Ok, so now that you’ve seen the invitations and the details, it’s time to show you how it all came together on the day of the shower. I am proud to say that it was a resounding success!
We had the shower at a local park, in their community room. It worked perfectly for the 40 or so women we had attend the shower! Some examples of the centerpieces…I bought all the flowers at Trader Joe’s, and then at the end of the day, all of the hosts + the bride were able to take an arrangement home.
The community room even had its own kitchen, so that is where we set up the food.
For the main dish, we offered sandwiches. Guests had a choice between:
We also made signs for all the side dishes. We had things like fruit, veggies, coleslaw, pasta salad, and of course:
The spice basket! It was filled to the brim and then some. We had every guest bring their favorite spice to share with the bride.
Party favors! Everything was bee or honey themed, and we went all out. Burt’s Bees chapsticks, honeydew melon candles, Honey Nut Cheerios, Honey Buns snack treats, mini jars of honey, bee-shaped notepads, bee-shaped nail files…every guest got to take one home. I wish I had gotten a better close-up on these. They had cute tags that matched the invites and said “Thank You!”
And of course, dessert! Beehive cupcakes.
Aren’t they so freakin’ adorable?!
The shower was a really fun time. We played two short games, but otherwise, it was mostly mix and mingle. Everyone ate lunch and then B opened her gifts…and that was about it. It was a really lovely time. Here is the beautiful bride with all of her shower hosts:
Left to right: her mother-in-law, Jolene; sister-in-law, Jenny; friend, Lauren; matron of honor, ME!; the beautiful bride; her mother, Ellen; her sister, Jenny; her other sister, Emily; and her sister-in-law, Jenny. Yes, they have a lot of Jennys in their family!
Stay tuned! Next up, I plan the Bachelorette Party.
What was your bridal shower like? Have you ever had to plan one?