I am breaking from all of the fun Halloween inspiration going on around here to share the Retro Bridal Shower I co-hosted this weekend with my friend Yukie. (Invitations here). It was a lovely Sunday morning with the bride, Natalie, and 8 lovely ladies. It was a casual luncheon among friends, chatting and showering the bride. Yukie’s house was the perfect setting for this shower. We dined out back under the shade of her trees and moved inside for dessert. I made the table cover and cloth napkins. The cocktail napkins were actually from vintage pillowcases.
Rolling with the Retro Housewife theme we created a menu reminiscent to the 1950’s with a Modern twist.
Pigs in a blanket
Buffalo Chex Mix
Green Bean Salad
Madonna Inn Pink Champagne Cake
A shower wouldn’t be complete until we gave the bride some solid words of advice on “How to be a Good Housewife”. I ordered a bridal shower game from From Made by a Princess. The game is based on the 1955 Good Housewife’s Guide. Armed with this advice, Natalie is on her way to being a “Good Housewife”. Here are some highlights from the article:
Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready, on time, for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him, and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home, and the prospect of a good meal (especially his favorite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.
Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first- remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.
Don’t complain if he comes home late to dinner, or even if he stays out all night.Compare this as minor compared to what he may have gone through that day.
Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.
Congratulations to our “Good Wife”, Natalie. I was thrilled to host a shower for such a wonderful friend and to enjoy it with her lovely friends. Cheers!