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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!
As soon as we saw this adorable photo on Pinterest we knew that we had to share it with all of you who are welcoming new spring babies into your life!
We loved the “Sibling for sale” photo shoot idea – what a cute way to include the other kids in the baby announcements that you’ll be sending out to all of your family and friends! Even though the photo is staged, we know that it’s not always easy for older siblings when a new baby comes along. It’s easy to see why an older sibling would be upset over getting a new little brother or sister – suddenly all of the attention that was on them is now shifted over to the new family member. Not anymore! We’re excited to share a couple of tips that will help prevent your children from feeling left out when the new baby comes and instead get them excited about becoming a big brother or sister!
Our first tip is to create a Big/Baby Brother & Sister Personalized Apparel item for each of your little ones. Choose one of the four titles (Big Brother, Baby Brother, Big Sister and/or Baby Sister) and have it personalized with any name on your choice of a baby bodysuit, infant bib, youth t-shirt or a toddler hooded sweatshirt. Once the baby arrives you can give them to your kids – they’ll be reassured that no one has forgotten about them and they’ll be excited to get a gift. They’ll love wearing their new t-shirts and will walk proudly around the hospital letting all of your visitors know that they’re the new big brother or sister! Just think of how precious it will be to have your little ones wearing their personalized t-shirts when you introduce them to their new sibling for the very first time! You’ll be thankful that the first photo you have of your children meeting each other will include that extra, personal touch.
That special photo will look even better when you display it in a Big/Baby Brother & Sister Personalized Photo Frame that you created exclusively for your family. Select a blue and green design or a purple girl design and personalize it with any name and your choice of Big Brother, Baby Brother, Big Sister and/or Baby Sister on a vertical or horizontal frame. It would be a great idea to sit down and spend some quality one-on-one time with your children before the baby comes. Give them their new personalized frame as you explain how exciting it will be for them to have a new little brother or sister. Once you’ve explained any questions or anxiety they may have or feel, they’ll feel much more comfortable about the upcoming changes in lifestyle and they’ll get even more excited about becoming an older sibling!
With all the time you’ll be spending in your hospital room, your children are bound to become restless and bored. The Big Sister/Brother Personalized Coloring Activity Book & Crayon Set is the perfect gift to pair with the personalized kids’ apparel to help keep them occupied during your hospital stay or while your family and friends are looking after them. The activity book features a storyline that explains how a new older brother or sister can help their mother prepare for the baby and what to do when the baby arrives. The book offers pictures to color, as well as games, puzzles and mazes that will teach your little one about your new bundle of joy. You can select a boy or girl design and add their name so it will be featured on the cover and throughout the inside pages of the book. Your children will have a blast coloring and learning about their new sibling at the same time!
For more great sibling gift ideas, check out PMall.com’s most popular Personalized Kids Gifts or PMall’s Personalized Baby Gifts Store. We have a wide selection of gifts that kids of all ages will love! Good luck with the new addition to your family and don’t forget to show the baby’s siblings some love this spring!
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!
We want to make sure that you have the most fun as possible when you head to your local St. Patrick’s Day Parade so we have compiled a list of items for you to bring to ensure that you have a blast shaking your shamrocks this March 17th!
These Shamrock Pretzel Bites are the perfect treat for you to bring with you to the parade – they’re festive, fun, affordable, portable and easy to make (click the link for the full recipe)!
All you have to do is place an unwrapped Hershey Kiss on top of each of the pretzels, bake them for 7 minutes at 200 degrees and when they’re finished, pull them out and place 3 green M&M candies on top of the melted chocolate right away. Once it cools, create the shamrocks’ stems by adding a line of green frosting to each of the pretzels and there you have it – the perfect St. Patrick’s Day Parade Snack!
Both adults and kids will love popping these while they watch the bagpipers and Irish dancers go by.
You’ll need something to wash down the Shamrock Pretzel Bites so be sure to bring a cooler of water, pop, beer and/or whatever drinks you’d like. Just make sure to stay in tune with the St. Patrick’s Day theme by wrapping them in the Irish Flag or the Irish Pride Personalized Can & Bottle Wraps. The wraps feature Velcro tabs for easy closing and removal plus rubber lining for a secure and snug fit. You’ll be able to keep your drinks cold, your hands warm and since you can personalize them with any name, hopefully you’ll be able to keep other people’s hands off your drink! Both wrap designs are usually $7.95 each, however if you act fast and take advantage of the St. Patrick’s Day Gifts Sale we have going on now through Sunday, you can personalize them for only $5.55. You can create one for the kids to use for their pop and create one for the adults to wrap around their Guinness for this year’s parade and for many more to come.
If you or some of the other adults prefer to enjoy Irish whisky or stronger spirits on St. Patrick’s Day, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! The Irish Cheer© Personalized Pocket Flask will carry up to 8 fluid ounces of your favorite beverage so you stay warm at the parade and so you can toast your Irish heritage in style! The stainless steel flask is delicately hand etched with any name above the traditional shamrock design on the front for a distinguished Irish look. It even comes with a funnel so you don’t waste a drop! It usually retails for $29.95 but it’s on sale now through Sunday for just $20.95! This is another St. Patrick’s Day accessory that you’ll be able to enjoy year after year. The flask and the can wraps also make a great gift idea for the host or hostess of the after party you go to after the parade.
Depending on what part of the country you’re from, it may be a little chilly on March 17th so you’ll want to make sure you customize your own Irish Pride Personalized Sweatshirt Blanket to keep you and your family warm as you wait for the parade to start. The super soft and comfortable, heathered grey jersey fleece features a simple but bold Irish design that can be personalized with any family or team name. Head over to the parade location early and use the blanket as a space saver to secure your favorite location to watch from – since the blanket displays your name proudly everyone will know which area is “your spot.” This new gift is usually listed at $36.95 but if you order before Sunday, March. 10th you can personalize it for just $25.85!
If you check out PMall’s St. Patrick’s Day Gifts Store, you’re sure to find even more awesome parade party accessories. We recommend personalizing a t-shirt or some kind of clothing, like the popular Irish Pride Personalized Apparel, for everyone in your group (even babies!) so everyone in the parade will be excited to walk by your fun section. Don’t let your dog feel left out – they can show off their Irish pride too with the Lucky Dog© Personalized Dog Bandana!
With all of these awesome parade accessories your group is sure to stand out from the crowd and have the time of their lives. You’ll be having so much fun you’ll want to make sure you remember this fun holiday forever, which you can do with the Let the Shenanigans Begin Personalized Picture Frame. You can personalize this frame (or one of the other Irish frames in The Irish Home Gifts Department), with the name of the parade, the year, your family names or anything else you’d like to include in the 3-line message so you can look back and remember all the fun you had with your family and friends.
Make sure to stay safe while you’re having all that fun this St. Patrick’s Day – and don’t forget to take advantage of our St. Patrick’s Day Gifts Sale before it ends Sunday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.