Hope’s Bridal Shower

Last February my sweet niece Hope got engaged to her boyfriend Chris. He is a great guy and we were all so happy for them. Hope is the only child of my twin brother Steve so of course I immediately offered to host a bridal shower for her.

They had decided on a country wedding at Sunset Ranch, getting married by the lake and then the reception in the barn.  Many of the gifts they had registered for had a country theme too. She also decided to use sunny corals and yellows for the bridesmaids and flower girls. Did I mention my girls were the flower girls? With this in mind, I decided to go with a country theme for her shower.

With the wedding coming up in June, we planned the shower for April. I served the Lemonade Punch in pint-sized Mason jars withe yellow and white striped paper straws. We also had Cokes in old-fashioned glass bottles that were displayed in a pretty metal bucket full of ice. I wanted to serve the Cokes because Hope and Chris had included these old-timey Cokes in bottles in their engagement pictures.

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I decorated Mason jars with burlap and green ribbons, filled them with fresh daffodils, and placed them throughout the house. I used a white tablecloth on my dining room table and I covered the center of it with a pretty yellow, pink, and green piece of floral fabric from Hobby Lobby.

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We started things off by playing shower games. It was fun seeing what everyone knew about Hope and I think we all learned a few new things about her. Lauren took this game very seriously.

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After playing games and giving out prizes, we ate. Some of the food I served included chicken salad, spinach dip and crackers, meatballs, tortilla roll-ups, and fresh veggies. We made chocolate cupcakes, cheesecake bites, and fudge for dessert. We had one other special desserts…ever since Hope was a little girl, she always asked my Mom to make her strawberry cupcakes for her birthday so my Mom brought those for her.

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A few of the desserts.

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My three nieces and my great nephew, Hope, Matthew, Jennifer, and Kristen.

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After lots of delicious food, it was time to open presents. Sarah and Lauren were so excited to help Hope open her presents.

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She got so many nice things.

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We had a great time. Hope is such a sweet young lady and I wanted to make her shower special. We all had a great time celebrating her marriage to Chris.

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These girls love each other so much!

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Congratulations Hope and Chris.

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