Fun Bridal Shower Ideas from American Bridal

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Are you planning a bridal shower for your friend?  Having a themed bridal shower can be fun and can also help keep things streamlined and simple.  Here are three theme ideas, as well as a few things that can be easily incorporated into any bridal shower:

  1. Kitchen-themed for the foodie friend.  Have every guest bring one of their favorite recipes to share with the bride.  For food you can put together any number of “do it yourself” bars, such as decorating your own cupcake, blending your own perfect Bloody Mary, or a baked potato bar.  You can give fun whisk favors to guests that also reference the baking theme.
  2. Beach-themed for an outdoor summer wedding.  For guests’ favors you can buy children’s sand buckets and repurpose them as gift bags that include sunscreen and lemonade mix. Bring the outdoors inside by making sandy centerpieces with seashells and serving blended drinks with umbrellas.
  3. Spa party for the girlie-girl.  It is a classic theme for a reason. Who doesn’t like to be pampered?  For the menu, serve simple and light food, such as tea sandwiches and veggie platters.  Guests can bring their favorite spa products for gifts, and everyone can be encouraged to share one of their at-home beauty secrets.  Favors like these sachets or shower gel reflect this very feminine and fun theme.

With all of these themes, you can have guests get to know each other with bridal shower bingo or different scratch-ticket themed games.  Especially for crowds that may not be well-acquainted, ice breakers like these can help people get in the spirit of the party.  Have a table for guests to sign the guest book and also to write advice to the bride. By following these tips, you will be throwing a well-planned, yet simple shower that the bride and your guests will surely enjoy.

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