The beautiful, blushing bride to be...Veronica with her bouquet of ribbons. Don't forget when hosting a shower to ask a guest or two to put together a bouquet from all of the ribbons on the gift wrap for the bride to carry down the aisle at the rehearsal.
LOVE pictures :: I took four of Veronica & Brendan's engagement photos and edited them using picmonkey.com and added the letters L-O-V-E to them and printed them out in a large size and hung them up as decorations at the party.
Family Recipes :: I asked everyone to contribute family recipes to give Veronica...it was a family treasure (read more about these adorable recipe cards in this post)
The Food :: Usually I just have appetizers & desserts at showers that I host, but this time we had lunch, which inclued this delectable pretzel sandwiches from Kramer's Market ~ so tasty! For more great appetizer recipes for your party, check out these great snacks on my blog.
More Decorations :: I made a sweet pink banner using my Custom Cutting System from Creative Memories to make this cool banner (same font as the wedding invites). The banner could easily be made using a cricut, or even printing out some kind of template online.
Sweets! Delicious cupcakes made by a friend of mine, and Cake Pops from Sweet Lucy's Cakery. I've been opting for small desserts at parties instead of big cakes lately. Everyone seems to like the bite-sized treats.
The Bride & The Matron of Honor
Games we played...
Candy Guess -- how many mints in the jar?
Purse Raid (see printable here)
How well do you know the bride? (I put a spin on this one...asked the groom to fill out the questionaire as well, just to see what his answers would be --it was fun!)
What are some of your favorite things to do at a wedding shower? Do you have cool decorating ideas? Fun games to play? A favorite recipe to share?