"Breakfast at Tiffany’s" is a 1961 movie that features an ultra-glamorous Audrey Hepburn set among the backdrop of bridal-haven store Tiffany’s. This makes for a decadent theme for a bridal shower that is classy and has vintage flair. The color robin’s egg or Tiffany blue combined with anything that sparkles, chic dresses, flutes of champagne and retro finger foods creates an ambiance for a memorable shower for a future bride.
Take photos of the bride-to-be dressed in an ensemble similar to Hepburn’s character, Holly Golightly, to use on the invitation. Print the photo in black and white. Using Tiffany-blue cards, state the theme, date, time and location on the invite. Requesting guests to dress in fancy retro attire adds to the ambiance of the event. Send invitations at least one month in advance to give guests adequate time to plan.
Use the photo of the guest of honor, placed in rhinestone or glitter frames, to adorn tables in the party space. Small boxes in Tiffany blue can be printed with the bride's name and tied with ribbon to mimic the look of Tiffany’s jewelry boxes. These can be placed around the photos. Using crystal and fine china instead of plastic cups or paper plates adds a touch of class. Display bouquets of fresh flowers in white, silver and blue.
In the movie, champagne was Holly’s beverage of choice. Set up crystal flutes alongside silver-toned champagne buckets. Complement the bubbly with fresh-cut strawberries or raspberries placed in small bowls. A modern drink alternative is the blue martini. Combine two parts vodka to one part Blue Curacao, then add a splash of lemon. Serve the drink in sugar-rimmed martini glasses for a tasty concoction that turns out the perfect blue. Include sparkling water with slices of lemon for guests who do not drink alcohol.
Serve vintage-inspired finger foods such as mini quiches, small tea sandwiches and deviled eggs. Blinis -- small buckwheat pancakes -- may be topped with smoked salmon and a dollop of creme fraiche for a decadent treat. Tiny cupcakes can be iced in blue and decorated with silver and white nonpareils to look like strings of pearls. Add bowls of sweets such as blue and white Jordan almonds.
Small, inexpensive black handbags that can be found at flea markets and discounts stores make charming containers for party favors. Contents could include a pair of black sunglasses or a string of imitation pearls. Include a notecard with the bride’s name, wedding date and date of shower along with the guest's name to complete a memorable favor.