July 18, 2009

Kitchen Shower

Today a friend and I (and our moms) are hosting a kitchen shower for a close friend we grew up with. We have known each other since we were three years old and in preschool. Oh, how the years fly by.
In her honor, we decided on a kitchen shower theme. Some other bridesmaids had a late afternoon around the house shower for her at the Melting Pot and my friend and I decided we wanted to do something a little more traditional.
We chose a pink and green theme and decided on these invitations. The top of the invitation said, "Elizabeth and Joey are tying the knot. Let's make sure their new kitchen is stocked." We also included a recipe card with the invitation and instructed everyone to bring it back with their favorite recipe.

(not the real info)

We ordered a recipe box with the bride's new monogram on it and everyone will place the recipe card in the box so she will be all set to cook some delicious meals. I love that each card will have the person who brought it's handwriting on it and it will be something they specially thought she would like. It's all about the personal touches.
As for decorations, we are using mason jars filled with beautiful hydrangeas with coordinating pink and green ribbons tied around. My mom and I made a wreath for the door that will have matching ribbon and little kitchen tools like measuring spoons etc., tied on to go along with the theme and the mailbox will have a big bow as well. We will have a matching tablecloth and the bride's chair will be specially decorated with a big tulle bow tied around. We decided to use paper plates for easy clean-up. We also have an apron that will be hung up as a decoration that everyone will sign.
Here is the menu (shower starts at 11):
Drinks:
Mimosas
Iced Coffee Punch (coffee/ice cream drink)
Peach Tea

To snack on:
Pineapple cheese ball with crackers
Cheese Straws

Brunch:
Two types of quiche
Mini chicken salad pitas
Salad (with strawberries, walnuts etc.)
Muffins
Fruit

Dessert:
Mini cheesecakes
Cream cheese brownies
Lemon squares

The bride has requested no games so we plan on having everyone mingle, eat and then watch the bride open presents. For a favor, my mom and I made and decorated sugar cookies in the shape of little hearts and wedding bells.
I had a lot of fun planning this and can't wait to see how it turns out. I will take lots of pictures and be sure to share!

25 comments:

Erika said...

Cutest. Thing. Ever. What a clever idea! :)

Tracy-Girl said...

Oh my gosh... that is the cutest thing ever! I may need to copy you on this one. I love it! Those invitations are darling!

Preppy 101 said...

Looks like a hit to me!! What kind of recipe box did you purchase?? xoox

flip flops and pearls said...

OMGosh!! What a precious idea!! I love it!!
I would love to have received something like this...
now I want to do a recipe swap!! lol hmmmmm...
stay tuned for that one;)

-daph

~Jewel said...

this sounds lovely. i hope that you take lots of pictures to share!

Kristen said...

that is the cutest idea ever! I love that!

Meg said...

Wow...what a great shower. Your friend is really lucky!

JP said...

Sounds like a fabulous shower! The details were perfect!

smclevenger said...

That is such a fun idea! I hope the bride enjoys every minute of it.

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Summer Wind said...

the shower sounds lovely, have a great time!

ams said...

That sounds SO cute! What a great idea, I love the personal touch with the handwritten recipe cards. I'm sure she'll be thrilled!

Princess Freckles said...

What a great idea! I think you girls will have such fun!!! I'm storing these ideas in the back of my mind for future possible showers! So cute!!! Take pics!!!

Erin said...

How was the shower? All the details sound perfect & the invitations are fabulous!!

parkaveprincess said...

sounds like the perfect party/shower! I hope you had fun :)

Sweet Simplicity said...

That invite is SO cute!!!! I can't wait for you to share pics. It sounds perfect!

Southern Belle said...

That sounds yum yum!!!

Black Labs and Lilly said...

I hosted a recipe shower for my BFF earlier this spring! Such a cute idea, I am sure she will love it!

Ms. Attitude said...

Great shower! I love it!

Kristin said...

Sounds like such a lovely event!

Miss Type-A said...

That sounds fabulous! Great idea about the recipes!

Miss Janice said...

This sounds sooo cute!

Little Pink Magnolia said...

Awesome idea... I love the recipe box idea - new recipes are always fun!

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

I love the idea of the Kitchen Shower. One of my sorority sisters had one for her wedding & it was so cute! The invitations look great! :)

prepschool101 said...

So thoughtful and well-planned on your part. Plus, that coffee punch sounds right up my alley!
Jennifer
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Landlocked Mermaid said...

Oh how fun!!! The invitations are very beautiful! Your friend is extremely lucky xo

 
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