Thursday, July 31, 2008

Party Recipe: Shower

Enough wedding planning for now, I've got a party to throw this weekend! I printed and sent the invitations for this shower at the start of July. We're on for 6 people. Small enough that I think we'll eat at the table instead of a buffet.

I love the ideas that I came up with back in June, I just need to flush them out.

Food - Homemade tomato soup can be made the night before. Pair cups of that with three kinds of small sandwiches: smoked salmon wasabi, baked cheese and mini BLT's. Make a veggie platter to go along. Buy supplies, dessert and flowers at the Ferry Building farmer's market the day of the party. Get supplies for serving midori sours and cold white wine.

Decorations - White tablecloth, green napkins, red bows, green carabiner favors. I need to iron and polish silver on Friday night. Hang red balloons on the chandelier? Turn the extra printed materials into a menu and placecards. Buy a gardenia corsage downtown on Saturday for Leslie to wear.

Activity - After lunch, we'll do one round of pub quiz and then open presents. Follow that with another round of pub quiz and announcing the winner. Have the guests sign the menu and give it to Leslie. I embroidered some dish towels last weekend to go along with my gift.

I'm going to be a busy bee this weekend!

5 comments:

Catherine said...

The smoked salmon wasabi is a wonderful choice ... delicious and beautiful. The perfect party food.

In case you want to do anything slightly unexpected with the cheese, I love this variation:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/SPICED-UP-GRILLED-CHEESE-107700

Catherine said...

Addendum: I also have a spicy rolled cheese sandwich that was a specialty of my quintessentially Southern grandmother. If you care to take a look, I'd be happy to type it for you and e-mail this afternoon. This sandwich never fails to please a crowd and is one of the few carry-overs I still use from the days when casseroles and congealed salads held the floor.

Rachel said...

Ooohhh. I usually just lurk and enjoy, but a classy bridal shower menu will bring me right out of hiding. This sounds like it will be amazing. Can't wait to hear how it turns out.

MissEm said...

Please send it over Catherine! It sounds delicious :)

L said...

hang balloons upside down the from the ceiling. i went to a party that had that and it looked surprisingly chic.