After just moving to Louisiana, it only made sense to have a Southern themed bridal shower! The wedding will be in Boise, Idaho (where I lived the last eight years) but I grew up in Colfax, Washington (you didn’t know you were getting a geography lesson today, did you). Traditionally the bridal shower isn’t 6 months before the wedding, but living across the country I knew I probably wouldn’t be back “home” before the wedding. I wanted to include those friends and community members who helped me grow up, so we did the shower when I was visiting over Thanksgiving.
My sister made the shower invitations and everyone was so impressed. Aren’t they adorable?! We did a Pampered Chef party so that I wouldn’t have to fly back with a bunch of gifts and it worked great. My kitchen is almost completely stocked!
Now if something is going to be Southern themed, there has to be food. And if there is going to be food, my dad is going to be the one to make it! He tested out multiple biscuit recipes for the perfect biscuit bar. We had both savory Sage and Sausage Biscuits for biscuits and gravy and flaky Buttermilk Biscuits to go with homemade Strawberry and Roasted Peach jam.
My personal favorite though are his Mini Peach Cobblers. They are so good! Even high school friends, who hadn’t seen these in years, got overly excited to when these were on the table. And don’t forget the Pecan Pie!
The invitations asked that everyone bring a recipe to share along with or instead of a card. This was probably the most fun for me! I opened them all later that night and it was neat learning peoples’ favorite recipes and finally getting some of those long sought after ones from the older ladies at church. There were even a few recipes mailed in from relatives who couldn’t make the shower. I got a recipe from my fiancé’s grandma (which he says is delicious) and an aunt sent me my great grandmother’s sugar cookie recipe. I thought this was so sweet and such a great way to pass on traditions. The recipe box I found out was my grandma’s which makes the whole thing even more special.
I haven’t gotten to spend that much time back home the past few years but I am so thankful for all the friends and family I have there for their constant support and for my family throwing me this adorable shower!