Thursday, February 2, 2017

How To Make A Bridal Shower Recipe Box (plus free recipe card printables)

I used to be really terrible at cooking. I'm not exaggerating. When I first moved out on my own, I made tomato sauce because that was a thing my mom used to do. So I got her recipe and made it. I was really proud and excited to eat it when I was done. But there was a problem. I had nothing to eat it with. So I made, what I called, a meatball hero without the meatballs. It was sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese on bread. And not even good bread, like a nice loaf of Italian bread. It was white bread.

Now, years later, I've started calling my meatball hero without the meatballs a sauce sandwich. Which tastes less gross than it sounds.

Luckily for Pete, Pinterest was invented so I can easily find recipes. Also, the cooking side of my brain has finally started working, and we eat really well now. No sauce sandwiches for us.

But I think part of this is why I really could have used a recipe book at my bridal shower. It's a great way for a new bride to get a ton of recipes to try out with her groom-to-be. Plus, when she's wedding planning, heading out to eat just isn't affordable anymore, so cooking is the way to go.

How To Make A Bridal Shower Recipe Box

I really think this is something all maid of honors should make for brides. It's just a fun idea. The bride can have recipes from her family and friends, plus some favorites from her groom's side of the family too.

What You'll Need:

What You'll Do:

Print out the recipe cards. To make your life much easier, I actually went ahead and made you printable recipe cards.

All you need to do is right-click the image below and save it to your computer. Then, print it when you're ready. It's formatted to fit on an 8.5x11 inch sheet of paper and the cards will be 6x4 inches after you cut them.

When I was looking online, the majority of the recipe card boxes were intended to fit 6x4 cards, so that's why I made mine this size.

I would definitely suggest printing these on card stock instead of printer for a few reasons. First, they'll hold up better over time. Second, if anyone needs to write on the back of the card, the words won't show through. Third, they will stand up better in the box itself (printer paper is a bit too flimsy).

Using the paper trimmer, cut out the recipe cards. If you want to save on ink, you can purchase recipe cards instead of making these.

That's our Mint To Be Mint Chocolate Muffin recipe. Get the full recipe here.
Put a recipe card in each bridal shower invitation with a note asking each guest to bring the recipe card, filled out, to the shower.

Collect all the cards and put them in the recipe card box. Gift it to the bride at the end of the shower. She will love this idea, plus she'll get to think of all her family and friends when she's cooking their favorite meals.

BRIDAL BABBLE: What recipe would you write on your recipe card?

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