Playing the newlywed game
We picked Moeko and Matt's wedding shower date more than two months ago, crossing our fingers that the weather would be warm by the time March 14 rolled around. Well, it wasn't warm — nor was it dry. Luckily, we were cautious in our party planning and reserved a covered picnic area.
Despite the drizzly, 44-degree day, many people still turned out to celebrate Matt and Mo. Among the party planners (Matt's parents and sister plus Dan and me), we prepared a spread of hotdogs, hamburgers, fruit and veggie trays, chips and dips, cake, banana pudding, beverages (adult and other), cheese platters and more.
Also, Kristen had an ingenious idea that she passed along to Matt's parents: bringing a tailgate tent to cover the grills. They brought one and I was able to borrow one from a coworker (thanks, Jenn!).
Of course there were also the obligatory wedding shower games. The two we did were the toilet paper wedding dress design competition and the newlywed game. We had several good sports for the wedding shower competition (and several fabulous designs). The newlywed game — played by Moeko and Matt, Matt's parents and Matt's sister and brother-in-law — was hilarious. We used wipe boards and dry erase markers to make the show a little more game showy. I tried to keep the questions relatively innocent, but some of the answers sure made for some comedy and awkwardness.
Here's the question list we used: