Before my best friend got married last month, she invited the bridesmaids (yay!) and some of their close friends to help her make props she wanted for her wedding. The invite said to make ourselves free on Saturday afternoon, bring whatever art materials we had lying around the house (with specific instructions not to buy anything!), and our drinking pants.
VMB and I arrived to this:
A DIY/Crafter’s wasteland! We had our computers and iPhones ready to broadcast how awesome we are. Our friend, Sanya, brought over her old Sweet Valley and Babysitters Club books! The 90s fangirls in us started screaming and reading out loud chapters from the books!
We originally planned to cut out the covers and make buntings or coasters out of them. Or maybe something like this, haha
We didn’t have a lot covers, so we tore out the pages and made these awesome flaglets for the guests to have photo-ops with:
And then the very fab very metal boyfriend started making other props for the photobooth:
And a championship belt! Our geeky boyfriends rejoiced, I tell ya.
Of course, being Hanson fans (well, I’ll say former on my end! LOL), we couldn’t resist making these:
Last but not the least, we made this David Lynch-inspired bunting, at the special request of the bride 🙂
Klassy and Eric used this for the post-wedding photo shoot and brought it back to hang in their home in SF 🙂
My best friend is the awesome bride (no “zilla” here!) who came up with everything! What can I say, she made me feel like a really useful bridesmaid, haha. This party was an awesome excuse to get the guests to mingle before the wedding and be all excited for the big day!
Love the crafty folks at Camp Derby!
I think I’ll throw one when the time comes! DIY or die! LOL
* All Instagram photos were taken by Klassy