Wedding Shower

Last weekend I co-hosted a wedding shower for our close friends, Meredith and Andrew. They're getting married on Labor Day weekend in Half Moon Bay, so it was nice to celebrate the couple a few weeks before their big day!
They're using jewel tones (think: deep purple, turquoise, fuchsia, and emerald!) in their wedding, so we decided to run with that theme and focused the decor around purple and green.
 We created a dessert bar complete with purple and green French Macarons (pistachio and black currant - yum!), salted caramel brownies, and grape and lime licorice.
I think my favorite part of the party was the mimosa bar! In addition to champagne (of course!) we had orange juice, pomegranate lime juice, and guava passion fruit juice for mixing.
Andrew and Meredith (who unknowingly dressed in the perfect color palette!) posing with Helen and Phil, the party co-hosts whose lovely house the party was at, myself, and Drea, who cooked an amazing meal.

We served pulled pork, cornbread, strawberry and goat cheese salad, apple and walnut quesadillas, and roasted red pepper soup sips. Cornbread is Andrew's favorite food ever, so we had to put it on the menu.  :)
So many friends and family members came out for the shower. The weather was perfect - sunny and mid-70s. :)
One of my favorite parts of the shower was the "Who Said What?" game that we played. It's hard to find non-cheesy shower games, so we debated whether or not to play one at all. Here's the idea: basically I went through Meredith and Andrew's Facebook pages and chose a few of their status updates. Some of them were fairly tricky and it was really hard to tell who said what. We put a tiebreaker on the end, "How many FB friends do Meredith and Andrew have (combined)?" In the end, we only had 1 perfect score (out of around 30 party guests), and we had a ton of fun reading out all of the answers.  I highly recommend this party game!
It was great fun with great friends. Congratulations Meredith and Andrew - we love you guys! xoxo


jackie said...

such a cute shower! And I love your dress. It's so much fun having friends get married.

Kristina Comer said...

Everything turned out SO cute!! I love the dessert and mimosa bar...I'd be all over that!