I immediately sent an email titled 'shower locations'. Subtly was out the window. On my short list was a cooking class at the Viking Cooking School or Clean Your Plate, perhaps a party in the Please Touch Museum, or a delightful tea in the Morris Arboretum. Unfortunately my best idea was yet to come. Would you like a hint?
We went to the Philadelphia Race Track to play the ponies! I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner but the racetrack is actually a Cucumber Sammie family tradition. We used to go every year for Mother's Day when I was little. Placing our $2 bets on a horse solely because of their name. I guess times really haven't changed.
The divine Sammie Sisters (and MamaCS) sent out invitations for my 'Wear Your Wedding White' racetrack shower. Everyone was encouraged to wear white and I tried to make it like the Kentucky Derby by wearing a fascinator. I am apparently the only one who got that memo.
The racetrack had a picnic area that was first come, first serve. On the day of the shower Papa CS graciously volunteered to be at the track when it opened to snag us an area. He is a trooper!
|Picnic area and wearing our whites!|
|BM Egg Salad with her adorable baby|
|Cheering one the horses|
|$9 win! She is rolling in the dough|
|My Aunt B studying the program like a 'bookie'|
|Ahhh the shirt!|
After the presents were opened I practiced walking down the aisle with my ribbon bouquet.
Did you do anything somewhat unusual for your shower? Any ideas on how I could cleverly gift the shirt to some unsuspecting victim?