Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Lovely Shower

My middle sister's wedding shower was this past weekend and I was the hostess. I had plans to go all out with cute decorations (the theme was "1950's housewife") and a fun game, but with the two munchkins time got away from me and I ended up procrastinating on most of it until the night before. So opted for a few small decorations (copies of old bridal magazine covers), simple refreshments, and only the costume contest for a game. I stayed up really late the night before finishing the prize for the costume contest - a pink and black dotted apron. It turned out really cute, if I do say so myself. :) I also got up early the next morning to put out the refreshments and finish straightening up the house. Thankfully the kids (and Avery) slept in a bit so I had an hour or so to myself. My sister-in-law came over around 8:30 to fix mine and my sisters' hair to go with our costumes and then my sisters and mom showed up around 9. The rest of the guests came at 10 and it turned out to be a wonderful time! Considering my procrastination and overall tiredness I was very pleased with how it went.

Here's the refreshment table and my few decorations (my mom brought the flowers):

I was also thrilled to have nearly everyone dress up for the costume contest! I was so worried that it would just be me, my SIL, and my sisters dressing up. Everyone looked fantastic!

The beautiful bride.

My mom with Kirk.

The three sisters (I was the glamorous housewife-hostess).

The winner of the costume contest wearing her prize...literally everything she had on was vintage, down to her pantyhose and garters!!


  1. How cute are you? Looks like a fun shower. I'm going to a themed baby shower later in the month, and the theme is Alice in Wonderland. Everyone going is supposed to dress in a mismatched outfit. Should be interesting!

  2. That is awesome! Looks like so much fun. Your sister looks gorgeous. What's her secret to pulling off hot red lipstick? The few times I've tried in my life it looks horrible on me. I'm more of a lip gloss gal... but it looks wonderful on her!

    And good job on your apron. Beautiful!

  3. Bridget, she can pull off the red lipstick because she's so tan. :) She has an olive-toned complexion and I think that works better with bright colors. I look like a goon when I wear it. :)

  4. Very pretty, cute & lot more you are. Are you in really !!! Can't believe...

  5. Super cute apron! You ought to think about making those and selling them as a little side business. They're adorable!

  6. What a neat idea! The apron is so great and your guests are such good sports! :)

  7. Wow, what a fun shower!! And how great that everyone dressed up too....I love the three sisters picture! I have three sisters and it's so much fun when we are all able to be together.