My cousin Katie's shower this weekend was a great success! The colors for her August wedding are red, white and black, so we opted to go with a red and white polka dot theme. The cake balls were a big hit! I followed this tutorial to make the "T" logo and I used my Cricut machine to cut out the flowers that I later tied to the lollipop sticks.
The logo showed up in a couple of other places too...
I'm not a huge fan of bridal shower games, but there's one I really like. Bridal Bingo. You start with an empty 5x5 grid with a "wild" space in the middle. Guests fill out the grid with any gift they think the guest of honor might open, then the bride opens her gifts. During the usually awkward silence you'll hear, "Can I count 'tissue paper' as a gift?" and "Is that a coffee mug? That counts as 'china' right?" It's a cute game and gets the competitive juices flowing! What are your favorite shower games? I'm desperate for some more good ones because I'm helping throw a baby shower in a few months. Help!
She loved the etched glass bowl and domed cake plate! Whew!
Our menu was: Chicken Salad, Cake Balls, Iced Sugar Cookies, Spinach Pinwheels, Homemade Cheese Straws (a la my mom!), Bruchetta and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cups
My mom even found some red gerber daisys... adorable!
Here's the Bride-to-be with her hostesses.
From Left to Right: Mary Chandler (my sister-in-law), Katie (my cousin and Bride), Mom, Me (30 weeks very pregnant!)