organizing a fun and unforgettable soiree. Let’s take a look at our top pro tips for
throwing a bridal shower to remember with these great bridal shower ideas!
Bridal Shower Ideas: Plan Ahead & Stay Organized
already collected tons of addresses from her guests, so you don’t have to add that
task to your list. But remember to double and triple check your list because
forgetting or overlooking an important guest can easily offend someone.
Bridal Shower Theme & Decorations
A great way to spice up any party is to select a festive theme to go with it. Once the theme is picked out, everything else will fall into place. Some great themes for a bridal shower are a spa shower, tea party shower, Paris shower, Disney shower, brunch shower, or anything else that you think the bride might love.
Once the theme is out of the way, handle the decorations accordingly. For example, if your theme is a winter wonderland, decorations may include chic Christmas lights, white glitter-dusted pinecone centerpieces, and snowy décor. This will not only be a fun party to put together but will also create a fun atmosphere for the guests.
Snacks for Your Bridal Shower Guests
Entertainment & Games
Once the guests mingle and talk about your beautiful decorations and cute refreshments, they will need something to do. Keep the party entertained by putting together a few games for everyone to play. This part should have less focus on the party theme, and more focus on the bride and groom.
Games such as bride and groom trivia, he said she said quote challenge, and marriage bingo are classics. You can even pass out cards for everyone to fill out their favorite memories of the couple or share some advice for the future.
As for music, we highly suggest hiring a DJ. You can give them a setlist ahead of time if you’d like and leave the rest up to them. A DJ helps to set the mood of the party and takes the task of creating a playlist off your plate.
Bridal Shower Gifts
Most guests are aware that bringing a gift to a bridal shower is essential. However, as the party planner, it is your responsibility to set the tone of what’s appropriate and what isn’t. There’s always the option of setting up a gift registry, but if bringing a gift that’s not on the list is okay, make sure to let the guests know.
Some great bridal shower ideas for gifts include kitchen utensils and appliances, personalized items that say “Mr. & Mrs.”, and champagne or wine glasses. Also, it’s never a bad idea to send out a kind reminder to keep it classy. If you’re set on getting your friend some sexy lingerie, make sure to pick out something tasteful that won’t be embarrassing to open in front of everyone. Most showers include the bride’s mother and grandmother, so save the scandalous presents for after the bachelorette party.
Planning a bridal shower doesn’t have to be hard and stressful. It can actually be quite fun! All you have to do is start planning early to avoid any obstacles. Choose a great theme that works well with decorations and snacks. Plan some fun activities with great music to set the mood.
Then, make sure the guests have an idea of what to bring as a great gift, and voila! The perfect bridal shower awaits the bride to be. Don’t forget that it’s okay to ask for help if you need a hand.
We hope this list of bridal shower ideas has been helpful. If you need any info or have questions, email us and we’ll be happy to help! Have fun and good luck!
Guest Contributor: Abigail Golder
Abigail is a DIY bride who planned her own wedding! She is also a Freelance Content Writer who loves to share a great story. Originally from Colorado, Abigail grew up in a small town called Montrose and she still spends much of her free time in the mountains hiking and skiing.