Dear Bridesmaid, Plan a Stock-the-Kitchen Bridal Shower for Your BFF!
The concept of a Bridal Shower has been around since the 16th century but has evolved with time. It was actually introduced as an alternative to the dowry system. Friends and families gave small favours to the bride to help her begin her married life, whether she was too poor to afford a dowry or the father was opposed to the match. Today, bridal showers run the gamut from small tea parties with close friends and family to large, elaborate events, sometimes even exquisite getaways.
Nowadays, every bride-to-be wishes to make her Bridal Shower stand out by basing it on a unique theme or by incorporating out-of-the-box elements. One such theme that has recently become popular is ‘Stock-the-Kitchen’. The entire point of this is to help the bride stock up the kitchen with basic and useful items for cooking. Take a look at the different ways you can plan the perfect ‘Stock-the-Kitchen’ Bridal Shower:
While inviting your girls for your hen party, make sure to convey the theme through your invitation cards. You can include a sprig of thyme or rosemary with the invites, clearly stating all the basic details of the party such as the date, time, venue, theme, a contact detail where people can RSVP and dress code (if any). You maybe even include a joke or a pun in the content to make your invite quirky and fun!
This is a special kind of a bridal shower so it calls for some out-of-the-box games that are kitchen-related! Think of a cooking competition where the ladies can battle it out in making a delicious dish or making the best use of the limited resources or ingredients that you have! Another great idea for a game is to blindfold the bride and let her sense of smell and taste figure out the different herbs and spices that you present her with!
Gifts for Bride
As the theme suggests, the Bridal Shower has everything to do with helping the bride build and stock up the kitchen of her dreams that she would love to use as a married woman. So think of items like fancy china, crockery, cutlery sets, a set of knives,kitchen linens, table mats, potted herbs, spice box, recipes, cookbooks, etc.
Lastly, make sure to end your Stock-the-Kitchen Bridal Shower with some fun party favours! Edible favours are always a hit but that’s not enough. As a bride, you can gift each guest a mini hamper that include items such as edible treats, tea towels, salt & pepper shakers and more items that consider perfect for the hamper.
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