Love Tweet Love: Emily’s Bridal Shower

Less than two months until my big sister’s big day! Last Sunday, me, Roberta, and my mom (Lan) hosted Emily’s wedding shower.

Of course, since I was involved in the shower planning, there were no games of any kind (we all know how I feel about shower games).

Emily’s wedding “theme” is a country feel with yellow and gray colors and birds. So we used the same theme for her shower. Emily, being Emily, even coordinated her outfit with the shower theme – she likes everything to match.

Roberta and I decorated for the shower with white tissue paper pom-poms hanging from the ceiling and white doily garland. We bought fresh yellow and white flowers and arranged them in a variety of glass mason jars, bottles, little vases, and an old antique metal watering can for the table centerpiece. We used lace ribbon as much as possible, tying it around the jars of flowers and using it to hang the pom-poms. We also hung black-and-white photos of Sean and Emily from the fireplace mantel with the lace ribbon and adorable bird clips. The table was covered with a yellow tablecloth and a lace overlay. We even wrapped the plastic ware in yellow napkins and doilies tied with twine.

Roberta and I had the most fun with the favors. We found adorable mini burlap bags, which we filled with yellow, gray and white candies (M&M’s, jelly beans, salt water taffies, champagne bubbles, and lollipop sticks). We created a tag for the favor bag that said “Love Tweet Love” with lovebird clipart that I designed on the back.

Lan, Roberta and I also planned the menu and made most of it ourselves, except for mini tea sandwiches, pretzel bites, and pasta salad that we purchased (we can only do so much ourselves, folks). The rest was homemade:
Spinach Tarts
Tomato and Onion Quiche
Hot Pizza Dip
Cheddar Bacon Dip
Creamy Fruit Salad
Asian Slaw
Vegetable Tray
Lemonade Pineapple Punch
Vanilla Cupcakes
Lemon Bars
Chocolate Drop Pretzels

I’m proud to say that, at nearly 9 months pregnant, I decorated 48 cupcakes, covering half of them in white flowers that took forever to pipe. Although my back was killing me afterwards, the results were worth it.

It was a lot of work, but we loved hosting Emily’s shower and hope she enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed planning it. If you’d like recipes for any of our shower menu items, please let me know – I’d be happy to share!

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3 Responses to Love Tweet Love: Emily’s Bridal Shower

  1. Louisa-this was top notch!!!! Your efforts were just beautiful & I know Emily loved all of it! Her yellow and gray theme came through in an elegant way! I woule love, love the recipe for the tomato & onion quiche…it was soooo delicious! Thanks for including me!

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