If you’re reading this, you’re likely on your way to getting married – in which case, congratulations! If you’re the one throwing the bridal shower, we get it – it can be overwhelming to have such a big responsibility. The good news is, there is tons of info on the internet to help you plan the perfect bridal shower. The first step is choosing your theme. Today, we’re sharing our top 10 bridal shower ideas and themes – prepare to be inspired!
1. Pretty in Pink
Decorate the party in shades of pink, and encourage guests to wear something pink as well. You can even take this theme into the food and games at the party. Pink lemonade, pink cupcakes, and pink bridal shower bingo will complete the theme!
2. Champagne Problems
Once you’re engaged, you’ve moved onto champagne problems – meaning you’ve only got good problems now! So decorate the party in shades of champagne and pop the bubbly! Encourage guests to dress up in their finest suits, dresses, and heels.
3. Romantic movie themes
How about a throwback to your favorite romantic movies? Think: Sleepless in Seattle, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, or La La Land. Whatever your choice, use your favorite movie as the inspiration! Play games centered around the movie premise, tell your guests to dress up like a character from the movie or that timeframe.
4. Topical paradise
Transport your party guests to a tropical island with this theme! Decorate with palm leaves and flowers. Serve punch, mojitos, and tropical fruit. Pineapple upside-down cake or cupcakes is a must! Give out leis or flower crowns and have a blast!
5. I do-nut
A brunch bridal shower means you get to have all the best breakfast foods and get the party done before 3pm! Serve donuts, waffle dippers, and french toast sticks. Obviously, you’ll have bottomless mimosas – you can even add in other fruit juices so guests can choose to have strawberry or passion fruit mimosas, for example. Create decorations with balloons mimicking the bubbles from a bottle of champagne and spruce things up with cheerful flowers.
6. Retro love
Are you a fan of Mad Men? Throw a retro-themed bridal shower with 50’s themed invites. Decorate in checkerboard patterns with pops of color via balloons. Wear your best pin-up inspired dresses and put on red lipstick. Play games that will help the bride learn to be the “perfect housewife.”
7. Team Mr. & Mrs.
The bridal shower will likely have folks from the bride and the groom’s side of the family. Make it a friendly competition, by playing games to pit team Mr. and team Mrs. against each other! Start by wearing our Mr. and Mrs. shirts. Then, put the room into teams to play games, like who knows the couple best, he said she said, and bingo!
8. Secret garden
Take the floral theme over the top and create a secret garden. Construct a flower wall for lots of cool photo ops. Have a DIY flower crown station. Create a gift station where people can take a small potted plant or succulent home as a party favor, with a sign that says, “Take one home and watch love grow!” Of course, you’ll need to line the tables with flowers and plants. This theme is all about the more is more mentality.
9. World’s best bride
If you’re a fan of The Office, this is the perfect bridal shower theme for you. Just like this bride-to-be did, you can decorate and play games centered around your beloved show. Make sure to put a sign on your door that says “no Tobys are allowed.” The bride must drink out of a “World’s best bride” mug. Serve cookies with quotes from the show, and add a banner to the wall that says “It is your bridal shower.” Perfect!
10. The main squeeze
With this lemon-themed party, you’ll show the world that the bride finally found her main squeeze. Serve lemonade and lemon-flavored desserts. Decorate the venue with hues of yellow – feel free to add in strawberries for a strawberry lemonade feel. Create balloon cascade decorations with balloons of white, light yellow, and bright yellow to complete the vibe.
Ready to party? Remember, no matter what theme you go with, you’ll be surrounded by friends and family – and that’s all that matters! Leave a comment below and let us know what theme you’re going with! If you’re looking for more inspiration, check out our blog post on celebrating your bachelorette party.
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