cupcakes up to my eyeballs

Whew. That was a crazy busy weekend. This was bridal shower weekend extravaganza. My sister-in-law, Jen, and I were threw a bridal shower for our new sister-in-law to be Jenny. Yes, that’s right, all of the females of my generation in my husbands immediate family are named Jen. Apparently all the other names were taken from 1974 to 1977. Well to hear our parents tell it, they thought they were picking the most original name in the world and there weren’t things like the Social Security website to convince them otherwise. So I digress as I am apt to do…back to the shower.

Saturday was full of pre-shower prep activities. We made cupcakes. Loads and loads of cupcakes. We cut fruit, we cut veggies, we prepped the punch. We also managed to check out the most awesome burger place, EVER. Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Apparently we weren’t the only ones who thought it was awesome because it was packed! They have a very small menu, they pretty much serve – you guessed it, burgers and fries but they do those extremely well. If you have one near you and haven’t been I highly recommend it.

It turned out to be a lovely shower though there were some definite moments where it felt like there was no way we were going to get things finished up. We made numerous references to the last few harrowing minutes of a Trading Spaces episode where the furniture isn’t even in the room yet and they have 2 minutes until the reveal. Thankfully we managed to pull it all together right as the first guests arrived. We served 3 kinds of tea sandwiches, hot crab dip with crackers, a fruit and veggie tray, an awesome punch (non-alcoholic), and super yummy white chocolate raspberry cupcakes. (Recipes to follow soonish in another post). Jen made up wedding Pictionary and a how well do you know the bride game – both were wonderful and non-embarrassing. We all wrote advise for various life subjects for Jon and Jenny on cards that Jenny and Jon opened later that day at home (I think).

It was a great day. And after we cleaned up I went home and passed out on the couch for a few minutes then tackled laundry mountain that some how never seems to go away.

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