Wehad a very busy weekend. My parents, The Boy's mother, and one of my bridesmaids came in from out of town to my bridal shower! My Maid of Honor was a very gracious host, and Erica helped her with set-up, favors, and games.
We had such a blast at the shower - there was a lot of giggling and it was a small and intimate gathering. Jessica really outdid herself at this one! We had a delicious spread of food, including devilled eggs, bleu cheese and walnut stuffed dates, sliced pears with goat cheese, dried cranberries and almond slivers, red peppers and hummus, pesto toasts with tomatoes, veggie wraps, and delicious cupcakes! I loved the sugar roses on the cupcakes, which were moist and delicious. I was so happy I'd eaten a late breakfast and had room for all of the goodies. I'm pretty sure I had four stuffed dates and countless pear slices - so good!
There were just a few shower games. When Jessica and Erica started planning my shower last year they asked me if there were any games I didn't want at my shower, and the only one I was really dead-set against was making dresses out of toilet paper! It sounds like and looks like a fun game, but it's one that makes me cringe, too. Instead of tissue gowns, we played only two games: how well do you know the groom (and how well does the bride?), along with a game using pictures of me growing up. The goal? To guess how old I was at the time of the photo! We had many laughs over both games. The groom questionnaire included some questions about what his first pet was and what was her name, and how many times a day he toots! Everyone got a handful of questions right with the pictures, but I was surprised at how much older my friends thought I was when I was much younger!
Of course, then there were presents. I was advised that the number of bows I broke foretold the number of children we would have, so I did my best not to break MANY bows. I think I broke three - but I won't say how many of those I WANTED to break, haha! We got a lot of fun gifts and gadgets for our kitchen, and we've already broken several of them in. I'm really excited to try out the cake holder, cat creamer (my friends know me far too well), and the mustache cookies cutters!
After we finished with presents, we made a bow-quet, which was hilarious. Erica is going to keep it safe at her house until the rehearsal. I love that everyone incorporated our wedding colors into their wrappings so the bow-quet is red and white and so pretty! I had never made one before, so it was fun to help with the assembly of this paper-plate and shower-bow "bouquet"
I had such a blast at my shower, and I cannot BELIEVE that our wedding is just around the corner! It feels like we just got engaged. I felt so loved this weekend, and am already looking forward to the next group gathering (movie night!!). I'm baking cookies for that one.
How was your weekend?