And even if they already hold a master's degree in cooking, I'm sure they would still love a copy of Grannie's Rice Pudding or Uncle Frank's homemade Sloppy Joe recipe.
Sharing recipes with the bride is not a new idea but there's good reason why this time-honored tradition has held fast for so many years. Everyone loves it! The guests enjoy discussing the individual recipes they've brought along and the bride and groom get a wonderful keepsake that represents the blending of their family and friends that was brought about because of the love they share.
Years down the road this one of a kind recipe collection can and will be taken out and treasured time and again.
In fact, this unique recipe collection just might become a family heirloom. That's why it's so important to plan ahead for the best way to collect, keep and present it to the bride.
One way is to use a pretty recipe box and fill it with hand written recipe cards. To do this, you'll want to include a blank recipe card with each invitation you send requesting the intended guests to fill out the card with one of their favorite recipes and return it to you on the day of the shower.
Here's a fun bridal shower recipe card poem that you could use for this purpose. It explains exactly what you want.
Enclosed for you is a recipe card.
To fill it in shouldn't be hard.
(Bride's name) might like to try your favorite cake,
or whatever it is you like to make.
So don't forget this card on this special date.
Fill it in now, don't hesitate.
At the shower will be a recipe box to fill.
So bring this recipe card, if you will. ~ Poems for the Bridal Shower
For this, you could include a blank recipe page with each invitation but then they would need to be folded and the book could end up looking rather messy.
Not only does this make for a wonderful gift, it's also something that can be passed around and admired by all of the guests.
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Please feel free to add your idea here in the comments. We love hearing from our readers and your terrific idea just might help to make the bride's special day even better. Thanks!