The marriage day is, no doubt, one of the happiest days in a bride’s life, but the bridal shower is something that she’ll be holding very close to her heart forever. It’s said that centuries ago when couples eloped and had nothing to start their new lives with, the friends of the couple showered the bride-to-be with gifts to help them settle. No matter what theme you choose the aim is to keep the spirit of the occasion alive. The bridal shower should reflect the bride-to-be’s taste and personality.
If she likes pink give her a PINK themed shower if she loves the beach, throw her a beach-party themed shower. Select the décor, food and favors in line with the theme to make the theme a success. To help you make your bridal shower a hit I’ll help you browse through some themes. Read on to be inspired to make your bridal bash an unforgettable one!
Unique Theme Ideas For Bridal Shower
Is the bride-to-be into flowers and gardening? Does she love to spend her time nurturing plants? Then this is the party theme you can try. Arrange for a party in your very own garden. Benches or chairs decorated with flowers and table with flower-centerpieces should be the décor.
You can have nice floral umbrellas if the party is under the sun or nice lights with scented candles for an after-sunset shower. The food can be anything that you like. You may also try arranging for organic ingredients from a nearby organic farm to complement your theme. The cake can be floral. You may ask the guests to bring in gifts for the bride’s garden. Small plants or flower seeds could be your shower favors.
You could try your hands on this theme if you know which cuisine the bride likes. The décor and the food should complement the theme. Let’s say the bride loves Italian cuisine, the décor could be nice, elegant tables with small herbs like rosemary or thyme plants as centerpieces.
You may stock some wines too. The food obviously has to be Italian. The cake could be a nice cheesecake. The guests could bring in wines or Italian recipe books for the bride. If you want to give favors you could gift raw pasta or cheeses nicely wrapped.
Naughty Lingerie Theme
This one is very easy to pull off and every bride plus your guests would love it. The décor means satin bed sheets and curtains, red satin pillows, bean bags for guests to sit on, fragranced candles and boxes of chocolates.
Ask the guests to bring in something naughty like sexy lingerie, handcuffs or other accessories that are “practical” and that the bride could really use. The food should be light. Your color theme say red could play in your theme too; say satin red cupcakes or a red velvet cake etc. As shower favors you can give away small fragrance bottles or chocolates.
Secret Recipe Shower
If the bride to be loves cooking or knows nothing about it, this shower will be a boon to her! The décor has to be elegant with nicely decorated tables and table ware. You have to arrange a buffet system.3 or 4 of you can get together and prepare the bride’s favorite food .You can ask some the guests to bring in their dishes too.
As gifts you may ask the guests to gift the bride a secret recipe along with some ingredients with long shelf life like olive oil, dried herbs, wines, vinegars and sauces. All guests could bring in one ingredient and you can make a big basket with it and tie all the secret recipes together. The cake can be something that the bride loves like black forest or raspberry. You could give away cute cupcakes or kitchen accessories like cookie cutters or moulds as shower favors.
Good Ol’ Pajama Party
Who said girls can get too old to have fun in their pajamas? Arrange for a pajama party followed by a sleepover. Ask the guests to come in their cutest pajamas. You could have manicure, pedicure and facial sessions. Make sure that the bride gets all of it first.
Ask the guest to bring gifts like perfumes, spa accessories, aromatherapy candles and incenses or manicure/pedicure kits. The décor has to be in pink and pretty flowers. The food could be martinis or mocktails with finger foods. You can gift the guests’ plush slippers or toiletries.
Gift Me A Memory
This theme may bring tears to the bride’s eyes. Decorate the venue with the bride’s pictures and posters ranging from her childhood days till date. Ask the guests to write something about a special memory that they shared with the bride or ask them to bring an old photo they have, of the bride.
Beware the bride may get teary-eyed while listening to the speeches and looking at some very old, maybe school or college days photos, so keep tissues handy. The food again, should be something to cheer up the bride and must consist of some of her favorite dishes. As favors you may give away photo frames.