I'm getting ready for a fun recipe swap party at our church! The idea is pretty simple: party guests prepare their favorite dish (serving it in small sample sizes). They also bring a copy of the recipe to share. We set up a buffet table for guests to layout their dishes. Party goers sample everything and chat! The host copies all of the recipes and sends everyone home with the collection of new (and tested) recipes!
I used a recipe card as the invitation- and it couldn't be simpler to make. I found this bright, happy Retro Fleur Recipe Card Template from Free Printables Online.com. I downloaded it to my computer and used some hand written fonts (Rock Salt and Dakota) to make it look like a real recipe card (you could just print the blank templates and write the invitations by hand if the guest list is small). Write the invitation in a recipe format. Print the recipe cards on card stock, cut them out and you are done! It would be fun to tie a small dollar store kitchen utensil to the invite- we skipped this step due to budget restraints and a very LONG guest list.