Cooking School Bridal Shower
What it is: A chef-led culinary learning—and eating—experience. Call in a chef to give a lesson on making quick, delicious appetizers.
Best for: The bride who considers herself a real foodie or who eats out all the time but wants to get better in the kitchen (and actually use all those pots and pans she registered for).
Planning tip: Look around for restaurants that have cooking classes or chefs that make house calls.
Potential pitfall: Oftentimes only evenings are available. Guests will most likely have to stand for the demos, so if the bride has a lot of older relatives, consider setting up a few tables and chairs for those who don't want to watch the whole demonstration.
Photo: Marisa Holmes