Post # 1
I’ve noticed that there is not alot of information devoted to bridal showers! Why is this?!
Anyways…. you should post your inspiration for themes, food, games, prizes, decor, etc. here! Or if you’re a bride and recently had yours, you should post about yours too!
I was slightly inspired by Miss Fox’s posts about her showers
Post # 3
I loved my shower. It was a Sunday Afternoon Tea (Southern Style) We had sweet tea in mason jars, light finger foods and a beautiful red velvet cake. Really you don’t see alot about showers here because the host plans it, you as a bride just show up and get to have all the fun.
Post # 4
Awesome! Do you have any pictures?
Honestly, my Mom is kinda throwing it, but not really… Her idea was just having mums as centerpieces, no table coverings, no decorations, no prizes, no games, and just chicken salad sandwiches, and taco salad. She’s not really into the whole party planning… or even wedding process. My maids have never been in weddings and have never been married. They only care about my bachelorette party (it’s all planned) I’ve told them that I don’t really care about the bachelorette party… and that I rather have a shower than a bachelorette party. They didn’t get the hint. 🙁
So I’m on my own 😀
I’m having a hard time finding ideas!
Post # 5
Mine was very casual. Lots of drinks, games and yummy food. They had pink and sebra decor… it was amazing.
Post # 6
My mom, uncle, and maid of honor (my sister) planned my shower, and it was lovely! I HATE being the center of attention, so they kindly did not plan too many activities where my fiance and I were in the spotlight. (My fiance was at the shower the whole time, by the way — I know some showers are all girls, but I had a few boys — my man, my dad, my uncle, friend of the family, my brother, and a friend).
Here are the games we played:
1. The shoe game. Fiance and I each took off our shoes and traded one — so we each had one of my shoe and one of his shoe. My maids asked us questions, and we had to raise the shoe that answered it — for example, “Who is a better driver?” and we both raised FI’s shoe. It was cute, some questions were funny, and the guests liked it (thankfully, I was wearing adorably fabulous shoes).
2. Wedding dress out of TP – Each table got a few rolls of toilet paper and they created a wedding dress on one of their table members. This was hilarious because, out of 7 tables, 3 of the ‘brides’ were men! Fiance and I ‘judged’ them, and the table of the best dress all got prizes.
3. While we were opening presents, guests played “gift bingo” and winners got prizes.
It was so fun! 🙂
Post # 7
You are so pretty! It looks like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing!
I love that your uncle helped plan! How awesome! I really like the shoe game too. We might have to incorporate that one. I’ve never heard it done before! What did you give away from prizes though? I’m getting really stuck on that one.
Post # 8
Mine was just this past weekend at a Mexican restaurant. We had a buffett and then played games. While opening presents, my dad, Fiance, and Future Father-In-Law all came dressed up in ponchos, mustaches, and sombreros with mini guitars “playing” and singing a song as a surprise. (My dad has done this with my brother-in-law to my sister’s bridal/baby showers, surprising everyond dressing up in gorilla costumes, baby costumes… it’s hilarious). I knew they would do something at my shower and I kept grilling my Fiance beforehand. I was still totally caught off guard when they all came in as a “mariachi band.”
Post # 9
Our wedding colors are yellow and white, so my mom went to Bath and Body Works and bought some lemon-scented body sprays and shower gels and lotions and stuff. For our favors, my mom bought a bunch of tiny flowerpots, painted them white, and planted yellow pansies in them — everyone took home a little plant 🙂
Post # 10
Wow that’s awesome! You sound like you have a really fun family!
Oh that’s a good idea! I’m just worried if the bath and body works would get too expensive. I like the little plant idea too!
Post # 11
Whew, I was so happy to not have to plan another event! We just had lunch at a restaurant and my sisters/moh planned games and put our pictures on the table with some potted plants. Perfect, IMO.
Post # 12
Yeah, I like planning things.. so it doesn’t bother me. It would be nice if someone else did! Lunch someplace does sound nice!
Post # 13
I had three and they were awesome.
The first, pink themed:
The second, just regular old bridal shower:
The third, Cinco de Mayo themed:
Post # 14
My grandmother was planning on hosting my shower, but then had to have last minute corrective surgery. So a bridesmaid stepped in and planned it last minute, which was really generous. I took charge of the invites and guest list and she organized everything else. We played cute games, like they asked me questions they’d asked my husband beforehand. When I found out that we were going to be playing that I had my other bridesmaids sneak to find the list of answers and I had one friend sitting there mouthing to me memorized answers! Like my husband hates chocolate so they asked what was his favorite chocolate? He actually gave a real answer (he never even mentioned liking that chocolate before so I know he was lying), but when they asked, at the same time his mom and me burst out “he hates chocolate!” The guest list consisted of my bridesmaids and my close friends and some really close family friends, and my husband’s mom and one of his sisters who live four hours away. It was small and intimate and so nice. My friend had desserts and drinks and it had a tea party feel. I have a few pictures but it doesn’t really do the set up justice – they’re just bad cell pix. She had this table of desserts when you come into the dining room, then had the drinks in the next room over and through that room was the den where we opened gifts and played games.
Post # 15
Aw! So Fun! You looked beautiful at each one too!
I love the questions! That’s so funny that you and his mom said the same thing at the same time! It sounds like you had a lot of fun!
Post # 16
Mine was a favorite things theme. My Maid/Matron of Honor threw it at one of my favorite venues here, then each guest received a goody bag of some of my favorite things like spa stuff and makeup and we put a cute poem in the bag. Then we had cupcakes from my favorite restaurant, mimosas which are my favorite and pink which is one of my favorite colors. Plus, I got spend the afternoon with some of my favorite people.