Monday, July 27, 2009

A Bridal Shower

On Saturday, I hosted a bridal shower/brunch for Kristen. I should have taken more photos- but I wanted to share some shower tidbits with you'all.
Since the shower was at 10am, I didn't want the traditional cake- it just seems so heavy in the morning. So, I checked with the Target bakery, and they iced 24 sugar cookies for me, in orange and pink, and monogrammed each cookie- all for $10.99! The cookies were a huge hit.
I'm not a huge fan of shower games, but I felt like we needed at least 1 game. I found a 'guess the spice' game online, and it went over pretty well. I filled 8 little snack sized ziplock baggies with different spices (oregano, coriander, chili powder, etc) and numbered each bag. Each guest had to guess which spice was enclosed based on the appearance and the smell. The game took about 10 minutes- the winner got 5 out of the 8 spices correct.
I was a little concerned about my budget for the shower- if I would have had the energy, I could have saved some money on the muffin mix and juice with coupons. Including the invites, stamps, flowers, cookies, etc- I spent about $50. Which isn't TOO bad. I printed the invitations myself on some nice 8 1/2 by 11 paper from Hobby Lobby and another bridesmaid helped with the food costs, by bringing the breakfast casserole and fruit.
Overall, I think the shower went wonderfully- I wouldn't mind hosting a few more at our house! Hopefully, not while I'm 30+ weeks pregnant though!

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