On January 10, 2015 my NOW brother-in-law Curt proposed to my older sister Amanda. It was a very exciting night, they had been dating for 7 years (it was about time!) So finally we could start planning the wedding of her dreams! I knew right away I wanted to do the wedding shower - off to Pinterest I went. The board just kept growing and we we're only a few days into the engagement.
The wedding shower was on July 26, 2015 and it was going to be great. My mom and I love planning showers. The invite was a mini mason jar with a handle, shred in the bottom, a straw stuck into it and a min envelope with the guests name on it -- the mini invite inside (3 pages so it was easier to read) The shower was probably the biggest one we have ever done - I cooked and baked almost everything and the day before was strictly dedicated to food prep... Exhausting!
We made it an "a'round the clock shower" every invite had a specific time of day on it and whatever the gift they purchased, it had to do with something she might be doing at that time - it's fun it makes you get a little creative.
The menu was Oriental Chicken Salad, Veggie Cups with dip, 7-Layer Dip and Chips, Pinwheel Sandwiches, "Orange Fluff" or Orange Jell-O Salad (we put it in blue cups for her love of the Denver Broncos... only thing that didn't match) Mini Fruit Pizzas, and Buntinis from a cake shop called "Nothing Bundt Cake." We server water, sweet tea and pink lemonade - we also had a few bottles of champange and wine.
For shower fun and games... when you walked in everyone wrote down a memory on a paper doily with no names (they were read later on to her as she opened presents and she had to guess who wrote them.) We also played a few other games, "Guess the Movie" there was a picture of a wedding scene, and you had to guess the title and for extra points the characters names... Bride and Groom of course. "What's in your Cell Phone?" we looked at a few and combined a couple to make our own. And lastly "How Well Does Curt Know His Bride?" we asked the groom 20 questions and had his answers, then at the shower asked her the same and whoever guessed how many Curt got right won the game.
One thing that I was super excited about was the "Wedding Advent Calendar" I found the idea on Pinterest of course but I went ahead and made it for all 29 days (August 1 - August 29... the big day) instead of cutting off the day before the event like a Christmas Advent does.
I gave this to her as a shower gift, everyone was just as excited for her to start it as she was. Coming up with 29 different gift ideas was a bit tricky but not too bad and in the end it was so so worth it! Everyday had a little note to go with each gift and after she opened a present she posted a picture on Facebook every night.