Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Throw a Cooking Themed Bridal Shower

For the bride-to-be who loves to cook, Martha Stewart has given some great ideas to help throw a cooking themed bridal shower.

Send guests invitations framed on mini cutting boards. Make your invitations with a utensil illustration then place each invitation on a cutting board with double-sided tape. Then simply wrap with ribbon (a colour that matches your whole theme) and mail in a small padded envelope.

Your RSVP cards will become precious gifts when they're returned with recipes that loved ones hold dear. With these RSVPs even those who can't attend will take part in the celebration. You can save some time by having an office-supply store craft a stamp; just provide a design of how you want the card to look, including a place for the guest to fill in her name, response, and recipe. Once all of the replies have been received, the shower's host can put them in a recipe box and wrap it for the bride.

Instead of having guests take part in traditional shower games, hire a chef to teach a cooking class during the party. The bride-to-be and her guests will be able to learn how to make a delicious dish, savor it as a meal at the shower, and take the recipe home with them to make again and again.

Ask guests to bring gifts that will help the bride-to-be make her favorite dishes. If a guest gives a favorite muffin recipe, she can also give the mixer, the muffin pans, and the necessary ingredients.

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