Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Bridal Shower

This whole wedding thing is happening a lot faster than I imagined. A short engagement has its plusses and minuses. Right now I am stunned that it is almost time for my shower. It's staggering when you think that you only get one. One in your whole life. If I overthink it, I get a little dazed.

The other day I was staying at my parent's house and my mom came into my bedroom in the early morning to get Bon-Bon. She found me just laying in bed, staring open-eyed at the wall. The dialogue went a little like this:

Mom: "Oh!... Are you thinking about wedding stuff?"

Me: "Yes."

Mom: "How long have you been awake?"

Me: "An hour."

The latest thing to ponder has been my bridal shower! Exciting stuff. In my usual fervor for themed parties, I have asked for a tea party luncheon for the shower hosted by my side of the family. No ordinary tea, though, a Mad Tea Party. The trick with a theme like this is to not just feature movie memorabilia or commercial versions of it. My motto is decorate as if you are the

What I mean by this is don't have a picture of a notable Disney Alice serve as decor, easy as it may be. Instead implement looking glasses, tea cups, pocket watches, artful topiary's, etc. As the guest, you are in the place as opposed to looking at a version thereof.

I think I just want an excuse to make myself sick with those little cucumber sandwiches and scones. That and I have a modest teacup collection, the world will see and enjoy them if it kills me.

Also, I have a crazy (mad even?) idea to make everyone mingle. Each course is at a themed table with a stationary hostess and new kind of tea. Everyone starts at a different table/course, so you might eat dessert or finger sandwiches first. Guests are obligated to rotate tables/courses every 10 mins or so, meeting new people and eating new food.
What this idea has taught me is math is really hard. When you want people to not sit together more than once AND not be at the same table, things get confoosing. Chaz tried mapping it out with a long equation of double unknown variables, while I did the infinitely harder task of pondering sandwich filling.

After the party (June 27th) I will hopefully have oodles of pictures to share.


  1. Will you be serving Mad Hatter Tea?

  2. Is this a brand, flavor or recipe? I am intrigued.

  3. I found this tea at Disneyland. It's called Disney Wonderland Tea. I have the Mad Tea Party Blend. I'll let you try some :)

  4. Such a great idea! You do the best themed parties...I still remember the Clue Birthday party you had! Have so much fun and just drink in being the center of attention!