baking my own wedding cake or churning our wedding ice cream (which I am currently psyching myself up to do) but with another small wedding detail that actually could be applied to almost any sort of party.
My mother and sisters are planning a shower for me later next month, and we decided to make it food-themed. (Surprise!) These recipe cards are being sent with the invitations, and we're asking each person to come with a favorite family or personal recipe. We'll sit around and swap recipe and cooking stories in lieu of those terrible shower games that usually pass the time between lunch and gifts. (Sorry - not to offend - hope no one here really enjoys making wedding dresses out of toilet paper!) This idea could easily be adapted for a birthday party, graduation party, or another occasion. Tried-and-true, family-tested recipes are one of the greatest treasures any of us can receive, and I love the stories that come along with recipes that have been used and enjoyed for years. Have you ever had a recipe "shower"? Any tips? And making the cards was very easy; I adapted a template from Real Simple and used a font and piece of artwork that we're using across all our wedding materials. (The artwork is an element from a papercut done by the amazing Cindy Ferguson; she designed and cut a custom papercut for us.) I printed these on Avery template #8387, which is their standard matte white 5.5"x4.25" postcards. Related: DIY Wedding Inspiration: How To Make Your Own Wedding Cake (Without Losing Your Mind) (Image: Faith Hopler)