Well look at this fantastic idea. And REEEEEEEALLLLY retro.... A Cross Stitch Shower theme. This idea is provided from the rather fabulous Wedding Style Guide
And you know what? They provide some free templates. Templates like an invite, a monogram letter, a drawstring bag pattern and cross-stitch booklet. This party could be done for so much more than showers. LOVE IT.
The second party is from Bridesmaid Tales. This is a great DIY at home party.
Each guest was instructed to bring their favorite dessert recipe. Cardstock, scrapbook paper, stickers, etc. were provided at the party to make recipe cards for the bride and groom.
The favor? Why a dessert item of course. Heart-shaped brownies wrapped in cellophane with the recipe included.