Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spring Bridal Shower

The bridal shower I helped my friend Elizabeth throw was a huge success (my ability to take pictures of the shin-dig was a fail).  But I did want to share the few I grabbed on this lovely afternoon.
The beautiful bride-to-be!
We had a food spread and mimosa bar for the guests. 

not pictured is our fabulous mimosa spread

We kept our games simple.  We had a sheet for guests as they walked in with a list of random facts and they were to write the name of a guest who fit the fact beside it. (i.e. - "Find a guest who has more than two pets", "Find a guest that has a stamp in their passport")  This was a fantastic ice breaker game and had everyone mingling and getting to know other friends and family of the bride.
The second part to the game was using those names you learned and writing them on a bingo sheet.  As Becky opened gifts, she pulled a name out of a guest out of the jar!
I was surprised at the shower to hear that almost none of the guests had heard of the "bow bouquet" tradition.  I volunteered to put the bouquet together, but the bride's crafty guest's presents didn't lead to many traditional bows.  After some creative thinking we came up with a tissue paper and ribbon bouquet. 

Anchors are part of this Navy wife-to-be's wedding theme.

I love party planning and planning this shower was a great excuse to get to spend evenings with Elizabeth. It was so fun to see our plans come together and celebrate Becky and George's upcoming nuptials!

1 comment:

  1. Very cute! You're putting your sorority skills to use, haha.