Whether you are a beginner or pro in the kitchen, celebrate your new union with beloved dishes created from family recipes that have been passed on from generation to generation.

Invite both sides of the family and ask that they bring one family recipe each. When your guests arrive collect and store your recipes in a cookbook. You can either plan the menu with your new husband in advance or plan the menu that day provided you factor in a trip to the supermarket.

Invite your guests to join in on preparing the meal and be sure to divvy up the tasks. This cooking party allows family and friends to mix and mingle and enjoy and learn about the traditions of each family.