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Bridal Shower Recipes

Bridal Shower Recipes

Hosting a shower? Regardless if you have the shower at a hall or someone's home, the best bridal or wedding showers are always kept simple: It's a party that's meant to "shower" the bride with good wishes and gifts. With these bridal shower ideas you don't always have to do it all yourself or hire a caterer, have the other moms and bridesmaids pitch in. (A little hint: Assign and email the recipes.) We have recipes and menus for five different parties, each complete with recipes and drink suggestions, to help you plan with ease.  Feel free to mix and match the recipes or substitute your own favorite recipe.

Bridal and Wedding Shower Recipe Ideas

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Elegant Brunch

A multi-course shower brunch feels both decadent and civilized — fork-and-knife dishes with the perfect mix of sweet and savory to keep your spirits up through midday. Mimosas (made with freshly squeezed orange juice) or bellinis (if peaches are in season) would be a classic pairing here.

Pear Soup
Cheese Strata with Ham and Tomatoes
Mini-Orange Crumble Top Muffins with Orange Butter
Mixed Greens Salad with Brown Butter Vinaigrette
Raspberry Almond Tart
Chocolate Truffles

High Tea
Keep the bridal shower classic here with scones, biscuits, finger sandwiches and cake. Serve an assortment of teas, both caffeinated and herbal, and sparkling water with fresh fruit.

Simple Syrup for Sweetening Tea
Smoked Salmon and Dill Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches
Herbed Vidalia Onion Tea Sandwiches
Homemade Fromage Blanc
Cream Biscuits
Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze
Honey Bee Cake


Dessert
For a mid-afternoon bridal shower, all-dessert is a good way to go. A selection of sorbets surrounding an impressive yet simple flower and ice centerpiece keeps it light and airy; flourless cake takes care of the chocolate urge. Dessert wines or Port are a great match, or try a punch as a counterpoint.

Flower and Ice Centerpiece
Key Lime Sorbet
Mini Flourless Chocolate Cakes
Lotta Chocolate Sorbet
Lemon Coconut Roulade
Fresh Strawberry Sorbet
Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Coed
Invite the whole gang for an informal "coed" shower. Modern twists on classic comfort food are the perfect fit for your girls (and guys!). Cocktails, beer or red wine work well with this hearty fare.

Caramelized Onion Toasts
Italian-style Sausages, Onions and Peppers
Warm Spicy Butter-Poached Shrimp
Roasted Asian Chicken Wings
Roasted Potato Salad
Spring Celebration Carrot Cake

Gadget Shower
Have everyone bring a particular gadget — along with a recipe to go with it — for a practical spin on the bridal shower. Click on the gifts below for prices and shopping info from cooking.com.

Blender: Mango Margarita
Fryer: Crispy Olives Stuffed with Sausage
Food Processor: Bruschetta with White Bean Puree
Slow Cooker: Gouda Fondue
Pressure Cooker: Shrimp and Saffron Risotto
Gratin Dish: Provencal Vegetable Gratin
Cutting Board: Radish, Apple and Onion Salad
Bundt Pan: Lemon Bundt Cake with Berry Rhubarb Glaze
Tart Pan: Chocolate-Hazelnut Tart
Deep Dish Pie Pan: Deep-Dish Apple Pie

 

Article reprinted from www.foodnetwork.com

More bridal shower recipes & tips at our Bridesmaid's brunch ideas page and Wedding Recipes Page


 

 

 
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