Shower: Easy Buffet Menu

One of the easiest (and very traditional) types of bridal showers is a buffet. This allows guests to mingle and matches the easy-going vibe of a fun get-together. I particularly enjoy hosting summertime buffets as the menu options are plentiful. Here's a basic summer menu that is easy to throw together and pretty inexpensive:

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Martha Stewart

Brown-Sugar Barbecue Chicken Drumettes(from Martha Stewart)

Tasty and easy to handle (make sure to provide loads of napkins!). A classic summer staple.

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4-Pepper Deviled Eggs(from Alton Brown)

Anything from Alton is a proven winner! Relatively easy to make and very tasty.

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Crudités (from The Veggie Table)

A simple list of ideas for a stepped up "veggie tray".

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All-American Potato Salad(from Martha Stewart)

It's all in the name isn't it? Classic, yummy, and can be made up the day before.

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Strawberry Cake with Whipped Cream(from Martha Stewart)

A simple to throw together recipe (hello! Cake from a box…there is a heaven!) and delicious.

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Summer Fruit with Wine and Mint(from Giada De Laurentiis)

Fruit and booze…perfection.

Finish off the menu with beer and some Mango Margaritas.