Bridal showers – some are fun but many are dull. Tired of the old paper-plate-ribbon-bouquet type bridal shower? Looking for new ideas to make your bridal shower a hit? Start with a bridal shower theme! A theme makes the shower planning easy and sets a fun mood for the guest and the bride.
Gone are the bridal shower rules of following proper etiquette and protocol. Today’s showers are all about entertaining amusements designed to fit the bride’s personality. Anything from a from wild bachelorette soiree to casual coed barbeque is acceptable. What about your bride? Does she like adventurous fun or perhaps she prefers a more formal structured setting. Whatever your brides personality, you’ll find unique bridal shower themes in this list of theme suggestions:
Trendy Wedding Showers – Everybody’s Doing It!
Jack and Jill Wedding Showers – The groom and his buddies join the ladies for this one. These parties are casual affairs held in the afternoon as barbeque or in the evenings as a cocktail party. Considerations for both the bride and groom go into planning coed parties. Do they have a favorite team? How about a sports-themed event at a favorite local sports bar. How about a stock-the-bar or stock-the-garage theme in addition to stock-the-pantry — gifts for her and gifts for him.
Spa Bridal Shower – Treat your bride and party guest to a day of pampering at a local spa. Many spa’s accommodate such an event and will be glad to offer suggestions for planning it. If the cost is out-of-reach consider an at-home spa bridal shower. Stacks of white towels, manicure and pedicure supplies and a hired massage therapist will do the trick.
Round the Clock Shower – Each guest is assigned a time of day, such as 7 AM, 12 Noon, 10 PM. Their gift reflects what one would be doing at that time of the day. Perhaps guest assigned 7 AM gives an omelet pan, the 10 PM guest could give pampering bath items or lingerie.
Room of the House Shower – Each guest is assigned a room of the house and chooses a gift that is appropriate for that room.
Honeymoon Shower – This theme centers around the couple’s honeymoon destination. Decor, food and gifts reflect the destination such as a luau theme for Hawaiian or tropical destinations; outdoor gear for adventurous outdoorsy ones. Other items may include maps, travel guides or luggage.
Lingerie Shower – Guest give the bride gifts of lingerie, often very sexy lingerie. These events run the gamut from mild to quite racy. In addition to the living room, lingerie showers can be held in a banquet or favorite bar and have been known to include a surprise visit from a dancer of the male persuasion.
Unique Wedding Shower Themes – Memorable Showers as Unique as the Bride!
Mystical Bridal Shower – Hire a fortune teller or palm reader for a metaphysical shower experience. This is usually an actor who sets the stage for fun with off-the-wall predictions about the bride and guests.
High-Tech Shower – For the high tech couple, create a cyberspace-age atmosphere. Use blue light bulbs to mock the techno blue glow of computer monitors. Use floppy disks as coasters and give custom-made mouse pads personalized with a photo of the couple, their names and wedding date as party favors. forget paper invitations via snail mail; email invitations instead! Guests could give gift certificates for high-tech shopping.
Health and Fitness Shower – Is your bride a fitness fanatic? Reserve the rock-climbing wall at a local sport center or take this coed shower to a park or beach. Organize a golf, tennis, volleyball or racquetball tournament. Great for Coed showers too!
Stock the Bar Shower – Forget the pantry, how about stocking the bar. A great idea for couples who frequently host parties.
Wine Tasting Shower – Organize a wine tasting event in honor of the bride. This can be held at a winery or local cafe. Guest could bring wine and bar related gifts.
Stock the Garage – Brides need power tools too! Maybe the happy couple will be buying a fixer-upper or planning a house remodel? Is the bride or groom a car buff? How about car cleaning and maintenance supplies.
Bridal Shower Cruise – If you are lucky enough to live near water, a shower aboard a local cruise or tour vessel is a great setting for a fun event. Even better if the bride or groom is into boating.
Christmas Shower – This is perfect for winter weddings. Guest will bring a Christmas tree ornament or other Christmas related gifts.
Memories Shower – Each guest brings a memento to represent a special or funny experience shared with the bride. Another option for a coed shower is to play videos or display images of the bride and groom as children. Guest can share remembered childhood stories and events.
Garden Shower – Perfect for a June Bride into gardening (or hopes to be). Hold the event in a garden setting and have the guest bring gardening related gifts. A fun twist is for guest to come wearing a decorated sun shade hat. The best hat design wins a door prize!
There you have it…plans, themes and ideas for your great bridal shower! No matter what your theme, bridal shower games or party venue; the celebration should be all about fun!