Over the weekend, the girls and I attended a bridal shower for our lovely young cousin Kate, who will be marrying the man of her dreams in September. I got to help with decorations and decided to try my hand at homemade bunting. There’s something about bunting that seems so festive and carefree and cheerful. I’ve seen mini-bunting on cakes, but thought it would be fun to stick the bunting in little plants and use them as centerpieces.
We didn’t need a lot of decorations because the Klub Haus has ivy-covered walls and gardens and planters filled with beautiful flowers. Have you ever been to the Klub Haus? This was my first visit and it was like finding a hidden jewel. It’s on Rice Street in an older area of St. Paul not far from the Capitol. The owner, Bruce, is a charming fellow with white hair and an impressive handlebar mustache. We enjoyed perfect weather and all the fun and warmth you’d expect from an afternoon spent with friends and family you’ve known forever.
I also made a banner out of larger triangles. One thing I realized when I saw the photo is that light patterns don’t show up very well. Next time I’ll stick with bright colors. If you catch the bunting bug, you can go to Creature Comforts to download templates for mini-bunting. For the larger triangles, I used a template from Ruffled. They have pennants in beautiful colors with all the letters of the alphabet that you can download for free!
Does your family have silly traditions like making a bouquet or hat for the bride out of bows and ribbons from her gifts? I think Kate’s turned out quite well.