Friday, August 28, 2009

Show Us Your Life - Wedding Showers

Today at Kelly's Korner is Show Us Your Life Friday - Wedding Showers. This is perfect for me since Sasaparilla and I just threw a shower last weekend for his best friend. We threw the tool and garden shower, but it was open to all, not just the guys. I am very proud of myself in my decorating abilities

We went with the typical theme of tools, so I decided to take my step ladder and put it on the table. It made the perfect serving piece - it replace my smaller, wrought iron , stacked serving piece. We put all the fixings for the chili on it - cheese, sour cream, and Fritos.


Here is the remainder of my table scape. I took an existing arrangement and added nails, washers, and bolts to the bottom of the apothecary jar. Then I filled in the arrangement with the tools from my husbands tool set. Finally, I took the tool box and arranged it askew on the table and put the arrangement on top of it. There you go!

As for the food, we decided to serve three kinds of chili with all the fixings. It was a guy themed party so we wanted to keep with that. The ladies enjoyed it all just as much as the guys. I'll post the chili we made on the Recipe section soon. Then, my sis in law and I split dessert duty. She made these lovely vanilla cupcakes. She made these for us on the day we were engaged and they are delicious. Note the sweet little silver rings in the frosting. Then I made Southern Living's Chocolate Bread Pudding. Sorry no pic but it was awesome! I'll be posting that recipe soon as well.

Finally, we bought them a wheelbarrow. So we put it next to where they were going to sit to open their gifts and put all the gifts in it. We did not get a pic but it looked great and everyone loved it.

Well, that was our Tool and Garden Chili Shower and we had a blast, hope you enjoyed!

11 comments:

Lindsey said...

Leslie told me about that adorable step stool idea..Love it!

Mrs. P said...

What a fun idea! I loved it!

Megan said...

I love a good theme shower - the step ladder was so clever!

TheFancyFritter said...

What a great idea!! That is such a fun theme!! (I love how you made it to be the first link on Kelly's blog! That is unheard of!! LOL)

Gina said...

What fun ideas! :O)
I am glad that I popped over here to check it out.
Gina

Mommyto3andahusky said...

what a neat idea! :) Love it! Erin

Sarah said...

What a great idea!!!!!

His Doorkeeper said...

Such a cute idea....Love the stepladder on the table to hold the food!

Bernie said...

Cute idea!

Shoshanah said...

I think using the step ladder as a serving platter turned out really well. What a great idea!

Claire said...

What a cute shower!

Cxx