Thursday, July 21, 2011

on the bridal shower.

this weekend i'll be traveling to virginia and hosting my best friend's bridal shower. we met on the first day of kindergarten, and it's quite something to see her getting ready for marriage. just like any other maid of honor, i want to throw her a shower she'll always remember. so i want to thank you guys for all of your suggestions. if there's one thing i took away from it, it's to make the day unique to her. so thank you for your ideas, kind words and support. i really appreciate it.
so, without further ado, let's look at some of the things i've purchased to help personalize the shower.
first, we are having a kitchen shower, where guests are asked to give a cooking/kitchen item off one of her registries and a cookbook. i went with these sweet invites from etsy, which come with a matching thank you card.
found here on etsy.
found here on etsy.
next up, decorations. we're having mexican food and margaritas per the bride's request, so i thought guests would enjoy seeing this as they arrived and know that they're in for a good time.
found here on etsy.
then, drinks. i was really able to personalize the straws i got for the bride, and i hope she likes them. one side of the banner says "katey loves rob", and the other side says "prost", as opposed to "cheers", because the bride studied abroad in germany and really fell in love with the country. (in fact, their rehearsal dinner is going to be german food). so i think she'll really enjoy this little touch.
found here on etsy.
when i saw these cupcake toppers, i knew i had to have them. i love dessert, but i'm going to love it even more with these.
found here on etsy.
and finally, my favorite part. this is the only "game" i have planned for the shower, which i got from some random website a long time ago. when each guest arrives, in keeping with the kitchen shower theme, they will write down one "ingredient" to a successful marriage, relationship, life, love. it can be insightful. it can be funny. it can be touching. it can be whatever they want. and then i'll assemble all the ingredients into the bride and groom's own "cookbook" for happiness. i had used this vendor before to make a personalized book, and she did a great job both times.
found here on etsy.
i love that they can keep this book forever and always have it as a memory of when their marriage was all brand new and shiny. and perhaps as time goes on they can add their own ingredients and pass it on to someone when their time comes.
whew. so that's it! i hope she enjoys everything, and thank you again for your help. now all i have to do is figure out what to wear!

8 comments:

  1. What great finds! I love the matching thank you cards! These are all so very cute!

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  2. This is fantastic - I absolutely love those straws!

    xox Lexi
    Glitter & Pearls

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  3. You can really tell you put a lot of thought and work into this shower. What a lucky bride!

    I went to a cooking themed shower once and we were asked to bring our favorite recipe on a recipe card that came with the invite. The groom's grandmother handed in her card - it said - Make him take you out to dinner. Love it!

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  4. WOW! You did an AMAZING job finding cute, unique things for her shower! Isn't Etsy a treasure trove?? I can't wait to see pictures of the shower! Well done, girl :) I read on my comments that you noticed my O's hat! I'm impressed! My hubby plays for the O's, so I had to support in some way right?? Ha!

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  5. I just love the theme- I always think margaritas really make the party!

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  6. thank you all for your sweet comments! can't wait to show you pictures once it's actually done.

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  7. The idea with the "recipie for happiness"-book is great! Nothing could be more personal than that, so you have definitely reached that goal!

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  8. This all looks great! All of the little personal touches are going to mean so much to her!

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