Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Stock The Bar

I am SUPER excited to share this post with the Hive!

Two weekends ago (I finally got all my pictures put together) I was showered with lots of love (and booze) for my Stock The Bar bridal shower. I haven't touched on it too much but Mr. Farmer and I are not registered for a lot of items, so Mama Barn and MOH B(officially Fluff) decided to throw me a Stock The Bar themed shower instead of a traditional bridal shower.

As I have mentioned before we will be moving into our new house after the wedding and when we do, we have a massive bar to fill, so this was the perfect idea for us since we don't need most registry items. Mr. Farmer and I are not big drinkers but we love to entertain,and do it often so it was an absolutely perfect idea for us.

MOH Fluff really outdid herself with all of the details folks. I was so blown away by all the things she had planned. Even though Mama Barn contributed, MOH Fluff really took the bull by the horns and took charge of the planning. I couldn't be more thankful to her for putting together something so amazing! Not to mention a little relived I didn't have to plan another thing! They kept most of the details from me until the day of and now I am super excited to share them with the Hive.

First up, the invitation which was just way too cute!

"A bottle of red, a bottle of white, maybe tequila, and salt for a margarita night. Glasses, napkins, an ice bucket too, we'll stock her bar before she says I do"

I was in love with these when I finally got the chance to see them and I still love how they turned out. Major points for MOH Fluff! MOH Fluff and Mama Barn worked together to come up with the decor used for my shower.

They did an amazing job putting everything together. I am so surprised at the amount of work they did to put this thing on. So with invites and decor out of the way let's get on with the shower. 

Mama Barn never misses an opportunity to embarrass me (thanks mom) so we had some trivia, which included when I received my first kiss, as my MIL sat in attendance (so embarrassing although she claims to have loved it):

Yours truly and for the first time in her Weddingbee debut, Mama Barn:

(the ONLY picture we have of us together that day, whoops)

And yes I am that much taller than my mother.

I also realized going through the pictures that I have a bit of a "rubber ankle" situation. Clearly I need to work on my heel skills, as no amount of agent coaching seems to have worked on my awful ankles. See for yourself! And yes I am wearing royal blue shoes, thank you very much!

Yeah it's pretty awful but totally entertaining for you guys! Laugh away.

After trivia we played none other than the toilet paper wedding dress challenge (try saying that one 10 times fast).

Contestant #1

Contestant #2 - My cousin A who is getting married just 3 months after me!

Contestant #3 - BM S(officially renamed RaRa)

Contestant #4

Contestant #5 - Our grand winner

After we finished playing around with toilet paper we delved into the food, oh yes the food.

Funny story. I found out that my daddy (yes I call my father daddy, get over it) helped put together the cupcake tower, but my mom thought it wasn't pretty enough so she woke up at 4 am on the morning of my shower to "spruce" it up. She even had my brother help to make sure it was pretty enough for my shower. Too cute!

I was so excited and nervous I barely ate anything but I had my way with those cupcakes afterwards!

Mama Barn did most of the cooking including those amazing cupcakes you see above. She tried out 3 different recipes so that she could find the perfect ones and people wonder why I am a perfectionist. 

After lunch it was time to open gifts and take photos of a very unphotogenic Miss. Barn.

Step daughter K picked out a lovely scarf, as she knows how much I love them and sent it with MIL Farmer since she couldn't be present herself.

I think I spent about 2 gifts seated before I was so antsy I couldn't take it, and had to stand. Take some advice from me ladies, STAY SEATED! Your feet will thank you later!

Ninja blender, for all those margarita nights! One of the few registry items I was looking forward to most.

Getting to the end I had a special gift from MOH Fluff:


Without fail every time I get a gift from MOH Fluff, whether it be my Christmas present, my birthday present or what not, she always, without fail gets me panties. So in front of both of my grandmothers AND my future mother in law AND my future sister in law I pulled out not just 1 pair, but 3 pairs of panties! Go ahead laugh it up, I assure you everyone else did too!!

MOH Fluff and Miss. Barn

And while we are on the topic of embarrassing and hopefully laughing, my oh so loving mother decided to play one last game.....ever heard of the dirty chore game!? If anyone asks you to list the one household chore you hate and why, be weary. Be very very weary!

Apparently this is a game where instead of saying I hate doing the dishes because my hands get wrinkly, you say I hate sex because my hands get wrinkly, except nobody knows the "I hate sex part". Well my mother had everyone answer this question and made me read out the answers in front of everyone. People were crying they were laughing so hard including my very own Mama Barn:

you can see how thrilled I was.......

Clearly you can see I am less than impressed, even though just about everyone told me how hysterical it was. Of all the wedding showers I have been to and planned I have never heard of this one and neither did my family and friends. Another guest who is getting married in September (I am a BM in her wedding, so busy ahhh) asked if my mom would play that game at her shower. Her mother agreed that they have to do it because everyone loved it so much.

Hey if everyone else can laugh at my expense why not - and just so I don't leave you hanging I will leave you with some of my favorite ones:

I hate sex because the floors make my knees hurt, (the chore was washing the floors). Given by none other than my dear sweet grandmother.

I hate sex because he always gets me all wet, (the chore was washing the dog).

I hate sex because it smells like pee, (the chore was cleaning the toilet).

I hate sex because the glove always breaks and gets icky stuff everywhere, (the chore was picking up dog poo).

I am so thankful for all the friends and family that were able to attend my shower. It was full of laughs (obviously) and it was so great to see everyone. I don't get home nearly as often as I would like, because of the drive, so being able to see some of my family and friends all in one place before the wedding meant a lot to me.

For those of you wondering, my dress was from Rent the Runway:

Lilly Pultzer - Bowen Lace Dress via RTR

And my royal blue shoes that everyone kept commenting on? Just a pair I had hanging around my closet that I have never worn:


All photos personal 

How did your bridal shower go down? What was your favorite part?

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