Trying to narrow down a shower theme that isn’t cheesy or overdone isn’t the easiest task you’ll take on as bridesmaid. On one hand, you want to pick something that will please the bride and her guests. But you also want something that will make planning the food menus, decor and venue a piece of cake. Another important factor to consider is the overall cost. As a bridesmaid, and in many cases the one picking up the tab, showers can get expensive. But look no further. We’ve narrowed down five fantastic themes that would work for both a bridal and baby shower so you can dive into the details.
5 Awesome Shower Themes
Mod Florals: Break out your best 60s attire because for this spring shower, it’s all about channeling your inner Betty Draper. By combining floral print dresses, blooming flowers and the fashion and food of the 60s, this throwback theme is ideal for the vintage loving bride. To truly amp up the mod aspect, add jello molds to the dessert table and serve Grasshopper cocktails in antique martini glasses. Play 60s favorite tunes on turntables and use old records as decor.
Coordinating Colors: If you’re looking for a colorful and simple shower theme, stick with a basic color palette and decorate from there. For spring and summer showers, we adore the unbeatable combination of peach and mint. Something about those two colors together just screams sunshine and happiness. For the girly and glitter-loving bride, try pink and gold. Decor options are endless with this one, as you can create glittered mason jars for vases, gold heart toppers over pink frosted cupcakes and so much more. A classic, elegant bride would love a black and white themed shower, with accents of gold in the decor.
Breakfast at Tiffanys: With the signature Tiffany blue, pearls and black dresses, there’s not much more you need to throw a perfect Breakfast at Tiffany’s bridal shower. Decorate with chevron patterned table runners, pearl strands in glass jars and blue and white balloons hanging from the ceiling. Light blue frosted cupcakes with edible glitter would fancy up any dessert table and you can have champagne waiting for your guests upon arrival. And of course, ensure your bridal shower invitations are titled “Bride and Co.” for a fun spin on what will definitely be a beautiful shower.
Pancake Breakfast: Who said showers had to be any sort of fancy? If you’ve got a foodie bride on your hands, why not serve up a brunch shower with pancake and mimosa bars? We are smitten with the idea of throwing a relaxed shower where guests arrive in their most comfortable pajamas. Serve mini pancakes family-style and keep the mimosas flowing with a variety of juices for your guests to choose from. Buy cheap, fuzzy slippers for the most adorable shower favors.
Honeybees: Does everyone describe the bride-to-be as sweet? Perhaps she’s sweeter than honey? If so, shower her with an adorable honeybee bridal shower. Perfect for spring and summer seasons, this cheerful theme is great for baby showers as well. Stick to a light yellow and white color palette, serve sweet tea and honey cheesecakes to your guests and decorate simply with lace and bumble bee inspired flatware. By sending your guests off with mini bottles of local honey as party favors, we can bet they’ll head home on sweetest note.
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