October 6th, 2012. Monica’s Bridal Shower~
As Monica’s bridesmaids Meliza, Rina and I had a fun time meeting up at McDonalds for coffee and planning the bridal shower, among other things. We decided we’d have it at Rina’s home and John Ryu even offered to cater for the event! Yay!
We spent the night before putting up most of the decorations, but we did still have a lot to do on the day of. It’s all in the details and we definitely wanted it to be a perfect day for Monica! Thank goodness it was a gorgeously sunny day!
Assortment of glass flower vases borrowed from our church so we could add some bright yellow flowers for some color accent 🙂 Mix and match is in, right? 😉
Meliza even baked cupcakes for the occassion. Now that’s a dedicated and loving maid of honor right there 😉 Delicious and so pretty to look at!
Since the shower was held mid-afternoon we wanted to do kind of a standing afternoon snack situation.
One simple truth in life: It’s always good to have at least a couple of chef friends 😉 John is kind of our go-to guy for when we need extremely delicious food that looks amazing, is made with care, and fits the budget! Comedian and chef all in one, John in the kitchen is funny as well as completely capable of putting together great food 😀
We figured Mexican themed food would be a good way to go for fresh flavors and impact. Fresh Guacamole anyone? Perfectly chunky, creamy, with a nice level of heat. Mmmmmmm…. Guacamole!!
The Pico de Gallo was super refreshing as well. The saltiness of the chips with the bright acidity of the salsa: so yummy!!
The definite highlight of the afternoon, though, was definitely the Ahi Tuna Tostadas. Black and white sesame seed encrusted ahi tuna lightly seared atop a light wasabi cream cabbage slaw and slice of creamy acocado on a deep fried crisp. The spring onion on top added a little extra spice and pop of color. Pretty, super delicious and had me going back for more!
Monica loves a good spinach dip! For our warm dish we had this Homemade Spinach Dip served with soft baguette slices. Was a crowd pleaser for sure 🙂 Thanks, John, for all the tasty food 😀
Good food, fun games, sunshine and a great girlfriend celebrating with friends for getting married! What a wonderful afternoon 😀