Mr. Sew and I had no plans of any pre-wedding parties. No engagement parties, showers or bachelor festivities – since we already felt bad enough asking people to fly to Hawaii.
So we were a bit surprised to see an evite to a co-ed wedding shower. I guess we’d be doing some of this after all!
However, when we looked at the invitation, we noticed it was sent to our entire church. The entire church that we hadn’t invited to the wedding.
“WHATAREYOUDOINGNONONONONONOPLEASENO!” Said a very guilty Sewing to her Bible study leader/party organizer.
Luckily, the party was moved to her house, and it was mainly just our study group that attended. Upon their request, I also invited my parents, who took some awesome photos that I can now blog about. Thanks parents!
For food, we had cute little sandwiches in all sorts of different flavors, brie and other delicious snacks.
Salmon, our favorite!
Sewing-Sis was her loving self, as usual.
“L” is for “Love”, right?
Anyway (and luckily), they kept the games tame and light on embarrassment! First they had a “how well do you know Mr. and Miss Sewing” quiz. It was multiple choice, and some of the choices were pretty funny.
Next, we played a really hard game, where we had to guess the celebrity couples based on images of just their eyes.
Mr. Sew and I need to read more People magazine or something, because we got only 5 right out of a possible 20. At least we got Tom & Katie and Angelina & Brad, we’re not total failures, right?
The last game was a guess-the-love-song and artist based on a small sample of the tune. We did pretty well, provided they were mostly ’60s songs. Had they been ’80s songs we would have won, for sure. And for each game, they awarded gift card prizes to the winners. The second place person would get a prize too, but it would be something silly, like toilet paper or soap!
When games finished, dessert was up next. Our hosts really splurged for us, because what came next was some Sibby’s! The super-cute cupcakes where iced in our colors, even. I tried snickerdoodle, lemon meringue, red velvet and chocolate flavors. Yum.
Mr. Sew and I practiced feeding each other. It wasn’t a total success.
And lastly, there were gifts to be opened. Though we did not register, and they pestered us for days to see what we wanted, I’m honestly glad we didn’t give in. They have much better taste than we do, and Mr. Sew and I are totally not picky about anything. Plus someone got us both a Star Wars book and a massage book. Because, you know – they don’t make Star Wars massage books. Yet. That kind of creativity just doesn’t come with a registry, I’m thinking.
And lastly, one super-creative guest made cookie favors for everyone:
Hey, that image looks pretty familiar…
Anyone else humbled with a surprise shower? And is anyone else a no-registry couple?