Inside the invitations.
We also printed up some instructions for a game we've played at all of our lingerie showers, and cut them into lingerie shapes.
At the very last minute, Jess and I had had the idea of putting veils on each of the food place cards. For dinner we served...
Pork tenderloin, aka saucy tenderloins
bubbly blackberries which was a blackberry sauce for the pork
twice baked potatoes or pucker up potatoes
honey buns. Ah! This was yummy! Yeast rolls with heart shaped honey butter.
To drink we had...
strawberry tea, "sweetly tea-sed with strawberries, please"
water or "a skinny sip"
We also had strawberry salad with raspberry vinaigrette, which I am drawing a blank on what we named this and I have no photo to jog my memory. Anyone else remember? We had "peas to please", which were fresh green beans (not technically peas) wrapped in bacon, dixie stampede's creamy veggie soup that I also can not remember what we named and a yummy coffee and ice cream punch that we called "perky punch".
You can barely see my beans wrapped in bacon in the picture above. Not sure why I decided to cram my salad on my plate instead of using my salad plate. :) But if you look close, the beans are between the roll and salad.
The pastry shop really did a great job on these petit fours and hooked us up because they were 3 layers tall! I've never seen petit fours that tall. Beautiful gold "m" with pale pink icing.
A few pictures of the table before we put out the flowers.
Each guest found their place at the table by the monogram doilies that we placed between the charger and dinner plate.
It just wouldn't be a dean lingerie shower without our lingerie shaped sugar cookies.
"A sassy, pink treat for being so sweet!"
Our fun hostess gift!
Stephers, you are so very special and loved. I hope you enjoyed your pink and gold shower as much as we enjoyed planning it for you! Love you, sister!
**UPDATED ON 06.06.12**
I purchased and downloaded the corset invitation from this website. As far as I could tell, it was meant to be cut out with scissors and wasn't necessarily intended for specific use with a cutting machine. That being said, I imported it into my silhouette library and somehow figured out how to make certain lines perforated while making the outline and inner cutouts normal cut lines. Make sense? It was a challenge, but it can be done. Wish I remembered exactly what I did so I could be a bit more specific, but I'm certain that if I figured it out, you can too! :)