We hosted a couples shower recently, and had a really good evening! A couple in our Bible class are getting married after many years of not being married. We wanted to show them our love and have an opportunity to get the men in our class to get to know the groom better.
We didn't want to be too fussy about this so here's what we came up with for a menu: Cowboy caviar with frito Scoops, a cheese tray, chocolate cake balls, mixed nuts, and white cake with lemon buttercream icing and sugared blackberries. I was in a real dilemma about how much to make but this turned out great. Drinks were simple - we served fruity water and decaf coffee.
The A & K blocks I made from leftover wood blocks that I painted, sanded and stained - bought the chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby and painted them, then hot glued them onto the block. Kind of shabby chic like the bride's style!
We also played a game I called "My Two Cents," which was a combination of things - the Paper Airplane game from the retreat (which I just realized I never blogged about - boy, am I behind) and wedding advice. Everyone was asked to take a paper, then fill it out while the bride opened her gifts. It had these sentences to complete:
My name is_________________.
I met the bride/groom at _____________________.
My best advice for the couple is _________________________.
The couple should take a honeymoon trip to ___________________.
Their next big project will be ___________________________.
We then folded them into paper airplanes and tossed them for a minute, continuing to pick up whatever one lands close to you and tossing again. Then each person had to introduce whoever's airplane they ended up with and read one of the sentences on it. It was a fun combination of advice and laughter - and made for some fun reading when the couple looked at them later, I'm sure!