A few weekends ago I, along with my mom and sister, threw a shower for my soon to be sister-in-law. We did a recipe themed shower. By that I mean we asked the guests to bring a recipe card (sent with the invite) filled out with their favorite recipe. They also brought any ingredients needed to make that recipe.
I made this invitation, but my inspiration came from this pin. It is no longer available in the Etsy shop so I decided to try and create my own. I think the original is phenomenal, but I was happy with what I produced.
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This cute recipe is what greeted the guests as they came in. Also, we had a white apron (you can see part of it in the bottom right corner) for guests to write the bride-to-be kitchen or general marriage advice. For some crazy reason I did not take a picture of that! There was some fun and great advice given.
We served brunch for the guests. We had muffins, yogurt parfaits, strudels, and milk or water.
You guys! I may be kind of crazy, but aren't those muffin toppers to die for! I had so much fun making these with my Cricut Explore. I know I talk about my Cricut all the time, but seriously these were so easy to make and I loved them. We also used cookbooks at different levels to add different heights to the table.
We wrote the food descriptions on chalkboard clothes pins.
I had also seen tons of pictures on Pinterest utilizing the Kitchenaid as a vase for flowers and I knew I had to do that for this shower. It was so pretty and added a lot of color to the table.
This was the centerpiece of the gift table. It is so easy to make (post coming soon) and it is a fun way to give ordinary things in a unique way.
As the guests left the shower they took a Mr. & Mrs cookie as their party favor. These are so fun to make with Stampin Up's cookie stamps. Hannelore even helped me make a few of these.
Overall, the bride-to-be got a lot of fun items to use in her kitchen along with food to stock her pantry and recipes to go with the food!
So I was thinking shouldn't we start wedding anniversary showers. For example, we get fun new things and food to stock our pantry every 10 years or so. Sounds good to me. Maybe I should try it! (wink)