Saturday, April 12, 2014

Springtime Bridal Shower

Spring is such a beautiful time for an outdoor shower! I was so glad that my sister's bridal shower would be able to be held right when the flowers were coming out, but before it got too warm to enjoy being outside for awhile! We were lucky to have such a beautiful day! The color theme for the shower came from her invitations, which were perfect for a springtime theme!
Guests were asked in advance to bring their favorite recipe on a matching card to place in the recipe box we had on the guest table once they arrived. They were also invited to leave a few words of advice for the bride, as well as write an idea for a fun date night activity on a stick for the bride and groom before going to their seats for lunch.
 Guests were then given time to visit and fill out the quick bride quiz and "purse game" questions until all the guests had arrived.
The lunch menu was our Slider Bar and dessert table. Guests created their own sliders, custom grilled by my wonderful husband, nice enough to offer his Saturday for the event, then they were able to visit the dessert table, filled with the brides favorite goodies and treats. Among them were Cherry Chip Cupcakes, Almond Sugar Cookies, Pistachio Macarons, White Chocolate and Lemon Truffle Balls, Cucumber Limeade, Blackberry Mint water and an assortment of her favorite candies.
Games, gifts and fun were had by all, and as a parting gift; all guests received either a orange dreamsicle sugar scrub (which smelled divine) or a pink lemonade sugar scrub as a parting gift! What a fun shower to host!

the beautiful bride to be!
 Invitations: Party Monkey
Recipe Box and Advice Book: Bragging Bags
Date Night Jar: Decadent Designs
Host, D├ęcor, Treats and Favors: padicakes