“I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Millennial Central for MY M&M’S. I received product samples to facilitate my pink and gold bridal shower decorations and to thank me for my participation.”

PSSST… The full bridal shower is live here if you want to see the finished product!

Wedding season has descended upon families everywhere. So, we can either bury our heads in the sand to avoid wedding stress, or we can help with the festivities. I obviously picked the latter because… yanno, parties are my thing.

Even though I’m only sharing crafts, money saving tips, and a super rad personalized favor in this post, I will be back in a few weeks to show you the finished product. It’s GORGEOUS. Absolutely stunning. I’m in love and I am far from a fan of the color pink. You really need to poke your head back in early June.

Wait a minute… you should stick around just because I am wicked awesome. Seriously. Why fight it?

Pink and gold bridal shower decorations- Spray painting dollar store chargers pink.

The best price I found on chargers was at Dollar Tree. They were gold, $1, and pretty good quality. I only spray painted them with pink glitter because I found smaller gold ones to set on top of this charger for the cupcakes. I know that doesn’t make a ton of sense. A smart person would have spray painted the smaller plate to save on the amount of paint needed, but I was going for a pink, gold, pink pattern so this is the way it had to be.


  • Gold chargers from Dollar Tree
  • Smaller cupcake chargers (I found mine on sale at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store after Christmas.)
  • Krylon Glitter Blast

This glitter is hella expensive for what it covers. It’s BEAUTIFUL, but it costs something ridiculous like $5.99 for a tiny bottle. I would shop around for a better option if you are on a budget.

Pink and gold bridal shower decorations- Painting the couple's initials gold.

Personalized anything is one of the easiest ways to envelope the bride and groom in warm and fuzzies.


  • Gold glitter paint (Or gold glitter spray paint. Or gold paint with a single layer of gold glitter paint.)
  • 12″ Paper Mache Letter

 Crafting note- At $6.99, I do not recommend this acrylic paint as a stand alone option. I used the entire container on this project and painted a million coats. What a time suck! I would 1- Use a glitter spray paint. or 2- Paint the letters gold with a few layers of gold glitter. 

Pink and gold bridal shower decorations- {TIP} Skip the pink glitter paint and use pink glitter spray paint on cardboard letters.

You can sort of see what I mean in this picture. I started with the pink version of the previously stated gold acrylic paint and ended up pulling the spray paint out because I was over it. Spray paint solves all problems!


Pink and gold bridal shower decorations- Using spray adhesive and gold glitter to glam up old vases.

You can pretty much glitter anything your little heart desires.


  • Spray adhesive
  • Gold glitter
  • Random vases

Money saving tip- Scour garage sales for cheap items! I found a few vases from my high school PROM in the basement for this project. And you know what I learned? Glittered vases look really cool when they are different shapes and sizes. The glitter must make things look uniform in an eclectic sort of way.

Pink and gold bridal shower decorations- {TIP} Use a container to catch the loose glitter so you don't have any waste.

Crafting tip- Use a container to catch the glitter that doesn’t stick to the current item you are making so you can save as much of your precious glitter as possible. Just be sure to spray the vase/votive/glass/etc. away from the box so it doesn’t contaminate your loose glitter.

Pink and gold bridal shower decorations- Add another glittery detail with gold glitter champagne flutes.

I searched high and low for cheap champagne flutes. Ugh! Of course I had to be diva-like with my desire for tall and skinny glasses! I can’t explain it much more than I wanted a specific look.

You have a few options when it comes to glasses: plastic (cheap but plastic), garage sales and/or thrift store (glass, loads of work, eclectic look), IKEA (shorter but only .80/glass), Dollar Tree (shorter, $1/glass), and the random dollar party store in town.

I don’t know how I did it, but I stumbled into this random dollar store and she had all of her stores ship their glasses to her so I could purchase 50 matching glasses. I got lucky!


  • Champagne flutes
  • Gold glitter
  • Spray adhesive
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Parchment paper (Or whatever you have at home, like newspaper.)

I’m sure you can get away with just the tape if you are careful but let’s be honest… do you really want to skip a step that might save you a massive headache down the road? I didn’t think so.

Pink and gold bridal shower decorations- Save money on votives by cleaning up old candle holders.

These glitter votive holders are another way to save on decorations. As you can see, I found some sort of blue votive holder in my basement that probably should have been pitched. I filled up a bowl with hot water and scooped the softened (not melted) wax out with a spoon.

Next, I cleaned off the yuck with a paper towel and some Goo Gone.

I wanted my pink votives to poke out a little so I made sure I kept the glitter to about 1 inch. Again, Painter’s Tape and spray adhesive. Are you seeing a pattern?


  • Spray adhesive
  • Goo Gone
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Votive holders
  • 1 1/4 inch pink votives (This eBay store has the best price on candle/votive combos.)

Money saving tip- Votive holders do NOT have to match if they are on different tables. Think of each centerpiece as its own piece of art. I highly doubt your guests will walk from table to table pointing out the size differences. 

Pink and gold bridal shower decorations- Make your own napkins and napkin rings.

I’m super geeked to unveil this one! I have been dying to use rhinestone ribbon for something and it just so happens that sparkly napkin rings are SO easy to make.

Figure out the correct size for your napkin (mine was 4 inches) and glue it to the 1 inch piece of elastic. Why elastic? I wanted a little bit of stretch just in case one of the napkins had a little more bulk to it.


  • E6000 adhesive
  • 1 inch elastic
  • 4 inch, 8 row rhinestone ribbon (This eBay store has the best price.)
  • 10-12 x 26 inch gold fabric, hemmed, for cloth napkins (26 because the fabric isn’t heavy)
Pink and gold bridal shower decorations- Make your own cupcakes liners out of scrapbook paper.

Finally, the last bridal shower craft is something I personally only do when I’m in a pinch. I prefer to order cupcake wrappers on Etsy because they aren’t my favorite things to make, but you can save a ton of cash if you make them this way. All you need is a pattern, scissors, writing utensil, and scrapbook paper. Easy peasy but tedious.


  • Sparkle scrapbook paper (Makes 4)
Pink and gold bridal shower decorations- 8 craft ideas to help save money on your big day.

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But this isn’t all about pink and gold bridal shower decorations! Nope! I have a few more special surprises for the big reveal! <Insert so much girly excitement here.>

I ordered personalized M&M’s from MY M&M’S because you know me and the little details. Details are my life when it comes to a party. I went with pink, light pink, and gold so they matched the party colors, and I decided on 2 images and 2 text so I could give a few of my own little somethings. I mean, I am gaining two sister-in-laws this summer. They will either learn to love or hate my weird quirks.

I hate (No I don’t.) that I’m leaving you with such a cliffhanger but I had to dangle the carrot to ensure you would come back to see my perfect bridal shower favor. It’s delicious. It’s full of glitter. It’s girly. It’s everything a girl could ask for. You NEED to see what comes next!


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