Tara knew she had to throw her sister, Amanda, no ordinary bridal shower, but instead one to celebrate Amanda’s bright and amazing personality – A Retro Housewife Bridal Shower! The party stemmed from a darling retro bridal shower invitation on Pink Creative Invites on etsy.com. The invitation stated “Let’s Help Amanda Become the “Prefect” Housewife.” The invitations were paired with The Good Wife’s Guide written in May 1955 in Housekeeping Monthly. The guide stated things like “Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.” Guests loved it and it was the perfect stationery to tie the event together. Guests were also asked to bring their favorite recipe card to help Amanda begin her housewife journey.

Centerpieces were made up of pink, red and teal colanders with beautiful spring floral. Vintage cookbooks were staked with fun cooking utensils and measuring cups. Amanda is a hairstylist so we had to throw in the last centerpiece comprised of pink rollers and Aqua Net!

The grand prize winner of retro hand gloves, toilet brush and Comet went to best dressed retro housewife. Other gifts included a cooking sheet with cookie dough and over mitts, retro apron and broom. Guests were invited to pose behind an ironing board to smile big for the camera.

Guests played a game called Who Knows our Bride Best. They were asked a series of questions pertaining to Amanda’s personality and habits. Some questions were: What is Amanda’s least favorite chore? What is Amanda’s Starbucks order? What does Amanda sleep in at night? What is Amanda’s ideal career? Guests also got into teams of four to create a bride out of toilet paper. Hilarious!

Guests were thanked with a wooden spoon on their way out.

Congratulations Amanda on your recent wedding!

Special thanks to Maid2Match Adelaide for help with preparing place for shower and making it clean after it.

Photos courtesy of Elizabeth Le Photography.