Have guests sign the apron in permanent ink (you provide the pen or marker) and she'll be able to treasure it forever.
This works especially well if she works in a profession that uses an apron such as hairdresser or gardener and if she loves doing crafts she'll LOVE it too but it's also really perfect if you're planning a Stock the Kitchen or Cooking bridal shower.
Our apron features a modern vintage style banner that says "Bridal Shower" in black lettering that you personalize with her name. The apron is pure white so that all of your guests names and messages will be easy to see.
It's made of a 35/65 cotton-poly twill blend so it's sturdy enough to write on.
Shown here on the standard 24" L x 28" W size but it's available in three sizes so there's one that will be perfect for your needs.
If you're looking for ideas for a small bridal shower, how about having a group cooking class?
This is perfect for those who love to cook or for a bride who is inexperienced in the kitchen.
Think about all of those holiday meals that were cooked in grandma's kitchen with all of the aunts and uncles and cousins pitching in. Weren't they fun? By choosing a cooking class shower theme, you can easily recreate that atmosphere for the bride-to-be's special day.
This idea is so unique that I wasn't able to find specific invitations for it but the featured invite can be easily customized to suit your needs.
There's a couple of different ways you can plan this type of shower.
First, you'll need to decide if this is going to be for couples or just the girls. Keep in mind that it's probably better to do this with a smaller group but, couples showers are getting very popular lately and including the guys can be a lot of fun. Besides, some of the best chefs are men aren't they? So, why not?
The cooking shower can be held at someone's home if you have an experienced cook who's willing to take the lead and who also has enough cooking utensils and space in her kitchen. This can be a fun way for the mothers-in-law on both sides to share their child's favorite recipe with the new members of the family.
One mom can teach a main dish while the other mom makes a special dessert.
There are also quite a few places that offer professional cooking classes that can be found through a search in your local area. That way everyone can learn a new cooking style or technique.
Another alternative is to hire a professional chef to teach the "class".
The best part of this type of shower is that once the meal is done, everyone gets to sit down and enjoy something they made as a group.
If you're having the shower at home, you can plan a few silly games and the losers get to clean the kitchen afterwards.
Ideas for a Cooking Theme Bridal Shower
I found a page full of cooking themed bridal shower ideas at Martha Stewart's site. You can see them by visiting HERE and there's an entire Pinterest board devoted to the subject HERE where you'll find more great ideas.
As always, we invite you to share your own good ideas in the comments below. We love hearing from our readers.
Aarrr! For Talk Like A Pirate Day, I thought it might be fun to share some really cute Pirate Baby Shower Invitations to help you welcome a new baby boy into your ocean of love.
Playing pirates is a popular playtime theme during boyhood and beyond. I suppose it's because of the high excitement of searching for treasure, the adventure aspect and the funny pirate-speak that goes along with it. In fact it's so popular that it's been given it's own day. Every September 19th is designated (unofficially) as Talk Like A Pirate Day but have no fear, you can use this adorable shower theme at any time of the year.
And now let's batten down the hatches and get all hands on deck to view our 5 favorite invite designs.
Shower Invitations for a Pirate Theme Boy's Baby Shower
And if you're not in love with any of my choices, before you heave ho and give up be sure to check out the rest of the booty over at Zazzle by visiting Pirate Baby Shower where you'll find lots more bounty to choose from including more fun invites, party game ideas, buttons, custom postage and even baby gift ideas that the Scallywag's having the little one will love.
Shower Supplies and Decorations
Party supplies for the shower are easy to find at your local party store or online at places like Amazon. Keep in mind this is a unique theme idea so you probably won't find much in the baby shower section but there's plenty of appropriate decorations and other supplies to be found in the birthday party section. Just be sure it doesn't say Happy Birthday.
Click on your favorite designs to see a larger image, learn more or to
personalize and order yours today.
Have you ever attended a Pirate theme baby shower? Got any good ideas to share? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below. We love hearing from you!
Houndstooth, or Hounds Tooth or even Puppytooth, when it's seen on a much smaller scale, is extremely popular and trendy this Fall. It's not just for fashionable clothing either, you can find Houndstooth checks on just about everything right now and that includes invitations for her/your/the bridal shower.
If you're not sure what I'm talking about, Houndstooth is the name of a textile pattern design which features broken checkerboard shapes. It originated in the Scottish Lowlands and it's believed that it first became fashionable for men's suits somewhere around 1933.
In the past, it's always been most popular as a simple black and white color combination but has grown to include any colors of the rainbow you can imagine.
Our invitations reflect that rainbow of color choices so if the bride-to-be is strutting her Houndstooth this year, she can have her favorite pattern on invites in colors to match her bridal party.
Fun Houndstooth Bridal Shower Ideas
It might be fun to have everyone attending wear a bit of this fun fashionable design.
Houndstooth Party Supplies
Houndstooth Bridal Shower Invitations
If your guests are drinkers, you might want to serve them Houndstooth Drinks. You can find recipes online for this.
Have you got other good ideas for this type of party? Share your thoughts and comments with us in the comments section below.
You can supply fun party stickers for the guests who haven't any Houndstooth to wear or simply ask them to only wear the colors in your chosen design such as making it an only black and white affair.
Stickers are a fun way to dress up other things at the shower as well.
Use them on the party favors or use two stickers with a tooth pick stuck inside (leave a bit ot the toothpick sticking out) to create your own custom cupcake picks.
How cute would that be on the dessert table?
You'll find other fun personalized stuff at Zazzle for the shower by visiting HERE.
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Welcome to Seasonal Showers!
Find the Best Invitations For Your Shower
Choose your season and party type, or baby's gender, to see our top picks for invites based on seasonal shower theme ideas
Discover YOUR Perfect Shower Invitation HERE
All of Zazzle's invitations are available on your choice of quality card stock including choices from the following:
You can learn all about their different paper lines, colors and all of the specifics about each type of card stock that is offered by visiting: Zazzle's Passion for Paper
The History of Baby Showers
Although the term baby shower is a fairly modern concept, the tradition of welcoming baby and the rite of a woman's transition into motherhood is
something that has been celebrated throughout history.
Learn more here:
The History of Bridal Showers
Did you know that the custom of throwing a bridal shower dates back to the time when dowries were popular? Friends of the woman to be wed began giving what is now known as a bridal shower to compensate women who came from poor families who couldn't afford a proper dowry, or for a woman whose father didn't approve of the marriage and refused to pay.
You can read more about the fascinating history of bridal showers here:
Seasonal Showers is written by Robin Svedi.
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