Sunday, July 25, 2010

It's All in the Details

My bff and bridesmaid Lexi hosted a lingerie shower at her house with her mom, Linda, the night before the bachelorette party. Not only was it lots of fun to get together with my family (it was in my hometown, so almost all of the ladies in the fam were able to make it) and friends, but Lexi and Linda didn't overlook a thing, proving that the best bashes are all in the details. The color scheme was pink and black, from the napkins to the wrapping paper they used for one of the shower games to the pink cream cheese on the finger sandwiches. I can't wait to go all out and host a shower for Lexi in a few months, when her March wedding date is a bit closer. Oh, and it was also fun to rack up on some cute honeymoon-wear!

Pictures tell the story of this cute lingerie shower the best.

Lexi made these cute little heart cookies and we had them again at the bach party the next night.

The set up: Finger foods, champagne punch and lots of wine.

Cheese logs, raisin bread and cream cheese sandwiches, cucumber sandwiches.

These healthy snacks were freakishly good the night/morning after the party in NOLA. What a genius idea to pack up all the leftovers!

One of the shower games included decorating undies. Here's my mom with her stop-sign design!

They actually said, "Stop in the name of love," but for a few minutes Mom appeared to be attentively drawing just a stop sign on the back of them.

The designer of the winning pair got a prize--my aunt Cathy's "Not Tonight I Have a Headache" was the winner that night.

And then I ended up with lots of granny panties decorated in permanent marker. Andrew was thrilled! It was such a fun game though. We also played, "Pass the Teddy," a spin on hot potato that had everyone sweating for at least a few minutes. I'm not going to go into detail, because if the surprise ending is quite fun!

Lexi made a delicious trifle. It was so, so, good and apparently everyone has trifle dishes and was inspired to make their own. I had to Google it, proving that Lexi is by far a superior food maker, probably the reason A is trying to pressure her into going to culinary school and not me.

Trifle: A dessert typically consisting of plain or sponge cake soaked in sherry, rum or brandy and topped with layers of jam or jelly, custard, and whipped cream.

The fam. (left to right) MOH Ash, bridesmaids/cousins Alisha and Brooke, me, Mom, Aunt Leigh and Aunt Cathy. Coincidence that they all wore black/grey?

(left to right) Lexi, me, Kate/Nola, Rachel, Willow

Gifts! (Thank-you notes to come, I swear, but I am apparently too busy blogging to be polite.)

There were even party favors, consisting of:

A Victoria's Secret shine stick (Image from here)

and delicious-smelling hand sanitizers from Victoria's Secret (image from here.)

Obviously the necessities for a night out in NOLA.

For some reason we didn't get a shot of the whole group, so a special thanks to Linda (who did make it into one picture above) and Rachel's mom Julie, who sent me lots of pics that I used in this post!

1 comment:

  1. OMG the foodddd! Those cookies are adorable. And I love the granny-panty decorating. What a great idea! I'm sure you'll end up wearing them all on laundry day!