Scenes From a Garden-Themed Bridal Shower

Saturday morning I woke up to a beautiful, fresh and sunny morning, perfect weather for my bridal shower brunch – the one that my mom and her friends threw for me. As you may remember, I helped them with some decorations and desserts.

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Mom and me

 

I think everything went pretty well. I had a great time, and I am happy to report that all our guests did too.

Here are some of the highlights of the day:

Decoration

  • The shower was at my parents yard. We had a tent, which was the perfect idea since it was sunny.
  • Colors: We used baby pink, yellow, light green, orange and lilac as our main colors. We used them everywhere we could: tablecloths, favors, centerpieces, bunting.
  • We had four tables, each one with a different color tablecloth (pink, lilac, orange, yellow), and above them a white one with squares (in Mexico we call that type of linen Versalles)
  • White chiaviari chairs with color sashes
  • Tissue paper bunting hanging from each side of the tent
  • For centerpieces we used tin containers in our main colors. We added some fresh flowers, but sadly, the yellow ones died fast.
  • On each table setting was a tiny favor: a bag filled with candy and a “thank you for coming” card

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Food

Everything was delicious! I ate more than I should have!

  • Fruit salad (papaya, cantaloupe, pineapple, apple, grapes) topped with cottage cheese and granola
  • Tiny mandarin oranges
  • Mini quiches: Lorraine and Florentine
  • Puff-pastry canapés, filled with different types of cheeses: goat, mozzarella, edam, gruyère.
  • Spinach mousse with crackers
  • Shrimp and chicken vol-au-vents
  • Cantaloupe, apple, celery, nuts and yogurt salad
  • Chicken and tuna salad sandwiches
  • Roast beef sandwiches
  • Tiny mexican sweet bread

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For desserts we had:

  • Macarons
  • Chocolate pralines shaped like tiny cupcakes
  • Five – flavor jello

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And I made:

  • Banana cake covered with tiny sugar flowers
  • Apple and cinnamon cupcakes with brown sugar cream cheese frosting
  • Vanilla – coconut cake pops
  • Sugar cookies

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Beverages:

  • Iced Tea
  • Coffee
  • Orange Juice
  • Mimosas

 

GAMES

  • Bridal Lotería
  • Dress the bride and groom with paper
  • Another one where we passed an egg (cooked, but that was a secret) from player to player using only spoons.
  • And an ongoing game trough the shower, where whomever crossed their legs had to wear men’s underwear, ha!

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And finally and most important, the people. All of our friends where there, happy and willing to have a good time. 

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FMIL, me, mom

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I am so, so grateful for how much love and support everyone is giving me! And most of all grateful for my mom, that is as excited as I am with the wedding 🙂

 

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