|The Bride (aka my niece Amelia)|
Either one that you choose to use would be adorable.
The decorations were just red and white checkered table cloths with random vintage household items strewn around. I made little cards with "helpful hints" on how to be a good housewife. E-How gave me some very useful information on the matter and gave all of our ladies a good laugh. http://www.ehow.com/how_4551897_be-s-housewife.html Just to give you an idea here is one of my favorite hints. # 12 As he walks in the door you hand him the paper, his favorite drink, ask how his day went and then leave him alone for 30 minutes while you finish dinner, get it on the table and quietly announce it's time to eat. After he and the kids finish dinner you clear the table,wash all the dishes by hand, dry them and put them away, clean the kitchen again and remember to look perky!
LOL! I know right! I worded a few a little differently because some of them got a little silly. This was after all a hoity toity party and I wanted to keep it classy. LOL! But the biggest jaw drops came from an actual excerpt from a 1950's home economics school book titled The Good Housewife. If you have never read this you really need to to take a few minutes to read it. Jaw Dropping! That's just all I can say about it. Just read it! http://jwalk.com/other/goodwife/index.htm We would read one or two tips as the party went on. (Don't read them all at one time your guests will get bored).We had desserts only, coffee poured from silver teapots, we sipped only from the good china, and of course what vintage party would be complete without the punch. Dipped from the most beautiful elegant silver punch bowl you could ever imagine. Everyone was adorned with their pearls and what turned out to be the best part was dressed in vintage clothing that I just happened to come across at (you guessed it) a yard sale. I bought an entire 20 gallon trash bag full of them for $5.00. I set up a photo booth with an ironing board and an iron. No real "crafts" were made for this shower (other than the invitations) but it is a perfect idea for my not so crafty friends to pull off. Just use your imagination when trying to pull off a fun event. Don't be afraid to look silly and remember my motto "Go big or go home baby!" Perfect also in describing my hair style.
|This is my "jacked to Jesus" do|