I had a busy weekend in Louisville, Kentucky. We got in late Friday night, had a wedding on Saturday, and then I co-hosted my sister-in-law Katey’s bridal shower tea party on Sunday morning. It was all very fun and all very worth it!
For bridal shower games, we played three:
1) How well do you know the bride? (20 questions about the bride on a sheet, whoever gets the most correct wins a teacup!).
2) 7 or 11….Everyone sits/stands in a large circle. In the middle on a small table is a package (a very small gift wrapped and wrapped and wrapped with many layers of newspaper, masking tape, and ribbon), a pair of gloves, and a fun hat. The host walks around the inside of the circle with a pair of dice. Each person takes a turn rolling the dice, around and around the circle the host goes. Whenever someone rolls a 7 or 11, they get a turn to go to the center, put on the hat and gloves, and start attempting to unwrap the package. Whoever is unwrapping the package by the time they get to the middle of it, wins. I wrapped up some tic tacs. Everyone thought it was hilarious when they found out that they were competing for tic tac’s! I of course gave the winner an additional prize (a cute tea pot).
3) Guess how many M&Ms are in the jar? I purchased some M&Ms in the brides wedding colors (navy and green) and placed them in a Ball jar. Whoever guessed closest to the right number of M&Ms, wins a prize (a couple boxes of tea).
The best part of the shower though, in my opinion, was that on the invitation, we asked everyone to bring an antique tea cup and saucer to give to the bride. Katey ended up with an amazing collection of beautiful tea cups, plus her mother purchased an antique corner cabinet for her to display them all! In addition, everyone voted for their favorite tea cup (winner got a prize….another tea cup!).
I’ll leave you with the recipe for the Key Lime Cake Balls:
1) I baked up a sheet pan of this cake and made the frosting: http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/key-lime-cake-iii/Detail.aspx
2) Once the cake was completely cool, I crumbled it up into fine crumbs in a large bowl.
3) I mixed in a bit of the frosting. You have to play around with the amount here, you basically want the mixture wet enough to roll it into balls, but not too wet or they will seem soggy.
4) Shape the cake/frosting mixture into balls about 1-inch in diameter. Stick a sucker stick into each ball (I added a small bow to each sucker stick because I’m nuts). Freeze the balls. (a great thing to do in advance!)
5) On the day of the event, or the day before, melt good-quality white chocolate in a double boiler. Dip each ball into the white chocolate and place on wax paper until hardened.