5.28.2009

jenny's shower

Last Friday, I got to help throw a bridal shower luncheon for my sil Jenny. Keeping things simple, we stuck with a yellow + gold theme with an around the clock twist. Each guest was assigned a different time of day and brought gifts that Jenny might use at that time.Invites: were very basic, straight out of my printer and tucked into curry-colored A2 envelopes Paper Source, jazzed up with yellow+gold paper liners. I enclosed a time tag with gold satin ribbon {not shown}.
Decorations: A little hard to see in the picture, but I whipped up a fabric banner and added gold stickers that read "Happily Ever After." We wrapped potted yellow daisies with extra yellow+gold paper from envelope liners and yellow satin ribbon. To reiterate the around-the-clock theme, a pretty wooden clock served both as the centerpiece and a door prize.Entertainment: We pinned a mini daisy clothespin to each guest's shirt...And told them they weren't allowed to cross legs or ankles for the entire shower. If you spied someone with legs crossed, you could steal her clothespin! The lady with the most clothespins at the end of the shower won the clock centerpiece. It was highly entertaining...It's so easy to cross your legs without even realizing it! We also tucked a little card at each guest's place setting where they could offer up some advice for the bride-to-be. After everyone jotted down a few pearls of wisdom, some of Jenny's favorites were read aloud.
Food: Giant croissants stuffed with delicious chicken salad, fresh fruit, sweet lemon bars sprinkled with powdered sugar, and the most amazing lemon-layer ice cream dessert!Favors: We sent each lovely lady home with a square of yellow pineapple scented soap, wrapped in coordinating paper and satin ribbon.

5 comments:

daniella said...

Can you be my friend in real life, please? Everything looks divine and beautiful.

project simple life said...

Everything was lovely...thank you again!

Becca said...

Awesome Jess. Both showers look grand. I can't believe you pulled it all off. I love those invites. So classy and chic. All the decorations are so great. I love the izzie soda for Kellie's shower-it coordinated so well. You are superwoman!

Dana said...

Wow, Jess! These showers looked amazing! I can't imagine planning them from a distance too. I had a hard enough time planning one in my hometown!

Cottage Mommy said...

Wow! Three blog posts! You are back on the blogging bandwagon...I can see why you were absent for awhile. (Besides having a brand new baby)! You are amazing...so creative! Lovely showers - what lucky friends to have you putting on their special parties! Your trip sounds like it was wonderful...I don't get people that don't like new babies...re: airplane glares. Something is wrong with those people! Graham is beautiful as well!