The color of purple has become very popular this year. I really like all the beautiful shades of purple. Another niece is getting married and the bridesmaid dresses are purple so I gave a Purple Wedding Shower on her behalf! This was my second wedding shower to give within a month’s time!
As I got into planning, the purple ideas kept coming. Here’s the list of purple things I did….
Three artificial pansies with a few greens and a purple tulle ribbon made a cute corsage for the bride to-be. I couldn’t find my floral tape, so I hot glued the pieces together and it worked!
I can’t take credit for this beautiful centerpiece as I borrowed it from a friend. It was a gorgeous addition to my table. On either side, I had glass candle holders. They’re quite large so they complimented the size of the centerpiece.
These were so quick and easy to do! I used square pretzels and dipped them in lavender candy melts (Wilton). They looked a bit plain so I added a white chocolate chip in the middle.
I also had purple salt-water taffy. At the grocery store, they had bulk taffy and I stood there and picked out the purple ones. No prep on this one!
This was a non-alcohol lunch so I took the recipe of my Holiday Punch and changed it by using blackberry juice! I tested it out, first, and it tasted good so it worked!
For the bride-dress cake, I used a white cake mix to make the cupcakes. You’ve probably noticed this Wedding Dress Cake on Pinterest. It is pretty easy to do. When I first did this for a shower, I was really worried it wouldn’t turn out as I’ve never done any cake decorating before! The link to a great video tutorial is on Youtube.
OK, you may wonder if I served a purple cake. Well, I didn’t think the entire cupcake would look good colored purple so I took a little batter out (a half cup or so) and used the cake icing colors of red and blue until I got a shade of purple and added it to the small bowl of batter. When filling the cupcakes, I put a teaspoon of white batter and then added a teaspoon of purple batter and then finished with white batter. I used a toothpick to swirl the two colors together (don’t mix too much) and got a pretty swirl of purple through the white cupcake. It wasn’t noticeable until you opened it up.
Blackberry Ice Cream (Purple):
What’s cake without ice cream? I researched where to buy some purple ice cream (blackberry or blueberry), but didn’t find anything that was local. Also, I didn’t have an ice cream churn – another hurdle to overcome. I found a recipe online of a Blackberry Ice Cream that didn’t need churning. I had some frozen blackberries and decided it was worth a try. It turned out fantastic!
Knife, Fork and Spoon wrapped in a purple napkin….
Just another colorful touch is to wrap the eating utensils in the napkin and tie with a bow. Place them in a bowl and not just on the table. I like to have them at the end so they don’t have to hang onto them when dishing up their food.
Here is the menu I served….
Oriental Cole Slaw (with lots of red (purple) cabbage)
Veggie Platter and Dip
Blackberry Ice Cream and Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
While this was a “Purple Wedding Shower”, the ideas are easily changeable to any color for any wedding shower or party!
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