Photo Credit: @kayleighkill
Okay, so, we’ve seen a lot of bridal showers - like a ton. And all of them have been beautiful, stunning, perfectly-curated, but none have been particularly Dundee-award-winning. That is, until now. The world’s biggest The Office fan is getting married in May, and her friends planned the most incredible, on-point party in her honor.
I am an Office superfan, and can quote the show as easily as I can brush my teeth (a total of 10 seconds, right M. Scott?), so when I saw this shower go viral, I couldn’t wait to send my husband the link. He died over it, I died over it; we pretty much want to get married again just so we can plan our own shower like this one.
And the best part of it all? The bride, Kayleigh Kill (blogger and YouTube personality), barely had a clue about what would go down on her special day. She trusted her crew to do it all, and they 100p killed it. They killed it for K.Kill. So, if you’re a bridesmaid reading this post, and have very little understanding of all the Office-isms - and how superbly-celebrated they were at this Golden Shower - then at least walk away with the realization that the bridal shower you plan should be ALL about the one getting married. It’s her day and she deserves something that is quintessentially her, and that incorporates as many of her loves as possible.
((Also, just because we only glossed over it, if you don’t know what we’re referencing, then we just can’t be friends. Just like the Finer Things Club, we’re exclusively The Office enthusiasts; so if you haven’t ever wanted to move to Scranton, PA, and have Jim and Pam as your next-door neighbors and best friends, then perhaps you should rethink your sitcom allegiance)).
So, here’s the ‘rundown’ on this straight-out-of-Dunder-Mifflin shindig
If you’re a fan, or if you want to school your bridal party on what epic bridesmaid-ship looks like, then make sure you fax this to everyone on your distribution list. 👍
The signage was threat-level awesome
From her welcome sign, which worked in one of many ‘that’s what she said’ quotes and prohibited any Toby Flendersons from stopping by, to her “It Is Your Bridal Shower” banner, with all the enthusiasm and excitement dripping from it (as if it had been printed and hung by Dwight Schrute himself), the little nods to Office fandom were fierce AF.
The snacks were Stanley Hudson-approved
A build your own Stanley pretzel station... survey says “genius!” The toppings were perfect and the smooth, velvety soft chocolate fountain was right on hand, just to help everything slide down guests’ gullets more easily… Only thing missing from this Scranton-style soiree - when it comes to snackage - were some Vienna sausages, chocolate turtles, and tiramisu… but maybe partygoers will have their opportunity to indulge at the wedding itself!
The centerpieces were money
Money beets, that is. Now, we’re all for big flowers at bridal showers, a great floral moment is everything, but for Office diehards, beets = life. We can only hope that someone with a 1600+ acre beet farm was responsible for them, that or an adorable asparagus farmer, taking a break from The Stalk Inn.... either or.
The drink stations would make Meredith Palmer blush
True, the drink stations were a little more bridal-inspired, with mimosas and champs over One of Everything and Orange Vod-Juice-Kas, but it’s a shower, b****** should be classy. Doing alcohol this way was cool! And it had to be what with moon-faced flashers in close proximity.
Meredith actually loooooved the shout out!!
The whole vibe just oozed with Office magic.
We won’t put words in her mouth, but pretty sure RN Kayleigh would tell us that she absolutely “felt God” in her shower that day. Who wouldn’t with pictures of babies playing saxophone, “Bushiest Beaver” nomination photo props, guess the number of cheese puff games, and a Serenity by Jan candle to smell all the way home (while you simultaneously shamelessly sing “That One Night” for the rest of the day… took me by the handdddd, made me a mannnnn!)
Kayleigh, you and your friends are our heroes. Thank you!