By using just a few of these unique bridal shower ideas you can throw a memorable party that the bride and guests will enjoy.
These tips and ideas will help you choose the right bridal shower favors, what bridal shower foods to serve, what bridal shower games to play, and much more.
Today most showers have a theme surrounding them. Themed parties are fun, easy to plan, and everyone remembers the event.
The most common theme is still the Kitchen Theme Bridal Shower.
Some Other Popular Themes Are:
Less is best when decorating for a bridal shower.
Use playful accents and color coordinate with matching paper plates, cups, and napkins. These can be purchased from any party supply store.
Some decorating suggestions:
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You can use candles that match your shower colors and use interesting candle holders. Or decorate inexpensive candle holders to go along with the theme of your party.
Balloons always symbolize a party and are another economical way to decorate.
They splash a lot of color around the room and are a great substitute for flowers.
For the buffet table, elevate the food dishes. Build up levels by covering heavy books with linen napkins or place them under the tablecloth, working the cloth in and around the books.
Use pillar candles with floral wreaths, miniature topiary, flower petals, personalized picture frames, or wine glasses on mirrors as other table decorating ideas.
In some area's, it is a tradition for the hostess to set up a "Wishing Well" at the bridal shower.
These wells can be rented or borrowed. However, you can make your own or improvise with a child's wagon, a basket, or a large box.
Don't just serve cake and punch at your bridal shower. Make your menu unique and special!
Take time to plan out your menu.Try to use foods and beverages that will go along with the theme of your party.
Your goal is to create a wonderful meal with a minimum of expense and effort.
Get more bridal shower food ideas here.
There is the custom of sending your guests home with a small gift to thank them for coming. These small gifts are called favors.
So, if you are throwing a theme wedding shower, use your imagination and get favors that will go along with the theme.
Some of the most favorite favor ideas are:
If money is tight, check out these diy shower favor ideas.
Shower games help your guest get to know each other.
Adapt the games and activities to your guest's personalities, so that everyone can enjoy themselves.
Some popular bridal shower games:
If you are having a couples shower, then of course you would need to choose games that would be appropriate for both sexes.
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A few more ideas to assure that you have the perfect shower are:
Have one of the bridesmaids collect all of the ribbons and bows from the bride's gifts as she opens them.
Use a sturdy paper plate for the base of the bouquet.
Use packing tape to stick the largest bows to the center of the paper plate. Tape the mid-size bows around the larger bows. Tape on the smaller bows to fill in any gaps.
Tape the ribbons onto the bottom of the plate.
If you want to make a handle, tape a twisted napkin to the bottom center of the plate.
Traditionally, the maid of honor, with some help from the bridesmaids, throws the bridal shower. However, it is acceptable for a relative or close friend of the bride or groom to throw a shower. Today, the bride's coworkers or colleagues can also host a wedding shower.
Get more information on bridal shower etiquette and hosting a bridal shower here.
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