My best friend’s bridal shower was on Saturday. I, along with the other bridesmaids, hosted it, but we gave it at my parents’ house, so my mom did a great deal of the work. You see, when my mom throws an event, she goes all out. I tried to help the two days before, but really ended up just following her around like a puppy dog asking, “What can I do? How can I help?” I did learn a lot from my incredible momma and I do know Diana and the other guests thoroughly enjoyed the shower.
The entire event was absolutely marvelous which is perfect for Marvelous in my Monday with Katie at Healthy Diva Life.
My mom and Diana’s mom made most of the food, but us bridesmaids contributed a little here and there. My mom set a gorgeous table and there was quite the delicious spread for the ladies! No one went hungry, that’s for sure.
Starting at the top left and going clockwise: strawberry salad, Asian salad, vegetable cups, asparagus and mint egg frittatas, fruit salad, spinach balls, beautiful flower arrangement designed by my mom, turkey dollar roll sandwiches, tomato and cucumber relish tray, tuna salad, cream cheese pesto bake, and apricot brie wheel. Amazing, right?
After opening gifts, it was dessert time! Ok, the guests had desserts while Diana was opening her million gifts, and immediately after, all the bridesmaids rushed over to the dessert table. Can you blame us?
YUM! Brownies, blueberry muffins, strawberry trifle, peanut butter jelly bars, chocolate covered strawberries, oreo cake balls, and chocolate chip cookies. Lucky for us, we had plenty of leftovers! It really was a lovely shower; I know we couldn’t have done it without my amazing mother. I’m so honored to be a part of Diana’s wedding festivities. She gave us bridesmaids an awesome gift for hosting her shower. She wrote us each an individualized poem and at the end she told us she was treating us to getting our hair done on the day of her wedding!! Great gift!! I highly recommend it for all you bride-to-be’s out there!!
What else is marvelous? Hmm, oh yes! I got to see my neighbor boys David and Michael over the weekend! They grew up across the street from me and there was a few of us neighborhood kids that were super close. Unfortunately, most of them have moved away, so whenever anyone is in town we’re sure to catch up!
David is about to graduate from the Air Force Academy and head to law school and Michael is producing Broadway shows in New York. Impressive pair of brothers! We’ve all grown up in the last 20 years or so, eh?
I’m officially registered for Best Body Bootcamp! I’ve been craving a training schedule and this will give me exactly that. Tina knows what’s up and I’m sure her workouts will be challenging and just the change of pace I’m looking for.
And because my sister didn’t send me this picture in time for my Scottsdale Snapshot post, I’m adding it now because itz certainly marvelous!
What’s marvelous in your Monday?