Last weekend I threw a little bridal shower for my girlfriend. Recipe to success = bellini bar + Barefoot Contessa curry chicken salad + pretty presents (minus) cheesy games. Let’s be honest, no one wants to sit around and play icebreakers on a sunny afternoon. And you simply can’t go wrong with anything the Contessa suggests. Ina Garten, if you’re listening, I would do anything for a dinner invitation.