Food: Bridal Shower noms

This past weekend, I was in full party planning mode. It was finally time to put all my skills to the test as I hosted a bridal shower for 30 people. I was stressed to say the least and I was exhausted after driving 5 hours to North Carolina and preparing all the foodies on minimal sleep. But everything flowed and the bride-to-be had an amazing day. I was so overwhelmed that I only managed to snag one pic of the special lady and her future sister-in-law before all the guests arrived, at the Bellini bar, of course:


But, I did manage to capture all the foodie noms to share with you. I have to admit, I was really proud. A lot of the items you’ve seen before and a few are new, but all are crazy simple. So if you need a few party nom ideas, here you go:


The dining table was pretty much the holy grail of tasty treats, click through for a few of the recipes:

Everything else above is pretty self-explanatory, pinching some of the ideas from other bloggers or Pinterest. Probably the cutest was the Peanut Butter Spoons which featured mini chocolates to give you a mouthful of delight.

Any in case your mouth wasn’t watering already, another view of the Haystacks and PB Spoons; plus close-ups of the Caprese Salad Sticks and Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes.


But no Southern bridal shower is complete without…Deviled Eggs! 48 to be exact, minus the few missing that had already been nommed. And of course, cheese, crackers, chips, and snack mix.


And no matter how good the food is, don’t forget simple party decorations. We’re not fancy, so I opted for streamers and balloons. It all just worked for me and the bride-to-be loved it too which made it worth the effort and the stress.


She said, and I quote, “This has been the best bridal shower I’ve ever been to!” It could have been the Bellini bar or the fact that we all went to a winery after for a tasting, but I have to admit as well, it was the best I’d ever been to as well! 🙂

Stay tuned for pictures from the wedding this coming weekend, which starts August’s adventure of 2 wedding extravaganzas!



  Colleen wrote @

Bellini bar? You are genius.

  zigzagmags wrote @

Haha, I try 🙂

  crankypants wrote @

Well done!

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