Marvelous Bridal Shower

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.

bridal shower lunch

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?

bridal shower dessert

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 michael

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?

michael david

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?

45 thoughts on “Marvelous Bridal Shower

  1. Okay. Your mom needs to come and host parties for me. I stink at hosting parties and she obviously rocks. What a wonderful looking shower for your friend! And so nice you got to see old friends too. Definitely a marvelous weekend. And you know how thrilled I am for you to be part of BBB! YAY!

  2. Next time I’m in the states and need some sort of party (maybe a welcome home one? lol), I’ll be giving your momma a call 🙂 🙂 It all looks absolutely fabulous, and ridiculously good!

  3. Wow, what a party! Your mama is one rocking planner! That spread looks amazing! I’ve had some of those spinach balls before and they were fabulous, but I can only imagine the greatness of that cream cheese pesto bake!

    Love the throwback picture! So cute! I was never brave (or coordinated) enough for roller blades! Lol

  4. Wow! What a party you guys threw for the bride-2-be! May I borrow your mom for an upcoming party? Haha. The food looks amazing! and the desserts…orea cakeballs? I just came back from a bachelorette party (what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas haha) and all my sweet friend is treating all of us bridesmaids to getting our hair done as well! So thoughtful..

    I LOVE the old picture! You were so freakin adorable ;). It’s always so awesome to reconnect with old friends.

  5. Look at that spread! Whoa! And you look so fab in all your pictures *wink*

    What’s fab for me? It’s one week until my b-day! I’ll turn the big 41 bwahhh but I’m excited and ready for it. Plus who doesn’t love celebrating their birthday for a whole month.

  6. Oh holy yum! I love parties like that where there are so many different things to try, your Mom should start catering 🙂 It’s marvelous right now I’m working from home (for the morning at least) b/c of the snow. Enjoy your Monday!

  7. Linz, thank you again for helping to host the most amazing bridal shower! It was incredible! Your mom made everything look beautiful! I cannot thank you, your mom, my mom, and all the other bridesmaids enough!

  8. Oh my gosh, I love your mom!!!! She really does know how to throw a party–and she makes the best food. I need to come over to your/her house next time I’m in town….. 😉 hehe.

    What a fun time! And I LOVE your outfit. LOVE. xo

  9. Wow! Everything looks and sounds delicious! I’m hosting a baby shower in a few weeks and am scrambling to get things in order. I love planning but have not been as on top it thing as I usually am this time around… Looks like you and your mom did a great job! Adorable last Arizona pic too!

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