March 10, 2013

The Shower

Our youngest son, Alex, is getting married in May.
My daughter-in-law & I spent several months planning a garden themed bridal shower for him & his fiancee, KC.
The shower was held in the room of a local restaurant.
I chose a few options for lunch and they made up special menus
The favors were little silver 'take out' boxes filled with silver hershey kisses.
We put round stickers on the bottom of the kisses that said "Thank You Alex & KC"
Machine embroidered lace butterflies sat atop the boxes
Unfortunately Alex couldn't attend the shower, but we skyped him in :)
He 'sat' at the head table and could view the guests and talk with them
Our dessert table featured rose swirled cupcakes in white & pink frosting.
We also had heart shaped cooked with their names put on them
For the cupcake stands I purchased pretty glass plates and various vases and candlestick holders from thrift stores and glued them together with E6000 glue.

I created topiaries from large tissue paper pompoms, painted dowel rods, styrofoam and clay posts for the dessert table. A tall glass vase with lighted branches and more machine embroidered butterfiles was in the center.
Guests enjoyed the day.
The table centerpieces were potted Spring plants ~ tulips & hyacinths.
We played 'The Price Is Right' game. Everyone seemed to enjoy it.
I found cute prizes for the winners from Bath & Body Works.
Under $5 each! - Hand soap, hand sanitizer & a cute little holder for it.
Me & Jen during the Price Is Right
Before opening the gifts we did the 'product poem' which was a big hit.
It's basically 2 letters, one to the bride & one to the groom.
In part it went, Dear KC, soon you will marry Alex a (SUAVE) and (CHARMIN) guy.
A bottle of a suave product and toilet paper are handed to the bride as the poem is read.
It continues on featuring several household products. 
A similiar letter customizef for the groom is then read. It was lots of fun.
We also passed out wooden spoons and fine tip permanent markers to each guest.
Everyone was to write a bit of marriage advice, wisdom, congrats, doodles, whatever they wanted for the couple. Afterwards the spoons were placed in a 'mason jar' vase so the bride to be would have a bouquet of marital advice. Some were quite funny.
Here's KC with her paper plate bouquets made from the ribbons & bows off the gifts.
KC & one of the grandmas
In all it was a great day!