A Valentine’s Themed Bridal Shower

The day after Valentine’s Day, Mr. K and I had a Valentine’s-themed shower hosted by friends and family back home. This was our first official wedding event, and it was so much fun!

The hostess of the shower asked me for an array of pictures of Mr. K and me, from baby pictures to engagement pictures, to use at the shower. I didn’t learn what she was using them for until I arrived, but it was the cutest idea: picture trees!

I had a great time seeing lots of friends and family from back home and snacking on Valentine’s treats! But my favorite food item was the punch! It was so good that I had to find the recipe! It is so yummy!

Red Hot Punch with heart-shaped ice!

Me and My Lovely Shower Hostesses

Another delicious treat were Rolo Pretzel Turtles. These are easily made with miniature pretzels, a bag of Rolos, and your choice of nuts. They are sweet, salty, and best of all, heart-shaped! Follow this link for the recipe.

Rolo Pretzel Turtles!

What’s your favorite shower theme?


Mrs. Kitten

Austin/Grand Cayman
Wedding Date:
April 2015
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  1. bearcub Member
    bearcub 1561 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:14 pm

    this is so adorable!! :) I love the cookies, too! :) Are those hot-lips, or hearts? 😉

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    Charm bracelet 1952 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:19 pm

    I don’t have a theme that I love but I have heard of some fun ones recently.
    -Candy theme party: She had a candy bar just like the the candy bars that are becoming popular in weddings.
    -Black and white party
    -27 Dresses theme: Guests wheres an old BM dress and someone brings a used wedding dress for the bride. The bride takes a pic with all her guest BMs.

  3. mouse Member
    Mrs. Mouse 5771 posts, Bee Keeper @ 3:22 pm

    Oh my gosh. Those rolo turtles look so yummy! And I love your dress.

  4. piglet Member
    piglet 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:26 pm

    @Charm bracelet: The 27 dresses theme is too cute!

    Kitten, I love the picture tree! I’ve done a variation of that for a bridal shower, and it came out kinda wonky for some reason. Kudos to your hostess! :)

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    sarsk624 361 posts, Helper bee @ 3:40 pm

    How cute! I love your dress. Where did you get it?

  6. bruschetta Member
    bruschetta 5565 posts, Bee Keeper @ 3:51 pm

    Mmmmm turtles. :-) What a cute theme idea!

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    kitten 868 posts, Busy bee @ 5:30 pm

    @Bearcub: They were hot lips! And yummy too!
    @sarsk624: Thanks! It’s from J. Crew. I think they still have it, it’s called the Embossed Cotton Lorelei Dress. It comes in lots of fun colors and patterns too! Mrs. Quiche wore a bright blue one to her rehearsal dinner and added loops and a ribbon belt! Very cute!

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    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:56 pm

    So Cute! I love the heart shaped ice :) That reminds me I need to look for my heart shaped ice tray.

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    MrsSl82be 9010 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:58 pm

    OMG.must.make.rolo.pretzel.turtles!!!!! Rolos is one of my fav candy bars :)

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    kitten 868 posts, Busy bee @ 6:01 pm

    @French Bulldog: I found a tray at Ikea!
    @Charm bracelet: I SO wanted to have a 27 dresses theme for my Austin shower! I have 7 bridesmaid dresses in my closet and thought it would be so fun to bring them out again! But after talking with my friends, most of them didn’t have bridesmaid dresses to wear, and they would have to buy one for the party, so I let go of that idea. It’s not too late to have a “just because” party where we all wear bridesmaid dresses, right? :)

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    MeredithN 110 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:36 pm

    SO CUTE!

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    FireFlyNad 113 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:54 pm

    I need to make those yummy rolo turtles – thanks for sharing

  13. poodle Member
    poodle 3386 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:09 am

    those cookies are so cute!! and you look shinny happy :)

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    DC Anna 514 posts, Busy bee @ 7:45 am

    The picture trees are adorable (love it)! And those rolo pretzels are definitely making me hungry. What a sweet shower!

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    quiche 3150 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:58 am

    What a cute shower! I love the little touches, like the heart shaped ice :) I mean, when else can you really get away with heart shaped ice?! Oh, & you look gorgeous!

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    quiche 3150 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:07 am

    p.s. After reading this, I hopped up from my desk and booked it over to the ladies in accounting. They always have a stash of chocolate & I was craving a Rolo! They had them :) I ate 5. oops!

  17. labrador Member
    labrador 1823 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:12 pm

    The heart-shaped ice is too sweet! I love when people care about the littlest details!

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