All of the Wedding Showers!

Hive, I have to tell you—I was not particularly looking forward to my bridal shower{s}. It’s just that”¦I’m an awkward person, on a normal day. Put me in a situation where I am the guest of honor and have to talk to everyone, and I am a hot mess. I’m not naturally effusive, so it’s hard to me to find enough nice and friendly things to say, and my facial expressions are completely uncontrollable—you should see how wide my eyes get without my knowledge. On top of that, I was completely prepared for a panic episode”¦so, in short, not my ideal time.


Future mother and sister in law-/awesome shower hostesses

My actual showers, however”¦were completely awesome! My amazing future sister and mother in law threw me a beautiful shower with a ”˜Love is Sweet’ theme. Since it was McGlovin’s family, everyone was super incredibly nice and welcoming )maybe other people don’t have that experience, but my in-laws are the most gracious people).


My beautiful sisters and mom, with me

I was so happy to have my mom and sisters there- as well as my entire bridal party!


Not worry, my dear hive—there were still plenty of unchecked facial expressions. Oops.


My sister is clearly more prepared for photography than I am

Some highlights of that shower included the two games that we played—wedding present bingo, and the rubber band game- anytime someone crossed their legs, you took their rubberband, and whoever had the most, won—the amazing food spread, the candy bar favors (!) and the company of so many delightful women.

My sisters also threw me a shower, this time with my side of the family (since we live a few hours away, we knew people would not be willing to drive to attend a shower, so we had two). The second shower was equally as amazing, but not at all photographed—blogger fail, I guess? There were several epic things that happened that I must tell you about.

First, a hot cocoa bar. My sister bought white mugs from the dollar store and, as people arrived, they were given a mug and a choice in sharpies and put to work decorating. It was a really great way to fill time and break the ice as people trickled in. Then, when they were decorated, she baked them for a half hour to set the ink. They were probably the most awesome shower favor I’ve encountered! In the meantime, there was also a cocoa bar where you could fill your mug with cocoa and then top it however you like—marshmallows, Andes mints, chocolate chips, caramel syrup, whipped cream and booze—there was Baileys and three kinds of Kahlua. Pretty much, it was the highlight of my life. I’m thinking of installing something like this in a permanent location in my home

Then, shower game of all shower games—we played Toilet Paper Brides. I have no idea why, or where my obsession stems from, but I have always wanted to experience TP Brides at my own bridal shower, and my awesome sisters made this dream come true. Have a look:


My Grandma, the cutest TP Bride ever!


My sister, interesting headpiece”¦


My future sister-in-law, with a surprisingly fashionable design!


Chixxx! There was a cardigan accessory to this dress, but it disintegrated”¦

And this. hive, I couldn’t handle it. Howie was a champ all day at the shower, and then”¦well, take a look:


Howie, clearly winning the TP Bride contest

They even made Howie a little train, and tied some extra ribbon around his very expressive tail. It was almost too much to handle! As you can tell, I was so, so thrilled with this game, and my showers in general.

I was really surprised, though—I truly thought that they seemed like a lot of pressure and potential for stress, but they were amazing! Was anyone else kind of dreading a part of their wedding, that turned out to be awesome? Or did everyone else just know, already, how awesome it would be?


Mrs. Gloves

Columbus, Ohio
Wedding Date:
January 2013
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    Almost Mrs.P 2056 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:07 am

    Your showers look like so much fun! Love the details– especially the hot chocolate bar and mug favors!

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    vintagefair 751 posts, Busy bee @ 7:11 am

    I am feeling the same way about my upcoming showers! But I am glad that your day was great, and I agree, Howie clearly was the winner 🙂

  3. mstoadstool Bee
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:56 am

    I was dreading my shower because I am not one for attention, but it was great and so much fun! Although we didn’t plat TP brides, which was a bummer.

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    MrsCov 50 posts, Worker bee @ 8:03 am

    Totally random comment – that stained glass section of the window your mum in law and sister in law are standing in front of is AMAZING.

    Oh, and your showers looked and sounded like a lot of fun.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 9:41 am

    The hot coco bar is a fabulous idea, it sounds wonderful! Also, Howie is so cute 🙂

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    mrshollinger 1109 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:46 am

    I am totally dreading my shower as well.
    I am super awkward, and never know what to say to people.
    I tend to come off as ‘bitchy’ because I’m super antisocial.
    I too have a terrible time controlling my face! Hahaha!
    Glad I’m not the only one!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 11:49 am

    Um, I’m in love with the ‘favors’ and the idea of the hot chocolate bar. So awesome!

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    WeddingWonder 33 posts, Newbee @ 3:11 am

    I would love to borrow your sisters gift idea. Is there a particular thing your mug needs to be made of? And what temperature do you set the oven too?

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:25 am

    The hot cocoa bar is an AMAZING idea!

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