Yesterday I took a road trip to Fulton Missouri to attend a bridal shower as Mother of the Groom. The afternoon included a lot of food, a lot of fun, and a LOT of presents.
I'm used to making trips to Columbia Missouri to visit Son Brian and fiancee Nicole. That's a two-hour trip. Fulton is incrementally closer; it only took about an hour and forty-five minutes to get to the house where the shower was being held. Dana, the hostess, did a great job of marking the turns to her house with bright pink signs.
When I arrived, Dana was just putting the food out. It was fun to talk with the women I didn't know and find out their connection to Nicole while we were eating. After everyone arrived it was time to move on to the planned activities.
It wouldn't be a wedding shower without games:
- First, we played "What's In Your Purse"? Dana handed out a list of things you might find in a purse. Each item had a point value (the more unusual the thing, the more points it was assigned). The winner was the person who had the most points based on the contents of her handbag.
- For the second game, "Honeymoon Blackout", Nicole was given a suitcase filled with funny clothes, then blindfolded. Everyone got to watch as she got dressed in the "dark". It was funny to see the expression on her face when she saw her outfit after the blindfold was removed.
- The third game was the ever-popular "Make A Dress Out Of Toilet Paper". Each group got a few rolls of toilet paper and some paper clips to design a dress for one of the women in their group.