Linens and Lingerie {Wedding Shower}

Last weekend I had the pleasure of helping my sister (Joy) host a bridal shower.  The shower was for a lifelong friend of my sister’s (and our family’s).  The theme that my sister and the bride came up with was “Linens and Lingerie“, and it was a fun day to just enjoy being girly!  The party was decorated with framed images of 1940’s and 50’s housewives, and also vintage pin-up girls, to tie in with the Linens and Lingerie theme.

We (myself, my sister, and several friends of the bride) prepared a beautiful and delicious lunch that was enjoyed by all!

 ~ Menu ~

Chicken Salad Sandwiches on Croissants (made by the host, similar to my delicious recipe here)

Spinach Salad

Tomato Bruschetta

Fresh Fruit Salad

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting (frosting technique shown here)

Petite heart shaped sugar cookies (made by me, recipe here)

I brought lots of my favorite serving dishes and stands and enjoyed setting up all of the pretty food.


 Beverages were served out on the patio (where we enjoyed the lunch and party).  Drinks included water (with fresh lemon and orange slices), iced tea, and a delicious cocktail (recipe soon)


The large patio was adorned with potted flowers and more framed images to pull in the theme.

An extra fun and girly element of the party involved lots of pretty panties!!  Each guest was asked to bring a (new) pair of panties (in the bride’s size) that represented them.  The panties were displayed on ribbon, with mini clothes pins (available at Wal-Mart and other craft stores).  They made a really fun display!  During the party, the bride was asked to guess which guest brought which pair of panties.  Party guests also got to participate, by guessing (ahead of time) how many panties the bride would be able to correctly match.  In this case, the lovely bride got 3 out of 20!  =)

(Above)  The beautiful bride along with the corset cookies I made as favors.  Several hours of decorating cookies was well worth the fun ooh and ahhs by the bride (and guests!).  More images of the cookies are in my previous post, Wedding Shower Lingerie Cookies.

The Linens and Lingerie party was a beautiful success (thanks to lots of great planning by my sister Joy, some pretty details I enjoyed adding, and help from several friends).  It was a beautiful day to just enjoy being in the company of friends, enjoy delicious food, and shower the bride with lots of love and beautiful gifts!


  1. Looks like it was a fun day! With great food & goodies!

  2. What a FUN girlie party. The panty idea is great… and please add another ooh & ahh to the lingerie cookies!! 🙂

  3. What a fun shower! I love the theme! And all of the food is beautiful and set up so nicely. I'm quite impressed with those corset cookies! They're beautiful!

  4. Glory- those cookies are gorgeous!!

  5. What a cute shower theme!!! And of course you know those cookies are AMAZING! You are so talented 🙂

  6. This was such a beautiful party! You and Joy sure do know how to through a great party! I love the panty game, I'm going to have to save that idea to use later. I also, like the pink Hull dishes you used. I've been looking on ebay at some, but I haven't seen any as pretty as yours! Love you!

  7. That looks like so much fun!! Love the idea. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. So cute! the cupcakes looks so lovely, seems like it was a great party 🙂

  9. Looks like the party was a blast! I love the panties game idea…very original, I don't think I've ever heard of it! All of the desserts look yummy also!

  10. Looks like a fabulous time.♥♫

  11. The cookies look beautiful, love all the detailing!

  12. The theme and the arrangement is very pretty. Thank you for sharing it with us. 🙂

  13. What a lucky Bride. Everything looks so pretty. Great job!!

  14. This is one of the chicest bridal showers I've seen in a long time. All the details were absolutely beautiful!

  15. I bet your cookies were the star of the dessert table!

  16. Looks like a real fun shower! Still can't get over these cookies; they're just so pretty!

  17. Your photos are stunning!

  18. What a beautiful bridal shower! And I just love that you and your sister are Glory & Joy! The cookies were so beautiful and love the panty guessing game. So cute! Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Such a GORGEOUS shower! I love love LOVE hosting showers…such fun! I am in lust with your corset cookies, they are perfection! The sugar hearts look delectable as well! I am also coveting that Fostoria bowl with the fruit. Oh MY!

  20. Hi! I love this shower and the cookies. I was wondering how you do the cornelli lace technique. I have seen videos on it but they never explain it really well. Lorraine (Lorraine's cookies)

  21. @Lorraine- I just did random swiggles to fill in the space. I think true cornelli lace is one continuous line (swiggle), but I like to stop and start a few times. I think it's very forgiving. The main tip for this look, is your lines should never cross over one another.

  22. How fun – and those cookies are too cute!!

  23. Wow what an amazing site you have! Beautiful, inspiring… and now on my favorites! Thanks for sharing all your ideas and beautiful parties!!

  24. Beautiful shower! Love the theme:)

  25. Thanks so much for all you did. With your help it turned out to be a perfect day. I am blessed to have you as my sister. – Joy

  26. Cutest party ever!!!

  27. This looks absolutely awesome! I love it :D!

  28. What a fun shower! The undies hanging from the line is my favorite part! SO fun 🙂

  29. I'm from spain and i don't know if you'll understand my english but I think that you have the best blog i have seen! I had to say it! Gisela.

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  31. I love your linen an lingerie shower ideas , what did your invitation look like? Can u share??

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