Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bridal Shower

23 July 2011: Tahna and Sarah together after the shower.

Yesterday we reached another milestone when we attended Sarah's bridal shower. It was given by and held at the home of Sarah's good friend, Tahna.  That's quite a feat, since Tahna herself just got married three weeks earlier and then moved into her new house a few days before the shower.

We enjoyed an array of delicious finger foods (they brought out more after I snapped this picture) and visited for awhile as the guests began to arrive.  We had about 25 people there.

Then, after we played a few bridal shower games, we had the traditional "make-a-wedding-gown-out-of-toilet-paper" event.  That was fun to watch!  Here are the finished "gowns" on their models:
My 4-year-old niece Callie (Sarah's cousin) makes a beautiful bride!
Callie's sister, my 13-year-old niece Emma, is the second blushing bride!
Brandy, Sarah's best friend since kindergarten, is bride number three!
After the games were done, Sarah began opening her gifts.  There were so many great ideas, both creative and practical.
When we headed home at the end of the party, the back of the car was filled with lots of fun things for Sarah and Chris and the home they will soon make together.  In just six days, my only daughter will no longer live under my roof.  That makes me a little bit sad for me, but I am so excited for her.  It is truly a mixed blessing to see our children grow up and move on to their own lives.

1 comment:

Grandma Honey said...

25! Great turn out and the food looked DELISH!