As Tori is getting ready for bride-to-be and #WeddingWednesday guest blogger Sarah’s bridal shower this weekend, we thought we’d throw back to the last bridal shower we threw– a beach themed bridal shower for our sister-in-law a little over two years ago! I must say that the bridal shower was definitely one of the smoothest running and most put together events I’ve ever done. It’s not often that within ten minutes of the first guest arriving you can step completely away from the kitchen and just enjoy the party. The shower was held at our parents house on a Saturday afternoon and so the menu consisted of heavy hor’dourves and desserts. Below you’ll find our delicious menu!
For the afternoon bites, we tried to do a mix of hot & cold and light & heavy appetizers. We were also sure to include some family favorites from both our side and our sister-in-laws.
Ricotta, Fig, Basil, & Honey Dip with Pita Chips
Roast Beef & Provolone Sliders with Roasted Red Pepper, Arugula, & Garlic Herb Mayo
Turkey & Brie Sliders with Cranberry Sauce
Pigs in a Blanket with Mustard
Mini Crab Cakes with Cocktail Sauce
Roasted Tomatoes with Bleu Cheese
I absolutely love doing desserts that are all bite sized so that everyone can try whatever they want and not feel too guilty. We were sure to include some of the bride and grooms favorite desserts while keeping with the blue & yellow colors and beach theme!
Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes with Blue Sprinkles & Chocolate White Hearts
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Swedish Fish & Sea Life
Summer & Watermelon Oreos
It took us a while to decide what to do for party favors, but cream cheese mints made using seashell molds in blue and white ended up being perfect!