If you’re thinking of hosting a bridal shower for yourself or for a loved one, we’ve found 10 great recipe ideas to inspire you. You can create the menu of your choice when you make the dishes yourself, especially for a small gathering. 


1. Citrus, Cucumber and Mint Water 

Infuse your water with orange, lemon, cucumber and mint for some at-home spa water.


2. Blackberry-Thyme Gin Fizz

You can make the blackberry-thyme syrup for this cocktail in advance, and also use it in other recipes.


3. Mango Berry Lime Smoothie 

Forget about smoothies only belonging in the post-workout realm. They’re a tasty non-alcoholic beverage for a warm day.



4. Banh Mi Spring Rolls 

Light and refreshing finger foods are a great way to offer your guests some variety. These spring rolls are easy to make and when served with a dip, they’re perfect for a bridal shower.

5. Smoky Baba Ghanoush with Sumac 

A platter of dips, charcuterie, cheese and fruits with warm bread is the way to go. This eggplant based dip is full of flavor

6. Mango and Jalapeño Ceviche 

On a summer’s day this ceviche will be a winner. Fresh fish and tangy flavors served up with ice-cold beer and tortilla chips.


Sweet Treats

7. Strawberry Vanilla Cake 

Cake should be on the menu at every event. This strawberry and vanilla cake is a delicious treat that you can also give out as favors. The fresh strawberries look stunning as a decoration too.



8. Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Cupcakes are definitely not over, just look at these beauties! If there’s ever a time to indulge, then this is it. A salted caramel cupcake alongside some serious wedding talk is a necessity.




9. Crème Brûlée Donuts 

Combining two amazing things, these donuts will be a crowd-pleaser. Once you’ve made these you’ll be making donuts constantly. Sorry, not sorry.



10. Banana Pudding Cheesecake Blondies 

A large, messy bowl of banana pudding is always a good idea. If you want to switch things up for a bridal shower, then make these pudding-cheesecake-blondie hybrids.