Sister and I hosted a wedding shower for the family’s first bride, Alexis. While we did a ton of cute stuff for the showering, my BEST idea was this little book.
There was an Alice in Wonderland theme. Sissy made beeswax candles in antique tea cups for party favors. Homemade invitations went in the post, of course. (Any chance to send mail is a good day by me.) We made a super sweet and sugary spread with homemade pink cake, cookies, donuts, petite sammies, and so much more. The edible display was epic. You can see the tea cup candles on the left side. Precious.
But about that little book… I put out a call, an e-mail, a message on Facebook, to all the relatives who love to cook. I asked for their best recipes for newlyweds, their go-to never fail dishes. There was an avalanche of deliciousness received! All the cousins and Aunties and friends sent me copies in hand writing, e mails, recipe cards (so old school and sweet!) and xeroxes.
I got a little sketchbook and went to work!
Grandma sent in all the family favorites!
All the recipes I received went in with tape and stickers and notes and glue. I made envelope pages and I found some tabs to separate the recipes into categories.
The attendee were all instructed to bring a recipe for the book, and a present for the kitchen. When they arrived, I had a little craft area on the living room table, and they got busy!
All the different handwriting, the wide array of recipes and the love that went into this silly little project, were awesome! I hear her mum ( my other sister, Sally) asked for more recipes at her hometown shower to keep it alive!
We kissed the book, so she would never forget, and because we all have fun with lipstick.
The bride loved it!
It was a delightful afternoon. It was super fun hanging out with successful, humorous, passionate and driven women who are all in Alexis’s Tribe. They are amazing women!
Cheers to you, newlyweds!
May you both keep your kitchen full of love and healthy goodness.