Thursday, August 25, 2011
I feel like a lot of young people don't know that when someone throws you a nice party or lets you stay at their house, you should bring them a Hostess Gift! I was excited to see this slide show on Refinery 29 this morning. I would be tickled pink if someone gave me the Soapsicles!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Photos by the insanely talented Danielle
A few weeks ago I threw a bridal shower for my BFF, Brittney. Well, really, my incredibly generous and talented mother hosted it, I just flew in from NYC, made these tiny endive boats, put on a pretty dress and answered the door. My mother did all the real work.
brie wheel and jam in puff pastry
german chocolate cake (from Charlie's)
spiked mint apricot tea
Brit didn't want any of the crass games often played at bridal showers, but I found this fun vintage bingo game (stole the idea from my friend Allison). The game was great because a lot of the wedding related items are so outdated that many of the younger ladies had to ask the moms, aunts, and grandmas to explain them.
Some inspiration for your own shower, here.
Being a gracious hostess is hard work.