Are you in charge of showering a soon-to-be bride with love and gifts, but you are not sure what to do? We can help you with that. Here are a few tips and tricks for throwing the best bridal shower. Keep it fun, entertaining, and memorable.
A cool new trend is having a balloon arch. There are so many cool and creative ways to do these. They could be a great entrance decor or a great photo-op. Check out Darling and Dreamy if you are in the Springfield area. Fresh flowers are always simple and beautiful. You can use them as centerpieces or simple decor. You can have them made or buy bouquets from your local grocery store and have fun putting them together yourself. Baby’s breath is a simple but elegant way to decorate on a budget. Get creative and make it fun and simple.
Get a selfie mirror. The best way to make the showers the most memorable is to capture the moment. Check out our mini mirror for smaller events. It’s a great way to keep your guests busy and having fun. Its digital, customizable, and unforgettable. Create GIFs, boomerangs, or wrap your photo in a custom print border.
First, decide if you are going to have a few snacks or really feed people. Some fun ideas are donut walls, macrons, or personalized cookies. Charcuterie boards are very popular right now too. Locally you can check out these places for great food options. 417 Charcuterie , Hurts Donuts , Rolling Pin Cookies. If you want a bit more than that, brunch is always a great time for some mimosas, cinnamon rolls, or even some french toast. You could make it yourself or cater, but whatever you do, make sure to have plenty of plates and cups. If you are going to have a bar, it’s always a great idea to have a few non-alcoholic drinks too. Get colorful with your drinks. A fun drink stir is rock candy or fun straws.
If you want to go with a traditional paper invite, Minted or Vista Print are great! A great local option is Gold Weddings. If you want to go paperless, email or text invites made on Canva are always awesome too. If you decide to do virtual invites remember to call or mail an invite to the older guests.
“Would She Rather” is a game about what you think the bride would rather do. The winner gets a prize. Pass around cards and puts fun date nights for them to pick from later. Ring hunt, hide plastic rings all around, and whoever collects the most wins. Games are a great way to break up the quiet or awkward moments and keep everyone entertained. Prizes could include small gift cards to an ice cream shop, local boutique, or a spa. Another fun idea is to give away some of the soon-to-be-brides’s favorite things such as favorite candy bars, earrings, or hats.
You could giveaway little bottles that say “sip sip, hooray”, cookies in a bag that are personalized or have something fun on them, plants, or seeds that say “watch our love grow”. Make it cute, small, easy-to-go, but memorable. Everyone loves goodie to-go.