I recently attended a “display bridal shower” which was thrown for the lovely lady my brother is engaged to. In case you have never heard of a “display shower”, guests are asked to bring their gifts wrapped in cellophane or unwrapped and they are put on display. This way the bride-to-be has more time to spend with her guests, and does not spend time opening gifts at the shower. In my opinion, it’s a nice, modern twist on the typical bridal shower and its eco- friendly too! I also think this is a great option for a person who might be on the shy side or a great solution for a bride who has a very large shower guest list as gift opening can be a very long, and sometimes frenzied, process.
Of coarse I wanted my gift to be an adorable standout in the display stack and I always like to make my gifts as personal as possible… Nicole and I spent summer weekends together this past summer and suddenly found ourselves taking turns making different cookie crust pies. I nicknamed this “Our Summer Pie Project”. So I scanned her registry for the perfect items relating to our “pie project” and voilà… a sweet-as-pie gift was on the way. In the meantime, I gathered the recipes that we made, collected the photos I took of them, and created a little book (using Illustrator and Photoshop) to include with the gift.
I have honed my bow tying skills over the past several years… its kind of an art and takes a bit of time and patience but the final result is always worth it!
This is a fun and fabulous gift that can be customized in so many ways… It is a sweet shower gift or a thoughtful hostess gift that would be especially great for the Holidays! Perhaps your recipe book is customized and made up of favorite family recipes… or you can add a recipe collection of both savory & sweet pies… The possibilites are endless but your end result is guaranteed to be be “Sweet As Pie”!