Bridal Shower for R.E.R

Sorry I didn’t get you a recap on Saturday. The bridal shower was at my mom’s and some of my fam didn’t leave until late. DSCN8609

Earlier Saturday I went for a long run, it ended up being 13 miles. I wasn’t sure how much I wanted to do, but I’m going to be missing some long runs in June due to the wedding and honeymoon. Before I set out I had some cereal, which turned out to not make my tummy happy. I need to stick with PB toast!  Don’t worry, I made up for it with an amazing  yogurt bowl after the run :)DSCN8568

My mom threw the bridal shower and as soon as she told me she was doing it I offered to make a salad because that’s my “thing” for family events. I ended up making a broccoli salad, a fruit salad and pasta, pesto and peas! I am out of control and kept thinking up more things I wanted to make :) I was watching the Barefoot Contessa and saw her make this on Friday and last minute decided to make it for the party. I know most brides don’t make the food for their showers, but I like cooking and was excited to have an excuse to make all this food!

I love fruit! I must eat cups and cups of it everytime I chop it up :)DSCN8600

Broccoli Salad – I health-ified an old recipeby using mostly Greek yogurt instead of mayo and omitting bacon. You can find tons of versions of this recipes online. DSCN8593

Pasta, Pesto and Peas – I used the Barefoot Contessa recipe as a base, but forgot the lemon and spinach and used all walnuts no pine nuts. DSCN8597

The spread – DSCN8603

I snacked on a ton of hummus and mini pitas that didn’t get pictured, plus  more of the pasta and broccoli salads! DSCN8584

DSCN8611I ended up grabbing a turkey wrap because I felt like I needed something for protein.DSCN8606

My cousin made Sangria. The wedding is at a winery and they don’t have a license for hard liquor so the drinks will include: red wine, white wine, beer and Sangria. So, we’re trying to perfect the recipe now.DSCN8588

Look at all the fruit in there!DSCN8592

The desserts – DSCN8617

I ate some of everything! Hey, life is short, eat cake. DSCN8622

The favors – DSCN8627

A friend of the family’s daughter made me a bride out of play dough. How cute is this? DSCN8631

In other important news I finally cracked and bought these from TJ’s this weekend. I’ve seen them for a while and have kept myself from buying them for fear that I will eat the whole bag. DSCN8576

They are amazing & I could see myself finishing off 20 of them before I even realized! Well, I smartly set them out at my mom’s and they were gone in no time.  Buy these. DSCN8580

Sorry for the super long post! Overall, I had a great time at the bridal shower. We played some fun games and chatted a bunch. It’s fun to just hang out with friends and fam and enjoy good food:) I ate everything and probably “socially snacked” too much, but I’m going to let it go and just enjoy the memories of a good day!


  1. says

    all the food looks super good, i bet it was all a hit! that pesto pea salad sounds delish thanks for the link. i am the same way with fruit, i think i ate like nine cups of it today 😉 glad you had a fun shower!!

  2. says

    Great food!
    I love 13 mile runs. You always feel like you’ve really accomplished something afterward.
    The embroidery on your dress looks gorgeous.

  3. says

    I am glad the shower went well!! Amazing looking food! Your salads look awesome! Yummy!
    And of course cake always looks scrumptious!
    Kudos to you for doing a 13 Mile run! Woohoo! I wanted to do one yesterday but my hamstring was a little sore so I didn’t want to push it!
    Sangria looks so good too! Yum!
    Have a great day!!

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