SO much is
happening and yet nothing is happening. Isn't that how life hits
us day in and day out? My friend Bobbie is working on a Bridal
Shower for one of her daughter's friends, Rebekah. I absolutely
adore this gal so I asked if I could help. Do you have any idea
how much is involved especially during a Las Vegas summer of
temperatures of 106 and above?
OY VEY that's all I can
The way things are done today makes me feel as if I am a dinosaur.
Today hosting a shower is so different from the days I was going
to be a new bride. First of all I didn't have a shower. Steve and
I had an engagement party. My parents paid for everything and it
was held on Long Island in my brother and sister-in-law's home
thirty three years ago. I think we got 3 Mr Coffee's and many
other wonderful gifts. There was no theme. Just come, wish us
well, eat, wish us well again, leave your gift and leave!!! And as
the guests left we yelled, "See you at the wedding."
Steve and Maxine June 1975
In 2008, Bobbie was told that
it would be a POT LUCK Food Shower. So they had to coordinate who
is bringing what. Because this was decided for us, we agreed to
have an ice cream cake and lots of desserts to make it even more
festive. Let us not forget the Sangria Punch, water, soda , chips
and dip. Now you ask what about the theme??
AHHH HAAA !!! Since it's a
couples shower-- oh did I forget to mention that?? - -and our
couple, Rebekah and Joe, love the theater as well as the movies--
Bobbie and Stefanie (Bobbie's daughter) named it
FROM BRIDEWAY TO HOLLYGROOM
One of my other good friends
was able to make this "Playbill" and we used it for our
invitations. Then she was able to make the Playbill part into
"Thanks" so now our couple has "Thank You" notes. Our bride and
groom know about the shower, but not the theme. This way it's a
little surprise for them.
course Stefanie and Rebekah thought we should email everyone and
invite them that way. I am so happy Bobbie put her foot down and
insisted on invitations. However they did have to contend with
those who "forgot" to RSVP. Like my brother quotes from
Fiddler on the Roof, ."It's a different world, Goldie."
The shower is next week and
yours truly was roped into being the Joan Rivers yenta
asking our guests as they arrive what they are wearing and if they
have a question for our couple. I am going to dress up as a
tourist similar to those I have seen many a time on HOLLYWOOD
BLVD. Trust me it's not the VERA WANG look. The decorations will
be Hollywood and Broadway and it will even include a RED CARPET.
Wasn't it yesterday we were the brides?? And now it's our turn to
pay it forward.
And I say to myself... What a wonderful world.
I will let you know how it goes..