Tuesday, August 28

a lovely baking shower for a lovely bride-to-be

you're invited to a baking shower! :)
what is a baking shower you might ask?
it's just an excuse to eat yummy treats and shower the bride-to-be with gifts to fill her kitchen.

my mama and i hosted a baking themed bridal shower for my sweet friend stephanie.  guests brought so many sweet gifts, and many of them tied in to the recipies they gave her. neat huh?

the colors of the bride-to-be's kitchen are going to be blue and red, such a fun combo! so i designed the invitations and matching recipe cards to reflect this theme.


along with the invitations, guests were given two recipe cards to fill out and give back to the bride.  she received so many yummy recipes!! i wanted to keep them all!  there is something so sweet about having  the ladies in your life share their kitchen secrets.


i was really happy with the size and spacing of these cards.  they had enough room to hold detailed directions, and the lines were well spaced, even if the person writing has large handwriting like me. :)


the back of the recipe cards had a giant "d" for the bride-to-be's new last name! :)

i found plain, bamboo kitchen utensils at the grocery store and painted the handles to match the theme. my mom came up with the fabulous idea of tying them to the plate handles.
the bride said she is going to display them on hooks above her stove. isn't that a great idea!?

the guest's favors were recipe cards for two of the items that were served at the shower:
limeaid punch and chicken caesar salad bites.

we used all white flowers, white and blue plates, and white and silver serving pieces.  the white table cloth provided a clean backdrop for all of the red and blue accents and the yummy food! :)

the yummy bite-sized menu included:
shortbread dot cookies
raspberry spritz cookies
mini ham sandwiches
chicken caesar salad bites
chocolate pinwheels
vanilla gem muffins
fruit tarts with blueberries and raspberries
limeaid punch with fresh raspberries
aren't the flowers beautiful? my mama is so great at arranging flowers, i wish i had even a few of her skills!

just a few photos of me with my mama, and with the beautiful bride-to-be! and we all matched, aren't we the cutest?!

are you hosting a shower anytime soon?
if you're interested in personalized invitations, send me an email and i'd love to work with you! :)
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6 comments:

  1. What a cute idea! I love everyone bringing two recipes to share. Everything looks so neat too. What a great job you did!

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  2. That's a super cute theme for a bridal shower, good thinking! :)

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  3. I lOVE that invite! We had a kitchen shower for one of our friends back in the spring, and it was so much fun! I can tell y'all had such a great time :)

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  4. Ahhhhhh SO cute!! I'm in love with the invite...I wish I had your design skills! Blue and red is such a great color combo, too. You ladies put together an amazing shower!

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  5. Such great design, and a great idea! Who doesn't love sweets? And I love the colors :)

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  6. OH MY GOSH! You did a great job! :) See you need to start commissioning these! :) :)
    Seriously, such a great idea and everything looked beautiful! Great job Sarah!

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