Showers & Parties

Fun 1950s Housewife-themed Bridal Shower from Offbeat Bride

Here is some inspiration to help you plan a 1950s themed bridal shower. 

Recently I ranted and raved about this ’50s housewife-themed bridal shower over on Offbeat Bride. I was so taken with the idea I thought I’d put together a little inspiration board to help you re-create that party for yourselves!


Get the ’50s-inspired outfit at Modcloth. Of course, any fabulous frilly frock would work.

Coca cola glasses: Get a set of 12 from Amazon and use them to hold your utensils, or give them to guests to use during the party and/or take home as favors.

Of course, the perfect ’50s housewife party favor are these wooden spoons.

If you’re gonna get into the ’50s housewife mood, you’ve got to get your hands on a fabulous apron, like this Pink Ruffles Hostess Apron by DII.

The Retro Housewife Bridal Invitations from Etsy seller EdenWeddingStudio, can be ordered with matching recipe cards! That way all the guests can fill out and bring their recipe for the bride.

Get this vintage-style Campbell’s soup recipe tin to store all the new recipe cards.

Speaking of recipes, wondering what to serve at this shower? Get this retro recipe book full of fab finger food from the ’50s.

And use this cute red and white polka dot cake stand to serve your retro appetizers!

Use these by Esty seller GSpeegle as sexy centerpieces next to Mason jars full of flowers.

Colorful honeycomb balls always set a festive mood.

Finally, outfit your party with the perfect cocktail. Check out some of the ideas over at Eat Make Read.