I wrote previously of the preparations leading up to the shower. The funny thing is, I expected the guests to mozie up to my apartment from Katie's house, but none did. We stayed downstairs and had such a good time there was no reason to wander off. So, my little apartment got all dressed up for the party for no reason, and that's just fine too. Right now, it's ready for guests at a moment's notice. Usually, my apartment looks like baking-central and now everything baking-related is put away, out of sight. Mine almost looks like a "normal" kitchen again! But before the great hiding away, my kitchen produced a bit for Tricia's shower, including scones and fancy cupcakes. That was nothing compared to what Katie produced. She made wonderful carrot cake petit fours which were enrobed in a cream cheese glaze. They were beautiful and delicious, a tiny bite of autumn sweetness that everyone loved. I'll post that recipe in a day or two. Katie also made two soups to go with the elegant tea sandwiches (salmon with cucumber and capers, curried chicken salad, shrimp salad, and cream cheese with cucumber) she picked up at The Whistling Kettle in nearby Ballston Spa. Her soups were butternut squash with apple, and creamy wild rice and chicken, and both were exceptional! Bridesmaids brought an abundant pasta salad, a luscious fruit platter, a black bean confetti dip and toasted tortilla chips. Mother of the groom Carol made unbelievably decadent brownies with Snickers! No one went away hungry, that's for sure!
|Really good food!|
|More of the good stuff...|
|Katie's carrot cake petit fours|
The night before the shower, Katie and Meghan had moved all the furniture out of her living room and set up five round tables with chairs.
|Tea pot wishes... (later shellacked for preservation)|
(tea pots and placemats decorated by bridesmaid Val!)
Here are a few shots of moments that made the afternoon so meaningful to Tricia (and to her sisters and me). It was a lovely day!
|Pretty pillow matched Tricia's sparkley dress!|
Katie, my sister Anne, and my sister Ginny
|Tricia with her future-aunt Judy and mother-in-law Carol!|
|Lovely Cousins Lauren and Louise|
|Meghan, me, Tricia, and Katie|
|Tricia with precious Grammy Mary Lou Eddy!|
|A collage of bridesmaids!!!|
Fiance Jeff surprised Tricia when he showed
up as the Mad Hatter!
up as the Mad Hatter!
|Love and all the best wishes to Tricia and Jeff!|