If you and your friends are a notoriously food-obsessed bunch - we're talking the kind that discusses what they're going to make for dinner as they're sitting around and eating their lunch - there's no reason to ignore your penchant for good eats when planning a bridal shower for your best friend.
In fact, hosting a seminar-like cooking class can be just the thing your event needs to get everyone involved and on their feet.
It would obviously be fantastic if you could hire a chef to teach everyone a thing or two, but if you don't have those kinds of connections, never fret. It may be more fun to do this as a group anyway.
Have each person come up with a recipe or a technique they'd like to share and demonstrate it as though they were a bonafide Ina Garten or Bobby Flay. Not only will this provide lots of entertainment, but at the end of the day, you'll have a veritable feast laid out before you made lovingly by the hands of all in attendance.
Offer guests bridal shower favors they're sure to adore, such as glass spice jars and mini pizza cutter favors.