Monday, February 10, 2014

Hosting my first Bridal Shower

I have always loved planning events, making pretty things and practicing hospitality. One of the joys of my senior year of college is not only being engaged myself, but having several friends who are also engaged or newly married. One of my bridesmaids, Kayla, is getting married in May and this past weekend I had the honor of throwing her very first bridal shower. It was so much fun!

Since the shower was from 10-12, we had brunch with fruit, chocolate dipped strawberries, bagels, cookies, juice and coffee with the bride's favorite creamer.
Kayla's sweet roommate, Lauren, made the delicious bridal cookies! She's so talented!
I made several pinterest-inspired banners and used streamers to decorate. Since the theme was red and cheetah print to match Kayla's apartment, there were subtle pops of cheetah everywhere!
For the front door, I made this wreath 
 For the winners of the games, I made these pretty prize bags full of chewing gum, chocolate and nail polish
 For party favors, I used these adorable cheetah print bags from Hobby Lobby
 My gift to Kayla and Jeremy was this coffee table tray with one of their engagement pictures on it!
For games, we played a "Help the Bride Write her Vows" mad libs game, a "How Well do you Know the Bride?" trivia game, and the infamous "Toilet Paper Wedding Gown" game.
Kayla and Jeremy got a lot of wonderful things for their home and it was just an overall great time! I am so thankful for the opportunity to do this for my sweet friend and can't wait to stand by her when she says "I do!"
Thank God for sweet girlfriends!


  1. Congrats on hosting such a successful bridal shower, Kate! Senior year is one of the most exhilarating moments of a college student. This is where you will spend your last moments with your friends in a somewhat more “carefree” environment. Focus and don't let setbacks wither your perseverance!

    Mike Latone

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