Friday, June 27, 2008

Party Recipe: Outdoorsy Shower

I'm throwing a shower in August for a friend who is getting married a couple weeks before us. She's very outdoorsy; a great climber, kayaker, hiker, etc.

So I've been toying with the idea of a shower that is 2 parts elegant tea party with 1 part camp flair:

Flowers - "Wildflowers" in tomato cans or something else low key.
Favors - A red carabiner would be a handy party favor. She's marrying into a Chinese family, so I want to incorporate the lucky red color as an accent.
Food - Lots of delicious tea sandwiches. Served with little cups of homemade tomato soup.
Activity - Pub quiz! Related to a traditional shower game, but more fun. I could customize the questions to be about camping, etc.
Gifts - Encourage people to bring "gear" gifts from REI.
Dessert - A gourmet version of dirt cake could be fun. I could make chocolate ice cream from scratch.

8 comments:

rebecca said...

sounds super cute! check out pioneerwoman.com for a cute dirt cake!

Catherine said...

These are all great, very clever ideas. My favorite tea sandwich recipe is from Bon Appetit:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/SMOKED-SALMON-WASABI-TEA-SANDWICHES-107906

(I'm paying you back because your broccoli rigatoni recipe has saved me several times since you posted -- so quick and easy and, as you promised, delicious.)

Jessica said...

I want to play that pub game in the picture- all Beatles songs!

Meg said...

Our friends who are big pub people had a pub quiz about them/ how they met, etc at their couples shower. Then the prizes were british magazines and candy, since they were getting married in Oxford. Very fun.

lsaspacey said...

If those "tea sandwiches" were instead different versions of grilled cheese sandwiches, I would then say it's perfect!

Ember said...

Oh My God this is WONDERFUL! I love the tomato soup cans and wildflowers.

jess @ lost button studio said...

Very cute ideas!

Erin Marie said...

I was going to say what rebecca said!

Here's the link:

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/04/springy-flower-pot-desserts-a-blast-from-my-past/