Saturday, March 17, 2012

mustaches, crowns, and bingo: my bridal shower!

I'm finally on spring break! It felt like it was never going to come.

But before I talk about anything else, I just must share with you my amazing bridal shower from last Saturday. It was just lovely, and it was thrown by my mom and sister. They came down to Tampa to do it for me, since there's not really one city in the country where most of my friends live aside from the group I have in Tampa (that's for another day...but in case you didn't know, I moved to Tampa after college knowing no one for a job opportunity and have built a life for myself here...my girlfriends live around the country).

It was just lovely!

They put out fresh flowers everywhere, which I just love. And my mom made a bridal bingo game that was a big hit.
My sister's game idea was super cute! She told everyone a question she had asked both of us and then told everyone one of our answers. If they thought I said it they put on the crown, and if they thought Tim said it they put on the mustache! People had fun with that one.
A shot of the food table before the food went out. I love the lanterns and the pictures hanging up over the towel cake and the cupcake tree. My mom also got m&m's with our names on them!
They were so proud of the towel cake (it was a linen shower), and I loved all the purple details. They hung the LOVE banner Tim and I had used in our engagement pictures, and my mom made sweet tea.
People had fun with the mustaches and crowns. Most people are in the picture, but my mom took it and another girlfriend stopped by a little later.
Me and Tim's step-mom before the party started.
Me and the hosts...I love all the patterns going on here.
Opening presents. It was so fun to open presents, and what was even more fun was that some of the stuff had to be ordered so I've been getting packages all week with the gifts I learned about in the cards I was given. People were so generous, and I am so thankful.
And just for fun...

I love my mom and sister so much! They worked so hard on this shower, and it was so wonderful. I had a great time with girlfriends in Tampa, and I was so thankful most of them were there to share this special day with me. 

I think my next big wedding event will be my bachelorette party! I'm headed to Vegas, and I don't even know who all is going!! One of my bridesmaids, Kim, is organizing the whole thing! I know there are 9 people, but I don't even know who! It's really fun...and I need to stop trying to guess and ruin the surprise. 

This wedding stuff really is a lot of work...and stress, but I know the memories will all be worth it. We're still deciding on honeymoon location, but I think we've got it narrowed down. I'll let you know once we solidly book. 

17 comments:

Vicki said...

I *LOVE* the crown & mustache game idea ... that's adorable!!!! Your shower looked like a lot of fun! :)

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Sarah said...

They did such a great job! Everything was so cute!!

Sarah said...

They did such a great job! Everything was so cute!!

Sarah said...

They did such a great job! Everything was so cute!!

Cait said...

looks like a blast hunny! what a great job they all did :) i love the mustaches!

Krystal said...

very very cute! that towel cake is absolutely adorable. :)

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Looks perfect!

LWLH said...

Love the 'stache and crown game....what fun :)

Meghan said...

The crown and mustache game = amazing! What a beautiful shower! And you're going to VEGAS? It's the happiest place on earth:) I hope you have an amazing time!

Lauren said...

How fun, love those little crown & mustache signs! :-)

The Pink Growl said...

You looked pretty at the shower - glad you had fun!! I can't wait to start planning all those fun events.

lori said...

looks like a great shower! and your bachelorette party sounds like it will be so much fun! i miss all the wedding planning and festivities... enjoy it!

Meg {henninglove} said...

what a great looking bridal shower! i love those moustache photos, too cute!

Nichole said...

Love your shower!! And I have a thing for silly mustaches; we had an ugly sweater party at Christmas time and I made some staches for pics, so fun!

Johanna said...

I'm such a sucker for anything mustache related!

Christi Bear said...

planning a bridal shower and love the tiara and mustache idea. Was wondering what questions you used?


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