As the hostess of an upcoming bridal shower, it’s time to put on your party thinking cap and come up with a theme that is unique, one-of-a-kind, and personal to the bride-to-be. All of the guests will be wowed, and most importantly, the guest of honor will be so thrilled and appreciative. Here are 8 totally unique bridal shower themes to use as inspiration for your upcoming event.
Sweet as Candy
Can you imagine a sweeter shower theme than candy? Fill your venue with an assortment of all kinds of candies in pretty glass jars and theme the colors with the wedding palette. Your guests will love the sweet treats and will be thrilled at taking home a goodie bag full of little delicacies.
Spot of Tea
Fancy a spot of tea with the bride-to-be? If your guest of honor is the traditional gal who loves everything romantic and old worldly, a tea party theme is a perfect choice. This theme is especially great for being able to be used through every aspect of the shower, from super cute invitations to decoration to favors, and even the gifts guests bring. Set up an adorable assortment of tea sandwiches and delicate sweets like petit fours on vintage trays and cake stands and serve with pots of different types of tea. If you have the room or you decide to rent a venue for the occasion, set up small tables and serve the guests a sit-down tea service.
Gather your ladies for a mid-day brunch bridal shower and serve all of the classic breakfast favorites like waffles with different topping options, and serve with plenty of mimosas. You can even purchase a heart-shaped waffle maker to further excite your guests and send each lady home with a waffle mix favor.
You don’t necessarily need to plan this themed bridal shower close to the holidays because you will be assigning each guest to a holiday that they will purchase a related gift for. As a result, the bride-to-be will receive a gift for each of the holidays, such as a platter for Thanksgiving, ornaments for Christmas, champagne glasses for New Year’s Eve, and a picnic basket for the Fourth of July. Chances are, first-time brides won’t have any of these items and they will be so appreciative that when the holidays roll around, they are well-equipped with elegant items whether they’re hosting a holiday or visiting family.
What girl doesn’t love to be treated to a spa day? You can set up your own DIY spa at your home or a venue with mani and pedi stations, a hired massage therapist to provide complimentary foot and neck massages, or, you can bring the bride and her bridesmaids to a day spa for indulgences in facials, manicures, and massages. The bride-to-be will love the surprise pampering before the wedding and it’s a great way to give the bride and her maids some relaxing time together.
Does the bride-to-be love to cook? What bridal shower theme could be better or more unique than a cooking theme? You can hire a chef to lead a basic cooking demo or take your ladies to a venue where they hold cooking classes. Have the guests bring gifts that are all culinary related and your bride will end up with everything she needs for a well-stocked, chef’s kitchen.
Gift the bride-to-be and her fiancé with luxuries for their bedroom and shower her with monogrammed pillow cases, down pillows, and fine cotton or linen sheets. You can also expand the theme to include bath products like his-and-her bathrobes, towels, and soaps. Ask the bride to register for these types of items before the shower so guests don’t have to guess on her taste. The bride-to-be will love being gifted these luxuries because expensive items like these tend to stay on the “want” list if they aren’t gifted by friends or family.
Who says the bridal shower can’t be a gift in itself? Whisk the bride and her bridesmaids away for a weekend getaway at a beach house, lakeside cabin, or swanky hotel and ask guests to buy vacation-related gifts like beach-side supplies, beach bags, hats, and fine lotions and sunscreen.
Bridal showers don’t have to be the same-old-same-old themes. Have some fun and give the bride-to-be a totally unique experience she will never forget.