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15 Fun Bridal Shower Themes
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Hosting a bridal shower is an invitation to have a ton of fun, because you get to pick the theme! With the bride’s help of course. There are so many ideas out there, but to narrow them down, think about the bride’s interests. Is she obsessed with a certain show, or travel destination? Does she adore dogs? Perhaps the bride you are about to shower is happiest on the beach, or on the soccer field. No matter what theme you settle upon, it’s time to go big or go home. Make sure the theme touches on every element of the shower, from the food, to favors, to the games. Read on to discover some exciting and unique bridal shower themes to get you started. We’ve got tons of suggestions on how to pull off each idea, and the products you’ll need to enhance the experience for the bride and her guests. No matter what direction you go in, you are sure to delight the soon-to-be newlywed in your life with your thoughtfulness and creativity.
15 Fun Bridal Shower Themes for 2019
How to Select a Bridal Shower Theme
Your theme will obviously be inspired by the bride. Seasonality may play a role, too. If you hoped to host a seaside affair in December, well, let’s hope you live in Florida! Of course, it only takes a little innovation to bring the outdoors inside, so don’t get discouraged! You’ll also want to consider the size of the guest list as you plan. Say you want to host a pampering party at a nail salon, but at last count, you had 100 attendees to host. It might be time to go back to the drawing board. Ultimately, keeping the theme simple is best. For instance, picking a certain show versus just one season or episode gives you more freedom to pull off the idea.
Every idea on this list can be accomplished at home, on a shoestring budget. We have also added suggestions for making themes work at a venue like a restaurant. If you are concerned that the party is starting to cost too much, consider asking other members of the bridal party and family members of the bride to take over certain responsibilities, like games, or favors.
The theme starts with invitations, which you should send out 6 to 8 weeks prior. Then, as you plan for the big day, think about how long the shower is planned for. The flow of the party will depend largely on time. If you have an hour to kill before food is served, you can set up stations for guests to play themed games or craft. Consider where you will set up guest tables. You’ll also need a place for gifts, and favors. Just remember that each element of the shower should incorporate the theme!
An at-home shower is always intimate and personal. But then, the pressure’s on to accomplish every element of the shower on your own. Hosting a shower at a venue means there’s help on the way; with food, drinks, and even decor. Budget will play a role in which option is best for you, as will the size of the guest list.
If you plan to surprise the bride with the shower theme, OMG, we are so excited to see her reaction! Even if you don’t know much about the theme, good thing the internet can fill in all the gaps, as will our list. Good luck!
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