Just a couple of the desserts on display at the Bridal Shower. Instead of using a 3-tier stand, I stacked 2 different cake stands on top of each other with a footed bowl for the bell-shaped candies. The contrast of the patterns on the crystal was stunning against the all white desserts. Check out the full details of the shower under "EVENTS".

Not only is rolled silverware practical for your guests on a buffet...you can customize it to add to the theme or decor of your party
My goal of giving a gift or favor is that it is useful...cocktail napkins are a staple in my house - you never know when someone will stop by or drinks or appetizers. I think this is a great favor for a ladies happy hour, holiday party or even a garden party.
To "upgrade" your favor, instead of using themed paper napkins, purchase some nice cloth cocktail napkins and maybe monogram them. for each of your guests.
Here is another great idea from Martha Stewart for your next baby or wedding shower....click below for DIY instructions

This is such an affordable idea for your next party. The wine cork can be used for place cards, seating cards and buffet labels. They would be a great addition to a wine and cheese party! 

I love to use gifts as decor especially for wedding and baby showers! It is an easy theme that your mom or bride-to-be will appreciate since she has registered for these gifts to match her baby's room or home, plus it eliminates the needs to spend any extra money on decorations for the party.
For example, string a clothesline with clothes for the baby, make or purchase a diaper cake to include items from the registry, use toys as buffet decor - even the favor boxes add a pop of color. For a wedding shower, you can make or purchase a "kitchen cake" full of tea towels and utensils from the registry, use various vases as a centerpiece or even place a floral arrangement in the blender the couple has added to their wish list.