Say Aloha to Alpha



With the help of the other bridesmaids, mothers of the bride and groom, fiancé and Pinterest, we threw Alpha a tropical bridal shower last weekend!



We brainstormed ideas back in January, discussed the decor and budget in March, checked out Alpha's backyard and basement in May, and started crafting last month!



It was so cool to see everything come together the night before. Can you believe we got a tiki bar too?!? Hahaha



Since there was a chance of rain, we decided to host the event indoors. I'm actually so glad we did because it was very humid that day too!



I took charge of the games, and came up with different activities for the guests to do!



They were asked to figure out how old the bride was in each photo, guess who said the following sentences (also known as, He Said, She Said) and leave advice for the bride.



As we waited for Alpha to arrive, guests sipped on mimosas, had photo ops with the decor and mingled... or should I say FLAmingled. ;)



When her fiancé messaged us that she was on her way, we all waited by the door anxiously. Once she arrived, we loudly greeted her with, "ALOHA!"



Alpha had no idea that over 40 guests would show up and that we used her Pinterest board as our inspiration. We were so happy when we saw how surprised she looked!



She kept saying, "Wow!" as she walked around the room. Her reaction made all of our hard work worth it!



We got the lunch buffet started, and had dessert afterwards. I was shookie by how big the slices of cake were!




I'm also impressed with how the donut wall came out! This is a perfect example of our team effort. Dillon built the peg board. Tina designed the signage. Dillon's mom created the leaves stencil. Antonette and I cut the leaves out. Nneka glued the leaves on the toothpicks. Alpha's mom bought the donuts!




Speaking of desserts, I couldn't get enough of this Filipino steamed rice cake that Alpha's mom made! It's called, "puto." I feel kinda naughty when I say it because it's apparently a bad word in Spanish!!




Following dessert, we played musical bouquet and announced all of the winners for the activity cards.



Everyone moved towards the couches afterwards for the gift opening and was in awe when Dillon showed up and surprised Alpha with roses!!! Too sweet!




Next up, Alpha's bachelorette! We gonna tropic like it's hot!!!!


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