If you are a fan of the 1961 classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” you probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that in 2012, the Library of Congress added this film to its National Film Registry. According to the Telegraph, films that are added to this archive are ones the Library of Congress recognizes as being important to the culture of the United States.
Of course, fans have long known this romantic comedy is a stunning piece of Americana, especially Audrey Hepburn’s sweetly sad performance as Holly Golightly. If you are planning a bridal shower for a friend of yours who is also a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” fan, you can use this movie to inspire a special event that will share many of the elegant and classic looks of this perennial fan favorite.
What Colors Should You Use?
Tiffany’s robin egg blue and charming blacks and whites are the perfect backdrop for a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” themed bridal shower. For example, you can use a pretty light blue tablecloth, set off with alternating white and black napkins for a simple but stunning look.
The Guest of Honor
If the bride-to-be is truly a fan of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” it probably won’t take much arm twisting to convince her to dress in a simple black sheath, long black gloves, a tiara, and sunglasses like her heroine Holly Golightly for the shower.
To add that personal touch and also create an entertaining backdrop for your shower, put together a PowerPoint slideshow that features pictures of the engaged couple interspersed with photos from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” If you want music for your slideshow, use “Moon River,” the poignant song that had been written specifically for Aubrey Hepburn to sing in the film, as USA Today highlights. You can have the slideshow play on either a computer screen, or burn the PowerPoint to a CD, and play it on a television.
It only takes a few simple flourishes to give your bridal shower that special “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” feel. For instance, you can easily recreate Holly Golightly’s sleep masks for decorations. Simply cut out the eye-mask shapes from felt — no sewing necessary with this craft — and then glue on some pretty gold braiding along the edges of your mask. Finish the masks off with a gold elastic band for the strap. Leave a few of these as decorations by your punch bowl, for example, or on the table for presents, as TrinketsInBloom.com suggests. Scattering a few faux pearl necklaces on the tables will give them even more of a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” feel.
Say goodbye and thank you to your guests with clever miniature versions of the famous robin egg blue Tiffany boxes. You can fill these little gems with some pretty and tasty Jordan almonds, or an elegant pair of earrings, and then finish them off with a beautiful ribbon flourish. For more information on where you can obtain these little boxes or other interesting Tiffany-inspired favors, check out Party Pail.
Food and Drink
It’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” right? So, even if it’s a lunchtime or later shower, offer breakfast-themed food, such as the Danish that Hepburn was so famously nibbling at the beginning of the film. As for a cake, think a Tiffany’s box. Bake a simple square-shaped cake, and then ice it in the iconic blue color. If you are a semi-talented cake decorator, you can craft a pretty white bow out of fondant, similar to the ones that would decorate a real Tiffany’s gift box. If not, cheat with a real white bow planted in the middle of your cake.
About the Author: Sarah Simms is a culinary master who writes for various cooking blogs. She looks forward to the upcoming holiday season so she can share her kitchen creations with the world.