These April showers don’t just bring May flowers… they bring weddings too.
The wedding of my oldest friend to be exact. This weekend, my elementary school friend, high school BFF, college roommate, and practically my sister is marrying the love of her life. Bare with me on this post… I’m a little sentimental!
Anyone who knows these two, knows they’re meant to be together. They’re not just high school sweethearts… they’re middle school sweethearts. How often does a love like that come along? Rarely.
As we speak, I’m headed home to Texas to be a part of the happiest day of my best friend’s life. And as I do, it’s impossible not to reflect on the best times I remember growing up together.
While Lindsay’s wedding is one in a million to me, there are thousands of weddings happening this weekend and thousands more happening this wedding season.
As the maid of honor in this wedding, I had the joy of co-hosting Lindsay’s Bridal Shower. I took away some excellent tips and tricks to share for throwing an elegant, but affordable shower.
Bridal Shower Baking Tips
- If you are expecting a large turnout, go for quick and easy treats that still look impressive and match your theme. For this shower, we had a blue and pink theme, so I served rock candy, m&m’s, and chocolate covered Oreos that were all in the colors of blue and pink. A great lifesaver is Wilton’s Candy Melts- they come in every color, and your can dip almost anything in them; Oreos, Ritz Crackers, pretzels… you name it, it can be covered in chocolate. I covered my Oreos, then added Wilton’s Sugar Pearl sprinkles for an extra splash of color.
- Plastic martini glasses are a cheap and adorable serving option. I used them to serve strawberry shortcake; take a packaged angel food cake or strawberry shortcake, tear it into pieces, and cover the bottom of the martini glass. Pour over a small amount of frozen strawberries, then cover in whipped cream. They are incredibly simple, but very cute. This can also be done with any sort of cake combination; chocolate cake with caramel syrup and whipped cream, pound cake with chocolate sauce and whipped cream- whatever combination you choose. Just be sure to wait until close to the shower time to assemble these so they look their best. You can also use these plastic martini glasses as candy servers.
- Your best friend for making bite size treats is the Wilton’s Silicone Square Baking Mold. This was the first time I had tried using this pan, and it was a lifesaver. It made bite size brownies in half the normal time, and the silicone material made it easy to get the dessert bites out without sticking. Just add some colored icing and sprinkles and you have adorable bite sized desserts. I highly recommend this pan for any type of party baking.
- Not all your sweets have to be edible! The other shower hostess made an amazing shower cake out of towels and other items from the registry. It was a wonderful centerpiece for the dessert table, and Lindsay absolutely loved it. Check out some towel cake ideas here!