Posts Tagged ‘Bloody Mary Bar’

Not So Real Housewives Themed Bridal Shower


When it came time to plan a shower for our girl Niki, the other hostesses and I knew it had to be different than your average bridal affair. Smart and sassy with a wicked sense of humor, Niki is a generally down-to-earth kind of gal who might chose TOMS over Louboutins and gravitates toward earth tones in her wardrobe. To give her the true “bridal” experience we had to go WAY over the top. Inspired by the excess and silliness of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills we had a pink and diamond JOKE shower. It was SO much fun to plan all the sparkly details and even more of a riot to enjoy the day with the bride-to-be.

All Pictures by Anjali Prasertong


The guests were welcomed with two drink stations



A Bloody Mary Bar with assorted Rick’s Pick’s pickles



a Prosecco Bar with Peach-Thyme Puree, Orange Juice and Strawberry-Vanilla Puree



Pink Prosecco, Pink Straws, Pink Nails


and pink diamond stamped cocktail napkins (paper napkins + stamp pad + stamp)



The house all dressed up


Candles at noon on a sunny day screams “Houswives”

Paper Topiaries made by our genius designer friend Sandra



The guests all dressed up


The lunch table was strewn with gems


The Bride had a special cup that fits a whole bottle of wine and a tiara of course. The place cards were tied to ring pops on each place setting.



MOB and MOG both had tiaras too (just like Pandora gave to Lisa on her wedding day)


Even the salad was hot pink, Beet & Quinoa Salad with Mint by Anjali



An A&O signature Broccoli & Cheddar Quiche


I made Spinach, Sweet Potato and Chicken Sausage Frittata Cups topped with little pictures of Niki’s beloved doggie Mabel. Beth spent hours making these little Mabel signs affixed to toothpicks.


More Mabel on the donut holes.



Sandra turned her ribbon bouquet into a piece of art (the secret here is a glue gun during the gift opening, serious business ladies.)


And finally the pièce de résistance! A collaboration between the the bride’s mom and Baskin-Robbins. A mint chocolate chip ice cream cake all dressed up for the special occasion. All kidding aside it was a love filled afternoon, one none of us will soon forget.

 Simply fabulous darlings,


















How To: Bloody Mary Bar


Bloody Mary Bar

I’m planning a wedding shower in a few weeks for a bride that loves Bloody Mary’s. The other hostesses and I want this Bloody Mary Bar to be unforgettable. This is what we did last year for Anjali’s shower


Bloody Mary Mix

Starting with a great Tomato Mix is very important, I want to try this recipe for Roasted Tomato Juice from my fav chef Suzanne Goin (The Hungry Cat Bloody Mary.)


Bloody Mary Bar

Once you have your base of Vodka and Tomato Mix then you need an array of garnishes. Lemon, limes, hot sauces, crunchy celery and a mix of artisan pickled vegetables.


Bloody Mary


Guests mix their own custom cocktails to get the shower started on the right note. Any other tips or ideas to spice up our Bloody Mary Bar? (pun intended)