Inspiration for Bridal Showers

May 6, 2013 at 12:46 pm Leave a comment

pic for shower blogCelebrate the bride with a bridal shower, a wedding gift-giving party hosted by close friends of the bride. Bridal showers take place about four to six weeks before the wedding and usually occur in the afternoon or early evening. Invitees to a bridal shower are expected to bring a gift; guests may number a handful of close friends to large groups. Every bridal shower has its own ambiance and theme. If you are the one planning a bridal shower, read on for inspirational ideas.

Spa Day

Let’s face it, wedding can be stressful for everyone involved, pamper your bride-to-be and bridal shower guests with an all-inclusive day spa party. Make reservations at a local resort or spa to host your bridal shower. Inquire about group specials or rates and reserve well in advance. Indulge all bridal shower guests with a day of relaxation including hot stone massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, makeovers and blowouts. Create a custom spa day in the comfort of your home. Hire a private masseuse or invite a yoga instructor to teach a private class to all bridal shower guests. Obtain the services of a vegan caterer and serve a menu of healthy cuisine and skinny drinks.

Arts & Crafts

Get creative with your bridal shower by hosting an arts and craft theme party. Make memories with a scrapbook bridal shower party and ask each guest to bring pictures or personal mementos of the bride to place in a special scrapbook for the couple. Choose scrapbook supplies and materials that coordinate with the wedding colors. For art fun, host a wine and painting bridal shower, be sure to purchase a variety of acrylic paint, paintbrushes and blank canvases. Need something to paint? Ask a florist to recreate the bride’s bouquet for still life painting. Other arts and crafty ideas to consider include making tabletop centerpieces, reception favors or ceremony candles.

Garden Party

From casual picnics in the park to formal affairs, garden parties make a great choice for bridal showers. Carry the garden party theme throughout all aspects of the bridal shower from the invitations to table decorations. Host the party in a beautiful back yard garden or make reservations at a local botanical conservatory. Add a touch of inventiveness to your bridal shower garden party and offer an Alice in Wonderland theme featuring colorful tea pots, dollhouse tea sets, pink lawn flamingo decorations, bright linen tablecloths and vibrant paper lanterns. Throw a traditional garden party serving classic staples such as, lemonade, ice tea, petit fours, salads and fresh fruits.

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