Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Showers of Love

I hosted a bridal shower for my little sister over the weekend.  It was a beautiful party and my sister told me that she felt so loved.  Success :)  My mom and I were determined to take lots of pictures during the party to share with all of our loved ones who couldn't be here to celebrate with us.  But our terrible track record still stands.  We never take pictures DURING a party.  Next time we are just going to hire someone to take pictures for us!  We did remember to take pictures before the party started, so I'll share the details with you.  

I made this wreath for the front door.  I used a wood letter from Hobby Lobby that I bought on clearance and about 400 mini coffee filters.  It took me about 2 hours to make and was really easy to do.  I got the idea for the wreath here.

For dessert we served pink champagne cupcakes, chocolate covered pretzels, white chocolate covered popcorn, M&M Hershey Kiss pretzel bites, pretzel turtles, Snickers salad, and cannoli dip.  My mom and I made all of the desserts.  Over the dessert table is a handmade wedding countdown sign.  It's hard to read, but it says "days until Amanda and Buck say I do".  

My mom bought these pillows for my sister.  Aren't they adorable?

There were 8 of us at the shower, and we fit perfectly in the living room.

Each table had a cupcake in a cloche, fresh flowers, paper straws with hearts on them, and the party favors-homemade praline pecans.  I used this recipe.  They were so easy to make and absolutely delicious!

We had plenty of pink champagne to help us celebrate!

We kept the drinks simple-water, pink lemonade in mason jars, and wine.  We bought the little wine bottles. How cute does that look with the heart straw??

We served salad, pasta salad, asian coleslaw, chicken salad with croissants, pinwheel sandwiches, fried raviolis, and fruit salad.  That ruffled streamer on the table is actually two rolls of streamers that I sewed together to create the ruffle.  I know.  I'm crazy.

I know our friends had a great time, but I think no one was more excited than my boys.  Here they are sneaking some desserts :)

I love my sister so much and I had so much fun putting this shower together for her.  Only a few more weeks until her big day!!!