October 29, 2011

Guest Post: Sweet and Sour Showers

Hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday! Today I am sooo excited to have Jac and Leah talk about their awesome party planning, mouth watering desserts and foods, and crafts! I am such a huge fan as I'm doing a lot of the planning as a Maid of Honor for my mother's wedding, and my little sister who is also Maid of Honor will be helping plan with her bachlorette festivities!! Absolutely LOVE these girls!! Show them some love! :-) *Thanks so much Jac an Leah!*


Hey everyone!  We are Jac and Leah from Sweet & Sour Showers.  We live in Austin like Amanda, and we love reading about all her goings-on.  We were so excited when she asked us to guest post! 

We have been friends since high school (although you won't see any 9th grade pics any time soon) and recently took the plunge into the blog world.  Since we're at the age where tons of our friends are getting married and having babies, we have had LOTS of practice planning showers.  What we noticed through all this practice, though, is that while there are tons of wedding and totally over-the-top party planning sites, there isn't a good resource to help girls our age throw a really special shower for our BFFs.

You know what else we noticed?  Sometimes planning showers sucks.  So, we thought it would be kind of fun to blog about that, too. 

To start, check out the pics from some of our favorites showers:

Monogram Themed Shower
Tapas & Sangria Shower - these are Mexican wedding cookies as party favors

Engagement Brunch - plus paper rosette tutorial

See more pics and read about our party themes here!

So like our Facebook page says, we strive to show you how you can create a memorable shower in an affordable and attainable way (and hopefully sell a few baked treats along the way...)

Did we mention we love to bake?   We thought that blogging about all our showers would be a great way to feature our baked treats, many of which we have customized specifically for wedding-related events.

Here's a look at some of our favorites:
Tropical sugar cookies (our friend was heading to Hawaii for her honeymoon)

Animal print cookies - perfect for any bachelorette party!

Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes with Glitter - doesn't get any girlier than that!

Wedding Cake Pops - the ultimate shower treat/favor

You can check out more of our baked treats here, and feel free to contact us if you are in the Austin area.

Since Amanda's mom is about to get married, we can't wait to see what ideas she comes up with and how we can help her with the festivities.  In the meantime, we hope you'll come check out our blog or follow us on Twitter.  Be sure to say hi! 

Happy Planning,

Sweet & Sour Showers


Ashley said...

Those cookies are really cute and look delicious too. :)

Ruthie Hart said...

such talented ladies! Amanda I hope they can give you lots of ideas for your mama's wedding festivities! oh and ps...I made Jac's paper rosettes..they were so easy and beautiful!