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Entertain with Bows

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We are in love with bows. We love them on wedding dresses. In fact we love them on any and all dresses. And most of all we love to entertain with bows. They might be the perfect little symbol to seamless tie together (yes, pun intended) any party. Whether you are hosting a baby shower, a birthday party (children or adult), a dinner party, or even a wedding, we say bring on the bows. Not surprisingly we were inspired by Belle Abodes latest bow decor post inspired by Kendall Jenner's Rodarte bow dress.

Entertain with Bows

Bow-Filled Weddings

We are obsessed with Oscar de La Renta's bow-filled bridal collections from our featured bow embroidered ball gown of 2022's Look 8 to Fall 2024's simple silhouettes adorned with massive bows! This year is all about the view from the back.

Time for the after party? Change into this gorgeous Bowen Bow Shoulder White Floral Applique Mini Dress from Markarian Bridal or a more affordable mini bow dress from Anthropologie. And yes, it is more than ok to wear sneakers!

Once you choose to lean into bows for your wedding dress, we would recommend limiting the use of bows throughout the ceremony and reception to just a nod here and there. Why? Mostly because you want the bride and her dress to be the star of the day. Too many bows will take away from the impact of the dress.

So where might you add a bow or two? Think napkin rings, and candles. And if you really want to splurge, you might consider adding a few gorgeous Bow-Wow-Wow Wallpaper insets to your bar fronts or designating the bride and groom seats with these stunning Bow Place Card Holders. Want to hint at your bow theme without giving too much away upfront? Add a simple bow monogram wax seal or embossed bow to the flap of your save the dates and invitations. You can also use it later on your thank you notes.

Bow Themed Baby Showers & Birthday Parties

Whether you are shopping on Etsy or Pottery Barn, bows are everywhere this season. And unlike weddings, it is almost impossible to overdo the theme. Choose bow themed invitations, tableware, and decor. Do not think twice about too big or too many bows as evidenced in this fabulous LoveShackFancy + Pottery Barn Kids collaboration.

Here are just a few of our favorite ways to entertain with bows! Zazzle offers so many print options although we are only highlighting the paper plates you can easily create matching napkins and cups. Or even cuter, mix and match various prints.

Of course, you can skip the paper and use reusable plates, tumblers and napkins.

And here are a few bow themed baby gifts to add to your wish list!

Bow decor does not have to be expensive. Stick on bows will elevate the most basic jar or place card, or well just about anything. Add a few balloons and some bow themed printables and voila, you too can entertain with bows!

Entertain with Bows at Home

We are crushing on entertaining with bows at home. Let's start with a casual but on-theme hosting outfit.

Now that you have chosen the perfect outfit, its's time to set your table. Remember, pick and choose your bows. We think napkins rings, candles and a serving tray adorned with bows is plenty of bows for any one night.

And of course, you absolute must serve bow tie pasta. There are so many options but we recently stumbled upon Baker Mama's Bowtie Pasta and Cocktail Meatball Skewers and Bow-Tie Antipasto Bites. Then choose any simple healthy bowtie pasta recipe whether it be The Pioneer Woman's Bowtie Pasta or Mr Food's Shrimp Bowties

Party Hearty!

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