1. Kitchen Bridal Shower
An excellent shower theme for those who LOVE to cook. On the bridal shower invitations, ask guests to bring a favorite recipe (or two) with them to the shower. Create a little recipe book for the bride to insert all the recipes. Encourage guests to bring cooking-themed gifts, such as cookbooks, dishes, pans, utensils, towels, etc. Make it easy with Ann’s Bridal Shower Recipe Set.
A good game to play would be Spice It Up. Gather eight to 10 kitchen spices. Wrap the containers with construction paper and number each container. Pass the containers around the room so guests can smell each spice and write down what they think it is.
2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s Bridal Shower
Guests dress up in classy black dresses, large sunglasses, fashionable hats and shimmering pearls. Serve specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Play Moon River in the background and have a viewing of the bride’s favorite movie moments.
A good game to play would be Purse O’Plenty. Create a list of 10-15 things someone might keep in their purse. Some items can be common but some should be a little wacky to make it fun. Read each item out loud and if someone has it in her purse she must place it in front of her. The person with the most items wins.
3. Wine Party Bridal Shower
Ask guests to bring their favorite red or white wine to the shower. If you’d like a fun activity for the shower, get the materials to make wine charms or have guests paint their own wine glasses. After the activities, give each guest a notepad and pen. Pass each bottle of wine around and encourage guests to take notes about how much they like (or don’t like) the wine. Offer suggestions for common aromas and flavors wine connoisseurs use when critiquing. Check out GrapeConspiracy.com for an excellent cheat sheet. Order personalized wedding napkins just for the occasion!
A good game to play would be a Contest for Best Wine. At the end of tasting each wine, let guests vote on their favorite red and white. Give a prize to the people who brought the winning wines.
4. Get Sporty Bridal Shower
If your bride is a huge sports fan, throw her a shower with her favorite sport or team in mind. Decorate with team colors and send out ticket-style invitations. Select foods served at that sporting event, such as hotdogs, peanuts, popcorn, etc. Gifts could include outdoor games, a crockpot or grill for tailgating or a group gift of season tickets. Personalized golf balls on Ann’s would be a fun gift for a golf-loving bride.
A good game to play would be their favorite game, of course! Why not? Who says the girls can’t play a game of touch football, softball or even a little hockey at the local ice-skating rank for the bridal shower. Another option is to play the bride’s favorite yard games or head to the nearest arcade for some air hockey and car racing!
5. Hollywood Bridal Shower
Let the ladies go wild with this theme! It’s all about glamour and dressing the part. Think flashy dresses and sparkling jewelry. Find a red carpet to place in front of the entrance to the bridal shower. Have someone taking pictures as guests walk in on the red carpet. Give a prize for best jewelry or best ensemble.
A good game to play would be the Name Game. Create a list of famous actresses and pin a name on the back of each guest as they arrive to the shower. Don’t tell the guest who she is. She will have to rely on hints from other guests as everyone is mingling. The first guest to figure out who she is wins.