|The front of the invitations|
Prior to the shower, I asked all the women in my family to gather up their favorite recipes so we could compile a recipe book for the bride. The finished product was amazing! Somewhere around 80 recipes complete with pictures of the recipe and the recipe-giver. I am so proud and thankful for all the work these ladies did to get it completed. All I had to do was print and assemble the book. I also made one for myself in the process:
I am thrilled with the ways these recipe books came out and am saving the templates so we can continue to add to them in the future. This was a very fun project!
We had a brunch shower which was a delight to menu plan for: mimosas, coffee, breakfast ham cups, fresh fruit salad, and gluten-free, dairy-free coffee cake. Yum. And, it gave me an excuse to bring out the china set that we've been storing but never used.
I also decided to theme the shower "date night". For one, because I love having themes for parties and also because the happy couple won't get a chance to take a honeymoon for awhile so I wanted to make sure they had plenty of ready-to-go dates for the first part of their married lives. And they did get many amazing dates! From picnics to campfires, fondue to river floating, pizza night to a night in, the creativity from each person was inspiring!
We played some games of course (because what is a shower without some games) but I tried to pick some non-corny ones. Here were our games:
We also created toilet paper lingerie in teams and there were some very unique creations!
And the rest of the time we visited and just enjoyed one another's company. What a joy to celebrate this new season in their lives. And what a beautiful sunset we caught that night during our picnic at the lake.
We are very excited for the wedding in a couple of weeks. After that we'll be sure to share the projects we've been working on for the wedding too!