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What should I wear to a Breakfast at Tiffany's bridal shower?
By boob from Mesa, AZ
If you've never seen the movie, Google the title and watch it! As I recall, Audrey Hepburn wore a classic black dress, big black and white picture-style hat and sunglasses, but give the movie a view.
I joined while looking for those Audrey Hepburn "Breakfast at Tiffanys" sunglasses that was mentioned as a fun thing for a shower. I can't find where to bring up that info' or graphics. A little on the slow side here ((~.~)) - elle from Colorado
Here's the original link you are looking for:
Susan from ThriftyFun
I think they're Ray Ban
I included a link at the bottom to more info so you can research and decide for yourself.
The Ray-Ban (Luxottica) Wayfarer, Model RB 2132 have been said to be a modern version of the original style Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany's, but they are not the exact style.
The Ray-Ban (Baush & Lomb) Wayfarer & Wayfarer II produced in the 1950s and 1960s are said to be the ones she wore originally, but again they are not the exact style.
The vintage Ray-Ban Wayfarer style originally worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's is nearly impossible to find. The version she wore are a bit thicker and rounder and I wish Ray-Ban would re-realease the exact version Audrey wore in the movie.
More Info: [link]
They are not Ray Ban. Ray Bans have the eagle of the side.
Does any one have any ideas for a "Breakfast at Tiffany's"?
By msmarvalous from Berkeley, CA
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I am looking for "Breakfast at Tiffany's" bridal shower invitation ideas.
Regarding the Breakfast at Tiffany's theme. Go on line and pull up Audrey Hepburn in her little black dress and huge hat and insert your friends face in Audrey's. I did this for my friend's 60th party and it was a huge hit. (02/20/2008)
I just finished organizing a Tiffany blue bridal shower for my girlfriend and have some great ideas to pass along for anyone who is interested. I found many wonderful Tiffany blue (aqua blue) products at Sophie's Favors (http://www.sophiesfavors.com). What a relief it was to find so many wonderful products in one place! They have favor boxes (called aqua blue), feather favor bags (aqua blue), gift wrapping paper, adhesive labels and gift tags, table decorations, and much more. If you're throwing a Tiffany blue party, sophiesfavors.com is a must-see! (02/23/2008)
My best friend and I are planning a "Breakfast at Tiffany's" themed personal shower. We're using small boxes from the local craft store and painting them Tiffany blue for the invitations. Inside we're putting a puzzle with all of the info for the shower. It says "A perfect Fit". It's all going to be tied with a white ribbon. I am also going to make a Tiffany Box cake. I am going to somehow make or buy a big fake engagement ring and prop it against the cake, or on top. We're decorating with fake rhinestones and pearls, and making a "tent" from Tiffany blue and white tulle draped from the ceiling. We are going to do a small photo shoot of the bride in a very Audrey-like outfit, wide black hat and big sunglasses and all, and will blow up the best pictures to hang at the shower.
This website is awesome! My bridal shower is in June. (I'm helping plan because I think it's fun!)
I'm going to have plastic martini glasses, stacked on top of each other (in a pyramid) with crystals glued to the base. Then I will have a signature "Blue" colored drink served. I'm excited!
There's great ideas here! Thank you! (02/26/2009)
Jenn from Orlando
Hat boxes for decorations. You could put a stack of different sizes arranged on the buffet table. You could have the top one open and fake pearls hanging out of it, etc.
You could also fill one hat box with (uncooked, white) rice and paper clips and one handkerchief. When the time comes to play a game just take off the lid, blindfold the player with the hankie and have them put has many paperclips as they can find into the lid of the hatbox in 60 seconds. The winner wins a prize (the hatbox maybe?). This is much more difficult to play than it sounds! (12/29/2004)
Oriental Trading (http://www.orientaltrading.com) sells packets of big fake rhinestones that you could scatter on the table, or tuck one inside a tiny diaper favor to indicate who wins the door prize.
If you could find some really long cigarette holders and candy cigarettes, that would be fun. See who can keep the thing in their mouth the longest.
Invite everyone to wear all their rhinestone jewelry at once.
For the above rice game, rhinestones instead of safety pins would be cute, or find those candy rings with giant "jewel" suckers that kids get such a kick out of.
Good luck! (12/29/2004)
Check the dollar store for some Audrey Hepburn style sunglasses. Those would make great party favors. (12/30/2004)
Lo and Behold ! ! ! ((~.~))**
Wal-Mart has those wonderful Breakfast at Tiffanys sunglasses for $5.00
Only in black and tortoise shell but what the heck !!
elle ("L") (02/26/2005)
I just planned a Breakfast at Tiffany's themed event and thought I'd share some of the things we're doing.
First, for invites, we're making ones with a simple logo of the large hat and sunglasses w/ lips on the front and on the inside putting "You're invited to a party Dahling" as the title and at the bottom we're requesting that she wear a black top. A photo from the movie would also work on the front of the invite.
For food, we're doing breakfast items, some ideas are croissants, ham and cheese, mini pancakes. For dessert, we're having a cake made with just a black and white photo of "Holly" imposed on it.
For activities, first we bought a bunch of accessories (this can be just for the guest of honor or all of the guests, depending on your budget)...tiaras, fake eyelashes, pearl necklaces with brooch, cigarette holder (http://www.allcostumes.com/item.asp?item=N0708) ...also, long black gloves would be a nice touch. Anyway, we are surprising her with the items and then will proceed to put our hair up and put on all the accessories...we think this will be a really fun, girly thing to do together.
Next we're doing what I call a cigarette holder race, where we will have the girls push a balloon or round object using only the cig holders in their mouths. You can have a prize for this, but for us, we're allowing the winner to add additional beauty tips to our ensembles...such as eyeshadow, fake mole, etc.
Lastly we're doing a quiz based on the movie, that I put together. If you'd like a copy of it just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with Breakfast at Tiffany's Quiz in the subject and I'll send it as soon as I can.
Another idea, which we're actually doing the next day since our event is a sleepover, is driving to our closet Tiffany's and taking a picture in front of the sign much like this:
a great photo op that looks like fun and will be a great keepsake of the event! Well, hope this helps and that you enjoy the ideas!
I am planning a Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower. Instead of planning it based on Holly, the main character of the movie, I am planning based on the feelings the movie and its' title evokes. Posh, aristocratic, over-the-top elegance.
I have obtained a poster of the movie to hang on the door of the shower site. I have collected silver pieces from second hand stores to use as decorations. A candlelabra, a square silver tray for the "Tiffany box" cake, boxes to overflow with pearls on the guest tables so the guest can dress up and get in on the act. I am also going to wrap packages to look like the "Tiffany Box" and put pearls inside and use them for the centerpieces. These will be given away as doorprizes.
I have a killer brunch menu planned...an elaborate fruit display, with fruit dip inside of a honeydew melon I will decorate with pearls and rhinestones; a breakfast casserole, mini quiches, club sandwiches, and a variety of pastries.
I have also purchased a gift for both the bride and groom from Tiffany's.
I hope these ideas help! (05/15/2005)
Have martini glasses as favors filled w/the signature BLUE jelly beans, also might want to go to Oriental Trading Co.com for some "Audrey Hepburn" style sun glasses...Good luck (01/23/2006)
By Nancy Stilea
Well, we didn't really follow the breakfast at Tiffany's but more the color scheme. We bought Tiffany boxes from e-bay to accent & made a sign in table w/ the invitation framed. The invitation said" With Diamonds & Pearl's she will walk down the aisle, let's help her celebrate Tiffany Style". We chose the tiffany blue invitation w/ white wedding dress. The favors were tiffany blue boxes from Sophies favor's & we put cubic zirconia earrings in each. We used white roses & the vase was wrapped w/ a Tiffany blue ribbon. (02/22/2006)
I'm so glad I found this website. We're planning a Sweet Sixteen with a Breakfast at Tiffany's theme.
Everyone's ideas are so wonderful. Our party colors are Tiffany's Blue, Lavendar and Pink, just like Holly's couch. We're also using Chinese lanterns to decorate and animal print like in her apartment. Good luck to everyone. Check out oriental trading for more ideas. They have great prices! (05/14/2006)
Asks your gets to wear black elegant outfits with rhinestone embellishments. Also a tiffany box cake is a great idea. You can also play pin the tail on the cat. Also to set the mood play "Moon River" in the background. (02/04/2007)
I'm having a breakfast at tiffanys sweet sixteen so here is another idea I used:
send invites in tiffany boxes, pref knife boxes. finish with the white ribbon. all my friends thought it was just adorable. we just went to our local T&CO for the boxes but you could probably find them online somewhere..
hope that helped.. (02/27/2007)
Check out www.eventsonabudget.com Under Bridal Showers for ideas on Tiffany style Bridal Shower. (04/05/2007)
I AM HAVING AN AUDREY HEPBURN "BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S" WEDDING. ALL OF MY BRIDESMAIDS ARE IN LITTLE BLACK DRESSES, OUR INVITATIONS ARE WHITE WITH A BLACK RIBBON AROUND THEM. MY WEDDING GOWN IS WHITE AND BLACK SIMILAR TO THE DRESS AUDREY WORE IN THE MOVIE "SABRINA" ON THE TENNIS COURT EXCEPT IT IS IN BLACK AND WHITE INSTEAD OF GOLD. WE ARE ALSO GETTING MARRIED AT THE PAGODA ITS A VERY ELEGANT CHINESE BUILDING AND THE CEREMONY IS ON THE ROOF TOP OVERLOOKING THE RIVER.
THE WEDDING IS GOING TO BE VERY ELEGANT AND CLASSIC AUDREY STYLE. WE ARE VERY EXCITED. GOOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE PLANNING A "BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S " EVENT. (06/26/2007)
I loved the ideas I got from this blog. I actually had my friend's shower at a local park. I had the guest line up across the lawn entry into the gazebo. Each person handed her a rose that made a bouquet. I wrapped it with a tiffany blue ribbon. All the guests preceded to the gazebo as she followed. All her guests were able to view her getting serenaded by her fiance'! (This was the surprise factor) He played "Moon River" on his saxophone and wore a tiffany blue polo top and brown jacket.
Our colors were tiffany blue and brown. All the bridesmaids wore outfits in these colors. After his serenade we toasted. But we had to quickly move it to her mother's as a thunderstorm took over the outdoor event. It was still exciting! (08/10/2007)
I would like to know if anyone has ideas for wishing well theme and center pieces that go with the tiffany blue. She is having that as the color for the wedding and I would like the shower to match.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. (09/18/2007)
I just threw a Tiffany shower/cocktail party for my friend.
For favors we filled Martini glasses (dollar store) with tiers of alternating white and Tiffany blue M&M's. The aqua M&M's are perfect Tiffany blue color.
For decorations we had little authentic Tiffany boxes decorating side tables and we painted larger boxes the Tiffany blue color and tied them with white ribbons. We also used authentic Tiffany bags to hold napkins and plastic silverware.
We ordered the cake in the shape of a simple Tiffany box.
We created a beautiful menu so that guests would know what certain drinks were made of and could look at pictures of the drinks. We also used a silver candle holder on the food table as well as tealights and tealight holders on the side tables.
I am actually selling the Tiffany boxes and bags on eBay. Just search "Tiffany Boxes." They were impossible to get from the store. We only got them because a friend of a friend works there.
Check out the pictures: (10/07/2007)