Genie In A Bottle.
I think I spent more time and energy in planning my sister’s bridal shower than some people put into planning their own weddings. Yah. I was SO excited my big sister was getting married, this was the first thing I couldn’t wait to do for her. She didn’t really have a choice @ the theme though. Yah. I told her it was going to be Arabian Nights…
“you cool with that?”
I wanted to send out genie bottles as invitations [My attempts pictured above.]
So I spray painted and blinged out clear plastic cork bottles and rolled up the invitation with purple metallic gift wrap shreds inside to create that jeweled toned-genie feel. [FYI – I LOVE spray paint! I think I was a gangsta’ graffiti artist in a past life…or at least in some parallel universe.]
For the favors, I decided mini hand blown glass perfume bottles would be good because it would look like Genie Bottles. So I kinda had it shipped from Egypt. I didn’t have to do any rush shipping considering how I ordered it like 2 years in advance.
Anyways, I wanted to take her on a magic carpet ride because she’s my only sister, and I love her to death. So I hope she enjoyed it!
Then I bought flowers to match the same color palette. I also had a belly dancing instructor come over to teach the girls how to dance…yah, I should’ve asked for a picture before I hired her. I’m jus’ sayin’.
I made food labels for all the desserts. [Btw, this was in 2007!]
And here are the favors with the favor tags I made.
I made custom bridal bingo boards – fully equipped with my sister’s picture as an option. hah. I made my poor amazing cousin Muneezeh finish them by rearranging the board so there’d be no duplicates! So tedious.
And last, but not least…my beautiful sister on her throne =] [Yes, I bought all those pillows for this shower too.]
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