Ayumi and I threw a bridal shower for our friend Andrea. We all became friends my junior year of college. There's just something about the friends you make in college--you always have this special connection. Andrea is getting married the first week in June and I couldn't be more excited for her.
I'm lucky because Ayumi is a graphic designer and so she did the invitations and banner. When she showed me the banner, I about died. I think we all know about my love for creative uses of song lyrics, but Ayumi's twist on it made it that much better. It was definitely my favorite part of the shower.
I have to say something about the cupcakes. I am not a cupcake fan. I mean, I like cupcakes, but I don't love cupcakes. My sister and I are always disagreeing about this because she is a total cupcake lover. That being said, these cupcakes may have made me a cupcake convert. It's Ina Garten's recipe. I made half the recipe without coconut so we had some variety--a dozen vanilla and a dozen coconut. The last few weeks Nate and I have been restricting our sugar intake so I had to take the extras to neighbors right after the shower, but I did try one of each flavor. They were completely worth the sugar. Just try not to think about the six(!) sticks of butter you use.