Kitchen Themed Party Ideas
Kitchen Bridal Shower: Love in the Kitchen. Looking to cook up some Love for the Bride to Be? How about a fun kitchen bridal shower. This fun homemaking themed shower idea is a great way to celebrate the bride to be and give her some new kitchenware!
Wedding showers….you either love them or you hate them. I think most of the people who dread the Bridal shower invitation are really dreading the cheesy, cheesy games.
Whether it’s a baby shower or a bridal shower, every one seems to have some variation of the clothes pin game (you know the one where you can’t say “wedding” or “bride” or something or you have to give away your clothes pin…good times).
That game is basically a requirement of any good shower….you know you love it deep down:)
Today, I am sharing photos of the Kitchen Bridal Shower I threw for my (now) sister-in-law. Planning her shower was fun for me. Terri isn’t a girly girl. Despite all my attempts at lace and pink frilly, it’s just not her.
I knew I wanted her shower to reflect that element of her personality, so decision numero uno was definitely the green/blue color scheme.
I was playing around with theme ideas when it struck me…if I’m gonna spend money on all these decorations and what-not…why not make them all gifts, things she can use in her home.
And hence, the kitchen bridal shower. One of the things you will notice through out the party is that the serving dishes, centerpieces, etc…they are all items from the kitchen. So the shower was literally full of gifts:)
All of the decorations incorporated different kitchen items, utensils, bowls and more. I used different kitchen items (cutting boards, spoon rests) as the table decorations and serving utensils.
To capture the bride-to-be’s simple style, I kept the lines clean and the table simple.
I made large paper flowers for the backdrop.
All of the vases had fresh flowers, serving spoons, spatulas, etc and limes in the water for added color.
We served sugar cookies from Sunshine Bakes, blueberry lemonade cupcakes and strawberry shortcake cupcakes with fondant toppers from Edible Details, Vanilla Buttercream Pushpops, Key Lime and White Chocolate Butterscotch Fudge from Jewel of the Lion.
We also had frosted sugar cookies, shrimp cocktail, mini sandwiches, veggies and dip, sprite, flavored water, and blueberry lemonade.
The ladies who attended the shower were encouraged to bring easy recipes for two to help build Terri’s recipe book and many of the decorations were kitchen gifts that she was able to take home.
By the way…we totally did play the clothes pin game:) of course, we did.
Here are some helpful links for throwing a kitchen themed party:
Easy Push Pops Tutorial
Today I’m sharing some tricks for making yummy push pops for your next party just like the ones featured in this bridal shower.
My new party philosophy….Let them Eat Cake! Cake is basically awesome. The flavor doesn’t really even matter that much to me. I LOVE it all. Cupcakes, Slices of Cake, Mini Bundt Cakes, Cake pops…
Yeah, its all awesome. I consider myself a expert in eating cake! Baking it, however, is a completely different story. This is why I love super easy cake options like push pops. Push pops are cake made easy and oh so cute!!
Here’s how to do it…
- Cake mix(or your favorite recipe)
- Cake Push Pop Containers with Lids – 25 ct
- Icing Bag and Tip (I recommend this setWilton 2104-6667 12-Piece Cupcake Decorating Set)
- Wilton Nonstick 24-Cavity Mini Whoopie Pie Pan
To make the push pops…first bake a cake (either with an easy box mix or your favorite recipe) using this super awesome and convenient Whoopie Pie Pan. This pan is perfect.
Next using the frosting bag and the tip of your choice, fill the push pop containers with cake and frosting in an alternating pattern.
For this particular party, I used lime green and teal frosting in the individual pops, but these can be done in all sorts of colors and patterns. The possibilities are endless!!
Easy peasy!! Other ideas for pushpops include using ice cream, whip cream, graham crackers and marshmallows for s’more pushpops…and many more. Let your imaginations run wild!!
Here are some helpful links for making yummy push pops:
Wanna throw a Kitchen Party?
The Printable Kitchen Party Collection is available in my shop:
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Want to throw a Kitchen Bridal Shower?
The Printable Kitchen Bridal Shower Collection is available in my shop in two color schemes.
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