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« on: February 19, 2007 03:22:23 PM »

Hello all, I had posted this topic in the weddings/bridal showers section of Special Occasions, but it seems anything in that section that isn't related to weddings themselves doesn't get a lot of feedback, so I thought I'd try it over here.

My baby sister is getting married in August '07 and I would like to throw her a sort of outdoorsy/mountain-themed bridal shower because we live in Colorado and she and her fiancee are into rock climbing, camping and that kind of thing.  But, she's also very much a girly-girl (go figure) so I'd like to incorporate some of the more traditional flowery shower stuff, if that makes sense.

I was thinking maybe a wildflowers/picnic/vintage outdoor kind of thing.  Any ideas for food/favors/games/decorations?  So far the only real idea I have is a three-tiered cake decorated to look like a mountain, (luckily our sister-in-law is a cake decorator!) with rock candy and edible flowers and such.  Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2007 03:31:56 PM »

Do you plan on having the shower outdoors?  Or in a home? 
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2007 03:33:56 PM »

Im not sure as far as "real" food goes, but certainly, trail mix is an obvious snack!

I have no immediate ideas for games or decorations, but as far as favors go, theres really cute little-bitty baskets that look kind of like picnic baskets that you can get at hobby lobby for 99 cents apiece and, of course, sometimes they put all that stuff 1/2 off, so Im sure in the next several months, you can get them when they have them 1/2 off and obviously you can fill them with candies or even thats when you could use trail mix.

Thats all Ive got for now, but Ill think on it and see if I can come up with anything else!

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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2007 07:43:54 AM »

Thanks for the ideas, the picnic baskets sound cute!  I'm not sure on the location yet, but it'll probably be outdoors, either at a park with picnic shelters or a backyard. 
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2007 03:47:36 PM »

well if it's going to be summertime....

as a boulder-ite i LOVE the farmer's market.  go pick up some fresh fruit and such.  perfect snack for a hot summer day!

and as far as activities....i'm not real familiar with bridal showers, but how about something crafty if it's appropriate?  maybe everyone makes a patch (stencil/sew/draw/etc) for a quilt that you could throw together for the happy couple?  maybe decorate vases that could be could be centerpieces for the wedding? maybe a scavenger hunt hike?

wild flowers would be a great decoration...just make sure no tree huggers see you picking 'em!

and of course, anything should also involve dogs and recycling and organic hippy fun!  ha!  Wink

people person?  no, i'm more of a dog person.
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2007 07:38:21 AM »

Thanks for the ideas, dogperson!  We're up in Fort Collins and our farmer's market is nowhere near as fabulous as Boulder's, but we have a few good vendors, I might see if I can pick up some stuff from there.  For food I'm thinking along the lines of funky little sandwiches and fruit/veggie skewers, nothing too elaborate.  I like the craft idea, too.  I'd actually looked into doing the shower at the paint-your-own pottery place, and have everyone paint a plate/mug for the couple, but it was WAY expensive.  So I like your "home-grown" ideas a lot better.  Wink


« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2007 02:21:38 PM »

For favors you could give some type of plant away.  Maybe some seed packs or bulbs.  You could put them in a little bag and tie it with raffia and a thank you tag.

You could set up picnic tables with checkered table cloths.  For the centerpieces you could plant tulip bulbs in a pot.  If you did this your self, you would have to plant them weeks in advance so they would have time to grow.  Tie a bow around the pot and use ribbon that is the colors of the wedding.  You could do some type of game and the winners at each table could take home the centerpieces.
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