Debbie and Chris
are getting married April 12 after a short "official" engagement.
Debbie's been living with her parents, and Chris has been living in a less-than-well-stocked
bachelor pad, so--completely beside the fact that we love Debbie (okay, and
Chris, that foreigner, too) and are thrilled to help her celebrate, they seemed
the perfect pair to shower with gifts in anticipation of their wedding.
On Sunday, March
2nd we had a shower for Debbie--who, not too surprisingly, arrived 38 minutes
late. Belatedly, we realized we should have had a pool for the bride's arrival
time and given a prize for the person who best guessed it. That's okay, though,
because everyone was eating happily by the time she finally showed up.
- Guacamole and tortilla
- Blue cheese pate and
- Individual woven
bacon cups with Cobb salads
- Individual ramekins of
blue cheese and chive mashed potatoes
- Deep-fried avocado slices
- Sparkling raspberry-lime
- Decorate-your-own sugar
cookies in the shape of hearts, wedding dresses, engagement rings, and bride-and-groom
- Make-your-own sundaes
with six flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, hot fudge, caramel sauce,
mixed fresh berries, chocolate covered nuts, and brownie petit fours
- Wedding-themed trivia
game (see the movie half-time round here
and the answer key here)
- Gift opening with gift
Bingo (especially lots of useful kitchen items, some nice bath stuff, a few
pretty lingerie sets, and of course the obligatory sex manuel--the last one
- Debbie's bridal accessories:
a trucker hat that read "Bride '08" and a bubble wrap shawl (she's
not quite the tiara-type of woman, and she really loves bubble wrap)
- Ruthie's lovely ribbon
bouquet for Debbie to use at her wedding rehearsal (see below right)
- A decorative, yet functional
"sheet cake" (see below left--actually a tiered "cake"
made out of a new set of sheets for Debbie and Chris's as-yet-unpurchased
- "Pop me! You know you want
to!" (totally straight-faced, to people hugging her, about her bubble
- "Uh, I don't know--sun tan
lotion, books, socks. . ." (to people asking her what gifts she thought
she'd get today. Really? Socks? No.)
- "Wow, this is so heavy I
could kill someone with it and cut them up on it afterward!" (after receiving
a beautiful heavy-duty wooden cutting board)
The only downspot
of the day was the parking ticket Debbie got at a quarter to five for parking
mid-street past the legal hours on Columbus (they either end at 4:00 or 4:30
on Sundays, and Debbie's car was the loneliest car on the block at that point,
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