The day after the bachelorette shenanigans, we threw a bridal shower for S. I was in charge of invites and party favors. I created the invite using Picasa (because I'm too poor and impatient for Photoshop) and printed them up as photos. I mounted them to some party pink paper and mailed them on their way.
For the party favor, I wanted to make mason jar cupcakes because they are all the rage on Pintrest. I got some fancy quilted mason jars and washed them up all clean.
I used some of the wedding pinwheel paper to make the lids extra cute.
Next, I affixed a LOVE IS SWEET label...
I baked regular sized, lemon cupcakes and made lots of vanilla buttercream frosting. After the cupcakes cooled, I cut them in half horizontally so I could fit 1.5 cupcakes in each mason jar. Then I layered like a pro. Cupcake half, frosting, cupcake half, frosting, etc.
Next, I sprinkled the candy heart sprinkles.
Screwed on the fancy, flower lids...
And at long last, I attached a spoon to the jar with a ribbon. They were a bit hit!
At the shower, we ate lots of food, and cuddled sleepy babies.
Played the Newlywed Game where S admitted her dream vacation would be to Harry Potter World.
And the happy couple opened date night presents. Good times were had by all!