Though I did know ahead of time which day the shower was planned for, I had no idea what the theme would be or how our friends’ home would be decorated for the party. Well, I can now say that the decorations were too cute, the iced and hot teas served were fabulous, and the games were lots of fun!
Kellie, my sister, MOH and master party planner, dressed things up with a photo of she and I posing with Alice at Disneyland as kids, mini flower pots filled with jelly beans, and bags of floral seeds for guests to take home as favors. She also planned two fun games, the first of which involved everyone getting two playing cards at the start of the party, along with a list of “off limits” words. Get caught saying one of the words? Whoever caught you got to keep your cards, and the person with the most cards at the end of the party won a set of pomegranate sugar stirrers.
The second game, of the “get-to-know-the-bride” variety, involved a series of questions about my life, which everyone had to answer. I then responded to the questions myself, and we tallied who got the most right. (My mom and sister weren’t allowed to play.) Guess who won? My mother-in-law-to-be!
Here, a few more fun highlights from the day.
Check out these cute tea cups, just waiting to be filled.
Arrangements of stuffed animals helped set the stage.
A lovely lace parasol hung from the ceiling, and streamers “showered” me with rain!
This creative wreath of kitchen goodies made an amazing gift.
I got many generous presents, including table settings, kitchen gadgets, gift cards, and even a few honeymoon surprises for the groom!
I’m a happy bride-to-bride, posing with my cake.
Did you or will you have a bridal shower? What are some of your favorite themes?
(Photo Credits: Pooneh Nasrollahnia)