Jump-Start Your Bridal Shower Ideas!
So, the big day is approaching for the lovely bride-to-be, and you’ve been tasked with organizing her epic bridal shower. Great!- but, now what direction to go with a theme? What goes with what? How do you choose? Well, we can’t exactly make any decisions for you (unless, of course, you’d like a little professional help to sort through all of this bridal goodness!), but we can give you a taste of some themes that will make the shower memorable and beautiful. Read on and enjoy!
The Jet-Setting Bride and Groom
If the bride and groom love to travel, are having a destination wedding or plan to set off for a foreign land on their honeymoon, think about a travel theme. Send out passport invitations, serve a variety of foods from around the world (or their final destination), decorate with maps and vintage luggage pieces and send your guests “away” with luggage tag favors.
Mad Men at your Party?
Maybe you and the bride-to-be are just a little obsessed with Mad Men- we don’t blame you! Take a cue from your favorite AMC show and throw a bridal shower bash complete with punch card themed invites, a scotch & whiskey bar (or a specialty cocktail bar, all served in martini and rocks glasses set atop mirrors or mirrored trays), perfectly retro treats such as cheese balls and chips & dip, candy cigarette favors and be sure to include a little Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce!
A bit nontraditional, we know, but we can’t deny that the trend of a bowling shower is really a fun-loving idea for any out-of-the-box bride. Why not go all-out and ask your attendees to wear their best vintage garb (bowling-themed or not, as long as it’s cool!), hand out easy-to-make bowling alley-bedazzled favors, eat easy (definitely consider pizza, coke floats and other classic bowling alley snacks) and by playing a few frames to getting those competitive juices flowing? Make sure to use lots of records, checkerboard fabric/materials and pins in your design scheme, and try to use “Strike,” “Spare,” “Split” and “Scratch” liberally throughout the day. Oh, and have fun!
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