Monday, May 7, 2012

Steph's pink and gold lingerie shower

Back in March, I helped host Stephanie's lingerie shower with Kim, Jess and Steph's new sis in law, Laurie. It turned out so pretty and fun! The shower was at a neighborhood clubhouse.  A few weeks before the shower, we designed these invitations and cut them out with my silhouette. Have I ever told you how much I love that machine?

Inside the invitations. 

We also printed up some instructions for a game we've played at all of our lingerie showers, and cut them into lingerie shapes.

At the very last minute, Jess and I had had the idea of putting veils on each of the food place cards. For dinner we served...

Pork tenderloin, aka saucy tenderloins

bubbly blackberries which was a blackberry sauce for the pork

twice baked potatoes or pucker up potatoes

honey buns. Ah! This was yummy! Yeast rolls with heart shaped honey butter.

To drink we had...

 strawberry tea, "sweetly tea-sed with strawberries, please"

water or "a skinny sip"

We also had strawberry salad with raspberry vinaigrette, which I am drawing a blank on what we named this and I have no photo to jog my memory. Anyone else remember? We had "peas to please", which were fresh green beans (not technically peas) wrapped in bacon, dixie stampede's creamy veggie soup that I also can not remember what we named and a yummy coffee and ice cream punch that we called "perky punch".

You can barely see my beans wrapped in bacon in the picture above. Not sure why I decided to cram my salad on my plate instead of using my salad plate. :) But if you look close, the beans are between the roll and salad.

The Little Cake Shop in Spanish Fort never disappoints!

The pastry shop really did a great job on these petit fours and hooked us up because they were 3 layers tall! I've never seen petit fours that tall. Beautiful gold "m" with pale pink icing.

A few pictures of the table before we put out the flowers.

Each guest found their place at the table by the monogram doilies that we placed between the charger and dinner plate.

It just wouldn't be a dean lingerie shower without our lingerie shaped sugar cookies. 

"A sassy, pink treat for being so sweet!"

good times!

Our fun hostess gift!

Stephers, you are so very special and loved. I hope you enjoyed your pink and gold shower as much as we enjoyed planning it for you! Love you, sister!

**UPDATED ON 06.06.12**

I purchased and downloaded the corset invitation from this website. As far as I could tell, it was meant to be cut out with scissors and wasn't necessarily intended for specific use with a cutting machine. That being said, I imported it into my silhouette library and somehow figured out how to make certain lines perforated while making the outline and inner cutouts normal cut lines. Make sense? It was a challenge, but it can be done. Wish I remembered exactly what I did so I could be a bit more specific, but I'm certain that if I figured it out, you can too! :)


  1. Natalie,

    You guys throw an AWESOME party! I have the Silhouette Cameo, but do not know how to use it. Would love to learn! Also, the cookies were too too cute! Great party and it looks like you all enjoyed yourselves!

  2. Thanks Amy! I think the main improvement with the cameo is that the cutting mat is 12 inches wide. Feel free to ask any questions about using it. The software can be a little intimidating, but it's really easy once you figure it out! :)

  3. I have the silhouette and am also planning a lingerie shower for my sister in law to be. I got the corset card set off of their site. What did you use for yours? I like how its not on a square card, just the outline. I have tried to figure it out but I am lost.

  4. Casee, I just updated my blog with a link to where I purchased the file. It's at the very bottom of this post. I hope that helps! Good luck with your lingerie shower! I'd love to see pictures if possible when it's all over! Especially of the invitation!

  5. I got the link! Thanks! I bought it and downloaded it and saved it to my desktop but I can figure out how to import it over to the silhouette. I've tried everything, but its a pdf so it won't support it! :( UGH!! So cute! I so thought I could do it!

  6. Love the invites! My question is about the cutting machine... They seem reasonably priced but is it worth investing in? I hesitate to purchase for fear that the gouge you elsewhere like printer companies do with their printer ink. What are your thoughts?

    Thank you for the lovely ideas!


  7. Love the ideas! Question about the cutting machine... Once you purchase the machine are all of the other items expensive? Do you feel that it is worth the investment? I'm hesitant to purchase because I'm afraid that they would gouge you elsewhere like the machine is reasonable but then when you purchase the software for each idea it's $50 every time... Thank you and keep up the good work!

  8. Lauren, I have had my silhouette for almost 2 years and i have probably only spent max $20 on designs. It is different from the cricut because you don't purchase cartridges. It comes with software and anything you can import into the software can be cut. If you are looking for a certain design, you can purchase them from the online silhouette store and they are .50 to$1 each. After a while, you will need to replace your cutting mat and blades, but I have not had to do that yet and they are reasonably priced. I don't know as much about the cricut, but the silhouette supposedly can cut a more intricate design. Hope this was helpful! :)

  9. Hi Natalie. Thanks for featuring our corset template and linking to our site with this project. I love what you did with it, beautiful!! We are hoping to convert some of our more popular designs to SVGs soon, which should make them easier to use. I love working with scissors but I know that most people use cutting machines these days. Anyway, I'd love to feature your project on our blog and link back to your site. Let me know!

  10. @MementoesIntime, thanks so much for commenting. You have some great designs and that would be wonderful if you converted them to SVGs. You're more than welcome to feature my project on your blog, linking back to my site. I would actually love for you to do that. Thanks for asking!

  11. I found your post via Pinterest. What a beautiful shower!!! I absolutely love every little detail!

  12. Hi Natalie,
    Gorgeous party! My question to you is, did you use cookie cutters for your lingerie cookies? If so where did you purchase them?
    Thank you!

  13. I love your cute. Did you print the wording with the silhouette then cut? The whole shower looked beautiful!!!

  14. I have a Cricut and need help please...My niece is getting married and love the ideal and would love to do something like this please help me..Thanks

  15. Sonia, Thank you! I did use cookie cutters for my cookies. I purchased them off of ebay about 5 years ago. They are actually bikini cookie cutters and came with swim trunks as a set.

  16. I did print the wording with the silhouette and then cut. It was very time consuming getting everything lined up just right because I used different fonts and sizes. Good luck!!

  17. Rone Smith, what exactly do you need help with?


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