Monday, March 15, 2010

Time For A Shower

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.
Once the games were over, Nicole got down to the real reason for the event-the presents. She got a great selection of things for the kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. After all the presents were opened and the guests had dispersed, the family met up with Brian for dinner. He was interested in everything that had gone on, but sounded relieved that he'd not been part of the festivities.


  1. Sounds so fun! And you were a celebrity of sorts! :)

  2. What a fun post. Great shower ideas. I'd love to know what was in the winner's purse, particularly the most unusual item. And also what outfit Nicole saw when her blindfold was removed.

  3. This sounds so fun. I loved the games! And that cake! It was beautiful. Too pretty to eat.

  4. Hey, I've never been to a party with fun games like that!! I wanna have one of my own now :0)

  5. Betsy-Yes, I was a great supporting actress.

    Kathy M-I know that at least one person had their Social Security card in their purse (which was worth a lot of points), and the list DIDN'T include a camera, batteries, or calculator, all of which I had. Nicole's funny outfit included floral-print capris that were too big for her, a top that completely clashed with the bottoms, hiking socks and boots, and a camouflage fishing hat.

    Nancy-yes, the cake was beautiful, but it tasted great.

    Eternally Distracted-It's been a long time since my wedding; I'd love to have another shower to be able to replace all my old things :-)

  6. I've never heard of the Blackout Honeymoon game. Sounds like a hoot! :)