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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Pintertest Kitchen 11: A Bridal Shower

Jamie is getting married next month.

She and her husband-to-be helped us plant Hope.

And serve on our worship team.

She is so passionate about Christ and a blessing to so many.

I'm excited to see what He has in store for these lovebirds.

Big things, I'm sure.

We celebrated her last Saturday.

With real family, church family and dear friends.

And it was fun to put my "bridal shower" pinboard to good use.

First, a disclaimer.

I was terrible about taking pictures of the food.

And by terrible, I mean I took none.

Primarily because I was preoccupied juggling cook times and temps.

And blow drying my hair 15 minutes before guests were supposed to arrive.

While waving a dish towel under our super sensitive smoke detector.

It was off to a hectic start.

Ikea framed invite and easy floral centerpieces for the decor.

With the exception of the limes and thanks to our backyard hydrangeas, I had everything on hand.

Adapted from two pins that are no longer active.

The picture was easy enough to copy without having to click over.

I saw this idea pinned a while back and thought it was so original and cute.

And I turned it into a game by letting Jamie pick the most creative idea.

Betsy was the big winner with this gem:

"Nerd night!  Dress up like nerds (think suspenders and taped glasses), go to your favorite museum
and end the night under the stars, picking out constellations."

Thank you bridesmaid, Haeley, for letting me steal your food picture.

You are a legit historian.

Pinned brunch recipes found here, here, and here.

Pinned dessert recipes found hereherehere and here.

Bacon Wrapped Artichoke Hearts a la Emily.

Everything else a la Trader Joe's.

Which should be pinned everywhere as a shower-thrower's lifesaving mecca.

Every item is Pintertest approved and highly recommended.

Easy, straight-forward recipes.

Yummy, crowd-pleasing results.

Especially the chocolate chip cookie dough dip.

And the puffs.

And the baked french toast.

Who's getting married next?

Happy shower day, glowing friend.

It was fun to celebrate you.


  1. your spiritual gift might be throwing showers. you truly have a skill. these girls are very lucky to have you in their lives.

    you are very lucky to have my baked artichoke dip recipe in your life.
    so, in the end, we all win. :)

  2. Jamie is beautiful- congrats!

    You did a fantabulous job and I want to eat everything on that table. Especially, well, everything. It's a really good thing for once that I'm on the opposite side of the country from you. MFP would not be happy if we were closer is all I'm saying.

  3. i'm with kim. that shower was off the hook. and i will be stealing the cookie dough crack dip recipe FOR SURE. beautiful, yummy and fun!

  4. Your spiritual gift is definitely throwing showers. Jess, it was WONDERFUL!

    I felt honored, showered, and so loved.

    And you're right, EVERYTHING was delish!

    I'm ready for someone at Hope to have a baby so you can throw another shower :)

    Thanks again for an amazing day!

  5. I'd marry Rondell all over again just to have this kind of celebration :) You did such a wonderful job and I know Jamie appreciated it so much.

  6. So stinking HUNGRY right now.
    Bridal showers are my fave.
    I need more of them in my life.

    Or just cookie dough dip for no reason.
    Ya. That.

  7. I love your mantel/fireplace.
    I think you did an amazing job with the shower.
    I love the food tags.
    You are pretty.
    Don't ever pay for invites again.

  8. Was such a great shower Jess!! and I might end up making a batch of cookie dough dip every week to keep in my fridge at all times now. Such a good/bad thing lol.

  9. That table looks all kinds of delicious.
    Should we throw ourselves a
    "it stinks that we got married before the internet" shower?
    I think so.

  10. well freaking done, bridal shower guru.

  11. beautiful! and i need to try this food. like, now.

  12. send me the Date night ideas! what a great idea.

    cookie dough dip is the devil... once you start you can't stop.