Kara's Party Ideas 1950s Happy Housewife Bridal Shower | Kara's Party Ideas
Today’s winning party feature goes to this amazing 1950s HAPPY HOUSEWIFE BRIDAL SHOWER submitted by Kio Kreations!  WOW, Now this is FUN. A bunch of talented vendors came together this past June to create this lovely shoot. Everything is just perfect! You must check out the DIY mini soap bottle aprons {tutorial, etc below}!

Kristen of Kio Kreations said…”Inspired by 1950s housewife meets Katy Perry and Dita Von Teese, we came up with a bright, cheeky bridal shower theme that every Peggy Sue would love to be a part of! And what’s more fun than getting dolled up like a happy 1950s housewife? Making all of your girlfriends join you in the fun! 

Of course, no 1950s wife-to-be would be complete without a scarlet lip! To modernize the look, a cherry red lipstick with a little bit of clear lipgloss was applied to all the guests at this shower. Some flirty faux lashes and winged eyeliner completed their retro look. Soft waves, short rolled bangs and feminine curls that bounce inspired the hairstyles. All of the ladies also dressed in 50s styled dresses and wore adorable vintage floral aprons. 
We put out the perfect spread of vintage cake stands, cupcake trays, and Coke bottles and made faux sundaes with the “IT” flower of the 50’s—carnations! We also included cheerful gerbera daisies in the mix. All of our “desserts” were topped with polka-dot button flowers, which also adorned some of the yummy vanilla and chocolate cupcakes. A few of the cupcakes were additionally decorated with felt polka dot cupcake toppers. 
Button bobby pins with 3-D flowers, rhinestones, and fun stacked buttons served as the favors for the bridesmaids! They also had a blast making little mini aprons for their dish soap bottles to wear.
With all of this cheeky fun, this is one shower they’ll be talking about for decades to come!” Thanks for your submission, Kristen! Such a wonderful shoot! Congratulations on being today’s winning party feature!

And yes, the most adorable thing ever…DIY mini soap bottle aprons! See instructions below!
DIY Mini Apron for Soap Bottle {aka Bottle Beauty}
As demonstrated by Kristen {Kio Kreations} Janes on HGTV’s “That’s Clever!”
Apron template (pattern on separate PDF)
Rick Rack/Lace
Hot Glue Gun
Sewing Machine
Optional: Paper & Safety Pins 
  1. Print and cut out pattern for apron 
  2. Pin pattern to fabric and cut out 2 pieces
  3. Pin pieces right-sides together and sew rounded skirt of apron, leaving top open
  4. Pull fabric through the top turning it right-side out and iron it flat
  5. Hot glue rick rack/lace around skirt part of apron
  6. Glue ribbon around top of apron to make neck strap of apron and tuck unfinished part of fabric under and secure with glue.
  7. Glue ribbon for waist of apron leaving 2 loose ends that can be tied around apron
  8. Glue on final embellishments
  9. (Optional if gifting your item) Make up a “clean name” paper tag for your apron and safety pin it to the apron. We’ve used names like “Soapy Sue”, “Clean Cathy”, “Donna Dishwasher”…
  10. Put your apron on your dish soap bottle so she is a little lady that can be proudly displayed on your counter next to the sink.

Here is the pattern {again, thanks to Kio Kreations!}. Click to enlarge.

Photography: Redwall Photo http://www.redwallphotography.com
Hair & Make Up: Blend Beauty http://blendbeautystudio.com/
Venue & Beverages: Riccardi’s Red Hots & Soda Fountain http://riccardisredhots.com/
Flowers, Décor & Bottle Beauty Design: Kio Kreations www.kiokreations.com
Hair Accessories, Button Flowers and Cupcake Décor: RBK Creations www.rbkcreations.com
Cupcakes & Vintage-Inspired Aprons: Lillycakes http://www.lillycakes1.com/
Styling: La’Di Events http://www.ladievents.com/index.html, Kio Kreations www.kiokreations.com, RBK Creations www.rbkcreations.com
Models: Kasia Pajak of Definitive Models & Talent http://definitivemodelsandtalent.com/, Amanda Burdick of La’ Di Events http://www.ladievents.com/index.html , Becky Luckmann of Blend Beauty http://blendbeautystudio.com/ , and Tara Etrheim & Monica Simpson of Kio Kreations www.kiokreations.com

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  1. Lynette B. says:

    This is super cool!!!! ***

  2. Dinea says:

    LOVE this!!!

  3. Kristen says:

    Thank you for posting! :)

    We LOVED coming up with this fun shoot–and participating in it!! :)

  4. HiLLjO says:

    That's an OMG right there. yep.

    I kinda want to feature this on my blog! Is all this stuff handmade?!

  5. Helen Guzman :: bonito design says:

    LOVE IT ALL, but my favorite has to be the mini aprons.

  6. Ariela says:

    Thank you so much for posting this shoot. We had a blast with it and we are so proud of how it all came together.

    And yes HiLLjo, everything is handmade!!

  7. Stacia Freeman says:

    OMGosh! This was done in my small town of Sycamore, IL… too funny!!!!
    LOVE IT – just too cute and what a fun, cute idea!!!

  8. Stephanie C. says:

    Oh my gosh, are you joking?!?!? This is amaze balls!!! This looks like it's straight out of a movie! My mouth was opened the entire time. Bravo!!!!!

  9. What a creative theme: here are some shower invitations from my shop that would go perfectly…

  10. Sharon Ianoale says:

    So creative , my favorite part was how you all looked straight out of the 50’s… hair and clothes right down to the pearls!