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Many couples in today’s world are already established before marriage… but whether they live on their own or live with their parents, some soon to be newlyweds still need the basics to get started in their new home. Usually after the couple is married, they move into a new place together… moving is tiresome and sometimes expensive and usually most of the money is spent on moving and on the couples’ new place. How a theme that isn’t that expensive and definitely helps the bride and groom to be…a pantry theme.

The idea is to fill the newlyweds house with non-perishable items…some good ideas are flour, sugar, spices, etc. When sending out invitations include a recipe card and ask guests to include a favorite recipe along with their gift. Guests are required to bring at least one non-perishable food item to the shower, but they may bring more if they wish. Traditional gifts, such as a bag of flour, are also accepted because it is really not that expensive or instead of non-perishable food items you could fill the bathroom pantry…toilet paper, cleaners, beauty supplies, etc.

Party games could include guess the spice. Take the label off the spice bottles and everyone takes guesses as to what they are without smelling, feeling, or tasting the spice. Prizes could be herb pots and seeds. With this theme, you are helping the couple more than you know…hopefully when the party is over, the newlyweds will have non-perishables to last six months or more.

Kitchen Consultant Theme Bridal Shower

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Everyone needs to know how to cook, whether you are cooking a meal for yourself or for fifty guest…and everyone needs kitchen tools to cook with. The bride-to-be is no exception…after marriage, she will be cooking for two and should have the right tools, so why not have a shower where she can get the tools that she needs…a kitchen consultant theme!

Invitations for this theme can be simple or decorative…you could make invitations with pictures of small kitchen utensils for the border with the name of the company that will be hosting the event. The invitation could read: “Come to a Pampered Chef Kitchen Bridal Shower for (bride’s name). No need to spend time shopping. Gifts for the bride will be selected from The Pampered Chef catalog” or whatever company you decide to use.

Food will be prepared by the consultant demonstrating the various kitchen tools offered in the catalog…the bride-to-be and guests will get to eat the food that is prepared and guests have an opportunity to ask the bride what she is interested in or, the bride can “register” ahead of time with the consultant for the items she needs. This idea insures that the bride gets useful gifts, the guests don’t have to go shopping or try to find a gift the bride has registered for at some store, there is less chance of duplicate gifts, and all gifts ordered are sent straight to bride.

As a game, the hostess hands out a quiz (previously answered by the bride) with various questions about the bride’s cooking abilities, dinner party prowess and whatnot. A sample question might be: “(Bride’s name) is hosting her first dinner party for (groom’s name)’s office staff. What is she most likely to serve?

  • a. Rack of Lamb
  • b. BBQ
  • c. Sub sandwiches
  • d. Wouldn’t dream of hosting a dinner party for (groom’s name)’s office staff!

Guest whose answers most match the bride-to-be wins a small kitchen tool.

This theme is different, fun, and delicious all in one!