(Closed) What’s your Bridal Shower theme?

posted 11 years ago in Parties
Post # 17
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Newbee

my Maid/Matron of Honor is throwing me an alice in wonderland themed wedding!!

Post # 18
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Helper bee

i was just asked by a friend of mine what i wanted and i said disney princess but i am now loving the mad hatter idea!

Post # 19
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I am also throwing my sister a tea-party themed wedding shower!

We’re not doing mad-hatter, although that is awesome! but just doing a traditional tea party, all different tea cups, champagne punch, lots of little and mini cakes, sandwiches, etc!

we got heart-shaped tea strainers as favors to give away too!

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2021

My bridal shower is this Saturday and it’s going to have a Valentine’s Day theme! I’m sure there will be a lot of heart decorations and love related decorations. My sisters even wrote “Attire: Red or Pink” on the invitations. I’m so excited!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wow, those ideas are all so cool!

My sister is planning a “Ladies’ Night Out” shower for one side of the family–cocktails and chick flicks!

The other side will have brunch, but beyond that, I don’t know.

I like the chocolate theme a lot! Maybe I’ll suggest that for my FMIL’s shower she’s thowing me.

Post # 22
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Sorry Girls, but I am doing research on this right now and as I pull things up, I am just posting here. 

 

Great About.com article: http://weddings.about.com/od/bridalshowers/a/ShowerIdeas.htm

Spa Bridal Shower Ideas

Invitations Look for spa-themed invitations, such as this one or this one.

Decorations Consider having your shower right at a spa or salon. If that’s not possible, decorate your house to look as much like a spa as possible. Put out stacks of clean fluffy white towels, and all the products you are going to need. Turn on some relaxing music. Forgo fussy flower arrangements; instead use big glass bowls with a few flowers floating in them, and river rocks on the bottom.

Activities At the salon, let each guest get a manicure and/or a pedicure before it is time to open presents. At home, purchase a dozen different colors of nail polish, some interesting face masks, a relaxing foot soak, lotions, and other beauty products. Tell guests to dress in comfortable clothes or pajamas, and put lots of pillows around for lounging.

Food – Serve light bites that are easy to nibble while your other hand has wet fingernails. For example, Mango Salsa Wontons, Smoked Salmon Rollups, or Pound Cake Squares with Berries

Gifts – Tell guests to bring something to help the bride and/or groom relax. You also might consider each putting in money to send the couple to have massages or a day at the spa together.
For more on spa bridal shower ideas, click here

Chocolate Party

What girl doesn’t love chocolate? If the bride or groom is a chocophile, indulge them and your guests with a chocolate-themed bridal shower.

Invitations Look for a chocolate-themed invitation, or a simple chocolate brown invite like this one.

Activity A chocolate tasting is ideal – get an assortment of chocolates, arrange them prettily on plates, and instruct guests to taste them from mildest to strongest and darkest. Make worksheets with the names of each chocolate they’ll be trying, and room for them to make notes about what they did or didn’t like about it. Another alternative is to create a menu that uses chocolate in different courses –such as chicken mole, or salad with cocoa nibs in it. Or, simply have a potluck chocolate dessert party.

Gifts Ask guests to give gifts of tools for baking or candy making. Or you can all pitch in to give a subscription to a chocolate of the month club.

Bridal Shower Ideas for the Music Lover

You know the type – the kind who will beg you to not throw her a bridal shower. She thinks they’re stuffy and boring, and quite frankly, just not cool enough. So throw her a party that really reflects who she is.

Activity – Karaoke is just the right mix of cheesy fun that is a perfect bridal shower idea. You can rent a karaoke machine, but I think it is more fun to rent a private room at a karaoke bar. If you want to play games, ask each guest before the party for the name of the first album they ever purchased. Then ask guests to try to match their fellow guests with the albums. The person who gets the most right should win a prize. Another game to play would be to try to get the bride to name the groom’s top ten favorite bands.

Invitations For a casual and hip occasion like this, you might consider using an internet invitation like Evite. If you’d rather do a printed one, look for music-themed invitations such as this one or this one

Gifts Ask each guest to make a mix CD or cassette tape for the bride and groom. They will end up with an interesting assortment of music – some they’ve heard before, and some new bands to learn about. If they don’t know how to make a mix CD, they can give a favorite album. You could also pitch in together to buy an Ipod, an MP3 player, or that awesome guitar she’s been coveting.

Kitchen Theme Bridal Shower Ideas

Activity Making a dish together is a fun activity for all generations. This could be as simple as decorating cupcakes, or be a little more advanced like sushi or tamales. You could also take a cooking class together, or hire a personal chef to come to your home and cook for the party – it’s less expensive than you might think.

Invitations

Decorations You can create centerpieces that incorporate favorite kitchen utensils, or simple inexpensive items like wooden spoons and rubber spatulas. If you’ve bought new ones just for the centerpieces, give them to the bride as a bonus gift at the end of the bridal shower. You could also make centerpieces out of fresh herbs, or fresh fruit.

Food If you don’t make a meal together, try to highlight the food by making all foods that tie into the bride’s ethnic background, or making all of the bride’s favorite foods. Another idea would be to make only dishes that are simple for a beginning cook to prepare, then giving the recipes to the bride and/or groom to start a recipe collection.

Gifts Ask guests to help the couple stock their kitchen. For example, utensils or appliances. Another idea is to ask guests to bring simple recipes and the pantry ingredients to make them. You can include recipe cards with each invitation so that the bride has a uniform set.

 

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

One of my showers is going to be Japanese themed.  The colors are going to be turquoise and silver. It’ll have cherry blossoms everywhere.

 

The couple shower will be “Two of a Kind” and have everyone bring a His and Her gift.

Post # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh I like that one too!  His and Hers, I will have to do more research on that tomorrow.  

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Just found an awesome site that has some cute idea:  InvitationBox.com

 

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Post # 26
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Those are cute, cazsos

Post # 27
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Still researching:

Alphabet Shower

Each guest is given a letter of the alphabet and the gift they bring should start with that letter.

 

Pamper-the-Bride Shower

This could take place at a spa or at home and could include gifts such as bath and body items, makeup, lingerie, gift certificates, etc.

 

Month-of-the-Year Shower

Each guest is assigned a month and the gift should correspond with that month. This is also a chance for the couple to receive decorations for various holidays.

 

Stock-the-Bar Shower

This theme is especially nice for coed showers, which are growing in popularity. Gifts to the couple may include martini glasses, wine or liquor, barware, etc.

 

Christmas Ornament Shower

Each guest can attach an ornament to their gift so the couple will have decorations for their first Christmas tree as a married couple.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

marking

Post # 29
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Wannabee

I am throwing my daughter a Vintage PinUp Girl Bridal Shower. I have asked our attendees to come in their best vintage pinup girl (think Monroe, Hayworth, Harlow, Bettie Page, Hepburn) outfit. A prize will be given for best dressed. As the women walk in, there will be a make up and (costume) jewelry station as the ladies enter alongside some mirrors so they can get pinup girl ready.

The hall has provided me with 2 chaise lounges – 1 so that we may take a “pinup” pose of each guest after they dress up and one for my daughter to open gifts on as she has told me she hates those big wicker chairs that you sit in when opening gifts…..

 

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Wannabee

impressive!

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

1) I have NEVER heard of a Bridal Shower having a theme.  Isn’t the shower itself a theme?

2) Shouldn’t it be a surprise so asking you what you want defeats that purpose?

3) I am having such a small wedding we are doing a jack and jill

4) By having a jack and jill shower we eliminate all chance of playing those god forsaken stupid shower games.  I won’t go to a shower now unless its jack and jill so I can avoid that crap like the plague, LOL

 

Not very bridely, LOL but I couldn’t help it, LOL

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