My youngest sister is getting married! The wedding will be on the second weekend of January. I just want to share some photos of the surprise bridal party that my mom, sister and I hosted at my parent's house a few days ago.
Her coordinator suggested a despedida de soltera in lieu of a bridal shower; and so it was organized by my mom (to be held a week before the wedding).
But I could not just NOT host a shower party for my youngest sister!
I had a few shower ideas, such as a picnic at Sta. Elena, a spa party (a new nail salon just opened in our neighborhood), a cupcake decorating party...)
But then, I got so inspired by the tea cups and saucers that I purchased at Uniwide a month ago.
And so, a "tea party" was set. However, instead of tea, cucumber sandwiches and petite fours we had tsokolate and a variety of what would comprise a typical Pinoy merienda.
The menu consisted of bibingka, suman, palitaw, pandesal, cold cuts, kesong puti and assorted jams.
I took out the capiz shutter (bought at a neighborhood yard sale) and the framed chalkboard hubby made from a salvaged table top and used those as the backdrop.
I also used the lamparas (bought at Toys R Us) as part of the table decor. The party lasted until dinner so we simply switched the lamps on for extra lighting.
The flowers are actually balimbing blossoms (cut from a tree at a vacant lot in front of the house) set on sugar and creamer bowls.
It was so much fun organizing and setting up for the event. Seriously, I could do this for a living! If you are planning for an intimate and laid back gathering hire me :)
To Marthe and Macky, best wishes!