8.27.2014

Throwing A Whimsical Woodland Bridal Shower Using My Sam's Club Membership

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*Photo Credit to Lori Romney Photography* minus the smoothie and last two, in-store photos

As soon as I learned of my best friend Lauren's engagement, I started planning her bridal shower.  Planning a party from two thousand miles away is no easy task, but thanks to Sam's Club, that job was made a whole lot easier. There are certain things you just can't take with you on an airplane, and I knew I could count on the local Sam's Club to have all of the fresh food and disposable items I could possibly need. I even threw in some beautiful flowers that we passed on our way out of the store- they added just the right touch and Lauren really loves flowers, so they had to come. I was very impressed with Sam's Club, the large selections they offer, and the amazing prices. I am so happy to have my Sam's Club membership and know I'll be using it often.

Ariel became my partner in crime for this party and I couldn't have asked for anyone better suited for the job- I seriously can't brag about that girl, enough! Together and for months we brain stormed; there was no detail that we didn't discuss. We know Lauren, backward and forward, so her theme was a no-brainer. She would have the loveliest, outdoor, Whimsical Woodland Bridal Shower that we could possibly give her. I took Ariel with me when shopping for the food and she was just as impressed as I was. We enjoyed trying out some samples they had and exploring the variety of products they offer.

We wanted to keep the food fresh and light, so we provided our guests with fresh berries, almonds, and orange water; the perfect combination for a warm, summer night spent outside. The prices at Sam's Club are amazing; I was able to purchase large packs of berries for a price I would pay for a small pack at any other grocery store; berries are not cheap, so this made me a very happy party planner. 

The party turned out amazing- a magical night, to be sure. We had all of Lauren's closest friend's in attendance, played some bridal shower games, watched Lauren open her presents, enjoyed our delicious food (on the best disposable serveware money can buy, from Sam's Club, of course), and chit-chatted the night away. It was over all too soon.

all florals arranged by Floral Design by Erin

As lovely as the party was, I could hardly move or open my eyes the next morning... Luckily, I had thrown the left over berries into the freezer the night before, and a berry smoothie was just what the doctor (and by doctor I mean me) ordered. It was the perfect way to start my slow morning- fresh, revitalizing, and delicious! Here's how I made it...

In a blender, I combined:
a handful of all the berries I had- strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries
1/2 cup vanilla coconut milk
half of a frozen banana
handful of spinach

Honestly, it's almost easier than a bowl of cereal and far healthier! I felt ready to take on the world for another day. (which, thank goodness, happened to be free of plans)
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If you've been debating on whether or not to give a Sam's Club card a try- then let me settle that debate. The answer is Do It, I know you won't regret it! Bonus- their membership fees are just as reasonably priced as everything else in that store! Thanks to Sam's Club, Lauren's bridal shower came together better than I ever could have hoped for.

P.S. Be sure to check back soon for more details and photos from this bridal shower!

9 comments

Rhiannon Lorenzo said...

wow! the shower turned out amazing! everything looks so gorgeous.

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Rachel Porter said...

:-( but :-)

Marlen said...

oh my goodness, the way you decorated the space was so DREAMY, i'm thoroughly impressed. and i love how everyone dressed whimsically- this looks like a dream of a picnic :)

xo marlen
Messages on a Napkin

Blanca D said...

Wow just looks like a fairy tale tea party, loved it so much! the place, decorations and the flower headband look magical. Just beautiful!

Leah Clark said...

Gentri, it is just eerie to me how similar this is to the picture I had in my head for my friends bridal shower coming this spring! It looks fantastic! Thanks for more ideas!
Leah
the clover field

Sandy a la Mode said...

this is truly magical and amazing!!!!!!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Allison said...

Oh my word. This is just beautiful! I love the outdoor setting. Perfect!

David Dial said...

This party is absolutely stunning! It looks like something out of a movie. And all of that fresh fruit and food from Sam's Club looks delicious! #client

Summer @ Banana Hammocks & Tutus said...

Woah, Gentri! This is absolutely gorgeous! Will you throw a party for me? :)

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