A few weeks ago my mom and I co-hosted a bridal shower for my future sister-in-law. We chose not to have a theme per se but instead followed the colors from the invitation, tiffany blue and hot pink. We wanted the shower to be feminine and fun.
I made a chalkboard out of a frame from a craft store to greet the guests at the door with the countdown to the big day.
And of course I could not resist making carrot cupcakes (the bride's favorite) with wedding dress cookie toppers.
Our menu for the 2 p.m. shower included:
Assorted Pita Sandwiches
Tortellini and Tomato Salad
Spinach & Artichoke Cups
However the HIT of the menu was the champagne punch. We could not have served enough of it really! Many thanks to my friends Katy & Merritt for the excellent recipe (and Hillary for the reminder about it!) This is a definite keeper.
1 frozen Pink Lemonade
1 frozen Limeade
Add at least 1 bottle of Seltzer
Add Cranberry Juice till it is a pretty pink color
Add more cranberry juice and more seltzer to taste
Garnish with sliced lemons and limes (I froze these in advance)
Serve Champagne on the side
(Note: We tripled this recipe for about 15 people though we could have even served more.)
Decorations included photo garlands, paper poms, framed photos of the soon-to-be newlyweds and flowers we arranged ourselves.
We played a "How Well Do You Know the Bride" game which is always fun...especially when the bride really has to think through her responses. :)
And our bride was generously showered with beautiful gifts by her friends and family.
Would you expect anything other than cookie favors?? I made wedding cakes topped with hearts for the occasion.
It was a wonderful afternoon celebrating someone who I am so very happy to have join our family.
Congratulations Rachel & Jeff!