Are you searching for party ideas for the long winter months? We hosted this fun event within our church group a few weeks ago, and we had a great time!
We had a Ladies Friendship Recipe Exchange! The idea was for every lady to bring a homemade dish or two, along with the recipe card to their dish. We gathered to sample each dish, play games and have fun. Everyone got to attend, take pictures of the recipe cards and have fresh, fun recipes to try!
We had so much fun at ours! Over 50 ladies attended. I hosted the event, so I made my family banana bread recipe. I also made sure there was sweet tea, plus my famous citrus lemonade. I included recipes to the drinks as well.
A sweet lady in our church decorated all the tables and spaces. She also decorated a photobooth for us all to take pictures. We went with a Shabby Chic-farmhouse-kitchen theme. It was adorable! We included lots of pretty wooden kitchen items, cutting boards, greenery, and aluminum Bundt pans. All the decor was super quick, easy, while still being cute.
We put together over 20 easy doorprizes! I went to some of our second hand stores and picked up pretty cookbooks. It was so fun, because there was a variety of styles and themes. We added some random florals, a wooden kitchen utensil and a ribbon. The ladies loved them! This also gave us a way to involve everyone and give them all a chance to win!
We put together some fun group games with prizes as well!
Overall it was a super fun event. It created a fun community among ladies in all ages and stages of life and was an excellent form of outreach.
I hope you try this in your local area; let me know if you do!
Make your event unique to your church or group! Maybe have each lady wear a cute apron or dress up in hats and gloves. Include hot tea and have everyone bring a special teacup. You could even have someone teach table etiquette, or have a wonderful cook teach the others how to make her famous dish. The possibilities are endless!
Attached below are the graphics used to decorate and organize the event! I hope it helps! Be sure to tag us on social media if you host this event at your local church.