My Love is in the (Hot) Air (Balloon) Bridal Shower

7 Mar

Last Saturday I attended the best bridal shower I’ve ever been to: my own! My bridesmaids, with plenty of help from my mom hosted a mint, gold, and silver hot air balloon themed party. It was obvious that they put a lot of thought and work into the day.

Hot Air Balloon Centerpieces


Bridal Shower Wish Tree

They made a wish tree for guests to put advice to Anthony and I on. Here are a few words of wisdom I thought were worth sharing:

NEVER stop flirting with Anthony.”

“Don’t divorce””

“Keep your sense of humor- never be afraid to laugh at yourself!”

“…Sow mercy and lots of kisses.”

“If you ever argue- fight naked-”

Donut Hole Skewers

Mint Menu and Hot Air Balloon Garland

The menu consisted of donut hole skewers, mini monkey breads, champagne cupcakes from Stir Crazy, mini quiche, mini pancakes with smoked salmon and herbed cream cheese, and a yogurt bar.

Love is in the Air Banner

We played a game that was loosely based off of the game IMAgiNiff. One of my bridesmaids read off questions with multiple choice answers and everyone (including myself) wrote down what they thought I would choose. At the end of the game, whoever had the most answers to match mine won. The questions were entertaining. For example: If Dominique were a road sign, what would she be? “Dangerous curves ahead” was my answer, of course!

Engagement Photo Clothesline

The gold and silver clothespins are hanging a few of our engagement photos. These will always be treasures.

Bridal Shower Guests from Above

The love and generosity of my friends on that day was overwhelming. I truly felt showered with love and blessings. And all because I fell in love… It was incredible to spend time with so many women who have shaped who I am and supported me for so many years.

Cookie Cutter Favors

I love the hot air balloon cookie cutter favors as much as all the rest of the guests.

5 Responses to “My Love is in the (Hot) Air (Balloon) Bridal Shower”

  1. Katie 7 March 2013 at 7:19 PM #

    Precious! You deserve nothing but wonderful parties to celebrate your love!!!

  2. Brandy 31 March 2013 at 11:04 AM #

    I came across your blog searching for a hot air balloon cookie cutter. I just wanted to say how much I love the name of your blog…my children’s names (a 3-year-old boy and 7-month-old girl) are Gus and Grace!!!!

    Happy Easter,

    • gusto&grace 4 April 2013 at 8:14 PM #

      Brady, Thanks for stopping by and taking time to comment! I hope you found a hot air balloon cookie cutter. Let me know if you need the source!


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