About 2 weeks before my wedding, my bridesmaids threw me the best bridal shower ever. I wanted something low-key and casual. At first, a couple of the girls suggested having it in a restaurant. Since it is customary for the bridesmaids to all plan and pay for the shower, I didn’t want them to spend too much by having it in a restaurant, which can get pricey in New York City. So I happily offered my place to host the party, which the girls accepted.
Although there was no theme to the shower, there was a theme for the food: breakfast and brunch. My favorite meal of the day is breakfast! To minimize the amount of food they needed to make, the girls did a combination of pre-prepared foods from the store and some homemade goodies. The day before the party, they went shopping at Costco for the veggies, fruit, lox, spinach pies, scallops & bacon, and quiches. The curry chicken salad and banana bread was made the night before. And the day of, they bought fresh bagels and made the upside down apple french toast.
It was all so delicious! And for drinks, we had champagne with sliced strawberries. The maid of honor had borrowed the flutes from a friend.
After our feast, the girls had lined up a few games for the guests to play. One of them was word scramble.
Here are the guidelines to Word Scramble:
Put together a list of scrambled words that are common with a wedding ceremony and reception. Use words such as bride, groom, gifts, cake, flowers, ring. (dirbe, romog,tigfs,kace,woferls,girn) Make sure to have enough copies for the guests. The first person to finish gets a prize. (If no one finished within 10 to 15 minutes, award the prize to the person with the most right answers.)
After the guests played their games, it was my turn! Which was a total surprise to me. They put together “the newlywed game” on a DVD. It was absolutely brilliant and so much fun! For those of you that don’t know what the newlywed game is, the idea is to see how well the groom knows the bride and vice versa.
Before the bridal shower, they spent some time with GT and a video camera and asked him about 20 questions or so about me, himself and our relationship: Where was your first kiss? What’s his/her most annoying habit? How many kids do you want to have? Etc. At the bridal shower, I was asked the same questions and they played his responses.
The shower ended with gift opening and some delicious cake! Then, each of the guests parted with a goodie bag full of candles, sweets, and makeup.
Thank you my loves for the best shower a bride can ask for!