Monday, June 29, 2009

Bridal Shower (continued)...

My daughter's bridal shower was held on Saturday. Good times! I'd promised that I would fill you in on some of the fun shower games that we played, and I won't disappoint but I thought I'd also set the stage a bit for the shower by showing you the invitation and telling you about the "theme" of the shower.

My friend, "M", is a whiz at card making. Seriously, she is the best. She makes the cutest cards and invitations around. This time she outdid herself. You might recall that my daughter's colors for her wedding are black and white. "M" kept with this theme and made this invitation...

It's hard to tell from the photo, but the card is folded in thirds -- the top flap folds up and the bottom damask flap folds down to reveal the invitation information.

The theme of the shower was "Around the Clock." Each guest is asked to bring a gift that would be used during a particular hour of the day. For example one guest might be assigned the time of 8am -- another 1pm, and another 10pm. The beauty of having an "Around-the-Clock" shower is that the bride gets an assortment of gifts -- rarely are there duplicates. For example, my daughter received towels, a griddle, bath fragrances, a waffle iron, and a beautiful robe for the early morning hours. For the afternoon hours she received a picnic basket, day at a spa, a gardening kit, and everything she needed to make a batch of cookies for the afternoon hours. The evening hours provided them with bedding, movies, a throw blanket, jammies, ice cream maker, place mats, candle holder, etc. Friends and family members become very imaginative with their time slots which makes it a lot of fun! For example, one friend, assigned the afternoon hours, gave her a sour dough starter that is purported to be 110 years old. (That's a good thing, for those of you who aren't familiar with sour dough starters!) She also gave her some spoons and a mixing bowl. Fun, imaginative ideas!

Because the shower started at 10:30 in the morning, it was suggested we have a brunch, which was a great idea. I baked a strata that is one of my all-time favorites. We also had fresh fruit and an assortment of blueberry and banana chocolate chip muffins.

Later today I'll give you three shower game ideas...

5 comments:

Jan said...

Love the brunch idea -- and the black/white theme is so pretty! Love it!

Pat said...

I LOVE the Around the Clock theme!! What a great idea. I'm going to have to tuck that one away for my niece or nephew.

BTW, I had purchased one of your cupcake totes for my 3 1/2 year old grand daughter. I chose to give it to her at her little ballet recital instead of the usual bouquet of flowers. She loved it, and immediately used it to carry her ballet slippers. All of the other mini ballarinas were soooo jealous!

Maryam said...

Mmmm... good memories! Love ya!
PS come over and see the new color in my room. I am loving it more and more each day.

Cole said...

Around the clock....That might work for a baby shower too....I might have to tuck that one away IF I have one of those in my future

Jenni said...

Black and white? Awesome! So elegant!