Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Celebrating a Bride-to-Be

Last weekend I had the honor of attending a lovely bridal shower/bachelorette party in tribute to my friend, Heather, celebrating the marriage of her and her husband-to-be, Rico.

A close friend, Amanda, hosted the event. She went with a picnic theme. The decorations looked great!

Loved the centerpieces.

The party favors were homemade bath salts Heather's good friend from home brought for each of the guests.

Well done Amanda.

I was excited when the food came out: fresh fruit, sandwiches, pasta, and spinach salad. It couldn't get much better than that. 

A delicate feast!

This was a fun idea: Sharpie pens + popsicle sticks + a jar. Each guest wrote down a date idea and put it in the jar. Later, the married couple can draw from the jar and go on whatever date the popsicle stick suggests.

Another activity: Amanda made little envelopes. Each envelope had a picture of a random (mostly very good-looking) man inside. One of the envelopes had the groom. Whoever opened his photo won a prize.  

Heather's envelope had the groom. What are the odds...

There were lots of laughs all around.

But then...

What is this? Not what you think. No, not strippers. Well...sort of, but not really. We are much too sophisticated for that. They actually put on more clothes at the end of the dance than they had at the beginning. Haha.

It was still highly amusing. Heather liked it. ;)


I was so glad to be a part of her celebration. I'm looking forward to their wedding this weekend!

Congratulations are in order for the happy couple!!!



  1. That looks like a gorgeous shower, I love the date idea Popsicle sticks!

    1. Indeed it was a gorgeous shower! Definitely an exciting time in life. :)

  2. Wow!! looks like so much of fun!! :D
    The Popsicle sticks and envelope idea were really cute!! :)

    (Found your link in BBN ) :)