Preparing for a shower

Sunday August 17, 2008

I rolled out of bed at noon and headed over to Debra's apartment. I had volunteered to help Wendy make decorations and favors for Janice's Bridal Shower. I thought it was only fair since I had helped Janice with Wendy's shower. Besides, I love a good craft project day.

I arrived at Debra's with a bag filled with tissue paper, floral wire, and scissors. Debra, Wendy, Jordana, and I were ready to go.

We started making Martha Stewart tissue pomanders to hang from the ceiling. I was assigned the task of fluffing the tissue paper. Who knew I'd end up as a fluffer in the valley?

Wendy and Debra hard at work.
Don't you just love their looks of concentration?

The finished product

Next up were the favor boxes that Wendy was going to fill with chocolates. Wendy had bought the favor box kits from Michael's. I thankfully, did not have to make any of these. Believe it or not, fluffing big pomander took me all afternoon.

Favor box kits

Initial assembly of the boxes

Mini Pomanders and Paper to be used for a shower game

Jordana hard at work.
Again, notice the look of concentration. These gals are intense.

Finished Favor Boxes

What was Wendy's secret to getting us to work so hard? Bribery.

She ordered us delicious, but oh-so-bad-for-you Papa John's Pizza and diet Coke. Wendy knows that people work much better when they're full.

With the division of labor and the extra encouragement, we were done in just a few hours.

Friday August 22, 2008

One of my other contributions to the party was floral arrangements. I love to do it. So, I got up early and headed out to the Flower Mart. The mission was to find flowers to match the shower's Pink and Green color scheme. Because I had been to the Flower Mart the previous week, I was able to buy everything I needed within 45 minutes.

The results of my Flower Mart Spree

My Floral Assistant checks the flowers' freshness

The scent overload puts Dottie to sleep.

This is the most fragrant flower purchase I have made thus far. Our pied a terre smells heavenly. I can't wait to arrange these for the party.

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