Thursday, August 11, 2011

{SHOWER} Guest Post by Jane: Honey Baer Shower

1st grade teacher
SLC resident
Granola Maker : Nova Granola
my identical twin
Jane threw a Bridal Shower for one of our best friends Kimberly. I live out of state and couldn't attend. I love everything about this party so I had to have her share the details. It's a lot of work to make a party look 'effortless' but she definitely pulled it off.
Thanks for sharing Jane!

My sister did the invites! She used the honey theme and incorporated Kimberly and Joel's wedding colors. For the favor I picked some flavored honey sticks and attached a tea bag. "Honey and Tea for our La-dy"!

My sister has a really fantastic backyard and patio area, so it was a no-duh for having an outdoor dinner/shower. I love her collection of chairs too! We put up a strand of lights, lined up tables and covered with white butcher paper and down the center we used some material from my sisters work. I bought a variety of clear vases from DI and a bouquet of flowers from the grocery store to use.

I don't think games are necessary. But I just thought of pin-the-mustache-on-Joel and had my friend Missy help me put it together. The prize? Oh, just getting to be the first in line for dinner.

My sister and I came up with some questions and everyone took a turn asking between gifts. I loved learning some new things about her and Joel and their relationship + future. It was nice to have it a little structured that way.

Kimberly and I both love cooking and like the same foods so that made it easy to decide what to make. I took in to account budget for 20 people and gluten intolerance. I decided on a fresh tortilla salad with a cilantro lime dressing on the side. As you can see it was piled high with tomatoes, red peppers, jicama, avacado, homemade tortilla strips, and 3 kinds of beans. I had salsa, mexican cheese, and cilantro on the side. For fruit I kept it simple with green grapes (I always feel weird about doing a fruit salad when the main dish is a vegetable salad). I decided to not do corn chips and instead make my aunt's recipe for corn bread because I wanted to incorporate honey. My sister did the drinks and I think sparkling water and San Pellegrinos with citrus fruits always are delicious and definitely look nice.

I served greek plain yogurt with some options of toppings (keeping it simple here): fresh peaches, coconut, crushed graham crackers, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and of course honey to sweeten. The girls seemed to really like it. It's light and perfect for a summer dessert.

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  1. Perfect party! I love the game too. Love you girls!!

  2. Really great food choices! Nice to have gluten free ideas - thanks! PS I am so incredibly anti shower games. That was my one big stipulation for mybridal showers. I also like the question / gift idea. Opening gifts
    Can get so awkward for the bride b/c
    No one is really watching anyway and u feel pressure to be thankful after each gift but the gifter is usually talking so it's like weird: do I interrupt and thank them or just go On? Plus If ur new in laws are hosting u won't know 90% of the ppl. Yet! Pressure to remember like 30 names all at once. But all of my showers were so thoughtfully and beautifully put together. It was so nice that ppl were excited for me and planned it. Good job! Creative lovely and deliciously simple all around.

  3. mmm...still dreaming about that dessert!!