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Bridal shower - no games, no demo..what to do?

jody

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I have a bridal shower this weekend. I love the family (I was classmates with the oldest son), but have not yet meet the bride. I was told that there wasn't a plan to do any games and that they would prefer that I did not do a demo. I agreed to make a recipe beforehand and bring it to the shower. I told them I'd talk about how I made it with our products and then also talk about some of the other products on the bride's wish list, as well as some extra pieces that I think would spark some attention from potential buyers. Rather than do games, I thought I would offer a Season's Best to the woman who has been married the most years, etc. Does anyone have other ideas? I may still do a game that doesn't really involve the bride - it sounds like she wants no attention drawn to herself and the family is trying their best to accomodate her. :confused: Suggestions are appreciated!

Thanks,
Jody
 

raebates

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There are some great suggestions in the threads listed below.
 

photochef

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There are some great suggestions in the threads listed below.

I am going to be having the same situation and would love to visit the thread but I don't see any listed. Am I missing something?
 

jody

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Here's an update on what went down for the shower on Sunday. First of all, when we sent out the invitations we included a recipe card and asked everyone to bring a recipe. I purchased a small recipe box/index card holder. I found online a "recipe for a happy marriage" (there were a couple of different versions, and put it on a large label and pasted it to the outside of the recipe box. I read it out loud as my recruit (who came along to observe) collected the recipes from the guests. The bride seemed to like it. I also got a plain white apron (not from Pampered Chef) and put it out on a table with markers at the check out area so people could sign it after or before we totaled up their order. The guests loved that and wrote some really great messages. I brought with me as many items on the bride's wish list as I could, talked about them and their features, and also brought some other big ticket items with me that I thought guests would be interested in and talked about them. I made lemon drop cookies and the raspberry-champagne cream cake from the new desserts cookbook. I also made up recipe cards for the lemon drop cookies and put my contact info on the other side with a message that said "in celebration of their union, Jason and Kris........, May 22, 2010." We handed out catalogs, the bridal shower order form, and the bride's wish list. I also printed the bride's registry from the Internet, cut the items with pictures into strips and put the pictures either next to the items that I brought with me or put them on my large bamboo tray for people to pick from and bring to the check out station. A lot of people opted to give cash for the bride to pick her own items, so there were only about 10 items actually chosen from the bride's list and more than $600 in cash given for her to pick her own things. The show at this point is at $1300. It went really well and was so easy to do since I didn't have to clean anything up except the two platters that I brought the desserts on.

By the way, if anyone makes the lemon drop cookies in the new desserts cookbook, I thought I'd share that I used lemon pie filling instead of lemon curd for the filling. No store in my area carried lemon curd and when I googled lemon curd to find a recipe to make it, I discovered I didn't have enough eggs at home. The final result was tasty with the lemon pie filling, so I shared that with the guests at the show.
 

babywings76

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I am going to be having the same situation and would love to visit the thread but I don't see any listed. Am I missing something?

The threads are listed below all these comments, scroll to the bottom of the page. :)
 

babywings76

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Here's an update on what went down for the shower on Sunday. First of all, when we sent out the invitations we included a recipe card and asked everyone to bring a recipe. I purchased a small recipe box/index card holder. I found online a "recipe for a happy marriage" (there were a couple of different versions, and put it on a large label and pasted it to the outside of the recipe box. I read it out loud as my recruit (who came along to observe) collected the recipes from the guests. The bride seemed to like it. I also got a plain white apron (not from Pampered Chef) and put it out on a table with markers at the check out area so people could sign it after or before we totaled up their order. The guests loved that and wrote some really great messages. I brought with me as many items on the bride's wish list as I could, talked about them and their features, and also brought some other big ticket items with me that I thought guests would be interested in and talked about them. I made lemon drop cookies and the raspberry-champagne cream cake from the new desserts cookbook. I also made up recipe cards for the lemon drop cookies and put my contact info on the other side with a message that said "in celeration of their union, Jason and Kris........, May 22, 2010." We handed out catalogs, the bridal shower order form, and the bride's wish list. I also printed the bride's registry from the Internet, cut the items with pictures into strips and put the pictures either next to the items that I brought with me or put them on my large bamboo tray for people to pick from and bring to the check out station. A lot of people opted to give cash for the bride to pick her own items, so there were only about 10 items actually chosen from the bride's list and more than $600 in cash given for her to pick her own things. The show at this point is at $1300. It went really well and was so easy to do since I didn't have to clean anything up except the two platters that I brought the desserts on.

By the way, if anyone makes the lemon drop cookies in the new desserts cookbook, I thought I'd share that I used lemon pie filling instead of lemon curd for the filling. No store in my area carried lemon curd and when I googled lemon curd to find a recipe to make it, I discovered I didn't have enough eggs at home. The final result was tasty with the lemon pie filling, so I shared that with the guests at the show.

Way to go Jody! :)
 

raebates

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Congratulations! Sounds like you did a great job.
 

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