I cannot even begin to explain how much fun I had at my bridal shower last Saturday and how grateful I am to my Aunt Celeste for hosting it, Charlotte for planning such amazing games, Kristin for flying into town, my Mom for sending out the invitations, and my future MIL for bringing such yummy goodies to share. Oh, and not to mention the 30 of my family and friends who came to support me, play silly games, drink mimosas and shower me with love and presents.
The house was decorated in green and pink from floor to ceiling and I about exploded with giggles I was so happy. Picture me running around the house taking pictures and squealing. There, now it’s like you were there. 🙂
The food and drinks were spectacular. I think the most popular (and my favorite) was the mimosa bar. There were frozen raspberries and three different types of fruit juice to mix with the champagne. I was in heaven. While the orange was classic I really liked the mango and the pomegranate mixers. Not too sweet and really refreshing!
There were also little hot dogs, strawberries and angel food cake, sandwiches, egg salad, chocolate covered apricots, chocolate chip cookies, tomatoes and mozzarella, and the list goes on and on! It was so yummy! And everything had some kind of green or pink incorporated, even if it was on a green plate!
Mom picked out the favors for the group which were adorable coaster sets. (I got two!) And Aunt Celeste had me bring my recipe box with my new name on it (a gift from Kevin and Kathy for Christmas) and each guest contributed one of their favorite recipes. I LOVE this gift and will treasure making recipes from my family (and new family!) and friends.
Seeing friends that I’ve had since Kindergarten and getting to spend time with Josh’s grandmothers was really special. I have such a close relationship with my Grandpa, but my mother’s and father’s mom’s passed away when I was younger. It’s been really fun getting to know Josh’s grandmas and I love being able to grow my relationships with them!
For dessert, Charlotte picked up a white chocolate raspberry cake from Victoria’s Cakery. This was such a special treat as this will be our wedding cake! Everyone at the party was raving about it so I think they’ll be excited to see it again at the reception.
Charlotte was also SO CUTE. She told me that she specifically requested the lightest color pink for the frosting. She nailed it!
Thank you thank you THANK YOU to everyone who made my shower so special!