The daughter of a close friend is to be married in late November.
She's such a sweetie that everyone begged to honor her with a shower.
My two friends and I won! So we began to plan right away.
It's hotter than beejeezers here in Southern California, but we still went with a fall theme.
It's October. Even though Fall isn't here, it ought to be.
we settled on
Fall In Love
for our shower moniker.
It was decided that we'd go with the ubiquitous burlap theme.
White tableclothes and burlap toppers covered the patio tables.
Potted chrysanthemums and home grown pumpkins were placed down the center of the table.
The mums did double duty, serving as prizes later in the day.
The decorative leaf served as a place card.
As the luncheon progressed, the leaves were collected and used in a drawing,
which took place periodically.
Custom labels announced the couple's wedding date.
helped to soften the look of the institutional folding chairs.
The menu consisted of three types of sandwiches,
green salad, fruit salad, deviled eggs,
white wine, and water.
As the bride-to-be unwrapped her treasures, chocolate or carrot cake cupcakes were offered to the onlookers.