Monday, September 17, 2012

My 50's Housewife Bridal Shower

I know, I know... it's not educational but darn it it was FUN!  (And it falls under the title category of "life's other joys")  This theme was chosen because I am an old soul and my whole life I was told I was born in the wrong decade.  My fiance also was apparently born in the wrong decade as well because when we first met he had this whole "50's housewife" mentality.  Don't worry, a few bad meals and wrinkled shirts later he learned real quick that while I loved that era, there was no way that was me (poor guy).  So this is a nice nod to all that.  Luckily, today we are celebrating our three year anniversary together and gettin' hitched in less than two months!

To the right is a picture of me (in the middle) and my wonderful maids of honor who have been my rocks for the past five-six years.  They went above and beyond with this shower and I loved every minute of it!  I'm telling you what, there is no way I could have survived back then.  The amount of time it took just to look like that was forever!  No wonder the women had to stay home!

Everyone showed up in aprons and pearls and we played some fun trivia (both 50's and bridal) games: Price is Right 50's Style, Sabra and Spencer go together like... and you had to match up famous pairs/couples, a bridal poem where you passed it around and never knew who it would land on, and the ultimate Do You Know the Bride?  My mom won that one!

Here are some more amazing pictures from the day!

The super cute invites and recipe card!

Welcome table! The favors are mason jars full of 50's candy and there were envelopes out for people to put their addresses on them so I could send them Thank You cards. Included in the invitation was a recipe card to fill out and bring to the new bride, so people dropped them in the box when they arrived.
So many wonderful gifts!!! I got amazing personalized items to use for the wedding day, a beautiful clutch with one of our engagement photos printed on the fabric inside, a "Good housewife kit" and "How to keep your Hubby happy kit."  Even Mr. S got a few surprises sprinkled in there!  People were so stinking cute and creative I wish I could give them all shout outs!
One of my bridesmaids made these AMAZING cupcakes that look like mini-pies!
 The whole spread! There was bottled Coke with red and white stripped paper straws, pigs in a blanket, a big cheese ball and crackers, cheese puffs, Rice Krispie treats, finger sandwiches, deviled eggs, fruit and dip, chocolate chip cookies, punch, cupcakes, chips and salsa and so much more!

Words of wisdom from "The Good Wife's Guide" article in Housekeeping Monthly: May 13, 1955.  If you have not seen this before it is hysterical!  A must to look up and read!

Me and my new maid Maud! A wonderful gift from my future mother-in-law.  She is made up entirely of house hold items that will come in handy!
I had an amazing time and could not have asked for anything better!  It flew by so quickly and I just love looking at all the photos over and over and remembering everything.  If this is what happens for just my shower, y'all might lose me for a little while when my wedding photos come back!


  1. I love your shower theme!!!! So original....Congrats and good luck! I will have to remember this for my daughters.