So, even though I was highly suspicious, I was still shocked when I walked in the door and saw so many people yelling "surprise!" (and "Happy Birthday!" from the kids gathered in attendance!!) I didn't even eat any of the food because my stomach was just fluttering the whole time, I could not believe all of the effort that was done for me!!
The theme was "My Favorite Things" so there was food from Wegmans (my favorite place), tons of appetizers (my favorite part of a party!), things from Wicked (my favorite show), and best of all, instead of a regular wishing well, guests made a donation to Camp Heartland (my favorite organization!). All of bridesmaids wore cute camp tee shirts, and even had one for me! So, I got to wear my other favorite thing at my shower, which is my jeans!!!
I seriously wish I had eaten more of the food, because there was a TON of it!!! And all of my favorite stuff, like hummus, deviled eggs, CHIPS, spinach dip, sandwiches....oh my God, why didn't I EAT???? Oh yeah, too nervous! But, thankfully, everyone else ate! And, holy lord, the desserts! An unbelievable amount- and my cake was AMAZING!!! Can anyone say "Sweet Eats"? It was just unreal. I know I am sitting her typing about it, but I am kind of in a fog as to the fact that it happened!
Opening gifts was insane!! I swear it took an hour, even though I set aside my usual OCD form of opening presents (carefully opening the wrapping so as not to tear the paper, thereby extending the surprise of what is in there!) and tried to tear into everything as fast as possible!! I never saw so much white tulle in my life- white tulle being the official wrap of all things emerging from Bed, Bath, and Beyond! And my God, we got glasses! Bowls! Bed linens! Towels! And, oh my God, my parents got us air conditioners for our new apartment, and my bridesmaids got us the mixer (Like Martha uses!!!) and they got me COOKING LESSONS from Sur le Table!! Which is genius, since I kept opening kitchen things and having absolutely NO IDEA what they were!!! What the heck is a serving fork?? And why does it only have two tines???
And I almost forgot the last of my favorite things!! All of my bridesmaids got together and made a scrapbook for me! In fact, there was one for me, one for Pete, and an in-progress one of the start of Pete and I's new life together- it has our engagement and engagement party scrapped so far! And, as we all know, scrapbooking is one of my very favorite things, and the books just filled my heart!
And, speaking of heart, our guests raised almost $300 for Camp Heartland, which means more to me then anyone can ever know!
And that was my bridal shower! Mom's Wexler, and Latini, I am so grateful for the gifts you have given me, and not just today! Marla, Meri, Ann Marie, Shelly, Jen, Amanda, Tiffany, and Randi, I can't ever thank you guys enough for such an amazing day! You guys are my whole heart and I love you so much!
And now, bedtime! :-)