My mom and I hosted an "Around the Clock" bridal shower for my cousin's fiancée. This shower tended to be a little more difficult since the shower was in Indiana and we live in Tennessee.
I think everything came together very nicely in the end.
The basic premise of the around the clock shower is that each guest is assigned a time of day or a theme that they are responsible for. Each time is a jumping off point to be creative and design the shower gift around it. Here is the list of times that I picked from for this particular shower:
Disney (they are getting married at Disney World)
Here is what I made for the bride to be...mine was "dessert time." I went with a trifle theme.
I made several recipe cards that had various trifle recipes, added some kitchen towels/pot holders that she actually registered for, a big trifle bowl and 4 mini-trifle bowls.
|I actually etched the trifle bowl with her new last name.|
|Here is one of the mini trifle bowls that I etched with their initial.|
Another guest had holiday time. She got inventive and gave a holiday craft book, cookie cutters for Easter, Halloween, Christmas and a package of very cute tea towels for each holiday.
|Our welcoming table designed to look like a clock.|
|We asked the guests to bring a favorite recipe to share with the bride to be. |
We got a nice binder for the recipes for them.
|I made a guest book/gift book for the bride to use at our shower and future showers.|
|We opted for a dessert bar for the food choices.|
|We made fruit salsa and served it with "brownie brittle" we found at the store and cinnamon pita chips.|
|Up close view of the sushi. I used laffy taffy and swedish fish on the "sashimi" and some white icing and orange sugar sprinkles on the rolls. I rolled the outside in crushed chocolate graham crackers.|
|I made strawberry lemon trifles in cute little shot glasses and tiny spoons.|
|What's a shower without cupcakes?|
|Spumoni cupcakes...the cupcake is half cherry and half pistachio topped |
with chocolate icing and a cherry on top.