I know some of you did! I feel like I saw quite a few 8/16 and 8/17 shower dates on our timeline thread.
How did it go? What were your favorite parts? Did you play any fun games or receive any surprising gifts?
My shower was today and it was absolutely wonderful! I was a tiny bit stressed about it on Friday because I had had zero planning input (aside from date and guest list) so I had no idea what to expect. We played a few really fun games. The hostesses hid tiny fake engagement rings around the house and whoever found the most by the end of the afternoon won a prize. The second game we stood in a circle and passed around 6 gift bags (spread out among about 20 women) while one of the hostesses read a story about how Fi and I met and got engaged. She inserted "right" and "left" throughout the story and every time you heard "right" or "left" you had to pass the bag in that direction. The third game they interviewed my FI a few days ago and asked him questions about our first kiss, my favorite color, favorite restaurant, shoe size, and other random stuff. At the shower they asked me the same questions and then played his response. For every question he or I answered "wrong" I had to chew a piece of gum. Some.of the questions were reallu hard and yeah...I ended up chewing a lot of gum! But it was still fun and the video was adorable!
Opening gifts took FOREVER and I was sweating like a pig! The underside of my hair felt totally drenched when we were through but it was all worth it. I received so many generous and beautiful gifts! I think one of my favorites was an off registry item. Its a large silver platter with hammered edges. Its so pretty...I want to keep it mounted on the wall in our dining room when we aren't using it for parties.