A Shower for Shortcake – [Part 1]


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.


(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…


…and placed them on doors, windows…


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


… and pretty much every horizontal surface!


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


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


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


(thanks daddy!)

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


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



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! 😀

Oh, we also had a super cute mascot:


(our eleven-year old ‘puppy’, Buddy)

Did anyone else help set up their own showers?


Mrs. Shortcake

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October 2008
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  1. dumpling Bee
    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!

  2. shortcake Bee
    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!

  3. espresso Bee
    espresso 1308 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:02 am

    The birdies and poms are so cute!

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

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  5. frenchbulldog Bee
    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:47 pm

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

  6. shortcake Bee
    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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