Thursday, May 1, 2014

A Baby Sister's Bridal Shower :)


This is Torri.. one of my three baby sisters.  Only she is not such a baby anymore! This fancy lady is engaged to her sweetheart, and they have less than a month to go! We are so excited that we are finally getting a brother! 

Last Saturday, my mom's cousin and I threw her a shower at my house. It was supposed to be a tea party in our great backyard, but as our luck goes, it was raining and hailing all day long. Well, inside we go!




One thing that I saw on Pinterest that I was so excited about was the Time Capsule for the bride and groom. I put out some cards for people to write notes on. The week of the wedding, I'm going to add lots of things to the box about what's going on in their lives and the world. More to come on that!




Don't these Red Velvet cookies look like heaven? They are!! I found them on Pinterest from Cooking Classy. Try them! You won't regret it. :)

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes
Yield: About 30 cookies
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder*
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp milk or buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 5 tsp red food coloring
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
Directions
  • In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt for 30 seconds, set aside. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip butter and granulated sugar until pale and fluffy. Mix in eggs 1 at a time, blending until combined after each addition. Mix in milk, vanilla bean paste, lemon juice and red food coloring. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Stir in white chocolate chips. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill 2 hours or until firm enough to shape into balls.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour powdered sugar into a bowl. Remove dough from refrigerator, scoop dough out and with buttered hands, shape into medium balls (about 2 1/2 Tbsp each). Roll cookie dough balls into powdered sugar and evenly coat. Transfer to Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheets and flatten slightly, then bake in preheated oven 13 - 14 minutes. Allow to rest on cookie sheet several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
  • *If you want them a little more chocolatey you can replace 2 - 3 Tbsp of the flour with 2 - 3 additional Tbsp of cocoa powder.
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy


We are so lucky to have so many supportive family and friends. We have the best group around! She got a lot of really great presents!

 

This one was my favorite though...


Her mom-in-law Teri gave it to her. She's on the left and her grandma-in-law, Arlene, is on the right. They are the cutest! So props to Teri for this great present. 







She had so many great ideas in this box! Seriously, I feel like I need one of these for everyday life; not just a wedding day!

Here's the list of things that she added in... 

baby powder
deoderant
perfume
shoe inserts
cough drops
lotion 
chapstick
Kleenex
bobby pins
wipes
Alka Seltzer
straws
Vasoline
contact solution
tape
battery operated fan
lint roller
Downy clothes refresher
gum and mints
scissors
hair elastics
hair spray
mini comb
nail file and clippers


If you can think of anything else we should add to this list, comment below! Thanks for the awesome idea Teri! 


Last but not least, our favors. This was all my mom's cousin's idea. Torri loves tea, she she packed up tea bags all fancy and everyone got to take a couple. I loved this idea! 


21 more days until she's officially a bride!!
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