If you are a bridesmaid and have been racking your brain trying to figure out what kind of shower you want to throw for your bride than you can stop panicking and start planning with some of our favorite shower ideas we have put together for you. These will definitely get your bride (and possibly groom) excited!!!
Couples Shower – I recently went to a friend's "Couples Shower" and it was really fun...it was actually more like a party. I think more women are opting to do a couples shower and are opting out of the traditional “women only” shower! For this shower you have so many options, now that it's summer you could keep it a little more casual and host a backyard barbeque or throw a Mexican fiesta! I have always loved a “stock the bar” theme for a couples shower since both the bride and groom will be excited about these gifts. These parties tend to be a little more lively so create a dance floor and play some good music so everyone can start to warm-up for the big day!
Bridal Tea Party – I had a Bridal Tea when I was getting married and I absolutely loved it...it was so girly! My bridesmaids hosted a tea at one of our local hotels but there is no reason you can't host this one at home as well. For your centerpieces, fill tea tins with beautiful floral arrangements. No tea would be complete without finger sandwiches, salad and petit fours. Use heart shaped tea strainers s placecard holders and party favors for guests...This is a trifecta! You can use them to help guests find their seat, serve their tea and take home to use for later. Send guests home with a bundle of your bride’s favorite tea!
Lingerie Shower – This popular bridal shower theme should be used for more intimate groups of friends which is why we hosted a lingerie shower during the weekend of the bachelorette party. It was perfect you had all of the bride's closest friends and family there and people that had travelled could now be a part of two events verses only one. Use lingerie-shaped inspired invites to set the tone of the day and for your parting gift send guests home with lingerie laundry bags, drawer sachets or a pair of Hanky Panky Underwear!
Wine Tasting – If you are trying to figure out what wine you want to serve at the reception...have your guests help you decide. Invite a few of your closest friends (wedding party) over for a wine tasting theme. Plan the party yourself by selecting 3 red wines & 3 white wines that you would like to serve at your wedding then cover the wine labels for a true blind tasting and let your guests sample away. Number the bottles and have guests write down on a piece of paper the wine they enjoyed the most then add them up and find out what wine most guests liked. Don't forget to serve food, try an accompanying cheese for each bottle and little pizzas, and make sure guests have a way to cleanse their palates between samples! Send guests home with a cute wine stopper or mini bottle of wine!
Honeymoon/Travel Shower – Help the bride and groom prepare for their honeymoon with this bridal shower theme. Invite guests using postcards that feature the honeymoon destination, serve food indigenous to that location and use luggage tags as place cards! Guests should bring gifts the couple can use on their honeymoon, including gift certificates for a restaurant or massages. Passport holders will make unique bridal shower favors!
Around The Clock Bridal Shower - is a theme that your grandmother may have had as a bride, and it’s such a fun shower theme, that today’s brides love it too! This shower theme is a great way to help avoid getting many gifts that are the same, like five mixers or piles of handtowels. The shower highlights different times of day, and guests bring gifts suitable for that time of day. The hostess or hostesses designate a time on the clock of each invitation, and the guest purchases a gift relating to her assigned time of day. Use various housewares as bridal shower favors...a kitchen timer is always a good parting gift for guests.
Spa Shower – Who doesn't love a day at the spa?! Relax and unwind by bringing the guests to a local spa or having aestheticians come to you! From facials and massages to a yoga class and healthful lunch, a spa theme is sure to create a day of unforgettable pampering and fun!