So I have two best friends, you guys have met one, but I wanted to introduce my other BFF. She is getting married at the end of the month and I am SO EXCITED for her and her fiancé. They are both amazing. I am so honored to be her Co-Matron of Honor. The other matron and I had the privilege of throwing her a bridal shower. She is a HUGE reader, so we threw her a “Book Lover’s Bridal Shower.” So every aspect of this shower was centered around her favorite titles.
We decided on a book-page color scheme of white and beige.
That translated to burlap and doilies on the tables.
We greeted the guests with a book-page wreath with the happy couple’s photo.
We had all book themed food, including:
PG Tips Brand Tea with milk and sugar—The Importance of Being Earnest
“Peeta” chips with Hummus—The Hunger Games
“Elevenzies” Cheese tray with crackers, apples, grapes—Lord of the Rings
Orange scones with Devonshire cream –Little women
Crumpets & Jam—The Importance of Being Earnest
Turkish Delight—The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
We did not want any of the traditional games that might embarrass the bride, so we played a few games that were new to me.
The first was a game for the bride. We had requested on the invite that each guest bring their favorite book. When the guests arrived we had a basket outside the door where they left their book. Then it was the bride’s job to match the book to the guest.
The next was a mixer that I had played before, but with a twist. We took all the names of the brides favorite authors and created name tags. Each guest got an author’s name on their back and had to ask the other guests Yes or No questions to try to figure out which author they were.
Here’s a list of the bride’s favorite authors:
Charlotte Bronte-Jane Eyre
Madeleine L’Engle-A Wrinkle in Time
Louisa may Alcott-Little Women
Lucy Maud Montgomery-Anne of Green Gables
C.S. Lewis-The Chronicles of Narnia
J.R.R. Tolkien-The Lord of the Rings
J.K. Rowling-Harry Potter
Suzanne Collins-The Hunger Games
Alexandre Dumas-The Count of Monte Cristo
Emily Bronte-Wuthering Heights
Donald Miller-Searching for God knows what
Thomas Hardy-Tess and the D’Urbervilles
Harper Lee-To Kill a Mocking Bird
Leo Tolstoy-War and Peace
Anne Lamont-Traveling Mercies
Lauren Winter-Girl meets God
John Eldridge–waking the dead
Victor Hugo-Les Mirserables
The guest’s gift were custom made bookmarks with quotes about love from the bride’s favorite authors (tutorial coming soon, promise!)
We had an excellent time and the bride was blessed, and that made it a successful shower.
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