I don't know about where you are, but here, engagement/wedding season is still going strong. There are still bachelorette parties to go to, engagements to celebrate, and bridal showers to be thrown. Two of my good friends are getting married in the next few weeks, and since we didn't have an opportunity to spoil them here (since their showers were all family-oriented and out-of-town), we decided to host a (relatively) low-key potluck-style shower... with a 50's housewife twist.
Invitations included recipe cards to help the ladies build their cooking repertoire.
The guests were all invited to sign The Casserole Queens Cookbook for each bride-- because what good wife wouldn't know how to make a proper tuna noodle casserole?
The buffet set up. Since the brides' colors were blue and green, we were able to easily decorate for both lovely ladies!
The dessert table was filled with pineapple upside-down cake stacked high, and tons of candies in the brides' colors (you can find bags of single-colored/flavored candies at places like Party City). Pearls were provided, to ensure that each woman was properly decked out.
Deviled eggs, hot crab dip, cheese and chips...
... and a Jell-O mold on the table, for good measure.
Who knew that they still sell Jell-O salad molds in the grocery store?! Hy-Vee had around twelve different options, of varying palatability...
No housewife would be complete without a lovely apron!
On to the fun and games... The Price Is Right-- 50's Edition! We were none too pleased to find that we could all have been homeowners already, had we lived in the right decade.
Bridal Shower mad libs! It got... raunchy. There were netherregions involved.
Gifts! One bride tried to keep all ribbons intact, the other tried to break every one... We all know what that means for future children!
More lovely matching aprons!
And the lovely housewives-to-be and housewives-for-a-day strike a pose. Congrats on your impending nuptials, Elizabeth and Amber!