here. I kept the decorations simple, using her colors of purple and gray. I took her vellum-overlayed invitation apart and used the photo in a frame I had and bought the beaded stems and purple jar at Michaels on sale.
banner out of chipboard and cardstock.
Who Has the Groom" which was hilarious. I printed out the tuxedos and then cut out faces of famous men, a few guys from church, and the groom, sealed them up in individual envelopes, and whoever found the groom won. Only problem was I made too many cards and after twice around the room with 30 ladies no one picked the groom, so I gave the prize to the bride. We also played a version of "Who Said It?" I made the little K & D flip stick things, read through the questions and answers, and the guests flipped it to the initial of the one they thought said it. I put my cricut to good use for this event. Note: there was a lot of prep time involved in these two games, but it was totally worth it. Seriously, the Who Has the Groom was absolutely hysterical. Someone ended up with Al Roker. Yeah for google images!!!
I really wanted to make cupcakes and try my hand at making this cute bridal dress pull-apart cupcake cake, but then I had to get real and tell myself it wasn't going to happen. I didn't have any cake decorating practice, nor did I have any cake decorating tips, tubes, and whatnot, and I was sick. So off to Costco I went to order a cake. I loved the design and it was really good, but I was less than thrilled with their interpretation of an initial monogram. Oh well, let it go.
There were 30-35 ladies that came and she received lots of good stuff. . .
We had the shower at the home of another friend from church. They live in a beautiful home right on the Columbia River. Here's the back of their house.
How's this for a view?
So all in all it was a beautiful day for a beautiful shower for a beautiful bride-to-be. I was happy to help pull it all together.