Monday, April 19, 2010

showers and stuff.

ok, first of all: winner, winner, chicken waffle dinner! although i admire the graveling some of you did for the waffle maker, i went to random.org and it picked the winner for me. which is KRISTIN LITRELL! kristin, we live semi close, so you'll have to make me waffles someday. is there such a thing as a waffle play date? maybe since i didn't know you when you got married, i'll pretend this is my wedding gift to you. like 4 years later.

speaking of wedding gifts, one of my younger sister's is getting hitched in may. so there are like one million showers to go to when your sis gets married...which is really fun because i think( if you've been married before)you always remember your wedding showers...sitting in a chair in front of everyone, pretending to read cards and fake laugh, and sweating from the pressure of not being able to untie ribbons. stop double knotting ribbons on gifts, people. it's just so much more fun when it's someone else's turn in the chair.
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anyway, i love thinking about how she's stepping into a new and fun part of life. once again, lots of advice could be inserted here. and here. and here. but i have a feeling it would go through one ear and out the other. so i'll spare her.
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instead, let's talk about the lingerie shower. these are my favorite showers to throw for my sisters, as it is completely embarrassing for everyone. and also because my mother brings the sickest gifts. this from a God-fearing lady, even. i'm not sure where she gets her "gift items" from and frankly, i don't want to know. i always say, mother, where you embarrassed to purchase this? just so she feels embarassed, here is a picture of her with her daughters. i'm the daughter with the brooke shield eyebrows on the very right. it's my trademark. go with it.
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anyway, aren't these invites the cutest? my sister audrey made them...if only you had a blog auj, to post your handy work on. cave in!
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so i need some help. i don't want the lingerie party to be too tacky/gross(no, there will be no weiner necklaces and such), but i do want it to be funny and borderline inappropriate. i need some ideas. do any of you have any fun ideas for this magical party? tell all.

15 comments:

  1. I have no ideas but I do remember my mom telling me she went to a bridal shower where someone asked the waiter to stick a large plastic penis in the brides cup. Our moms already knew each other and hung out in the same crowds so now I'm wondering if your mom was the perv...I mean perp ;) lol have fun and tell courtney congratulations!

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  2. Jami...I stumbled upon your blog via L. Severns and love reading it. I am Griff's sister and have met you a time or 2 at Redeemer.

    I have thrown both kinds of lingerie parties. Trashy and then edgy. I loved both, however my favorite was probably the tastefully edgy. The theme was Fajitas and Margaritas and it was so much fun. Lots of different avenues you can travel with it.

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  3. Are you kidding me?! I never win anything!! What a fun day for me! :) Thanks!

    About the shower - I was recently at one in Dallas and after the bride-to-be opened a gift, all the girls would think of a fun (scandalous) name for that particular "outfit". Then, they wrapped them all separately, and put the outfit's name on the package. The groom picked out the outfits, using the name to guide his choice, on the honeymoon. Pretty cute.

    -- Kristin

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  4. First - Jami HI! I haven't heard from you in FOREVER, but your bro told me about your blog, and obvi I had to see for myself. Second- my sister got married in October, with her lingere that each person at the shower got her, we each wrote a little funny poem (inside jokes, etc.) where she would guess who gave it to her. THEN, the MOH (moi) took the lingere and re-wrapped each set individually for her to take on her honeymoon - and each night her hubby chose one to unwrap. . . fun for all :)
    Hope all is going well
    xo, Lindsey Hirschorn

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  5. please make audrey start a blog. i would love it. we did the same thing k. littrell mentioned at my lingerie shower and it was super fun. clay liked it too on the honeymoon.

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  6. jami, these shower's are my fav to attend and throw. a little scandalous goes a long way for the kingdom of heaven, amen!

    one fun thing i've done is have a clothes line and have each guest bring a pair of underwear and put it up on the clothes line. the bride-to-be then guesses which guest brought each pair. (the empty clothes pin is always mine!) it's fun and helps get rid of all the old nasties that should have been thrown away after high school.

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  7. At one of my friends' showers, they did a spin on "To Tell the Truth," with the gifts we all gave her. Before she opened each gift, the hostesses called up 3 girls to sit next to the bride. After she opened it, all of the girls tried to prove that they had been the one to purchase that gift for her. It was super funny because of all the crap people would make up to try to win when it wasn't their gift!

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  8. Okay those invites are absolutely precious. I don't have too many ideas that don't involve penis straws or purple panty pull down punch (dangerous & delicious and no, I'm not WT I promise) One thing that was fun at mine was they did a video interview with Mat and asked him the same questions they asked me and I had to try to "guess" his answers and then they would play his real answers on the video

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  9. I have no advice for ya sister,(I'm ultra weird about sexy attire..still working on getting myself to walk into a store to buy something for my husband..yuck! just thinking about it makes me weird out! lol)
    I just wanted to say hi. Your so blessed to have so many sisters! that is awesome! Many blessings to your younger sister who is getting married. :)

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  10. Your family is too cute! Your Mom is awesome- I didn't know her very well but I knew her well enough to say "I want to be like her when I grow up."

    How many times can you use know, knew, and well in one sentence? BOOYAH.

    I have no ideas on party ideas. My sister hired a stripper. He came dressed as a cop. I was under-age. I about wet my pants.

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  11. My two favorite lingerie shower games are:
    1) Have each invitee bring a pair of panties that they would wear, and then have the bride guess who brought which pair.
    2) Blindfold the bride, and have a bag full of "honeymoon items" and have her pick one by one and guess what each thing she grabbed is while still blindfolded!
    So fun :-)

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  12. I'm no help here, but I'm imagining the looks on everyone's faces when your mother's gifts are opened.

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  13. i'm the only one missing in the last picture. (well, not the lingerie invite one, so i guess the second to last picture)

    i can't believe you have three sisters!

    i seriously need a girls night with you. tomorrow.

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  14. i actually have FOUR sisters...my older sister isn't in the pic!

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  15. four sisters!!

    i don't know your mom handled it when you were all nine to nineteen years old. bless her sweet heart!

    i admire her for your big family-ness, we're hoping to walk the big family road….we'll see if i'm still saying that at 7am tomorrow.

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