My friend Gay is getting married this month, so last Saturday we threw her a surprise bridal shower which we called Fifty Shades of Gay, which is obviously derived from Fifty Shades of Grey. The event was held at Geanette’s flat.
I bought some bridal shower gear (the cosmopolitan-and-stiletto garland and bride-to-be rhinestone glasses) from The Party Stuff at Changi City Point and everything else for $2 each at Daiso. Yes, including those pink fluffy thingies on the ground – all of them together for only 2 bucks!
We got some ideas from Pinterest about naming the food after Fifty Shades of Grey terms, and this is what we came up with:
Of course those cupcakes are the cream of the crop, so let’s take a look at all of them, shall we?
Elma had them custom made, so if you’re interested, shoot me an email and I can get the details from her.
Gay and Leo arrived after we were done prepping everything. I had fed them a lie to get them to come, so they were surprised when we all yelled at them when they arrived and suddenly got them to wear their bride and groom gear. So this wasn’t just a bridal shower, but a groom shower as well. Couple shower? Whatever.
We ate the food first, then we got the bride and groom to practice posing for pictures and eating cake and kissing in front of cameras because they will obviously be doing this on their wedding and they are both shy type individuals.
Then we practised toasting as well.
After that, we asked them to sit on a couple of comfy couches and asked them to practice opening wedding presents, too. Cate did a great job wrapping all the presents with the $2 Daiso wrapping paper (seriously, I cannot believe how much great stuff you can find in Daiso) and made them pick a gift each, and if Leo picked a gift for Gay or Gay picked a gift for Leo, they had to have a consequence.
Of course we had to give them a gift that Christian Grey would approve of! If you want to know where I found those interesting rope handcuff thingies, you’ll find it in Lucky Plaza.
Then we made them practice for… their honeymoon? LOL. Just kidding. We had just one game, the usual “how well do you know your fiancé?” game we have but this time with a Fifty Shades twist – we tied Gay up and blindfolded her with a necktie. Haha.
Then we took turns asking questions which Leo had to answer on a piece of paper. Then Gay would say her answer out loud and if they did not match, they had to have a consequence.
Well it was fun for us. Not so sure for the couple, though? LOL!
They did thank us afterwards, though, so I guess maybe it was!
So happy for them both, and excited to be bridesmaid at their wedding!
Read their inspiring love story.