We were running around like chickens with their heads cut off, trying to get everything set up before people showed up and we still started half an hour late. Oops! Running between the parking garage, apartment, and party room while also waiting for the elevator really sucks up a lot of time! Next time if I were to use a condo party room again, I would definitely allocate more time beforehand in the party room to set up.
Aside from that, I think it went pretty well and I hope everyone enjoyed themselves!
As guests walked in, they were greeted by a little pom pom.
Sparkling Citrus Punch, Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies, Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes (with my paper flags), and chips & guacamole.
Angus Beef and Chicken Sliders with the food picks I put together. And there's one of the three large green pom poms. I didn't have time to fluff them properly...
The guests waiting for the party to get started! You can see how badly I fluffed the green pom pom on the left...
We asked the guests to write a message or leave Michelle some advice which we would use to compile a little book for her new life as a Mrs.
The first activity.
Guests filling up their plates!
On paper I felt like we had no food. In actuality, there was A LOT!
We came up with a list of questions and sent them to both the bride and groom to answer on their own. Then Mandie picked the more ambiguous answers and guests had to guess whether "He" said it, if "She" said it, or if they both said it!
"He Said, She Said".
It was hard getting the moms and aunts to pay attention! They're a chatty bunch!
The young crowd paid attention!
For the second game, a list of items were allotted points and if you had that item, you got the corresponding points. The person with the most points won. And you bet Mandie did surprise "audits"! We had to make sure that they actually had what they claimed to have! Some people (Michelle) claimed to have a hair brush but couldn't prove it because it wasn't there!
Tallying up points for the "What's In Your Purse?" game.
The girls checking what they have in their purses.
Some of the resulting advice/message cards. No clue what that says...
For the little "photobooth", the original plan was to use a white table cloth behind so that the blues and greens would pop... buuut, the plastic of the table cloth kept sliding out from the tape so that was a bust.
The paper dot garlands hung up!
Bridesmaids with the bride! We've known each other for half our lives! (Well, Fi and I have known each other longer...)
Michelle and her bouquet of gerber daisies.
Group shot, though we did lose some people before this.
Kathy monkeying around with the paper dot garlands.
I love this picture. Michelle's grandma is watching Kathy play with the garlands, probably wondering who the crazy girl is!
Michelle and the two moms.
Forget the veil and floral bouquet, I think this is the look to use on wedding day!
Now that both the bachelorette and bridal shower are done, it's time to get cracking on some of the stuff needed for the wedding! Only two months to go!
What about you? Anyone else helping out with wedding festivities this year? Or attending many weddings?