But first: The countdown is on till my little sister's wedding on October 4th. If you haven't been following on instagram, I've been busy with her wedding festivities and wanted to update on all the fun-ness! Two weekends ago we had her Bridal Shower. It was held at the same place as mine, Buckeye Tavern in Macungie, PA.
I was pretty happy with how this hat came out. My mom and I decorated a cowboy hat for Melissa to wear with flowers, wheat, and tulle.
It was a great hat and looked so good on her - unfortunately it was HOT (I tried it on and felt 10 degrees warmer in just a few minutes!) so she didn't wear it the whole time. Oh well.
For our first game we did a little ice breaker game. Each person got one or two cards that had an answer and a non-corresponding question. You then had to find the person who had the matching question to your answer and answer to your question.
For example, someone may have gotten a card that said "A: Ruger and Lily. Q: Where did Melissa and John meet?" So they would have to find someone who had a question that matched with "Ruger and Lily", which in this case was "What are John and Melissa's dog's names?" and someone else had a card with the answer "Hummels Bar". Once you found a match, that person had to write the answer/question and sign their name on your card.
The second thing we did was the panty poem. I had seen this at a Bridal Shower before and loved it, and it was a big hit! Here's the poem we ready while referring to a clothes-line of various panties hanging on one of the walls.
About our little bride
She is obsessed with underwear
And that we cannot hide
So for our little panty queen
We gathered up some twine
And working as a friendly team
We made a panty line.
Melissa, these undies are to last you
All throughout your life
And John will be pleased to say
He has a sexy wife!
So listen up to hear about
Your lifelong panty plan
These underwear, we have no doubt
Will last your whole life span
The first are for your wedding day
Of course they are pure white
We know John will shout, "Hooray!"
When he sees these on you that night
The next are for your honeymoon
They're sexy and all lace
We hope you'll leave your hotel room
'Cause Tennessee's a gorgeous place!
And for your first Christmas
As you kiss under the mistletoe
Wear these green little undies
And you will be sure to glow!
On Valentine's you'll wear this pair
Before you hit the bed
Cuz Cupid's arrow in the air
Shoots tushies that are red
After a year has passed you'll face
Anniversary number one
With these you'll surely have a blast
'Cuz leopard's so much fun!
Then when the time is right for you
And don't be saying, "Maybe"
You'll wear your little pink or blue
In honor of your baby
And when your years of wedding bliss
Become the big 2-5
Don't worry - you'll just slip this on
To keep the sparks alive
When finally you're old and gray
With these you can't go wrong
'Cuz sorry Melissa but at that age
You just can't wear a thong!
After that, it was time to eat! We had a full county buffet with chopped ranch salad, pulled pork, salmon ranchero, bbq chicken, corn on the cob, corn bread, baked beans, tomato bisque, and baked potatoes. Everything was really delicious!
After we ate, played the newlywed game. I had asked John for his answers prior to the party and then we played to see how many matched - Melissa got 15 out of 20 correct! Not too bad! I think I picked too easy questions :)
Then it was time to open her wonderful gifts!
And what Bridal shower would be complete without the ribbon hat?
3 of Melissa's Bridesmaids weren't able to make it, but this is Shannon, Me, Melissa and Jess:
The ladies of the family - 3 generations!
The cake was AMAZE-BALLS. Seriously, one of the best cakes I've had in a long time, and I'm so mad I didn't just have my parents bring this cake from PA to Natalie's Baptism because it was So. Much. Better. The Bakery Nook in Egypt, PA has been my mom's "go to" bakery for many years now, and we're always so pleased with their cakes. Marble Cake with chocolate filling and buttercream frosting. Oh...and decorated perfectly for the occasion!
Dragonfly Soaps was back at it again (they've done favors for both my bridal and baby shower and again for this shower - we really can't get enough of these handmade soaps!) Jacqueline, who owns the shop, does such a great job of individualizing each order. We told her what we wanted for these and she came back with something even better than I could have imagined. My sister is about as country as they come, and her fiance used to be a dairy farmer, so the milk n' honey soap with the phrase "Udderly in Love" was perfect for them. On the back is said "He is the milk and she is the honey"
Natalie was very well behaved during the shower, thanks in part to my mother-in-law who pretty much was left in charge of her for the party. (Thanks Judy!)
Next up: We head to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware for her Bachelorette Party!