A bridal shower is such a special celebration for not only a bride and her wedding party, but also for all of the family and friends attending the event. These parties are a tradition that originated as early as the 1890’s, historically hosted by the mother of the bride or one of the bride’s relatives.
Over the years, these parties have certainly evolved. With that being said, the great thing about showers nowadays is that they can be whatever the bride, her relatives, and her bridal party want to make it. With so many fun themes out there, we’re taking you through some our latest favorite creative bridal shower ideas below.
Throw a flamingo flamingle
Flamingos are quite the trend lately, so why not incorporate them into a wedding shower? With so many fun accessories, decorations, and favors that center around this picturesque bird, this creates an element of fun at a shower. Make everything pink and enjoy the tropical vibes that are associated with flamingos and the shower is sure to be a hit!
Host a slumber party
If you’re looking to throw a shower that is more intimate with close family and friends, why not have a good old fashioned slumber party? We’re talking pillow fights, movies and popcorn, painting each other’s nails, and cute PJs. This will be the perfect way for the bride to spend time with her besties and to discuss every detail of the big day!
Learn a new skill
Use a bridal party to teach guests a new skill and it will be something fun for the whole bunch! Some fun ideas are to host a flower-arranging class or to attend a cooking class as a group. Not only will everyone love spending time together, but the group will learn something new, which is always a plus!
Have a spa day
Whether your group goes to a spa or if it’s more of a do it yourself situation, everyone loves to be pampered! From pedicures to face masks, this is the perfect way to allow the bride and her guests to relax and to spend a nice day together.
Create a buffet
What shower wouldn’t benefit from a buffet? Whether it be a make your own mimosa bar, a s’mores buffet, or even one filled with candy, this is something guests will be unable to resist! Really, these are bound to be a hit at any party, but we think that this will add to the fun and ambiance of your shower. The great part about this is that you can customize the theme of the buffet to match the personality, interests, and style of the bride.
Make it pop-culture centered
If the bride has a passion for a particular movie or show, you can base the shower around whatever that interest is. For instance, a Breakfast at Tiffany’s shower would prove to be elegant and glamorous or a Friends themed shower would be quirky and fun. This would be an unforgettable and extremely personalized party that the pop culture loving bride would never forget.
Treating the bride to a day all about her is the ultimate way to make her feel loved, celebrated, and special. While these creative ideas are simply the icing on the cake when it comes to a lovely party honoring the bride, they certainly will add a nice level of flair and personalization to any wedding shower!
-Naomi Shaw, Guest Blogger