Bridal Shower Themes

Bridal shower themes combined with a careful selection of party details can establish a mood that captures your guests imagination and gives your party a life of its own.  Along with clear direction for decorations and entertainment, the theme also sheds enormous light on the type of gifts needed.  Whether you are looking for a flirty and fun theme or ideas filled with tradition, there are lots of bridal shower ideas here that will brighten your party and make everyone feel special. 


Everyone loves a party.  There are as many kinds of bridal shower themes as there are people, so focusing on the bride or couple is the best inspiration in choosing a theme that captures a personality or style. 


Bridal shower themes as unique
as the people they celebrate.


Kitchen Theme.
Ideal for the bride whose gift registry consists mainly of kitchen gadgets.  Guests are asked to help stock the bride's kitchen.  Gifts can range from small appliances to measuring spoons.  Decorate with playful use of kitchen décor.  Include recipe cards in the invitations for guests to share their favorite recipes.


Retro Kitchen Theme.
Add a vintage flair to the traditional kitchen shower.  This housewife-themed shower takes its inspiration from the 1950's.  Vintage aprons, soda bottles, old-school cookbooks, milk glass vases, and housewares are a must to carry out this blast from the past theme.  Snap photos of each happy housewife behind an ironing board.  Say thanks with wooden spoon favors.

Photo courtesy of My Twin Lens Photography


Bridal Brunch.
 A table of girlie foods that look good and taste great will complement this morning theme.  Most of the food selections are simple and easy to do it yourself for this laid-back affair.  It's always nice to bring a pretty and unexpected look to the serving of even the simplest food with plenty of serve yourself elements.

Photo courtesy of Ceremony Magazine


Tiffany & Co Theme. 
This classy, glamorous theme is for the girly girl who loves all things pretty.  Taking its inspiration from the iconic jeweler and blue box, the logo is replaced with a Bride & Co logo.  Pour on the blue and the classic elegance to bring this theme to life.  Continue the sophistication by sending each guest home with a little blue box filled with sweets.

Photos courtesy of Christine Johnson Photography


Garden Theme.
Beautiful and simple.  This gorgeous garden setting is perfect for an outdoor bridal shower.  Flowers hanging by the dozens provide a romantic, feminine feel.  The tables are dressed with simple floral arrangements that echo the hanging decorations.


Kate Spade Theme.
Pink glam and luxury stripes are the signature of this fashion designer, so what better theme for a stylish, classy shower.  The splashes of gold compliment the polished, sophisticated look.   

Photo courtesy of So Eventful


Around The Clock Theme.
The beauty of this shower is two fold--you have a great theme to build your party around with the versatility of a miscellaneous shower.  The purpose of an Around The Clock shower theme is to shower the bride or happy couple with gifts to be used for every hour.  It is important to indicate on the shower invitation each guests specific time of day from which to make their gift choice.  If you prefer a broader range of time, specify morning, noon or evening.  For brides or couples who already have the basics, consider themed or holiday around the clock gifts.

Around The Clock shower refreshments served in a timely manner.


Tea Party.
Looking for a proper and dainty bridal shower idea with a fun, girly element?  Fancy the idea of tons of fun and delicious food with the simplicity of a tea party.  Get the girls together for a spot of tea featuring a romantic color palette of soft pinks and a vintage collection of tea cups and saucers.


Fall In Love.
Bring the beauty of the fall season to your bridal shower.  Celebrate the happy couple and the season with the Fall In Love theme.  Include nature's bounty with festive decorations of leaves, pumpkins, gourds, pinecones, and mums. 

Photo courtesy of Bella Pictures


Traveling From Miss To Mrs. 
Celebrate her approaching big day and her title change from Miss To Mrs.  Bridal shower themes that embrace the occasion are the key to success and especially appreciated by the bride.  Here, a simple burlap banner says it all.


Love Is A Journey. 
A travel theme is a perfect choice for a couple as they begin their journey of love.  Especially appropriate for the couple who loves to travel or are planning a destination wedding or honeymoon.  Decorate with maps, globes, suitcases, and posters related to the destination spot or favorite travels.  Use photos that highlight the landmarks of the couple's relationship.


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Mint To Be.
This "Mint To Be" shower theme is built around America's favorite food group--sweets.  The use of a delicate color palette shows off the delicious treats to their best advantage making them look as good as they taste.  Such a sweet way for guests to indulge themselves that is mint to be.  


Beach Theme.
Perfect for couples planning a destination wedding on a sandy beach or for couples who just love the beach.  Bring the beach party to your bridal shower with an abundance of simple seashells and tables decorated in soothing ocean blue.

Photo courtesy of Michael L'Heureux Photography


Pool Party.
Refreshing bridal shower themes can show up anywhere--what better way to celebrate taking the plunge than with a pool party.  Here, a banner makes a big splash by counting down the days along with a sign that dives in with the specific date of the plunge.               


Fiesta Bridal Shower Theme.
A fiesta themed bridal shower is the perfect chance to indulge in bright colors and southwest flavor. Here, the colorful table is spiced up with small clay pots sprouting mini plants, candlelight, and maracas placed at each setting.  Whether your fiesta is indoors or outdoors, gather your amigos to a hot-hot-hot party scene.


Ice Cream Social.
We all scream for ice cream.  An assortment of candy, nuts, and toppings--what could be easier than an ice cream party?  The chalkboard centerpiece serves as a menu and puts the cherry on top of this unique presentation.


Ooh La La.
This one can be as tame or as racy as you like.  The key is to set an edgy tone that achieves the kind of mischievous energy you are trying to create.  How wiiiild and far you go is up to you.

Pancakes And Panties.
Trying something new is a good way to push beyond the expected and above all have fun.  This lingerie themed bridal shower idea honors the future Mrs. in a way that she wouldn't have imagined.

Photo courtesy of Whittaker Portraits

Couples Bridal Shower Themes

I Do BBQ.
Bridal shower themes that bring together good friends and good food are sometimes the most enjoyable.  A barbecue is a fabulous choice for a large group and for those desiring an informal shower.  Here, the decorative elements are as vibrant as the occasion.


Luau shower theme.
Presentation plays a major role in this informal yet exotic shower theme.  Flamboyant, tropical flowers bring the essence of the luau theme directly to the centerpieces, along with a flicker of light.  The fruit is presented with a flair for the tropics by creating an eye-catching palm tree surrounded by mounds of delicious fresh fruit.


Two Less Fish In The Sea.
Bridal shower themes that keep the happy couple the center of attention are focused and full of personal details.  From the personalized banner to the photographs, all the decorative details work together as a romantic expression of love.  


Stock The Bar.
It just goes to show that when you dress party elements like the theme, you can count on a glowing reaction from guests.  The creativity continues with a chalkboard countdown till Mr. & Mrs. that lets guests know how long before they say "I do."  Stock the bar bridal shower themes tend to be groom favorites, but make everybody happy.


Tool Theme.
Throwing a shower that benefits both the bride and the groom is a good idea.  He will appreciate the tools and she will love the results.  Decorating with most anything found in a workshop will build the right party atmosphere.


Sports Themed.
For couples who are passionate about a favorite sport or hobby, consider a sports themed bridal shower.  Here are two creative ways to tie their love for each other to the love of the game.  

Photo courtesy of Ashmill Photography

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