Purple Wedding Shower

Posted by on August 14, 2014 in Decor, Misc. | 12 comments

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!

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As I got into planning, the  purple ideas kept coming. Here’s the list of purple things I did….

Purple Corsage:

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!

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Purple Centerpiece:

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.

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Purple Candies:

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.

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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!

 

Purple Punch:

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!

Purple Wedding Shower   grandparentsplus.com

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Cake:

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.

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Inside……

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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!

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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.

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 Here is the menu I served….

Wild Rice Chicken Salad

Oriental Cole Slaw  (with lots of red (purple) cabbage)

Fruit Fling

Veggie Platter and Dip

Mini-Croissants

Potato Chips

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!

Thanks for stopping by and viewing my Purple Wedding Shower Ideas!

 

Phyllis

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12 Comments

  1. oh love the cupcakes and how you arranged them. totally awesome party but then I love purple! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  2. Beautiful purple wedding shower. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week 🙂

  3. Purple is my favourite colour! What lovely ideas – I especially like the purple candy with white chocolate chips! Yum!!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  4. Beautiful….. and so fun. 🙂

  5. Phyllis I adore purple and it’s been many a long year since I saw such a pretty purple party. I adore the centrepiece and the cakes are very clever indeed!

    • Thanks so much! Appreciate your visit and lovely comments!

  6. Love your attention to details. Purple punch, purple ice cream. purple swirling throught the cupcakes and that cupcake dress. So pretty. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  7. I just love all your attention to the small details. Purple ice cream and purple punch!! Love it! I am sure your guests had a great time. Thanks you for linking to the Celebrate It link party!

  8. Gorgeous! Purple is my favorite color 🙂 A lovely setting for a celebration of love. I invite you to share at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop ( every Thursday or you can link up today until midnight) Hugs!

  9. Very pretty in purple! I love that cupcake dress-so fun. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

  10. Wow, Phyllis! This is just lovely! What a great imagination you have to come up with all those purple touches. The table looked so pretty with the shimmery purple fabric, and you even had purple punch and ice cream! I bet all the ladies had a fantastic time in your festive setting. Cheers, Catherine

    • Thank you! Yes, we had a great time. The thing is you can change these ideas to any color! Thanks for stopping by!

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