June 13, 2012 | 5 Comments
Planning a perfect bridal shower is a whole lot easier with a theme set in place. One of our favorites is a kitchen themed bridal shower, in which guests can stock the pantry or bring gifts of baking to the newlyweds. If you’re planning a kitchen themed bridal shower for your favorite bride-to-be (or you’re hinting at ideas for your party-planning posse) don’t forget the secret ingredient: bridal shower recipe cards. When you send out invitations, include one card for each guest to fill out with her favorite recipe and bring to the shower. When guests arrive, collect the cards and place in a recipe book for the couple. They’ll have a collection of handwritten, tried-and-true recipes they will cherish for a lifetime of home-cooked dinners. Plus, this is one gift that kicks any registry’s you-know-what. Read on for more…
A Recipe Book We Love
Before we showcase the top ten bridal shower recipe cards, first you need an adorable recipe book. We spotted this one at OneCanoeTwo and we think adding clear recipe cover sheets would work great. Simply buy your favorite bridal shower recipe cards and insert them into the sheets, which can be added to the recipe book binder with ease. (Plus, the cards won’t fade over time.)
Top 10 Bridal Shower Recipe Cards
Scroll down to see the top ten bridal shower recipe cards that made the cut!
1. Strawberries + Kraft Paper
It’s no secret that we love kraft paper, so naturally we think these bridal shower recipe cards are a slam dunk. Strawberries, too? Perfection. By The Ruffly Owl.
2. Savory + Sweet
If you crave savory and sweet, check out these recipe cards by GAIT Design. We love the mini chevron pattern, which reminds us of baker’s twine.
3. Retro Bridal Shower Recipe Cards
4. Polka Dotted
This card is pretty with a polka dotted border and a pair of dancing measuring spoons along the top. By Dapper Paper.
5. Eat Your Veggies
Whimsical vegetables and a soft palette of colors make these bridal shower recipe cards one of our favorites. By Emilee Rose.
6. Kraft Paper + Twine
7. Farmer’s Market Recipe Cards
Whimsical farmer’s market recipe cards by Dapper Paper boast a vintage look.
8. Flourish Recipe Cards
A whimsical banner, a floral print, and personalization. What could be better? By Yellowbrick Graphics.
9. Rose Recipe Cards
The hot pink lettering and elegant rose caught our eye on this set of bridal shower recipe cards by the appropriately named Rosie Day Design.
10. Kitchen Themed Recipe Cards
Last but not least, these recipe cards feature a kitchen themed array of a sweet essentials like a whisk, measuring cup, and oven mitt dancing along the bottom border. By Invita Paper Studio.
Favors for a Kitchen-Themed Bridal Shower
If you’re planning a kitchen-themed bridal shower, consider these sweet little whisks or measuring spoons as favors. My mom and I (Emma here!) bought the whisks for my sister’s shower (and my sister and mom bought the measuring spoons for my shower) and I still use both in my kitchen today! The measuring spoons and whisks were a hit at both showers.
We hope you liked this round-up of bridal shower recipe cards. Which one is your favorite?
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