Inspiration Board: Kitchen Themed Bridal Shower

party-in-a-bag-kitchenIf the bride-to-be is addicted to the Food Network and has a pile of Gourmet magazines sitting by the door, a kitchen-themed bridal shower might be right up her alley.
Some ideas to get you going:
The invitations:
Use a cooking themed invitation or modify recipe cards with the time, address, and instructions. See below for gift theme suggestions you can include with the invitations.

The gifts:
How about giving your guests a theme for their gifts? Ask groups of guests to bring either a favorite kitchen gadget, cookbook or gourmet ingredients. Or have every guest bring their favorite recipe and create a collection of them for the bride. Just make sure that if you are asking for themed gifts, you make it clear on the invitations.

The food:
In keeping with the theme, I think that providing appetizers and desserts that require a bit of interaction are interesting (and keeps you out of the kitchen all day!). Try fondue, a hamburger slider bar or decorate-your-own sugar cookies.

For the cocktails:
The focus of this party is most definitely the menu so bring on the cocktails! Go retro with gin and tonics or old-fashioneds. Or spice it up with a margarita bar!

Photo Credits:
Newlywed cookbook: PaperFoxling
Utensil tabletop: Hostess with the Mostess
Invitation: Lashina
Gadgets and gifts: Schmiford
Towel cake with kitchen gadgets: Ninjanna

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Sarah Sarah has been editing the blog at mywedding for four years. She enjoys watching classic movies, spending money on eyeliner that she never wears, and convincing brides to write thank you notes.

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