Host A Bridal Shower In Your Own Home

Host A Bridal Shower In Your Own Home

Gather up the girls for a bridal shower that's homemade! Your own home is the perfect place to share tips and encouragement for the loved one in your life that is starting a new marriage, life and home of their own.


Have someone in your life getting married? With summer weddings fastly approaching, it's time to plan that bridal shower you've been meaning to throw for your loved one. Whether the bride is friend, friend's daughter or a relative, throwing a bridal shower in your own home with homemade food can give your celebration the personal touch she will remember for the rest of her life.

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Appetizers

An elegant soup, salad or appetizer will set your home made party off to a great start!

Oven Braised Baby Artichokes with Lemon Aioli

Italian Wedding Soup

Baby Spinach with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Zucchini Crab Cakes

Creamy Potato Leek Soup

Main Courses

Nothing says celebration like a fabulous home cooked party. Make the bride's favorite dish or one of these spectacular main courses.

Elegant Shrimp and Crab Casserole

Greek Lamb Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Garlic and Lemon Roast Chicken

San Francisco Pork Chops

Baked Ziti with Pesto

Side Dishes

Asparagus Gruyere Tart

Ginger Peas and Carrots

Baby Potatoes with Rosemary

Favorite Hot Rolls

Herb Butter

Desserts

Who says dessert has to come from a professional bakery? Bake up something delicious in your own home that will complement your bridal shower lunch.

Elegant Chocolate Cake

Cinnamon Spice Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Double Chocolate Cherry Thumbprints

Simply Delicious Strawberries in Rich Chocolate

Beverages

Take your bridal shower up to that extra notch with a simple homemade drink! Try our sensational strawberry lemonade or a raspberry mint punch!

Sensational Strawberry Lemonade

Spiffed Up Iced Tea

Raspberry Mint Punch

Alcohol-Free Fruity Sangria

Ambrosial Apricot Punch

Bridal Shower Tips:

1. One of the best activities for a bridal shower is sharing recipes with the bride for her to use in her new home. When serving each course, share the recipe with the bride. Handwrite your recipe cards or simply print out these recipes from Recipe4Living.com! Encourage guests to bring their own recipes to share as well.

2. Bridal showers should take place 6-8 weeks before the wedding.

3. Since you're in charge of cooking, assign someone to be in charge of gifts. Have them collect the gifts and write down who gave what. The bride should only have to do the opening!

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