DIY - Price is Right - Bridal Shower Game
by Cups and Saucers
What you will need:
- House hold products from the grocery store (keep your receipt for evidence!)
- A box with all the guests names to randomly draw contestants from
- Dry erase boards and markers
- Printed cards with the right price
- Microphone (optional)
- Theme song (optional)
Step 1 – purchase household items from the grocery store. We chose products that were popular in the 1950/60s and/or had a retro looking label (example Spam, Borax, ect).
Step 2- using the receipt as your guide, type up individual cards listing the product and the price, so that you can visually show guests the “right price”
Step 3 – print a list of the attendees and cut them up so you can randomly draw contestant.
Optional – download the theme song for the price is right, rent a micro phone and print a large “price is right graphic”
The How To:
-Randomly draw THREE contestants and ask them to “come on down” (we played the Price is Right Theme song while we did this)
-Hold up the first item and ramble off a cute slogan to introduce the product “Spam - Flip flop its done – spam burger on a bun!” (We had the bride-to-be model our fabulous retro products).
-Ask the contestants to write their answer on the dry erase board, and reveal.
-The contestant with the closest price (without going over) is the winner of that round, and the other two other contestants must take their seat.
-Randomly select two more contestants and repeat!
We played 10 rounds of this, and it seemed to be the prefect length for our audience. We randomly selected three contestants at a time, however you could certainly play with more to include more people.
Tip: keep your receipt(s) in case competitive guests get feisty!
Beautiful Photography by Kelly Macdonald
Retro House Wife Bridal Shower
By Cups and Saucers
For my mad-men-obsessed little sister with a big bright personality – we wanted to do something super fun and special just for her!
We went bold and beautiful for the theme –tissue paper fan backdrop (created by yours truly) , housewife tarot cards for table numbers, wild flowers , colouful fascinators, and vintage tea china (our speciality!)
It was a fantastic day and a whole lotta fun! More pics and games to come!
Pictures by the beautiful and talented Kelly Macdonald.
DIY Three Tiered Platters - By Cups and Saucers
What is a tea party without stacked sandwiches and desserts!? These elegant platters are always in high demand among our rental customers so we decided to create a few more to add to the collection. We had so much fun with the project we wanted to share this great DIY process!
What you will need -
- Drill (I used two so I didn’t have to keep switching drill bits)
- Drill guide (optional)
- Vintage plates
- Gold Hardware Set (ebay)
- Glass & Tile Bit Set (I used 1/8” and 1/4”)
-Towel and Water
-A great Dad to lend you his drill and drill bits, an amazing husband to take your photo!
The How To:
Step 1: Determine the center of your plate and mark it (I used masking tape, but you could draw right on the plate if you like).
Step 2: Use a towel to study the plate and start to drill on your mark, I used the 1/8 bit and drill guide to get a nice notch in the plate.
Step 3: Use the bigger drill bit (1/4”) and continue to drill until you are all the way through, splash cold water every other minute to keep the drill cool. Repeat with all three plates.
Step 4: Assemble your plates, biggest to smallest, with the hardware purchased via ebay
Step 5: Set the table, invite some friends and throw an elegant tea party!
Custom Stamps for a Retro Housewife Bridal Shower
Elena Rose Koidis
My sister’s retro housewife bridal shower invites are finally ready! We customized these super cute stamps through Canada Post, and finished it off with adorable crafty kitchen labels for that retro vibe!
Crafting for a Retro Housewife Bridal Shower
Elena Rose Koidis
For the give-away at my sister’s retro housewife bridal shower we crafted these super cute oven cupcake boxes! We purchased the template via Etsy but needed as many hands as possible to cut out, score, and assemble the boxes.
And the theme doesn’t stop there….. we also purchased retro recipe card graphics. Recipe cards will be mailed out with the invitations so each guest can provide their favourite recipe card to the new bride to be.
More great inspiration to come!
Purchase your own vintage graphics on Etsy –
Awesome photographs by Kelly MacDonald
Cups and Saucers - at the Love Struck Expo Toronto
The Love Struck Expo was like no other bridal event - it was a trade show disguised as a faux wedding; held at the vintage Berkeley Church in Toronto. Only invited vendors were able to attend and Cups and Saucers were honored to be included in this high styled event - pulling out all the stops and deciding to go Vintage Victorian for the tea party set up. (Showcasing vintage tea china for baby showers, bridal showers and small weddings.)
menu, table card and stationary provided by thepolkadotpapershop.com
Cups and Saucers - Vintage Tea Party Rentals
Super cute set up at the Ultimate Bridal Show (Toronto) showcasing vintage tea china for baby showers, bridal showers and small weddings. All in shades of pink and teal with lovely chrysanthemums.
Preview: Lori Morris | Nick Wong Photography 2014
The Brand Factory reached out to me late 2013 to help produce some new images for the incredibly talented Interior Design house, Lori Morris. We were tasked to create a series of images to highlight the opulence and intrinsic beauty of the spaces created by LMD.
Here’s a little sneak peek into some of the frames…!
Model: Nicole K (Sherrida)
Hair and Make-up: Sandra Yang
Styled by Joan Balda
Gowns Designed by Stephan Caras
Assistants: Gary Ogle and Jason Gordon
Post-Production: Robyn Nowoczin
My Wedding Day - The Hall
Styled By - Elena Koidis (that’s me!) www.freshthinkingdesign.com
Florwers - www.lindengrove.ca
Tea china - www.cupsandsaucers.ca
Photo Site - The Enoch Turner School House, Toronto
DIY Projects - Bunting flags and book page table runners