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.
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.”
“Keep your sense of humor- never be afraid to laugh at yourself!”
“…Sow mercy and lots of kisses.”
“If you ever argue- fight naked-”
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.
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!
The gold and silver clothespins are hanging a few of our engagement photos. These will always be treasures.
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.
I love the hot air balloon cookie cutter favors as much as all the rest of the guests.