Monday, March 8, 2010

Pink & Black Bridal Calling Shower

Have you ever heard of a "Calling Shower"? A calling shower is intended when you have invited a large amount of guests, the guests come in, give their gift to the person who the shower is for, they open your gift and then the guest may stay, mingle and eat or leave with no hurt feelings.
It is actually one of the easier ways to have a shower because there does not need to be any games planned and you can come and go or stay for the whole time until the shower is over.

Our calling shower was themed in Pink and Black, the brides favorite colors. All 6 tables were decorated with black linen (bought by the yard from Walmart $2.00 yard) (hand sewn, so they can be washed & reused) pink silk table runner, glass vase with floating real pink gerber daisies, sprinkled crystal ice and diamonds around the table and to finish it off small silver picture frames with the bride and groom in black and white.

The Favors: were bright pink bath roses wrapped in black tulle and finished with a hot pink bow.

The Menu/Buffet

Fresh Mozzarella in Tomato cups

36 large cherry tomato's
6 oz fresh mozzarella cheese cut into 1/2 in cubes
1/2 cup Italian dressing
36 small basil leaves

Cut off tops of tomato's and with a melon baller scoop out inside. In a bowl, toss cheese and dressing. Place 1 cheese cube in each tomato: top each with a basil leaf.

Chocolate fountain with fresh strawberries and marshmellows
& the Shower Cake

Ham & Asparagus Rolls

48 fresh asparagus spears (about 4 lbs)
3/4 cup mayonaise
4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
4 teaspoon chopped thyme
1 lb fresh ham

Fill baking dish with water and ice cubes, set aside
Cut off ends of asparagus to height wanted. Boil asparagus uncovered for 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Place in ice water. Let sit for 3 to 5 min. Remove and pat dry.
Small bowl mix together mayo, mustard and thyme.
Spread mixture onto ham slice, roll tightly around asparagus spear. Store tightly in refrigerator.


4 bags of wheat bread
cookie cutters of your shape choice - we used high heeled shoes and purses
tuna salad
pimento salad
chicken salad
egg salad

Cut your bread with the cookie cutters and spread your mixed salads on them, put together and its ready!

Roast Beef Bruschetta

1 package garlic toasts (fresh market)
1 container chive & onion cream cheese
1 lb thinly sliced roast beef (from deli)
1 container cherry tomatoes
bunch of green onions

Spread cream on garlic toasts, place thinly sliced roast beef on top then thinly sliced tomatoes and green onions.

Squash & Orzo Salad

2 zucchini's
2 squash's
1 bunch green onions
olive oil
2 boxes of orzo (noodle section)
fresh parsley
fresh dill
salt & pepper or seasoning
goat cheese or feta

Cut zucchini and squash into bite size pieces and saute in olive oil until tender. Boil and cook orzo (as package indicates) Drain pasta and toss together chopped parsley and dill with orzo and vegetables. Add salt and pepper and crumbled cheese.

Chicken Salad cups
Bag of Tostito's scoop chips

Fruit Salad

fresh small cut strawberries
1 container raspberries
small cut pineapple
1 container blueberries
1 large container sour cream
3/4 cup light brown sugar

In large bowl mix together sour cream and brown sugar then toss together fruit, taste add sugar if needed and allow to sit covered for 3 hours in refrigerator.

The shower turned out everything more than what we intended and the bride to be received lots of gifts! Couldn't have been a better Calling Shower!

Congratulations Christine and Acea!


  1. You did SO amazing Heidi (:

    I loved everything about my shower, it couldn't have been better! It was beautiful and the food was GREAT. Everyone had so much fun and it couldn't have been done with out you! Thank you so much!!

  2. Great blog! Very happy to know about calling shower as have never heard of it before. Soon have to attend my friend’s bridal shower at one of wedding venues Chicago. Have purchased a beautiful dress for the event. Very excited for the day.


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