Let’s talk weddings for a moment here. No, not the ACTUAL wedding part, but something that almost always happens before a wedding, the bridal shower! What is the first thing you think of when you think of going to a bridal shower? Lingerie! Probably not for you (unless you are the bride), but gifting it.
Depending on how well you know the bride, and who or how many other people are coming, it can get awkward real quick. Especially for the shy brides that are out there. Maybe lingerie isn’t their thing? Or maybe they don’t want to have to share with 30 other random women of varying ages and friend levels what they had in mind. It can just get weird. And fast.
As an alternative to the lingerie type bridal shower, why not host a kitchen themed bridal shower? It would be perfect for the bride that loves to cook, or is moving into a new home with her hubby after the wedding. A tasty brunch, with some sweets and fruit, a bottle of champagne or mimosas, and you are good to go!
If you have time to plan in advanced (which you should), suggest invitees to bring their favorite recipe for the bride, and maybe some kitchen themed gifts. For example, if you know the bride loves to decorate seasonally, and know why type of table she has, maybe each guest can bring her a tablecloth, place-mats napkins and napkin rings for different occasions.
Other ideas for gifts to bring to a kitchen themed bridal shower would be assortments of:
- Jelly and Jam
- Coffee and Tea
- Recipes (on card)
- Cooking herbs (plants)
- Infused Oils
- Herb blends
- Kitchen linens
For my visual readers, here are some fantastic ideas I’ve found online to help spur your imagination:
And you really can’t go wrong with a personalized, custom embroidered gift basket. Check out this one by You and ME Embroidery on Etsy
. I think every newlywed would love this, don’t you?
What other types of gifts would you bring to a kitchen themed bridal shower?
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As with all Sparkle Queen Events, I want to inspire you to make your event extra special. While many of the items I include in my event designs are tutorials, recipes, or handmade… use your imagination! Sometimes you can’t make everything yourself, or you can make things that you could buy, but the key is to find the right balance for you and your event, and strive to make it exceptional!