Sunday, May 30, 2010

Three Cheers for the Future Mrs. R!

by Meghann on May 30, 2010

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No, not Kelly!

She had a little too excited modeling the plastic rings on the table. [hint, hint Anthony ;) ]

I meant three cheers for April!

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The bridal shower was so much fun! April’s bridesmaids did a fantastic job throwing the tea party themed shower. I was able to take away a lot of great ideas for any bridal showers I may or may not host in the near future. [hint, hint again Anthony!]

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The theme for the shower was ‘afternoon tea party.’ I thought tea party theme was cute and very fitting of April’s proper taste and style. The invitation requested all guests wear big hats and their Sunday best.

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The maid of honor, Carissa, did an outstanding job on the food. She had out all my favorite tea time favorites including: scones, cucumber sandwiches, and chicken salad.

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The tables were decorated with colorful flowers, tea pots, tea cups, and tea books.

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Each table setting was marked with a personal flower pot and a tiny bridal box of skittles.

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When time came for lunch I loaded my plate with a chicken salad sandwich, salad, chips & salsa, scones, and a cucumber sandwich. Yum!

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On my dessert plates I had a piece of the amazing fruit tart, 2 cream puffs, and chocolate covered strawberries.

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I went back for more of the fruit tart. I could have easily ate the whole tart – berries are my weakness. :)

One of my favorite parts of any bridal shower are the games you get to play. Especially the ‘how well do you know the bride/groom’ games – I’m sucker for fun trivia!

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We played a purse game where we earned so many points for what items we had in our purse. Unfortunately I didn’t bring my purse, but I did have my camera bag! I have to say for just having my camera bag I did pretty good. My camera bag turns into my purse when I travel, so I had a lot of the random items such as advil, gum, business cards, etc in it. However, I still didn’t even begin to compete with some of the older ladies whose purses weigh more than I do. I guess I need to start carrying around an extra toothbrush, nail file, tweezers, and flashlight in my purse before I can even begin to compete!

We also split into four groups and competed in a toilet paper dress off.

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Kelly made such a beautiful bride. [hint, hint Anthony!!]

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Toilet paper walk off!

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Even though my Mom was our direct competition, I have to say she made a pretty beautiful bride herself. :)

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Present time!!!

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Because really aren’t the presents the real reason anyone gets married anyways, right?!? ;)

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Kelly and I thought of a cute idea for our gift. We purchased a sexy negligee and a comfy set of pajamas. We put both in the bag and labeled the sexy negligee ‘For Him’ and the comfy pjs ‘For You’. :)

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The party wrapped up around 5:00pm and Kelly, Mom, and I hit up a few stores before they closed at 6:00. Then we called the boys and asked if they wanted to meet us for dinner at Too Jays.

I ordered the baked tilapia which was served with a citrus salsa, steamed broccoli, and fresh fruit.

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The dish came from the heart healthy side of the menu. It was very light and quite good. The perfect dinner out if you ask me. :)

On top of all the food mentioned above I also snuck a few more bites of scones, a bite of chocolate cake, and another creme puff. I feel like there may have been a bit of a sugar overload because I’m on the verge of entering a sugar coma. The thought of being in bed by 9:00 is very, very appealing.

I am such a party animal. ;) Oh well.

Good night!!

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