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Sarah’s Bridal Shower {party ideas}

One of my best friends, Sarah, is getting married!

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Isn’t she beautiful???  I’m one of the bridesmaids and I couldn’t be happier for her or more excited to be in her wedding.

Her bridal shower was last month and was held at Jeanine’s house.  It was gorgeous.

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This is the view from her kitchen of the Griffith Observatory in LA.  So pretty.

I was asked to the food, which I think is the most important part of the party (of course!)

Here’s what I made:

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Spinach Dip from my mom’s old school cookbook that I am going to steal one day when she is sleeping.

(Just kidding mom, but not really.)

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Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes from that same awesome cookbook.

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My grandma Betty’s Spanish Quiche.

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I had a few guests who were gluten free and some that were vegan, so I made sure to include some hummus and gluten free crackers.

I also had some store bought bruschetta and some toasted baguette.  I can’t make my taste as good as Trader Joe’s, nor can I make it for how cheap I can buy it.

Now for the sweet stuff! The best part!

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My Carrot Cake Petifores (that are vegan and gluten free) were the first to go.  (They are really good and you can’t tell they are vegan and gluten free.)

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Then I made my Nutella Swirled Cheesecake bites (which are decidedly not vegan or gluten free!)

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And to round out the dessert menu, a Strawberry Lemon Trifle.  (I used this recipe for the lemon whipped cream.) I layered angel food cake (because using angel food cake makes this a diet dessert), strawberries, and the lemon whipped cream.  Yum, yum, yum.

If you are ever looking for a quick and easy dessert with a big wow factor, a trifle is the way to go!  You can get a trifle dish at Walmart for less than $10.00 (I know it’s a little cumbersome to store, but it’s worth it).

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{the beautiful mother of the bride, Greta, getting her cards read}

There were tarot card readings, which by the way were so fun!  I had never had my cards read before and was scared to death that she was going to tell me I was going to die tomorrow but it was nothing like that at all! So fun!

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And foot rubs!  So relaxing, especially in the this setting.  The home was so gorgeous and foot rubs outside with that killer view were just amazing!

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This is what I brought.  A doughnut pan with all the fun toppings you need to make lots of different doughnuts!

It was a hit! (I think more so with Russ, Sarah’s fiancée.  He was really excited about when she got home.  As would I be!)

Congratulations Russ and Sarah!  I can not wait to share your special day with you!

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