I stacked these books on each end table, to give guests a hard surface to write on for a game we'd be playing- they were a good last minute addition to the decor, too :)
I also decorated with garlands made of photos of the engaged couple over their years together & their engagement photos.
These are the invitations we delivered ahead of time (more about them here).
Above the food table, there was another garland of photos of the bride-to-be with each of the shower guests, throughout her life.
The food table which included:
Oreo Cheesecake Truffles (in the shape of apples)
Games & activities included:
"Toss the Bouquet" (my cousin made little flowers out of candy sticks for each person to toss and attempt to get into the hat)
"He Said/She Said" with little hats for people to hold over their heads to indicate their answers. (Inspired by this)
How well do you know the bride- a quiz
...and what would a shower be without advice from the guests? ;)
Of course we unwrapped gifts.
...and here are the little chocolate apple thank yous that I made for the guests.
It was so fun to do this project for my sister! I loved searching the web for ideas and coming up with my own spin on a few things. I'm already getting excited about planning Katrina's birthday party- and that's not for another 3 months! ;) (I do not know what happened to me- I never thought I was crafty before- and I used to think spending time on something like this was a bit of a waste- now I see how much fun it can be & how nice it is to do something thoughtful for someone you love and have them see the work & care you put into it... and I guess anyone can be crafty (if you choose the right crafts ;)... there were some I wanted to do but had to take off my list b/c they were too complicated or time consuming!