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Here Comes The Bride November 7, 2016

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Happiness, Home & Garden, People.

I attended a bridal shower for my niece on Saturday.


One of the games involved designing wedding gowns for a willing member of each team.

Team A got off to a terrific start using the only material provided . . .


Rolls of cheap toilet paper . . .


Racing against the clock, Team B took an entirely different approach to the challenge.


Team C won the prize for chugging out of the station with the best train and bouquet.


But the shower wasn’t all fun and games.


The Bride-To-Be opened her shower gifts . . .

None of which had a thing to do with rain showers, summer showers, April showers, or taking a shower.


After presents, she said, “Let them eat CAKE!”


Chocolate cake.


Accompanied by chocolate covered strawberries.


And cups of chocolate mousse.


Aah . . . that’s better!





1. Jill Weatherholt - November 7, 2016

Looks like fun! That cake looks much to pretty to eat. Congratulations to the bride to be!

nrhatch - November 7, 2016

Nancy (the groom’s mom) got the cake at Whole Foods ~ she brought in a photo of what she wanted and they duplicated it.

I didn’t try it (since I’m still aiming for wheat-free most of the time) but BFF swung by at the end of the shower and pronounced it “delicious.”

Our niece enjoyed her special day . . . 41 days until the wedding!

2. L. Marie - November 7, 2016

Wow. Very festive! Team C did a fabulous job!!
The food looks great! Gorgeous cake and strawberries, Yum! Congrats to your niece!

nrhatch - November 7, 2016

Jess won the lottery when it comes to her mother-in-law ~> Nancy did a terrific job with the food, the decorations, the party favors, etc.

Jessica’s sister, Sam, organized the games & did a terrific job. In addition to the award for designing the best bridal gown, attendees won prizes for:

* guessing the number of Hugs and Kisses in a jar
* collectng the most clothespins . . . from guests who mentioned “he-who-must-not-be-named” (the groom) by name
* winnng the scavenger hunt based only on items in the guest’s purse or handbag
* etc.

He-who-must-not-be-named joined the group via Skype (or Facetime) from the island of St. Maarten . . . while Jess was quizzed to see how much she knew about “her intended.”

A fun day for all . . .

3. Kate Crimmins - November 7, 2016

Your family sure knows how to eat!

nrhatch - November 7, 2016

Ha! Given the spread that Nancy had on hand (French toast, quiche, fruit, mimosas, and all the chocolate goodies) we can safely assume that the groom’s family does too!

4. Tippy Gnu - November 7, 2016

So that’s what women do at those showers. You wrap yourselves up in toilet paper. I always wondered.

nrhatch - November 7, 2016

I view this post as a Public Service Announcement.

5. Loreen Lee - November 7, 2016

Just thought I’d drop by to see how you were doing – delightfully surprised that I came just in time for the celebration. You have about 37,000 followers- did you know? Wonderful.

nrhatch - November 7, 2016

Hi Loreen. It’s been awhile. I’m still enjoying SLTW and my blogging buddies (who weigh in on a regular basis). But your comment surprised me.

According to the counter at the top right, I have 2757 followers. Where did you see the 37,000 number?

6. suzicate - November 7, 2016

Creative gowns…always fun and lots of laughs when a group gets together to create something with limited resources and time!
And all the chocolate makes everything even more fun in my opinion!

nrhatch - November 7, 2016

We only had 5 minutes to create our TP masterpieces. Given that time frame, I thought all the teams did well.

Chocolate strawberries = PERFECT!

7. Behind the Story - November 8, 2016

I like showers. We don’t have many chances to get together and play silly games. The cake and chocolates look fabulous. Are the “pots” in the last picture full of chocolates?

nrhatch - November 8, 2016

Yes! Being silly is FUN and keeps us YOUNG.

The last shot ~> pots of chocolate mousse, topped with mini chocolate morsels.

8. Ally Bean - November 8, 2016

Good to know TP is still being used to fashion pretend wedding dresses. Some traditions live on forever. ๐Ÿ™‚

nrhatch - November 8, 2016

I’ve never attended a “designer” event like this before . . .

9. diannegray - November 8, 2016

What a fantastic ‘shower’! The cake and chocolates look wonderful. Best of luck and congratulations to the lovely couple ๐Ÿ™‚

nrhatch - November 8, 2016

Thanks, Dianne! Hope you’re having a good day, mate!

10. Bun Karyudo - November 9, 2016

It looks like everyone had a great time. I thought the first team in particular did pretty well considering the, um, unconventional materials they had to work with.

The cakes look delicious, incidentally.

nrhatch - November 9, 2016

Team A got my vote too . . .
But the bride voted for her MIL-to-be. Go figure. ๐Ÿ™‚

Bun Karyudo - November 9, 2016

Probably a wise move, I’d say. ๐Ÿ™‚

nrhatch - November 9, 2016


11. anotherday2paradise - November 10, 2016

Oh so yummy! What a beautiful cake, and I love chocolate covered strawberries. ๐Ÿ™‚

nrhatch - November 10, 2016

Food = Good! I love strawberries all ways . . . Especially with chocolate!

12. Debra - November 12, 2016

What a happy time! Your niece’s expression shows her joyful anticipation of a whole new adventure. The bridal gowns were all wonderful, but I think the cake was the star! Other than the bride-to-be, of course. ๐Ÿ™‚

nrhatch - November 12, 2016

She is counting down the days . . . from the island of St. Maarten where “he who must not be named” is in med school. BFF enjoyed crashing the tail end of the shower when he got to sample the cake.

13. livelytwist - November 12, 2016

I love that game and the team work involved! ๐Ÿ™‚
Yummy cake! Congrats to your niece & her future husband,

nrhatch - November 12, 2016

Thanks, Timi! I really enjoyed the designer gowns game . . . which surprised me a bit since fashion is not my forte.

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