Later this summer, my little sister is getting married. I started planning her shower back in the early spring, playing around with Pinterest, reading dessert cookbooks, and flipping through magazines.
The theme came together quickly – lipstick & lingerie – with the guests contributing to the bride’s visit to MAC and a pile of frothy underthings. We spent the day before the shower getting primped and pampered, just like a bridal party should.
The food was where I had the most fun. My grandma, an amazing baker, pulled off the shortbread wedding cakes seen above. I ordered macarons from the lovely Bake Lethbridge, and everything else played into the fresh spring feel of the shower. My favourite treat was also the easiest to put together – a tray full of bruschetta and goat cheese on baguette slices. Half were a traditional tomato bruschetta; half were a summery strawberry bruschetta.
It was a wonderful afternoon, and I can’t wait for the big weekend.