Rachel got engaged a couple of months before the 2011 Secret Sister Scrapbook retreat, and we decided to surprise her with a bridal shower. We changed the dates of the retreat so she could still be in England for the Royal Wedding when William and Kate married. Since it is proper English etiquette to wear a hat to a wedding, we thought it would be funny for everyone to make a hat from things that were there at the retreat house. The bright pink and green hats were re-purposed bags from our trip to Sweet Memories, a lss near the retreat house. Kelly's hat was a basket in one of the rooms. My hat was a coffee filter I sprayed with Smooch Spritz and attached a rosette I made. Tres' hat was a spoof of Princess Beatrice's . We bought Rachel a crown and a scepter since she was the queen of the event, and the boa was something there in the house. And what's a bridal shower without games? We used toilet paper to create dresses. Debbie worked with Suzette, I worked with Tres, and Kelly worked with Kimberly. We did a collective gift to the orphanage that Rachel and Neil were asking for donations for in lieu of wedding gifts. Rebecca was in charge of the TP Wedding Gown competition, so she was running around making sure everyone finished in the allotted time and had enough TP, and snapping pictures whenever possible. I'm not sure why I don't have a picture of Rebecca in her hat, it was a fairy with a tulle skirt which is normally a room decoration.