I gave Jenna a bridal shower today — just a smallish gathering for mother, future mother-in-law and sisters. I just reviewed the pictures and decided that I’m a lousy photographer — or my current efforts to be present and enjoy the moment are so effective that I failed to get even half the photos I wanted.
I love setting a pretty table and I think today’s table was perhaps one of my better "sets" evah! It was so pretty! Fresh flowers, candles and even little glass hearts strewn about — photos? None.
The food at my house is never as good as the decor, but it turned out quite nice too — croissant sandwhiches with chicken salad, baked potato chips, fresh veggies and a very yummy strawberry cheesecake trifle. I did snap a quick photo right before we dug in …
but it’s not very good! The only picture I took of Jenna’s mom is blurry and I did NOT get one photo of her opening gifts. Not only that, I was enjoying myself so much I didn’t even write one thing down and I believe as hostess that was my job too!!
I did manage to snap this one, which is actually pretty special. This is grandma Bev, who we learned was engaged on Friday the 13th of June (just like Jenna) Now that’s a cool connection to have!
Not long ago, my sister Darci told me about a really fun FAVORITES party that she attended — everyone meets at the hostesses home and brings five of the same item — something they love, like a favorite candle, lotion, cleaning product, etc … So, I decided this would make a fun shower theme (and it did.) Everyone brought just three of the same item — one for Jenna and two that we drew names for.
We put all the items on my kitchen table. Jenna picked one and the person who brought it had to explain what she loved about it … as you can see, we had everything from disinfecting wipes to chocolate! My favorites were …
Method hand soap and plain kleenex boxes from Target, and I won a very handy dish scrubber that you put dish soap in and cool, colorful bandaids that come with antibiotic ointment! I found the whole experience delightful — we learned some fun things about each guest.