Have you ever attended a bridal shower or planned one for your best friend? What did you like most about it? Was it the food & games, or was it watching the bride open up her stash of gifts revealing the "sweet nothings" that she would one day wear for her beau?
A lot goes into planning a bridal shower: color/theme, menu, games, party gifts, its a big responsibility, but it is equally a lot of fun! To help you with the details we have some beautiful inspiration to assist with your bridal shower planning.
DecorYour decor selection should represent the personality of the bride or be based upon her wishes if it's not a surprise bridal shower. Below you will find a teal & silver color scheme complete with a teal, silver and white candy bar. Don't be afraid to add some bling in there too!
A great to incorporate bling without going overboard is on your centerpieces as seen below. This particular centerpiece was created by Seamless Events by Gigi.
Another way to glam up your tables and candy bars is to use SilverJeweled Monogram Gift Boxes from Classy Bride. These gift boxes are sophisticated and add a personalized touch with the jeweled letter of your choice. They are easy to assemble and can be filled with your favorite sweet treat.
|Handmade Custom Puppy|
|Seamless Events by Gigi|
|Seamless Events by Gigi|
MENUDepending on the time of day your bridal shower begins will determine what you will select for the menu. Keep the fare light and lively if you want your guests energized to play games. Here is a sample menu for early to mid-day bridal shower:
|Cupcake Dress by Nella Bloom Confections|
|Cupcakes by Nella Bloom|
Bridal Shower Gifts
I am just head over heels in love with chocolate! I mean, what woman doesn't? One of my favorite chocolate brands is See's. Smooth. Creamy. See's Chocolate is a melt-in-your-mouth, I-think-I-may-be-in-love, oh my goodness I'm in heaven, kind of chocolate that you will never forget once you take a bite. To my delight they have these Celebration chocolate hearts perfectly wrapped in gold or silver foil in a white gift box, perfect for your bridal shower attendees.
Perfume & Body CareI just feel a lot more feminine and girly when I have the perfect fragrance to match my mood or outfit :o). My go to fragrances now are Verbena & Lavender De Provence and Pear & Pink Magnolia from Crabtree & Evelyn. The Verbena & Lavender appeals to my sensuous side while the Pear & Pink Magnolia is more playful and flirty. If you opt for this type of gift, these two fragrances are sure to please even your pickiest attendee. And don't forget the hand and body lotions, they are fab as well!
Massage & Facial Gift CardWho doesn't love a much needed massage? Another great gift idea for your bridesmaids or the bride is a gift card for a massage or facial. Lucky for you Massage Envy Spa now does both! In addition to their swedish, deep tissue and signature hot stone massage treatments, Massage Envy Spa is now offer four different facials from the beauty experts at Murad. Facial types include Sensitive Skin, Anti-Aging, Environment Shield Vitamin C and Clarifying Enzyme Acne. If you prefer you can purchase a home kit as seen below. Whether your guests receive a gift card or home kit, their face and body will thank you!
Home-WaresA more traditional gift option would be something for the home. But these types of gifts are far from boring! One of my favorite online shopping sites is Overstock.com. There wedding gift section alone has over 500 items to choose from. Talk about a wide selection! What's more amazing is because the Overstock.com selection is sooo vast, you are not limited to just the wedding section to choose a gift for your bride or party guests. Two of my favorite gift items are the Red Heart-shaped Waffle Maker and the Live. Laugh. Love Wall Shelves. Aren't they just fabulous?
ResourcesTable centerpieces, candy bar, and other decoration made and provided by:
Cupcakes: Nella Bloom Confections
Silver Gift Boxes: Classy Bride
Teal & Silver Puppy: Bearing A Message
Happy planning and be sure to share your favorite ideas with us.
True Blue Love,