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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Blue and Yellow...

Those are the colors that have been on my brain for the last couple weeks.

My brother-in-law and future sister-in-law are getting married on Friday, and we (my MIL and husband's grandma and aunts) threw a shower for future SIL on Monday night. I was in charge of decorations because.... well.... nobody would want to eat anything I cooked. Lol. Except for maybe cookies. I do make pretty darn good cookies. :) I talked to my MIL about making it a tea party, and she went even further and decided it should be a Mad Hatter tea party. Her friend collects hats, and so there was a huge tub full of them for the guests to wear! We had little sandwiches, fruit, deviled eggs, pinwheels, little pickles-wrapped-in-cream-cheese-and-ham that were oh-so-delicious, and I made cupcakes, and everyone got a thick, thick, thick sugar cookie to take home with them.

As promised, here are the pictures of the banner I made, as well as some details of the decorations I made. I found, somewhere online (fairly certain it was Pinterest, but I'm not 100% on that), the idea of placing boxes wrapped in coordinating wrapping paper in the center of the table, then placing your flower arrangement, candle, bud vases, etc on the box. The idea is to give your main centerpiece some height, particularly if it's a fairly small centerpiece. This method worked perfectly for the shower; I had found some gorgeous creamy yellow milk glass teacups and saucers, creamer, sugar container, and some beautiful Madrid glass teacups and bowls at a local antique store. I put yellow roses and some pale blue delphiniums in them to make the centerpieces. They were a bit small, so I was super excited at how well the wrapped-box idea worked out. 

The church basement, after all of the decorations had been put into place.
 The MIDGETT banner. They're going to use this at the wedding reception. So excited about this!!

 I absolutely love making those hydrangeas. It's a good thing I have another banner to make, because this is probably one of my most favorite things to create. (It's also probably one of the only things I use my Cricut for anymore.)

A few closeups of some of the centerpieces:

(Funny story: See that package beneath the pitcher of flowers? Yeah, that's my music theory textbook. Thank goodness it finally was useful. Music Theory and I were NOT friends. Put it this way: it was the only class in grad school in which I did NOT get an A. Totally ruined my 4.0 GPA. Bah humbug.)

I see these darling banners all over Pinterest all the time, and I thought it would be cute to have behind the food. I did, however, have to restrain myself from putting flowers all over it.

The Bride!

From left to right: Grandma, MIL, moi, Bride, Aunts-in-law. Boy oh Boy am I a gigantasaurus Rex, particularly amongst all of those Midgetts. (teehee. I made a joke.) And that's in flip flops.

I'd say the shower was immensely successful, and the food was delicious. We even had hot tea!

I want to get married again, just so I can plan a wedding. :) Or maybe someone needs to hire me as a wedding coordinator. Hey, it could happen.

Thanks for visiting!!! Have a marvelous day!! :)

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