The theme of the shower was "Cupcakes and Cocktails". And you guessed it, we had cupcakes and cocktails a plenty. The cupcakes were delicately hand crafted by me (I'm lieing). We ordered them from a bakery using a Groupon. Lemon and yellow cupcakes:
For the cocktails, I made a Raspberry Champagne Spritzer adapted from a Padma Lakshmi recipe and we had "Cupcake" wine in red and white varieties. I bedazzled the "bride-to-be" wine glass (97 cents) using scrapbook stickers found at Wal-Mart. Total cost = $5
Of course we had way more wine than spritzer, but everyone kept drinking the spritzer. The recipe was designed to individually serve in glasses, so I winged it to create a self-serve bowl of the spritzer.
What you need:
3 bottles extra dry champagne
About 9 scoops of Raspberry sherbert (3 per bottle)
5 to 7 fresh mint leaves
Garnish with strawberries
Place mint leaves and sherbert in bottom of serving bowl. Pour champagne over the top, mix and serve.
As for the food table, we made these DIY floral centerpieces out of wine bottles. Instructions here.
The shower was from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. so we had light snacks including my 3 ingredient sausage balls, dill dip and veggies, fruit kabobs, antipasto kabobs, Gouda dip w/ pita chips and spinach dip & chips (not pictured). Yumm-o.
Floating candles in mason jars for some easy DIY coffee table decor:
We had each guest fill out these cards for her memory book:
Before she opened gifts, we played a game where Courtney had to guess what answers Tanner had given to 15 questions. Questions were like "What is one thing Courtney would throw out of Tanner's closet?" and "What does Tanner love most about Courtney?" [Answer = boobs for inquiring minds. Typical man.] Each question that their answers didn't match up, she had to put a piece a gum in her mouth. It was pretty comical:
Then it was present time:
And lastly we had a photo shoot with the bride-to-be:
|Court + Me / Erin (co-hostess) + Court / Court's flower girl / Court, her sister Kaleena (co-hostess) & step-sister Lindsay (my freshman roomie in the dorms)|
|Megan who is due any day now! And Janice and baby Wyatt. He is so, so presh!|
I can't wait for the big day Courtney. You are going to be a beautiful bride and I'm honored to stand by your side. XOXO