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Melissa’s Bridal Shower

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A few weeks after her bachelorette party, I hosted a bridal shower for my sister at my home. I wanted it to be pretty girly and spring-y (is that a word?) so I chose to use hot pink, red, black and white stripes for the invitations and the decor.

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Β The back of the invitations were black and white striped. I bought several bunches of pink and white flowers and tied vases and jars with black and white ribbon.

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I used a few yards of black and white striped fabric from IKEA that I already owned as a table runner and picked up some inexpensive pink, red and striped paper plates, utensils and napkins at Target.

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Some of my aunts sent an edible arrangement that was so cute and delicious.

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And, of course, you can’t have a shower in the South without some petit fours.

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I don’t have a good picture of it, but I made a tassel garland out of pink and red tissue paper to hang in the kitchen,

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For the front door, I made a bunch of tissue flowers into a wreath and hung it with, you guessed it, black and white ribbon.

Here’s the beautiful bride-to-be showing it off.

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We also put pink and red balloons on the mailbox and I painted a quick little wooden sign for the flowers on the porch.

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When the guests arrived, everyone made a plate before we started the games.

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Now, I usually am right there with you if you rolled your eyes at the thought of ‘shower games,’ but I think I came up with two that were good ice breakers and pretty hilarious.

First, we played ‘He Says…She Says’ where the guests had to guess who had said each statement.

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Both of the moms won that one, surprise, surprise.

Next we played ‘The Newlywed Game.’ Jacob and I had pre-taped Ty’s responses to the questions and we played the video on the television in the living room while Melissa answered her questions. I wish I had some photos of this, because it was seriously too funny.

Then it was time to open gifts!

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Melissa got some really nice gifts and I know she’s excited to finally have a fully stocked kitchen.

Before we left we grabbed a few photos on the porch.

Melissa, bridesmaid Emily and myself.

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Melissa and me with our sweet momma.

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And with her new momma-in-law

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Ty’s family lives close by and most of our family is spread out around the country so it was nice to get to meet some of Melissa’s ‘new’ family members. bridal_shower-13
I’ll be back tomorrow with one last wedding post before the weekend, so get excited!

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  • Stephanie June 13, 2013, 3:38 pm

    The shower turned out super cute! Awesome invite too…I wish i had design skills like that!
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    • Jessi June 15, 2013, 8:03 am

      Thanks Stephanie – It was so fun to plan!

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