Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bridal Shower Tablescape

I posted this bridal shower last week, and now Kelly is having a party to show your wedding showers. I am linking to her blog. Check out all the other showers here http://www.kellyskornerblog.com/2009/08/for-better-or-for-worse.html for great ideas.
This is my first time to join in Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan , http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ . I hope this qualifies since I am showing my table. Ha. This past weekend we hosted a bridal shower for my dear friend Betsy's son, Matthew and his fiancee, Leslie. Come on in and enjoy the party.
It was a beautiful day. I added wreaths from my daughter's wedding decorations to the door and tied tulle bows to the porch lights to welcome our guests.

We set up the beverage station on the kitchen island. We served sweet tea, (yes this is the South , and we like our sweet tea ), and cherry limeade punch from Italian beverage jars. The glasses came from Dollar Tree.

Ham rolls are served on a tiered tray from Garden Ridge.


Fruit was skewered into a pineapple for a centerpiece. Of course we had the obligatory cheeseball with crackers.


These are chocolate cheesecake truffles I made by baking a cheesecake with no crust, and then scooping with a small cookie scoop and freezing. Then I dipped them in melted chocolate and white coating.




Homemade chicken salad on croissants from Wal-Mart. Don't you just love the pinwheel croissants? I had never seen them before. Are you getting hungry yet?



The cupcakes were to die for from Muddy's Bake Shop in Memphis.


A few pictures of the happy couple on the end of the table.



Here's the whole spread.



The dress was purchased from Goodwill many years ago and worn by my youngest daughter for playing dressup . She is engaged now,and planning a wedding for next April. I

My mother made a banner that read, "She said yes" to hang on the mantel with a couple more pics of Matt and Leslie.

I made a display on a side table of old family wedding pictures, from my last post.

Here are Leslie and Matt with their mothers.


Leslie, the bride, with hostesses, my mother , seated, I'm second from left , and my daughters. We had an enjoyable day, and they received some very nice gifts.
Happy tablescaping!
















39 comments:

susan said...

Great shower and beautiful food and table! Congrats on your daughter's upcoming wedding--you still have lots of time. Our daughter got married in June! Glad to meet another Memphis blogger!

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing this party! It was a real treat to visit today.

Happy Tablescape Thursday and hope to see you at my place to toast Susan on her anniversary.

http://hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com/

Libby Murphy said...

Cheers from a west TN girl. You have a beautiful table, family and menu.
Happy Twirls

LillyB said...

What a treat!! You did a great job!!!

Debbie Pearson said...

Well I'm sure the bride to be absolutely thought it was stunning! I love your large glass tea servers, they are wonderful!

Linda Q said...

Great shower, all the food looks so yummy. Like that cheesecake truffle idea. I have my son's wedding coming soon. Shower next month to help with, so I need all the help I can get.
Linda Q

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

You thought of everything! What a fun celebration - the food and refreshment looks so pretty as well - this is all nicely done>

susan said...

Somehow you got to my test blog. Hope you will come back and join the REAL one--oops--I did not think it was viewable!

Bill said...

You incorporated so many beautiful and thoughtful elements for this charming party table! Those chocolate cheesecake truffles are making my mouth water! I haven't seen the pinwheel croissants before, but I've never met a croissant I didn't like!

Your fruity centerpiece is VERY festive. Great post!

Bill

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What a fun shower I just loved seeing this and the wedding dress on display...Love your blog girl...I just added you to my list to follow...hope you don't mind...May you have a GREAT weekend Shelia...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Brenda said...

All so pretty! I love the front of your home. The spread looks delicious. And the table looks great. Everyone looks happy. I also like the way you grouped your photos on that table.
Brenda

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Sheila, What a lovely bridal shower...we Southerners do know how to give a great shower, don't we?! :-) Great beverage servers...I just bought a smaller one this past weekend for future parties. And yes...we do need our our sweet tea...almost as much as we need air for breathing. :-) The pineapple is so cool looking...I will have to remember that! Thanks so much for your visits and sweet words! Love your visits!
Susan

Mary said...

Lovely! Who doesn't love a wedding...such a happy occasion! Love sweet tea, too!

Mary

Lady Katherine said...

Love the beverages servers, I have one. Now the truffles are wonderful! Love the old dress!

Lady Katherine said...

Shelia, I going to add your truffle pic and link your blog to my weekly featured website. Love the truffles!

racheld said...

I followed the truffles from Lady Katherine's table!!

This is absolutely charming, and I'll look forward to dropping in again.

rachel

xinex said...

What a beautifully decorated party with great food. Those truffles look delish! Glad I saw you on LayKatherine's blog.....Christine

ELVIA said...

beautiful table & food! x.

ELVIA said...

those truffles look so delicious!!

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