We had D's Bridal Shower on Saturday night. I thought it turned out very nicely. When everyone came we had them get food and sit and talk. We had pretzel salad, spinach dip, pinwheels, cookies, cheese balls w/crackers, candy, & soda. I thought all the food turned out so yummy, and it was all almost gone, so other people must have thought it was yummy too! We also had cake after the shower was over.
We played several games. Bridal Shower Concentration is one of my favorites. You make a memory board and then put different wedding related words on them such as: engagement ring, wedding night, band, in-laws, etc. When a person gets a match, they win a candy bar that relates to that word. Engagement ring = ring pop, wedding night = skor, band = symphony, in-laws = nerds, and so on. It's a very fun game, and everyone ends up with a prize. We also played the game where you put things on a tray and let people look at them for a minute or two and then cover it up and see who can remember the most things. We put different items in brown bags that were things you could find in a kitchen, and passed the bags around. You had to guess what was inside the bags, by feeling them from the outside. And then we also played the game where you ask questions to see who knows the most about the engaged couple. They were all very fun!
After all the games, D got to open her presents. She got a few household things; glasses, canisters, a fondue pot w/forks, measuring spoons, peelers, rubber scrapers etc. Our cousin gave her a really nice mirror and one of those boards that have sayings on them. She also got a lot of lingerie, which she really wanted. I remember getting lingerie. I don't wear it very often anymore, but I loved having it when I was first married. I guess I would wear it more now if I had the body I had then. Anyways that's a whole other subject.
I'm really glad that I got to help at her shower, and I hope she had a wonderful time. I'm glad that I get to be here and be involved in all the wedding plans. It's so much fun, and it brings back memories of my wedding. Our 10 year anniversary is coming up next month. I can hardly believe it. Time sure flies when you're having fun! I wish D a long and happy marriage. I know that if they put the Lord first in their marriage, and always stay close to each other that their marriage will be blessed far more than they could ever imagine.