A Shower of Yellow and White

When Christine asked me on New Year’s Eve if I would plan Madelyn’s bridal shower with her, I said Absolutely Yes.  She is one of my loveliest friends and I am honored that I get to share in and celebrate this part of her life with her.

So, celebrate we did.

What I failed at: Getting pictures of the guests ensemble.  Getting pictures of anyone other than Madelyn.  Getting pictures of Madelyn doing anything other than unflattering shower game stuff.

So we’re just not going to go there.

Let’s go here instead.

On the tables: a mix of tulips, spider mums and daffodils.  Crystal candlesticks.  It was a lovely mix of high and low, and created a nice sight line across the table.

I didn’t even know I had that description in me.

For lunch: Party Salad.  Gruyere and Swiss fondue with the following dippers: Tots, Baguette, Broccoli, Bell Peppers, Apples.

Beverages: Raspberry Simply Lemonade.  Red and White Sangrias.  Water.

For the “Bride” frame (and some menu printables that didn’t really show up in the tablescape snaps) I used these Chevron Stripe printables from The Wedding Chicks.

I will be using them for everything in the future and you should too.  Because how easy is it to send something to your printer and cut it out/frame it and call it a day decor-wise?

I was completely miserable at getting snaps of the dessert display, which is basically a crying shame because we had the sterling, the cake stand and the cupcake tree going ensemble.

So, rather, here is a view of what remained in my house as of 7:30 PM CST.

The Orange Crunch Layer Cake.  For the record, even though it’s a profile shot, there’s still like 1/3 of a cake there.

And Christine’s infamous Crack Bars.

What didn’t survive: Emily’s German Chocolate Brownies.

All in all, it was a successful afternoon of feasting, laughter and celebration for one of our favorite girls.

What are the highlights of the best showers you have attended?


14 responses to “A Shower of Yellow and White

  1. Gorgeous table display! Your cake looks amazing and so do the crack bars. I would love to get those recipes from you.

  2. I love party printables! They are the BEST. Love the colours you used, and also really love the flowers. It’s like spring exploded in there, but in a good way, of course.

  3. First congrats on a layer cake that did not resemble the Leaning Tower of Pisa. As we know, I have not been so lucky myself.

    Second, I almost splurged on a covered cake stand at Macy’s today for the very reason presented in your last post. In the end, I decided to save my $30 because people who diet should not bake cakes anyway. Now I’m glad I passed…because I know I can always just stick a garbage bag over my cake!

    Lastly, you are such a lovely friend to co-throw a bridal shower. Most kind of you.

  4. I am so impressed that your layer cake did not resemble the Leaning Tower of Pisa. As we know, I have not been so lucky myself.

    While in Macy’s this morning, I almost dropped $30 on a covered cake stand for the very reason presented in your last post (the one I got as a wedding gift does not have a lid…bad design…). But now I’m glad I passed and saved my money. Who needs a lid when you can always just throw a plastic bag over your cake?!?

  5. Ohhh, the cake!!! Looks.so.good!

  6. I love chevron. I love it! Such a fantastic job on the color scheme and the extra little touches – I wish I could have been there to see the details!

    Yellow + White is a fantastic color combo…I must remember that for the future. 🙂

  7. I love it! The cake looks wonderful, very impressive. I love the Chevron too! I love anything in this print, shirts, dresses, decor-it’s so retro and great!

    You are a dear friend to host. Take care,


  8. You know how to plan a party Lady! Everything looks beautiful!

  9. That looked fantastic! Very Springy with that color combo and even the foods! Love it!

    I bake a lot of cake, especially for work, and I finally went and bought a cake carrier thing with a lid. It makes it so much easier! Mine was a Target buy, too!

  10. I am not a huge fan of cake but with the frosting dripping and all it looks divine. Yellow is a great choice for the color as it is so happy and bright, and I am sure the only reason you didn’t get more pictures is because you were having too much fun!

  11. those crack bars look incredible. i am a sucker for sweets! that is for sure. the set-up looks GORGEOUS! and so spring-like! love it 🙂

  12. Oh wow, everything looks amazing! I love the table setting and the flowers are beautiful! Really, looks perfect 🙂

  13. I’ve never been to a shower but they look like a lot of fun. I can imagine why that dessert is called crack- it looks fabulous 🙂

  14. Such a cheery and fun showerscape! Well done. Your house must have smelled amazing between all of the flowers and desserts.

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