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Friday, September 12, 2008

Buddy has Gone Home / Planning a Bridal Shower

Well, Buddy left before I had a chance to nudge him out of "my spot." Nate came and got him yesterday afternoon. Bummer. I was so looking forward to taking a ride on his back. He's so docile though, that he would probably just lay there and let me sit on his back all day.

On a completely different topic, not involving Buddy, Woman is planning a bridal shower for Allie! What fun. Since most of you are married and all of you have probably attended a bridal shower or two in your day, Woman would like to know what kind of things you have done at bridal showers that you liked, and what things you found to be lame. She is planning a "tea time" themed shower, so any food ideas would also be helpful. The guests will all be ladies. The time is 1pm Sunday afternoon, so most of the ladies attending would be coming straight from church. Thanks for the help. I'm sure I'll be exiled to the back yard for the event, but I might get a peek or two in the window if I stand on my tip toes.

13 Comments:

  • At 11:13 AM, Blogger Mrs. D said…

    At my bridal shower, my sister passed around a small notebook and each guest wrote down their "marriage wisdom" for us. I had no idea they were doing this until the end of the shower when it was presented to me. Some of their comments were funny, some sweet - it was just a nice, sentimental gift.

     
  • At 12:08 PM, Blogger Rachel said…

    I had a 'tea time' bridal shower too! My aunties threw it at one of their houses and it was amazing - they had a teapot display - everyone brought their favorite teapot to the party, and it was really fun to look at all the different ones. Also, every single person had a different tea cup and saucer set - since all my aunts collect this stuff there were so many different ones. One of my aunts actually made me a tea cozy out of remnants from my wedding dress (I wore my mom's wedding dress and had it massively altered, so there was a lot of fabric left over).
    There were tea sandwiches, vegetables, dips, cookies, the usual.
    We played a few games and they gave out really good prizes, which is Key, I think. They played one game where all the guests got to look at me standing up for a minute, then I went away and they were given a question sheet asking stuff like "What color shoes was Rachel wearing? Was she wearing earrings? etc" then I came back in and they checked off the questions and whoever got the most right won a prize.
    Good luck!!

     
  • At 1:52 PM, Blogger AM said…

    I had to laugh. My bridesmaids hosted a shower for me, and it involved a drinking game. I had to take a shot everytime I answered a question wrong from a list of questions that had asked Jason about him/us. Thankfully, I knew most of the answers. I do like the idea of asking the groom questions and then asking the bride during the shower. Perhaps you can come up with some other "punishment" instead of taking shots...

     
  • At 2:28 PM, Blogger Tami said…

    I have never been to a bridal shower, but I don’t think you can ever go wrong with a cheese ball or mini sandwiches such as pimento cheese, or country ham on mini biscuits. I would try to select food that can be prepared beforehand as much as possible. You already know that though; you have great-looking parties!
    I loved reading the comments on this post for keepsake and game ideas :)

     
  • At 3:04 PM, Blogger Goodboy Norman Featherstone said…

    am - We are going to stuff a piece of gum in her mouth for each question she gets wrong!

     
  • At 4:21 PM, Blogger The Devil Dog said…

    Oh dear, mom's shower was so long ago she can barely remember. We think it is so wrong that you will be relegated to the outside. Mom would never do that to me! I think.

    Roxy

     
  • At 4:33 PM, Blogger Puddleglum said…

    No suggestions, 'cause Mom's not around and I have no idea what a bridal shower is. Maybe when you are in a rain shower with a bunch of married women?...

    Sad day-- I wish I could see a pic of you going "Tonto" on Buddy.

     
  • At 4:34 PM, Blogger Puddleglum said…

    I mean... Silver...

     
  • At 9:56 AM, Blogger Priscilla said…

    I've done teas for years and years.

    You must have scones. They are easy to make but you can buy mixes. Pick moist scones as we Americans do not like the dry British ones. Since it's fall, I would make pumpkin (because I love pumpkin)

    Cucumber sandwiches are another must have.

    I Posted recipes in my archives 9.16.06 and 9.18.06

    Lets see if I can link them

    http://elvispug.blogspot.com/2006/09/tea-party-recipes.html

    http://elvispug.blogspot.com/2006/09/tea-party.html

     
  • At 9:15 AM, Blogger Nevis said…

    I think "light" food is a must...since most ladies are either on diets and with a bride, I'm sure she'll already be planning on loosing some weight...most of us ladies are! :P Lots of cucumber sandwiches, cruditites, scones, mini Croissants, Quiche, chocolate fondue, etc.

     
  • At 9:35 AM, Blogger Goodboy Norman Featherstone said…

    Yes, when you get a group of women together, they are all spontaneously dieting. I think it's a peer pressure thing. More food for me!

     
  • At 1:23 PM, Blogger Page said…

    It's true! Women are always dieting in groups. I, however, say as long as you have cake you're good to go. I'm not much of a game person, but I do like the one where the future groom has to answer questions about the bride and then the group guesses the questions and afterwards she answers. Whoever gets the most right wins! (I won a mini bottle of champagne once from that game. Maybe that's why I like it so much.)

     
  • At 10:07 AM, Blogger Nevis said…

    and you've got to do that ritual thing with the bows and ribons into a faux bouquet!

     

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