My longtime friend Katherine is getting married next month, so her sister, Caroline, and I hosted a tea themed bridal shower for her. I have known their family since they moved here when Katherine and I were in fourth grade. Our parents became friends and we were in Sunday school together. One of my earliest memories of Katherine and Caroline is from one night when their family had us over for supper. Caroline and Katherine told my brother and me about the pumpkins they had decorated and entered into the State Fair. They won something like $200 for them, and we were extremely impressed!
We hosted the shower at Caroline's house. She had this incredible set up ready when I got there! The china, crystal, and silver was borrowed from the bride's mother. The tables were beautiful! All I did was help assemble tiered servers and set out the food. Caroline is organized and dependable, so I shouldn't have expected any less than perfection, but she really blew me away, especially since this was the FIRST bridal shower she has ever hosted!
My sister in law made vanilla cupcakes and chocolate covered strawberries. Debbie, Katherine's mother, made cheese straws and cucumber sandwiches. I made sausage balls (recipe here and the paleo substitution I make for Bisquick here). Caroline made black currant tea, which was quite a chore for such a crowd!
Of course, once people got there, I stopped taking photos, but I did catch this one of Katherine going to greet her guests. She is a lovely bride, and she received many wonderful gifts at her shower, including a Kitchen Aid mixer from her aunt!
We had a great time catching up with friends, and I'm looking forward to Katherine and Nate's wedding!