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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 πŸ˜‰ ]

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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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Present time!!!

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Because really aren’t the presents the real reason anyone gets married anyways, right?!? πŸ˜‰

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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’. πŸ™‚

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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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ˜‰ Oh well.

Good night!!

1 Evan Thomas May 30, 2010 at 8:49 pm

The toilet paper dresses are too funny!
I think you should just rename this post “Hint, hint, Anthony” πŸ˜‰

2 Jessica @ The Process of Healing May 30, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Haha agreed!

3 Jessica @ The Process of Healing May 30, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Haha looooove all the hints for Anthony!! I totally thought that was a real ring on Kelly at first.. I was about to say!!!

4 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) May 30, 2010 at 8:51 pm

What kind of camera bag do you use? I’ve been looking for one but haven’t come across anything pretty yet not bulky. Any suggestions?

5 Meghann May 30, 2010 at 8:55 pm

I have this bag in a different color and LOVE it!!

http://www.golla.com/#/en/bags/cam/story/brown

I got it at Target!

6 jennyinnewyork May 30, 2010 at 8:57 pm

That looks like such a fun bridal shower! I was so sad I missed my older sisters. I was in Italy at the time, so my family Skyped me in haha.

The food looks GREAT

7 adrienmelaine May 30, 2010 at 8:58 pm

I LOVE bridal showers! This one is a lot tamer than the ones I’ve been too, but fabulous none the less- the food looked great, ladies looked great- bride, even better!

Happy to hear you had such a great time!

8 runningwithsass May 30, 2010 at 9:18 pm

looks like so much fun! I love bridal showers!

9 Kellie May 30, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Scones and cream puffs. Yumm! I am a sucker for any dessert though. I usually plant myself by the dessert table.

10 christina cadden May 30, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Awe, looks like a fun day!

11 Julie @ Pickley Pear May 30, 2010 at 9:59 pm

What a fun shower! I’m not a huge fan of traditional showers, and this adds a fun twist with great food and a theme!

12 caronae May 30, 2010 at 10:28 pm

Tea party is the perfect theme for a bridal shower. I love it! Scones, mini sandwiches, pretty hats. What could be better? πŸ™‚

13 Run Sarah May 30, 2010 at 10:32 pm

What a fun idea for a shower! I have a friend that this idea will be PERFECT for her once she ties the knot.

14 Lisa @ bakebikeblog May 30, 2010 at 10:35 pm

oooh what fun! That all looks so so good! What a great party πŸ™‚

15 Jackie (Peaces of Earth) May 30, 2010 at 10:40 pm

How cute!!! I’ve been to a tea party before. The place we went to collected hats and boas and we got to pick out which ones we wanted to wear and eat scones and drink tea. It was so lovely and proper. Congrats to the bride to be!

16 Erin May 30, 2010 at 10:48 pm

What a fun party. Love all the dresses! I want one of my good friends to get engaged so I can go to a fun party, too. πŸ˜‰

17 ellaroo88 May 30, 2010 at 11:11 pm

I love the idea of a tea party- it’s classy! Kelly toilet paper dress is SO cute- I can’t believe it stayed together

18 rebecca lustig May 30, 2010 at 11:13 pm

SOO fun!

19 carolineatsea May 30, 2010 at 11:36 pm

mmm I miss Too Jays!! I’m from Florida but I’m away at school.. they have such great food

20 Laura May 31, 2010 at 12:14 am

Everyone looks beautiful and the food looks delicious! πŸ™‚

Random question! Five weeks ago, my sister-in-law gave birth to my very first niece, Riley. Everyone in both families are already trying to figure out who she takes after the most, and my SIL and her mother both think that she looks like me. However, someone else stated firmly that nobody really looks that much like their aunt, and I randomly thought of your family! I thought I remembered seeing a photo of your aunt on one of your posts and thinking that she looked exactly like your sister Kelly. Is that right, or am I mixing her up with your mum, who she obviously also resembles! πŸ™‚

21 Meghann May 31, 2010 at 6:50 am

My Mom and my Aunt Liz are identical twins. πŸ™‚

22 angiismyname June 10, 2010 at 1:27 am

I think i look more like your mom meggy when she was younger. its weird.

23 Kerry May 31, 2010 at 2:45 am

The flower pots and bridal boxes of skittles are super cute! The toilet paper actually looks good! haha! xx

24 britchickruns May 31, 2010 at 3:08 am

That looks like fun – I love the theme!! Oh how I wish I was throwing a bridal shower…:(
I’m glad it weny well though πŸ™‚

25 amystartstorun May 31, 2010 at 3:56 am

What a great idea having a tea party themed bridal shower!

I added you to my blogroll, you’ve been quite the inspiration!

26 caitlin May 31, 2010 at 8:21 am

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH I JUST SCREAMED SO LOUD.

i thought kelly was engaged!!!

27 ActiveEggplant May 31, 2010 at 8:57 am

We have a Too Jay’s in Sarasota & I always thought it was a “one and only” restaurant – I had no idea it was actually a chain!

28 Anthony May 31, 2010 at 9:49 am

Thank you meghann for the hints. So all i need is a couple rolls of toilet paper and a plastic ring and im good right?

29 Paige May 31, 2010 at 11:55 am

Haaaaaaa awesome!

30 Marissa May 31, 2010 at 9:49 am

Aww, that sounds like so much fun! Sometimes its just really great to cut loose and celebrate with friends. And berries are my weakness too; every week now I run straight to the produce section in the grocery store to see if the price is low enough to buy yet! I’m still holding out for my beloved blueberries!

31 The Linz May 31, 2010 at 11:19 am

LOVE the tea party idea. Looks so cute and fun with the little flower pots and yummy food. Sounds like you girls had a wonderful time!

32 missyrayn May 31, 2010 at 11:56 am

I love tea themed bridal showers. Suits my style and I love that my friends love them.

My favorite wedding shower gift is a cute white nighty for the the first year of marriage, a cotton nighty for the 2nd and cotton PJ’s for the rest of the marriage. Always get a laugh.

33 Suburban Sweetheart May 31, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Oh, I love this theme! What a cute idea. Looks like a lot of fun!

34 dianacheung May 31, 2010 at 3:56 pm

WAIT A SECOND…shouldn’t there be a HINT HINT DERICK????????

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