Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Garden flowers and Bridezilla

A few flower shots taken this afternoon in my neighborhood garden ...

My sister Feltypants, a talented artist , painted this picture as an engagement present for our little sister, who is getting married this summer. It's titled "Bridezilla." I think the Princess Leia hair-do is a nod to the groom-to-be's love of all things Star Wars. It's so great.

By the way, little sis isn't green or a Bridezilla. She's quite cute and fairly laid back about the wedding plans. Fairly. Feltypants paints her a monster picture every year for her birthday.

I'm planning the bridal shower. It's still several months away, but I'm starting to think about a theme and favors. Have you ever seen the favors on Beau-coup ? Oooh, I want to buy them all! Just for me!

One idea we're kicking around is a kitchen theme where everyone brings their favorite recipe and a cooking-related gift. Guests would receive gift bags with the gourmet cupcake baking mixes , heart whisks , and heart-shaped measuring spoons shown in the pictures below.

It seems a little dull though, especially after reading about the pajama shower RachelJane wrote about over on Not-So-Plain Jane, here and here. I don't think little sis will go for an evening of bowling and dining in our pj's, but I feel like I need to at least try to come up with something a little more exciting than recipes and measuring spoons, cute as that is.

I'm going to keep thinking about it and poking around the Internets for ideas. Any suggestions? I'd love to hear from you.


Rachel said...

Oooh. Those heart measuring spoons and whisks are so cute! If I were a shower guest, I would be happy to receive that... even without being in my pajamas. haha. You have to do what the bride feels comfortable with, right?

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha -- that bridezilla picture is a hoot! I LOVE those adorable little baking favors -- if you need a cute bag to put them in, everyone LOVED the ones we gave out at my DILs shower last year. Click on the wedding category in my blog, and scroll back to the March/April (or just go to March entries -- not sure which way would be shorter) timeframe and you'll see them -- they were black and white with monograms on them. And Holy Cow! that Bobcat story even made MY heart skip a beat!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the shout out and for sharing BZ. Love the flower shots too! --Felty

Anonymous said...

Another idea to go along with your kitchen theme is to have everyone bring a "pound" of something. For instance, a pound of: sugar, flower, salt, clothes soap, pasta, rice etc. You get the idea. My sissy went to a "Pound Shower" and said it was lots of fun. Someome even brought a pound of pennies! Great, great bridezill painting by Felty. Love you photos. ~Dogwood