Party Recipe: Outdoorsy Shower

Party Recipe: Outdoorsy Shower

I’m throwing a shower in August for a friend who is getting married a couple weeks before us. She’s very outdoorsy; a great climber, kayaker, hiker, etc.

So I’ve been toying with the idea of a shower that is 2 parts elegant tea party with 1 part camp flair:

Flowers – “Wildflowers” in tomato cans or something else low key.
Favors – A red carabiner would be a handy party favor. She’s marrying into a Chinese family, so I want to incorporate the lucky red color as an accent.
Food – Lots of delicious tea sandwiches. Served with little cups of homemade tomato soup.
Activity – Pub quiz! Related to a traditional shower game, but more fun. I could customize the questions to be about camping, etc.
Gifts – Encourage people to bring “gear” gifts from REI.
Dessert – A gourmet version of dirt cake could be fun. I could make chocolate ice cream from scratch.

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  1. rebecca at 4:29 pm

    sounds super cute! check out for a cute dirt cake!

  2. Meg at 6:45 pm

    Our friends who are big pub people had a pub quiz about them/ how they met, etc at their couples shower. Then the prizes were british magazines and candy, since they were getting married in Oxford. Very fun.

  3. lsaspacey at 8:47 pm

    If those “tea sandwiches” were instead different versions of grilled cheese sandwiches, I would then say it’s perfect!

  4. Ember at 6:05 am

    Oh My God this is WONDERFUL! I love the tomato soup cans and wildflowers.