Basket Shower & Brunch

Today’s post is a little personal project for my best friend Hope who’s getting married this summer. Since 7th grade we’ve been attached at the hip and when she asked me to be her matron of honor, I was… Well, completely honored!
When Ben and I got married she wanted to throw us a shower that was out of the ordinary—a basket shower. Have you heard of this? Ladies were assigned a certain kind of basket to bring, say a “Mrs. Fix-It” basket or a “Gourmet Basket”, where a related container is filled with all sorts of goodies that you can’t register for—the things that make an empty house into a home. As soon as she set a date, I decided to throw the same shower for her. If you’re ever in charge of planning a shower, I highly recommend it. We needed and used every last thing that we were given at that shower! My neighbor Mallorie and I are hosting at her loft apartment and whipping up a yummy brunch. She’s even going to attempt making cake pops like the ones from Starbucks!
I wanted the shower invitations to have the look of a vintage, springish postcard, but in a greeting card format with more information inside:
I’ve been saving these lovely Audubon-style bird illustrations for this very sort of thing!

Since bridesmaids and friends are also receiving a card inviting them to a bachelorette party, I bought these great little cellophane envelopes for mailing them:
We’re so pleased with how the cellophane envelopes turned out that Lucky Luxe will now be offering them for our postcard clients. That’s pretty exciting, huh?