milling around in a church community hall?
|Sorry Aunt Phyllis -- your eyes are closed! Blame your brother Howard for this picture.|
It's Alida's Bridal Shower!
|Aunt Peggy, about to jam the tiara into her goddaughter's scalp.|
Because so many of the wedding guests will be coming from out of town in less than 3 weeks,
we were a group of just 16 -- close family, close friends.
Lots of laughing. Plenty of eating.
The bridesmaids served sandwiches, salads, quiche,
cupcakes, pastries, tea and a strawberry-champagne punch.
Roast beef and brie on whole wheat croissant, chicken salad with dried cranberries,
smoked turkey with chutney, pesto goat cheese with tomato bruschetta,
shrimp salad on mini croissants -- some of the sandwich choices.
Dilled new potato salad.
See the little cream soup cup? It's filled with pink rose-shaped sugars for our tea.
Fresh fruit salad.
Rotini salad with artichoke hearts.
Flowers by Maid Of Honor (and bride's sister) -- Anne.
Little favor bags held teas, and tiny pastel sugar cupcakes that dissolve beautifully in tea!
A couple of my big tea pots were called in for duty as flower vases.
Alida with bridesmaid Christa, a friend since 6th grade. In the background,
strawberry champagne punch, desserts, and darling cupcakes in tea cups, decorated with fresh roses!
We had such a good time! I dare not show you pictures of the church kitchen,
but the bridal party got it all cleaned up in record time. I am beginning to get calmer now
as the Big Day approaches, possibly because most things are now crossed off the To Do List.
Well, some, anyway!
Happy Monday! -- Cass