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Calling all family and friends of the bride-to-be! We know how stressful it can be to put together the logistics of a bridal shower, not to mention the immense pressure you feel to create a beautiful, special and memorable day that you know the bride will love. But never fear – PMall is here! We’ve put together some great tips so you have everything you need to help you host the perfect bridal shower!
These unbelievable, almost-too-pretty-to-eat Kitchen Cookies from The Adventures of Sugarbelle blog had us instantly inspired to come up with ideas for a kitchen themed bridal shower (we first saw the picture on Pinterest, but you can find the recipe and decorating tips for creating these beauties here). We think these pretty treats would not only add some fun to each table, they’ll also make great favors that each of your guests can take home with them!
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves – the first thing you need to do after setting a date and securing a location is work on the bridal shower invitations. But before we talk about creating beautiful bridal shower invitations like this, this or this, we need to go over the focal point of the kitchen themed shower.
The purpose of any bridal shower is to help the bride start off her married life with a kitchen and home full of everything she needs but with our personalized tips and ideas, you’ll also be helping her build a kitchen and home that’s hers.
The From The Kitchen Of… Personalized Recipe Cards, which come in both 3×5 and 4×6 sizes, or any of our other Personalized Recipe Card Designs will help you achieve both of those goals because while they do make a great gift (a gift that she’ll actually use!) all on their own … they will be extra special when you announce that you’ve had the bride’s family and friends fill them out with their favorite recipes!
In order to surprise her with this gift you’ll have to personalize enough cards (they’re sold in sets of 24) so you can include 1 or 2 of them with each of the bridal shower invitations (we also suggest personalizing an extra set of recipe cards that you can leave blank so when you present them to the bride she can add her own favorite recipes to her collection). When you’re creating the invitations, make sure to include a line somewhere on the invite that says “Please fill out the recipe cards and bring them to the shower. Write down 1-2 of your most favorite recipes to help us start the bride’s recipe collection!” Send the invites off and you’re well on your way to creating a one-of-a-kind gift that will be a bridal shower show stopper!
The final part of the gift is to personalize the From The Kitchen Of… Bamboo or Clear Acrylic Recipe Box for the bride. We suggest trying to match the theme of the recipe box to the theme of the recipe cards, however we also offer different designs for you to choose from in our Personalized Recipe Box Department, including a Personalized Recipe Binder that would also work well for this gift. These recipe boxes are excellent additions to anyone’s kitchen – the lids on the bamboo recipe boxes feature a slit that can hold a recipe card upright while you’re cooking and the acrylic recipe box lids not only hold the recipe cards upright, they also protect them from food splatter!
We suggest quietly collecting all of the recipe cards from the guests as they arrive so when the bride opens the recipe box you’ve personalized for her, you can surprise her with all of the recipe cards that her loved ones have filled out. Just think of how special it will be for her to receive secret family recipes, the directions for making her future husband’s favorite meal from his mom, or the recipe to her favorite dessert that her aunt makes and brings to every holiday party. You’re not only setting her up with a good start to a recipe collection, you’re giving her the opportunity to surprise her husband with his favorite dinner from growing up, or to recreate her favorite holiday meals that she’s enjoyed since she was a little girl – there won’t be a dry eye in the place!
Of course we also have a way for you to lighten the mood again – bridal shower games! Now stop groaning (yeah, we heard you!), these aren’t the same ol’ games that you’ve seen done a million times … they’re kitchen-themed and interactive! We loved all of the ideas they offered on this Kitchen Bridal Shower Games post, but especially the Spice Quiz. To set up the game you remove the labels from 10 jars of spices and assign each of them a number. Pass the spices around to each of the tables and ask the guests to guess which spice it is that they’re seeing, smelling, and (if they’re brave) tasting. The person with the most correct guesses wins and the bride can keep all the spices to stock her kitchen!
If you’re looking for bridal shower gifts in addition to the recipe cards and boxes, check out our Personalized Entertaining and Home Gifts Store - especially the Kitchen and Grill Department or head over to the Kitchen, Bar and Home Department in our Personalized Wedding and Anniversary Gifts Store where you’ll find more great bridal shower gift ideas that every bride will love.
If you have any other tips for throwing a kitchen bridal shower please share with us and all of our fans by posting in the comments below!
You can only eat hard-boiled eggs for so long, which is why these Easter Chick Cupcakes are the perfect sweet to have prepared for your Easter celebration. Desserts don’t get much cuter than these little treats! If you click the link you’ll be directed to the Bird On A Cake Blog where you’ll find the recipe for these Easter treats.
The cupcakes would make a great Easter Basket stuffer or you could even display them on a pretty platter and use them as a centerpiece for your Easter brunch. Make it a family affair and have your little ones help you prepare and decorate the cupcakes for a nice break from hunting down all those Easter Eggs!
And if you think the chick cupcakes are cute, wait until you see
PMall’s Personalized Quacking Easter Ducks!
These soft, yellow plush ducks come decked out for spring in an Easter Egg t-shirt design that you can personalize with any name.
Not only is the little ducking cute – it also quacks! Just squeeze them and you’ll hear the “quacking” noise! The duck measures nine inches high sitting with orange legs and bill, sporting an equally bright spring bow which is usually sold for $24.95 but if you act fast, you can personalize one of these cute ducks for only $19.95 while they’re still on sale!
Any kid would love to see one of these cuties waiting for them in their basket come Easter morning – personalize one today for each of your little ones so they can treasure them for many Easters to come! We also have the My First Easter Personalized Quacking Easter Ducks which are perfect for the newest addition to the family! Select a duck wearing a pink or blue t-shirt, which features the words “My First Easter” and a cute carrot design and personalize it with the baby’s name to create a sweet gift the little one will love to snuggle with.
Check out our Easter Gifts Store for other personalized Easter Basket stuffers, apparel and more that feature Easter Chicks, Ducks and other festive designs that the whole family will love!
It’s almost time to shake your shamrocks!
Since St. Patrick’s Day is on a Sunday this year, we thought it would be fun to spend the day together making festive treats for your kids to bring in to school the next day.
We think these Leprechaun Hat S’mores that we saw on Pinterest are the perfect dessert to help you and your family celebrate the holiday (click the link to be directed to the Hostess With The Mostess Blog for the recipe).
We love how they’re whimsical and bite-sized – perfect for the kiddies. And since they’re so easy to make, you can turn it into a family project that even the little ones can help with.
There’s nothing like spending quality time together with your family on a holiday … especially when the outcome includes delicious desserts!
They’ll have the biggest smiles on their faces when they see that you customized the fun shamrock design on a t-shirt, sweatshirt or baby bib with their name and they’ll have a blast showing off their St. Patrick’s Day gear to all their friends!
Have them wear their new gear to the St. Patrick’s Day parade for a great photo opportunity, as well! While this design is our most popular, you can also check out the Lil’ Shamrock Gifts Department in our St. Patrick’s Day Gifts Store to see all of the adorable design options that we offer (we even have apparel for your dog!).
The leprechaun love doesn’t stop there – our Leprechaun Personalized Doormat is sure to also add to the fun this St. Patrick’s Day thanks to the warm welcome it offers. This cartoon-like design can be personalized with any 2 lines, however our favorite suggestion is to use your family name with “Top Of The Morning!” personalized right on top! No matter which personalization you decide on you’re sure to spread cheer to all your family and friends – they’ll love it so much they may even do a little jig!
For those of you who are Irish (or even if you’re not Irish) and want to proudly display your heritage on St. Patrick’s Day and throughout the entire year, you may be interested in our Irish Home Gifts Department. Browse through all of our slate plaques, picture frames, garden flags, barware, afghans, stationary gifts and more that feature an array of different Irish design themes. We have plenty of options so you’re sure to find a design that fits in well with your existing home-decorating style!
We hope you have fun preparing your home and children for fun this St. Patrick’s Day! If you have any other St. Patrick’s Day dessert recipes that you’d like to share, feel free to comment below or email us at email@example.com.
While PersonalizationMall.com’s Valentine’s Day Store has its own Whimsical Gifts Department, we thought we’d pick out a special personalized gift to focus on during the most romantic time of the year.
The We Go Together Like…© Personalized Coffee Mug Set has become more and more popular with our Pinterest followers and with all these adorable phrases and design options, it’s easy to see why!
Have fun deciding how well you go together as a couple when you browse through the 8 exclusive design options that will be featured on each of the mugs.
Choose from Peanut Butter and Jelly, Milk and Cookies, Macaroni and Cheese, Rock and Roll, Pancakes and Syrup, Bacon and Eggs, the Moon and Stars, or a Burger and Fries! You even get to choose which name will be scripted on the larger and smaller mug!
The two mugs are created to fit together perfectly - just like the two of you! The sculpted heart handles help to complete the romantic design making it the best Valentine’s Day gift idea for Him or Her. It’s a gift that both of you will love and actually get to use – not to mention it’s incredible affordable at only $24.95 for the set!
But you don’t have to take our word for it – check out the Fan Photo Album that we keep on our Facebook Fan Page and you’ll find a photo of the mug set that one of our fans shared with our fans. She personalized the set with the Bacon and Eggs design a while back and her and her fiancé loved the mug set so much that they used it at their wedding (the photo she shared was taken at her wedding and actually shows the mugs right next to the groom’s tie). You can read about how much she loves it by checking out her official photo entry to the Me & My Romantic PMall Gift Photo Contest Page that we have going on right now on our Facebook Page. While you’re there, be sure to enter the contest – everyone who submits an eligible photo will automatically win a valuable coupon code and three lucky winners will be awarded PMall Gift Cards!
Be sure to also enter our Gifts From The Heart Pinterest Sweepstakes for your chance to win big prizes, too! They’re easy to enter and win so be sure to head on over now and take advantage of these fun Valentine’s Day Contests!
If you’re a fan of the cute designs featured on our mug set, you may also be interested in our We Go Together Like…© Personalized Greeting Card or the We Go Together Like…© Personalized Valentine Cards, which are great because instead of picking one design, you get to personalize an entire set that features them all!
We hope you have fun browsing through all the unique and creative gifts in our Whimsical Gifts Department when you’re shopping for your Valentine – and don’t forget to enter our contests after you shop, too!
All you Elvis fans out there may be remembering “The King” on his 78th birthday by listening to his music or watching his movies but did you know that you can also celebrate one of the greatest entertainers of our time by adding Personalized Elvis Presley® Gifts to your memorabilia collection!?
It’s true! Now you can honor the rock n’ roll icon by personalizing gifts that display designs featuring some of his most popular songs!
Every Elvis fan out there would love to have the Blue Suede Shoes™ Personalized Doormat gracing the doorway of their home! This fun design can feature any 1-line message which will appear under ”Please wipe your Blue Suede Shoes.” You can display the doormat inside with the rest of your collection or show it off outside your from door where it’s sure to bring smiles to the faces of all your guests – whether they’re huge Elvis fans or not!
The Elvis Viva Las Vegas™ Personalized Picture Frame is another great piece to add to your collection of Elvis memorabilia. The frame features the name of one of Elvis’ most recognizable songs along with any 2 lines of personalization you would like to add below the photo. You can display photos of your trips to Graceland or one of your memorable nights out in Las Vegas!
It also makes a great gift idea for milestone birthdays and bachelor/bachelorette parties, too!
The Elvis Love Me Tender™ Personalized Boxer Shorts are the perfect gift to personalize for him, especially since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! You can personalize the boxers with any 2 lines so he can take a piece of Elvis and you with him everywhere he goes! They’re made of comfortable 100% cotton so he can be comfortable as he relaxes at home listening to his favorite Elvis songs!
Our collection of Personalized Elvis Presley® Gifts features several Love Me Tender™ gifts plus other product designs that showcase his popular hits, such as “Are You Lonesome Tonight?™,” “Burning Love™,” “Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear™,” “All Shook Up™” and “Jailhouse Rock™.”
These pieces of personalized memorabilia are the perfect gift to give to the Elvis fan who has everything! And all you Elvis fans are in luck because if you click the “Like” button on PMall.com’s Facebook Fan Page and visit our Deal Of The Week page you can get a coupon code worth 40% off all of our Personalized Elvis Gifts now through Sunday, Jan. 13th!
We hope that all of you Elvis fans have fun celebrating The King’s birthday today and enjoy browsing through PMall.com’s Elvis Gifts Collection!
Thank you, thank you very much!