point, we were all finished with an hour to spare.
Here's the lovely bride to be.
I really really enjoyed helping with this shower. It was fun, colorful and completely whimsical. And from what I hear, the bride and the guest all loved it too.