So you’re the bride’s bestie arranging a bridal shower. If you’re looking to make the event fun and memorable read our tips below and good luck!
We’re talking love hearts galore! Up the romantic ante with love heart balloons, banners, steamers etc. For that extra special touch have photos of the bride and groom dotted around the room. Cuteeee.
Thinking about a Theme
If you want to base the bridal shower around a theme the easiest option is to pick something the bride adores. Is she a Disney fanatic? Does she love flowers? Is animal print her thing? Or alternatively you could just go with her favourite colour.
What to Eat
Finger-food is the one! Bite-sized sandwiches, wraps, pastries etc. Have a mixture of snack bowls too with crisps, chocolates and sweets. Keep it nice and simple. No one will be expecting a 3-course dinner.
Create a Recipe for a Good Marriage
Get wooden spoons (just some cheap ones will do) for each of your guests and get them to write some words of wisdom on their spoon. Once everyone has written on their spoons pop them in a decorated jar and give them to the bride at present time.
Favours that Guests Will Actually Use
You can’t go wrong with a pretty little pouch filled with: a nice nail polish, a face mask and a nice little notepad. Or if you want something cheap and cheerful just get a nice teacup and wrap a bow around it.
Games to Play
- Bridal bingo is a good one. So each guest fills out every box with a gift she thinks the bride will receive when it’s present time. The guest to get five in a row wins.
- The old ball and chain game. So teams pair up and try to get foam balls and chains from one bucket to another. The catch is that you can only use your knees to transport the balls. The couple with the most balls in the bucket at the end of a minute wins. Use spray-painted foam balls and string to create the balls and chains.
- He said/she said. As the hostess of the shower you would interview the bride and groom in advance. Ask the couple to answer a series of questions and write down the answers in a document. Print a copy of the questions and answers for each guest. Then on the day the guests will fill in their guesses of who said what. At the end of the shower, tally up the answers and whoever has the highest amount of correct answers wins.