May 3, 2018

A Shower for a Soon to be Bride...

A new month is upon us...

Here we are already in the fifth month of the year.  And like always,  May seems to bring with it a whirlwind of activity.  It's always a busy month with school wrapping up and all that comes with it.  Track season it at it's peak.  Youngest daughter has two meets left.  One this week and one next week for the state meet.

I always look forward to this time of year, and then I remember that Spring weather isn't all that great.  It's been windy, blustery and dry.  We carry a big duffel bag with us to track meets.  We pack it full of everything from hats to sweatshirts to blankets.  It can be really hot when the sun is up but once it goes down the blankets come out as it can get really cold with the wind blowing.  All that aside, we really enjoy track season and watching our youngest compete.  I think I'll miss all of this when we're empty nesters so we're trying to take it all in now that we still can.

Something else that's been taking up my time is an upcoming wedding for a young couple from our church.  They are two very sweet and kind people and the groom also happens to be my husband's nephew.  My husband will be marrying them later this month, and as you can imagine, there hasn't been a shortage of things to do and plan for.  

A couple of the church ladies and I hosted a shower for them this past weekend.  I spent several days last week setting up.  I don't know if you can tell but I went with a lovebird theme since it's Spring.

Has anyone noticed how hard it is to get people to come to showers?  Women don't get excited for that kind of stuff anymore.  I think it's become too easy to buy a gift online and not have to show up for a party. In past years women were more eager to participate in that type of thing but it's not that way anymore.  Even within church circles it's hard to bring them in.  The digital age has definitely changed the way people "socialize" anymore.  But maybe that's a topic for another day.

We had a pretty good turnout in spite of all that.  I think there were about twenty women and a few children.  We served a light luncheon that consisted of chicken salad sandwiches on croissants with fruits and veggies on the side.   I made a fancy pink pineapple lemonade instead of the traditional punch and also set out a dispenser of water with lemon.

Regrettably I did not get a picture of the food.  Once the people started arriving I forgot all about my camera.  That's the way it goes I guess.
I wasn't going to do any table decorations to keep costs down but I found these Pansies at WM for fifty cents each and thought they'd be perfect.  A brown paper bag and some string finished them off nicely and they also went well with my Spring theme.

As you can see the bride received several gifts.  Most of them were kitchen stuff for cooking and baking but there were a few other things in there for other rooms of the house.  I think the funniest gift she opened was toilet bowl cleaner.  It was thrown in with a stack of bath towels.  It was a cute idea.  The bride got a good laugh about it.

I have missed you all and I am looking forward to slower days ahead.  In the mean time, I'll just check in as time allows. 



  1. Beautiful time you had.. I hope all of you enjoyed a wishes for the couple.. and I also agree with you, in social media days people like to chat in whatspp rather in person, even when they are near to each other.. I saw in restaurant three youngsters were eating, but not talking with each other, everyone was glued to their own phone

  2. It all looks so beautiful, Beca. How precious the pansies in the brown bag. So simple but pretty with the Spring theme! I'm sure all was appreciated by the couple. All the decorations are lovely. Looking forward to the nicer Spring weather also. Hope you got rain as we did here last eve. Best wishes to the soon to be newlyweds. Take care, diana

  3. Such a lovely theme, the decor looked amazing very impressive. Loved the idea of the pansies in the brown bag simple but most definitely effective.

  4. Oh, how lovely the bridal shower looked. Love that 'pretty-in-pink" cake; so beautifully decorated. Those pansies look fabulous wrapped up in brown paper and cinched together with string. A Spring lovely. Enjoy your Spring days.

  5. Hi Beca, yes May is such a busy time of year for a lot of us. I love the pretty pansy in bag!! It looks like the shower turned out really nice and i'm sure the bride to be loved it!
    Happy Spring to you.
    Julie xo

  6. Hi Beca!
    Here in Portugal, we don't have the habit do to bridal showers. The only thing that brides or grooms do, is a bachelor party or a party for the bride, to say goodbye to her single life.
    But unfortunately, many of those parties are not very classy... :S
    But I think that the shower you organised looked beatiful and I bet the bride loved the decoartions, the presents and the care you put into it.
    Have a great day!

  7. Becca, the shower looked lovely. I really like all of your special touches, you added so much charm to the day and that cake is so pretty, too. I know that the bride was blessed and she will remember your kindness.
    God bless you.
    Connie :)

  8. How beautiful! Beca, you did a wonderful job organizing and decorating for the bridal shower. Every little detail is so pretty; love the pansies. Sadly, I agree with you, the way people socialize has changed dramatically.

  9. Your decorations look very beautiful:) I am sure the bride must have been very happy with the sweet little things you added.


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