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Cinco de Mayo Wedding Shower

The second shower I helped host this weekend was a combined lingerie shower for Katie and one of her close friends, Reagan.  Katie had one request for the shower – she thought it would be fun to do a Mexican-themed shower since it was right before Cinco de Mayo. “Mexican” may not be the first theme that comes to mind when you think of a lingerie shower, but it turned out really pretty and everyone had a great time. There were no tacky hot pink and black feather boas to be found, and it was fun to throw such a unique shower.

We had the food catered from Two Chefs on Pelham Road (where Katie works). Everything was delicious. I was in charge of decorating. I borrowed some colored vases and the huge flowers from a family friend who does a lot of decorating. We filled the other vases with fresh flowers from Whole Foods. The galvanized silver pieces we used for the drink station were items from Katie’s registry that my mom picked up for her at the Pottery Barn outlet a few weeks ago. We thought it would be fun to use them for the shower and then tell her they were actually for her to keep.

The “tablecloth” is actually a hammock that I bought on a mission trip to Ecuador in 2007. My mom and Katie were both on the trip with me, and this is where we first got to know Katie. My brother was 16 at the time, and while he wasn’t really interested in having a girlfriend back then, my mom and I just loved Katie and thought he would really enjoy hanging out with her. We don’t necessarily take credit for them getting together, but they started hanging out as friends after that trip. It wasn’t too long until they started dating, and now they are getting married in less than three weeks! We just love Katie and can’t wait for her to officially be part of our family.

Katie Lingerie Shower 1

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The beautiful brides-to-be!

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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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