May 29, 2011

April Showers, Bring More Showers!

Bridal that is! Me and the girl's (Kira & Kaitlyn) hosted a bridal shower for Angie last weekend. We chose a good old fashion picnic for the theme and used her wedding colors to decorate, which are red and aqua. With all the crappy weather we have been enduring lately we actually had a beautiful day for a picnic. Angie got to meet family and friends from our side of the family. Look at all the fun and exciting gifts she got. By the time showers are all over with they won't need a wedding!! Here are a few pictures of the decorations and food. The menu consisted of chicken salad sandwich's on Hickory Kist bread and wrapped in red checked tissue paper. The side dishes were potatoe salad, baked beans, veggie skewer, chips and mini cupcakes for dessert.

For drinks we served lemon water and bottled root beer. Even the ants came to the picnic!

A little bling to the fresh flower arrangements.

Our utensils were wrapped in red checked napkins then placed in a Kerr canning jar along with the straws. I then placed them in an old canning rack and added an old thermos full of flowers in the center. I even broke out my antique picnic basket for the occasion which I had to empty fabric before we could use it. Now, that doesn't surprise you does it?

There's that famous potatoe salad my mom always made and even in that same bowl. Kira was taught by mom how to make it and she has mastered it well. It was delish!

The drinks and cupcakes.

The gift table, with a picnic quilt to cover borrowed from the Corn Wagon.

How cute are these? Very yummy too!

Treat yourself to some candy on the way out. Buttermints, Sixlets and watermelon slices.

The White house girls. Kira, Myself, Angie and Kaitlyn.

Angie and her mom, Becky. She drove from American Falls, Idaho to join us. I'm so glad see could make it.

Becky has been very busy getting this gift ready for Angie. She gave her a scrapbook full of CD's and pictures with all her childhood activities. What a treasure. Hum, I wonder if I could hire her to do Jacob's now!

Grandma and Karas.

On each invitation we assigned the different first that Angie and Jacob will have together. How fitting that I got first picnic. I think that one was probably rigged! So for my gift I put together things they can use on a first picnic. She had to unload everything before she got to the good stuff in the bottom. What else, a quilt! (Opps, just deleted the picture and I can't get it to load back in the order. I'll show you that in a seperate picture I guess. Uhh, that makes me mad!) This is my sister Tamara and her daughter Karissa.

Angie and Karas opening gifts. Karas was a big help that day.

DeAnne Ainge and her daughter Haley Hughes. Some good, good friends of ours.

This is my Aunt Dale and her daughters Susan and Lori. We are so lucky to have such wonderful family support. Dale is my dad's sister.

My sister Jan and grand daughter, Phara.

Jennie (Taylor) Wright, a good friend and ex-employee of the Oil Spout.

This is my cousin Lana, Kaitlyn and Teegan.

And I have some of the best friends in the whole wide world. This is part of the club girls and you can count them in on anything. Among eleven of us, three of us have weddings in the next few weeks of each other. Camille, Jan, Myself, Melba and Sharon always in for a good time.

Sorry for such a long post, but I didn't want to leave out any of the details. As you can see we had a wonderful afternoon enjoying each others company, gifts and what else, food. Thanks everyone for making Angies day so special. Now onto the wedding plans!


Yvonne said...

I love the idea of having a bridal shower! It looks like so much fun! You really know how to celebrate and have a good time as the lovely pictures show!

Martha said...

Wow!! What a great shower! All your ideas are creative and beautiful. Can't wait to see the quilt. Congratulations to the happy couple.