Your best friend, daughter or sister’s wedding day is around the corner and you get the awesome privilege of planning the biggest pre-wedding party there is – the Bridal Shower! There are so many options out there on how to throw a smashing celebration, but what’s right for this girl? Every woman has her own personality and preferences, so it can be hard deciding what to plan for her shower. But don’t worry, we found the best bridal shower ideas that will work for any bride-to-be
Does this girl and her bae LOVE something in particular, like Disney, hiking, or the beach? If so, why not host this bridal shower with that theme in mind. Not only will it be adorable and personalized, it will make your life easier as you now have something to base all of your food, decor and gift decisions off of. Check out these fun bridal shower theme ideas!
If that bride is into anything artsy or crafty, why not have a painting party? You could get some canvases and let people go wild with painting whatever they’d like (even splatter painting is a blast when done outdoors), get a paint by numbers for the less confident artists in the room, or go to a fun painting class.
Everyone likes food, but some people LOVE it. If you have a foodie girl on your hands, throw her a party that she’ll love – a cooking class! Bring in a friend that is a chef to teach some fun quick appetizers that will also supplement your food for the party. Or have a fun Iron Chef competition between all the guests!
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The bride-to-be might love to be active and enjoy the great outdoors, so don’t stop her on the bridal shower day! Take the crew for a small hike and a simple picnic. Or enjoy a short drive to a lake to spend a few hours on the beach with the girls. You can always have the guests drop off their gifts at the host’s home and everyone carpool to the outdoor destination. Then come back for treats and gift opening after the activity.
Keep that classy girl happy with a sleek, beautiful bridal shower theme inspired by Paris or the bride’s favorite love story.
For that woman who’s a kid at heart, pick her favorite Disney character or show, and base the whole party off of that. You can go all out or make it subtle. However you choose to incorporate the Disney flare, it’s sure be fun! You can also watch the movie together during or after the party to add some extra entertainment.
Of course no party is complete without delicious food! You might decide to stick with sweet treats or add in some savory snacks. Whatever you choose, find a fun way to make it personal for the bride. Below are some fun ideas!
For the toppings lovers
Let the people build their own! Makes for easy setup and a cute, colorful display.
Let’s be real, breakfast anytime of day is delicious! This fun bridal shower food idea is a perfect way to let everyone customize their dish with exactly what they want. You can also switch out the waffles for pancakes, french toast, or crepes.
Doughnuts are pretty amazing as is, but add in some delicious custom toppings and you have a real treat!
For the mini-sized lover
Everything’s cuter when it’s mini sized. These ideas are just tiny adorableness.
Mini carrots and hummus. Yum! And don’t even get me started on the adorable pot presentation! But you can always simplify this and do a mini cup with hummus and any sort of veggie or cracker.
The cutest chip and dip concoction on the personal size level. Love this!
Cook a few meatballs, add a little cheese, bacon, lettuce and a tomato and you have probably the cutest version of a cheeseburger known to man!
For the wedding inspired
If you want to keep the bridal shower theme along the lines of the actual celebration – the wedding – then keeping the food creatively inline makes for a fun display!
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There are no words for how adorable these little doughnut “rings” are, and they’re so simple to make!
What is more fun than making a massive wedding statement with cupcakes? Love this medley of a dress, tux and ring!
Don’t forget a delicious cookie can come in any shape. We love these xoxo cookies!
Alright, this is where you need to be careful. Some ladies prefer not to have the cheesy bridal shower games, and others love them! So ask the woman of honor what she would like and then proceed with that in mind. Below are some awesome bridal shower activity ideas that work for different personalities.
About the groom
Ask the groom a number of questions about himself before the party and jot down his answers. Put the bride-to-be on the spot at the shower and see if she can answer all of them correctly.
About the bride
See how well all the guests know the bride! Ask the her questions before the shower, write down her answers and then see if the guests can answer the questions correctly about the bride.
Who Said What
Write down quotes from both the bride and groom and have the guests guess who said what. You can have quotes about their favorite things, stories from their courtship, or anything else you think would be fun to learn about the bride and groom.
If the bride isn’t a big game or activities girl, just have a little spa. Foot soaks, facials, and manicures/pedicures are all easy, fun and relaxing!
Have all of the guests write down their wedding/marriage advice for the bride. Have them write these on something the bride can keep, or do a little photo op with the guests holding a chalkboard and their advice written on it – then send the pics to the bride.
The Toilet Paper Game
This is for an outgoing group that likes to have a little fun and competition – The Toilet Paper Game. Divide into groups and have one model per group and tell them they have to dress up their model in a beautiful wedding dress, all made out of toilet paper. Set the timer for a few minutes and let them at it! The bride-to-be gets to choose the best dress and that group wins a prize.
Depending on your budget and who else is helping plan the party, you can go crazy with fun decor for a bridal shower! There are so many fun frilly items you could place around your home or wherever you’re hosting the party, but keep in mind the more personalized, the better. Below are some cute ways to incorporate a personal touch.
If the woman of honor is a classy lady, grab some high heels and put a fun floral arrangement in them for a cute, creative centerpiece.
Adding pictures of the bride and groom will surely bring a tear of happiness to that little bride-to-be’s eye when she walks in, and everyone else will gauk over the couple’s cuteness!
Ok, now this is a fun, unique way to display photos of the couple! It’s also a great way to fill up a room with decorations that won’t be too pricey. Just get some helium filled balloons and attached pictures of the couple to the ends – perfect decor for any bride!
Um…this is just amazing! Any shabby chic bride would love this flower chandelier.
A countdown sign is perfect for any bride’s personality. It’s simple, fun and exciting to see how quick the big day is arriving! This is a lot of fun for photo ops as well.
We hope you enjoyed these fun bridal shower ideas! And since you’re the one planning this party, you might be interested in one of these other posts: Your Role as Maid of Honor or Your Role as Mother of the Bride.