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Monday, November 14, 2016

My Middle Sister's Bridal Shower


     My middle sister is getting married!  Now if that doesn't make me feel a bit old.  So the baby sister and I thought it would be fun to throw her a shower.   Kristie (the middle one) is a country girl at heart.  She is also not interested in planning a big wedding.  So we thought a small and casual country chic type shower would be the perfect way to go.



     I wouldn't say Kristie is necessarily a picky eater, but there are a fair number of foods she doesn't like.  One thing she almost always likes though, is breakfast.  So a fun, playful, country inspired brunch it was! Poor Chloe (the baby)  is still in college, so she helped plan from afar.  She was in charge of picking out some games and dealing with my panicked phone calls when I couldn't make a decision (and for that she wins an award).  I can't help it, I get into the planning!



    So after a last minute waffling back and forth about what kind of cinnamon rolls to make, we finally got it all nailed down. I made blackberry spread from our homegrown berries, spiced peach jam and granola as the party grew closer. Luckily I had the day before off, so I got up and got to baking.  Three batches of muffins and some cinnamon bun cookies later, I was hitting my stride.  We did mix and match Fiesta place settings with fun colorful napkins.



   Chloe came to town in time to get the games set up and put together the yogurt parfaits for me.  Apple pie filling, vanilla yogurt and homemade granola made a perfect parfait for this time of year (or any time of year for my non-berry eating middle sister!)  MiMi helped me get the tables set.




    The next morning was a flurry of activity getting all of those things that couldn't be done ahead done.  Chloe baked the cinnamon rolls (she probably didn't want to hear me talk about them anymore!) I baked biscuits, made sausage gravy, and got the scrambled eggs ready to go.







    Then the guests started rolling in!  We started with a quick game of guess how many kisses game.  Then everyone stuffed themselves. A few more games and plenty of presents later, I'd say it was a smashing success!








     I am hoping our guests enjoyed the shower as much as we did.  It is still hard to believe my little sister is getting married!  The wedding is just a few weeks away and I'm in charge of desserts... so stay tuned!








14 comments:

  1. You did it!!!! And you rocked it!!' She looks so happy and I bet the guests loved your yummy spread!!!! I want a parfait for breakfast now!!

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    1. Thank you, Andrea! Those parfaits were good. Jax and I ate some for breakfast yesterday too, with extra granola!

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  2. Looks like such a wonderful celebration! All the food looks amazing.

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  3. Hi Carlee, it looks like it was a fun celebration and congrats on your sister getting married. Brunch sounds like a great idea! :)

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  4. This looks like everyone had a great time! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  5. Congratulations to your sister. The brunch menu sounds perfect to me. What a fun idea for a shower. The yogurt parfaits look yummy, and so does the granola. All the baked goods have me licking my lips. It sounds like a great day for everyone. You are such a great party planner.

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    1. Thank you, Nikki! I do love planning a party... even if I always wonder at least once along the way why the heck I do this to myself!! I'm always glad I did in the end =)

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  6. What a great idea to have a wedding shower brunch. My mouth was watering! :) Thank you so much for linking up to Funtastic Friday, enjoy your Sunday!

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    1. Thanks, Kimm! It was a fun day, that is for sure. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  7. You are such an amazing hostess! Congrats to your sister :)

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