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Couples Shower Cookout

I helped host two wedding showers this past weekend for my future sister-in-law. On Saturday night, my extended family on my mom’s side threw a couples shower at my aunt and uncle’s house. We chose to do an “upscale cookout” theme. My family loves to cook, so we had fun coming up with a menu. Here’s what we ended up doing:

  • Honey ham and grilled pork tenderloin with Hawaiian rolls
  • Potato bar with sweet and mashed potatoes
  • Tomato mozzarella balls
  • Fresh fruit (my cousin’s wife made the beautiful pineapple palm tree display pictured below)
  • Assorted cheese spreads with crackers
  • ABTs and Pig Shots made the egg – jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese, wrapped in bacon with a chipotle raspberry sauce
  • Ramen Asian Salad
  • Red Velvet cupcakes
  • Pink Lemonade cupcakes
  • Homemade Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream
  • Sweet tea and lemonade

Our decor involved a lot of burlap, gingham, Mason jars, and bright flowers. My cousin’s wife did most of the decorating, and she did such a good job. Everything looked beautiful. We also put a few framed pictures of Katie and Mitchell on the tables. I designed the invitation for the shower, and we framed it and displayed it as well.

I included a few photos I snapped below. I’m not bragging on myself here, but I am going to brag on my family for a minute – they sure do know how to cook. The food was delicious, and the decorations came out great.

Katie Couples Shower 1

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Katie Couples Shower 2

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Less than three weeks until these two become Mr. and Mrs!

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