When guests walked in, there was a place to put the recipes that they brought and which table they were to sit at.
We went to thrift stores and bought tea cups and tea pots, they were really cheap! We planted flowers into our tea pots using them as centerpieces, if you missed that post check it out here. At the end we gave it to the oldest guest at each table. Our guests loved it!
We also made Tea Cup Candles as favors for our guests. They doubled as an additional centerpiece attraction. People actually loved all of the different tea cups and being able to swap them with each other.
While everyone waited around, we had a guessing game for people to guess how many pieces of candy were in the containers. One jar was my favorite candy and the other was his! We didn’t really want to do games, so this was the main one.
When I opened gifts, we had a 7 min timer. Every time the timer went off, the person whose gift I was opening received a prize! It kept everyone interested so they didn’t get bored watching me open the gifts.
I don’t have a picture of our food table but we had cucumber, turkey, and chicken salad finger sandwiches with a regular and a fruit salad. We also served hot and cold tea for our beverages.
Dessert was everyone’s favorite part! My maid of honor made red velvet and regular madelines, some were even dipped in chocolate. They are one of my favorite cookies so I was extremely excited about them!
We also had sugar cookies made in the shape of tea cups, tea pots, and cupcakes. There were cupcakes as well of course!
Since I just got a new DSLR camera and we couldn’t find thank you’s online that Mother and I liked, we had a mini-photo shoot on the kitchen table! Here was our favorite picture that we took, it incorporated everything from the shower.
I had them printed as photo cards and I sent the picture below as my thank you cards! The theme of the bridal shower continued even through the thank yous.
I had the best time ever and I couldn’t have asked for a better bridal shower. It flew by so fast but it was great seeing family and friends and celebrating our future marriage. I not only had fun at the shower itself but making everything with my mother and bonding before I left “the nest”.
It feels like it has been months since I last blogged even though it has only been a few weeks. I have been so busy lately with the bridal shower that I haven’t had time to blog. Now that it has past, I have been writing thank yous. I am still not done yet but it has been so long and I have missed blogging!
I really want to do a Bridal Shower round up but before I can do that I want to share a few more things we have made!
You have already seen my Tea Cup Candles that were our favors, but I haven’t shared our Teapot Centerpieces!!
While my mother and I were thrift store shopping, we were looking for teapots too. I must say, these are extremely hard to find! But we found 11 and that was perfect because we had 9 tables!
We set our Tea Cup Candles around the teapots so they both ended up being part of our centerpieces!
These were really easy to make too!
We went to Lowe’s 3 weeks before the shower to buy the flowers. We bought ones that were just budding or had just bloomed. That way they would be just blooming and not dying by the day of the bridal shower.
We happened to buy a few that were already in bloom and we actually couldn’t use them . Mom planted them in her flower bed though so it was okay.
Some of the smaller flowers were for the teapots!
The week before the shower, we planted them in the teapots to let them adapt to their new pot.
We have a lot of deer and we didn’t want them to eat our plants so we did pull them inside every night. We weren’t taking that risk! We also watered them at least twice a day. These plants were NOT dying on our watch!
I ended up giving them away to the oldest person at each table; everyone was so chatty after that! I heard comments like “Oh now we have to tell each other our age *giggle giggle*” and “Yes! That’s me!”.
So everyone loved it! Best part was we left the tags in them so people knew what they were and they could plant them in their garden! We also gave them the lids so not only did they have cute flowers but if they washed the teapot, they had a cute teapot too that wasn’t going to die.
There was only one left and it was my favorite pot with my favorite flower, what a wonderful coincidence I gladly kept it for myself!
Next week I am going to share are our Thank You cards Mother and I made, make sure you check back next week!