Monday, November 1, 2010

Bridal Shower

So I am all packed and waiting for Jim to take me to the airport.  I'm flying to Utah for a few days to celebrate Cali's 21st birthday with her!  I can't wait to see my three kids.

While I wait I thought I'd do a little blog updating from our crazy party filled week last week.

Saturday morning I helped my friend Cathy put on a bridal shower for her daughter Nicole.  I have known Cathy, through CM, for about 17 years.  Cathy has been battling anal cancer the last few years and is currently cancer free - yeah!  For the last year she has been going through an alternative treatment program and as a result her energy level is greatly reduced.

She just didn't have the energy or strength to put on the kind of bridal shower she wanted to have for her daughter so she asked me to help and I was happy too!!

She asked me to put on the kind of shower I would do if it was my daughter getting married.

Nicole loves pink, feminine, ruffly etc.  Since the wedding itself was going to be very urban we wanted to go all out with the pink and feminine stuff for the shower.

In addition to myself, several of Cathy's friends helped with the food and we had a nice assortment of treats.

We added a lot of fun vintage touches including some beautiful flowers that one of Cathy's friends put together for us.
 I borrowed my neighbors 1920 typewriter to have guests leave a message for the new bride.  Fortunately I was able to find a ribbon that fit it on the internet.
 I used my Scrabble game to spell out the name of the bride and groom.

 I brought along some of my old vintage books for decor too.

 And I made a banner out of paper doilies that looked pretty above the serving table.

We also had a mini cupcake decorating bar which was lots of fun. The guests each decorated four cupcakes and took them home with them. We had lots of fun decorating items!

 Here's the pretty bride to be enjoying her cupcakes.

Mother and her daughters!  Cathy, Hailey (home from BYU for the weekend) and Nicole.

Cathy told me that the day was everything she dreamed it would be.  Nicole's friends were texting to say it was the BEST bridal shower they had been to and they had been to a lot so I was happy!

I left the shower to go over and do a personal stylist appointment.  From there I picked up Cali's Homecoming Dress and got home in time to get some things ready for the Thespian Halloween Bash and the birthday party we were going to that night - what a day!!!

1 comment:

Cali Wilkes said...

My homecoming dress? I haven't been to homecoming in forever. :)