Recently my mom and I threw a shower with another mother/daughter couple for one of our bride-to-be besties, Miss MM:
As you can see, MM's a real June Cleaver-to-be! (Soon to be Mrs. MME!)
Blue was the theme color of the day, so as to accompany our bride's upcoming wedding day color scheme. We knew this day had to be extra special so we could show this sweet bride how lovely she is and how we anticipate with joy the day of her marriage to Mr. DE.
I'll share a few little ideas we implemented to pull off the special day. And, I must credit our mothers and their party-planning expertise for the bulk of these cute ideas (!).
First things first, we had to make sure everything was pretty. If there is ever an excuse to pull out and polish our favorite serving pieces, this was surely it. What fun we had mixing and matching china patterns, silver trays, tea sets and more on this special and extra-ladylike day. Thanks to a combination of our mothers' splendid wedding-gift collections, we were able to make this lovely display in the formal dining room:
Using a silver tea set, our good friend Mrs. SM- an unofficial
professional florist, by our good fortune- stocked silver tea and coffee pots with seasonal garden delights. The spread was enough to make all the girls giddy. You can do the same with any unused tea accessories you may have. Re-invent your cups and tea pots to be votives, vases, candy jars and more. I'm a big fan of using tabletop accessories for unconventional purposes.
The ladies sipped on sherbet lemonade punch in pretty silver and crystal cups while gabbing about the upcoming nuptials.
A ladies tea it was, yes, but a food-less event was it not.
A busy bride needs her nutrition, and what better way to fuel up than on tasty treats like these:
Pimento, tuna and chicken salads gave us sustenance, and then we wasted not a second before diving into mid-afternoon desserts and treats.
Mint brownies with thematic and minty blue icing,
Scones (with blue sugar crystals, of course),
And last but not least, these monogrammed cupcakes, as a little preview of this bride's soon-to-be-new initials:
And since a shower's ultimate purpose is to shower the bride-to-be with necessities for her married life. I'd say MM did pretty well:
We love you, MM! Here's to your new Life as a Wife!