A Shower for Shortcake – [Part 1]

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If you remember, back in June Mr. Shortcake and I made our first, last, and only trip home before the wedding. We had a rather ridiculously large to-do list to accomplish (which we did, with the help of your suggestions!), and one of the items on that list was my bridal shower.

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(my gorgeous Sister Shortcake)

Because I would only be going home that one time before the wedding, my mother and my maid of honour, Sister Shortcake, decided to throw me a fabulously pink (not punk, or lurk ;) ) shower to celebrate my to-be-wedded-ness.

From the very first night I arrived, my mom, my sister, and I worked very hard to get the house ready for the shower (my other bridesmaids were unavailable).

We cut out and assembled pink pom poms a la Martha…

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…and placed them on doors, windows…

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… stairways (which we also garnished with pink organdy ribbon)…

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… and pretty much every horizontal surface!

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We also made a quickie DIY wish book for guests to leave wishes and advice for the bride…

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…and Sister Shortcake assembled some awesome prizes for the games!

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My oh-so-gruff-and-adorable father brought home armfuls of pink carnations to disperse around the main floor…

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(thanks daddy!)

And I made some little felt birds (in pink, naturally), to perch on the chandeliers in the house.

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We also added at least one pink bow to every light fixture on the main floor—cute overload!

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We all worked so hard getting ready for my bridal shower! Even though my mom was horrified that the “bride was setting up her own shower,” I wasn’t fazed in the least! The way I see it, you make do with what you have, and we didn’t have bridesmaids, but we did have a more-than-willing, detail-obsessed bride! :D

Oh, we also had a super cute mascot:

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(our eleven-year old ‘puppy’, Buddy)

Did anyone else help set up their own showers?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Shortcake

Location:
Vancouver
Wedding Date:
October 2008
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  1. Member
    linzerella 41 posts, Newbee @ 12:50 pm

    I LUUUUUURRVVEE your puppy – he’s so cute!! And those birds you made are adorable!

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    triciaj 257 posts, Helper bee @ 12:59 pm

    I helped with everything – set up, tear down, prep work, cooking, baking, gifts/prizes, bartending, the works. :) All worth it in the end. (I can’t help but be a teensy bit envious of some of the other bees who had multiple showers. So much fun.)

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    Laura, Guest @ 1:06 pm

    Your bridal shower was so redonkulously perfect and girly that I can’t wait to see how gorgeous the wedding is.

    I love your attention to details.

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    Kristin Marie, Guest @ 1:50 pm

    So fabulous! Could you share how you made those super cute poms?

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    Gery, Guest @ 1:55 pm

    Birdies are wayyyyy cute!

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    Mrs. Champagne 1337 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:56 pm

    I love the decorations! Your Buddy is adorable:)

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    Elaine, Guest @ 1:58 pm

    The poms are so cute! Please share your directions!

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    Mrs. Pomegranate 961 posts, Busy bee @ 4:10 pm

    LOVE the pom poms! So cute!!

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    L, Guest @ 4:38 pm

    Ahh, love the birds, love the bows, love the pink!

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    beelight13, Guest @ 6:58 pm

    you MADE the birds? how? they’re awesome!

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    Mrs. Dumpling 750 posts, Busy bee @ 8:26 pm

    I SO want to be invited to your next shower! Or any party really…….look at all that detail!

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    Mrs. Shortcake 467 posts, Helper bee @ 10:21 pm

    @beelight13: I make and sell the birds on my etsy shop – they’ll be at the wedding reception too!

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    Mrs. Espresso 1308 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:02 am

    The birdies and poms are so cute!

  14. Guest
    A Shower for Shortcake [Part 2] » Weddingbee » The Wedding Blog, Guest @ 8:33 am

    [...] {read part one here} [...]

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    Mrs. French Bulldog 7726 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 5:47 pm

    OMG I love the birdies, the Poms and Buddy!
    P.S. What is your etsy name?

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    Mrs. Shortcake 467 posts, Helper bee @ 8:12 pm

    @AliCherri1: I’m on vacation right now for the wedding, but you can find me here: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5514394

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