2022 Bridal Shower Themes
Want to plan an unforgettable bridal shower for your friend, sister, cousin, or other special lady in your life? Choosing a theme is the first thing you need to do to get started. The theme for the shower can make the day memorable and unforgettable.
Find inspiration in our top 10 bridal shower themes to get the party planning juices flowing! We have helpful tips, décor ideas, lunch and dessert menus and more!
The Perfect Pair
The perfect pair is beer and pizza, right? This bridal shower might be the easiest to plan because the food and drinks are already chosen for you! Rustic décor is the perfect match with this theme. Incorporate burlap, flowers, and greenery into the centerpieces and around the room. An easy, DIY centerpiece to use is old beer bottles used as vases for on the tables. For the favor, find beer koozies with quotes that everyone can use over and over again. Our favorites are, “Here for the beer” and “Drunk on love and beer.” Do you have a local brewery that you love? Check in with them and make a reservation on their outside patio for the party.
Pop the Champagne! She’s Changing Her Last Name!
Brunch and bubbly is a classic bridal shower theme that you should not overlook. Set up the bridal shower space outside on the lawn and fill it with beautiful blush flowers with gold glitter. The hit of the party will be the mimosa bar with fresh raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries. Serve a wide array of her favorite brunch dishes. For dessert, insert diamond ring toppers into delicious mini donuts so they look like her engagement ring. Give the guests a favor that they can enjoy later; a “Sip, Sip Hooray” mini wine bottle.
Holy Guacamole, She’s Getting Married
Taco bout love in this fun fiesta themed bridal shower! Decorate the hall with bright reds, blues, purples, and pinks to bring the spirit of Mexico to life. Use cacti and succulents as centerpieces that also double as the favor. The food may be obvious, but a taco bar and churros are perfect for this theme. Even better, serve fresh margaritas to make the day a real party. Something for the guests to do before the fiesta starts is a recipe card titled, “Help keep the bride and groom spicy. Write down your favorite recipe for the happy couple to try.” And, the bride and groom are left with plenty of new foods to try.
Travel back in time for this timeless tradition of tea time. Create an elegant space by placing tea pots, tea cups, and pearls as the centerpieces on each of the tables. Finger sandwiches with mini cheesecakes for dessert is the perfect pair for the tea party. Obviously, you have to serve hot and iced tea to make this a real tea party. Get your hands dirty and make DIY honey lollipops for the favors that guests can either use at the party or take home. They are easier than you think! For a bonus, head to the dollar store and purchase a plain white tea pot and have all the guests sign it for a guest book and a memento the bride can keep.
She’s Been Scooped Up
Who doesn’t love ice cream? In this late afternoon bridal shower, an ice cream bar is the way to go. Sprinkle the space with pastel blues, pinks, and yellows for a gorgeous atmosphere. The centerpieces for this theme are so simple, yet perfect. All you need is glass jars, sprinkles, ice cream cones, and faux flowers. Pour some sprinkles in the bottom of the jar, add the cone, and place flowers in the top of the cone to represent ice cream scoops. An ice cream scoop is a gift that everyone will love! A party trick we found is to place the hot fudge, caramel sauce, and cherry sauce in a small crock pot on warm to keep the toppings melty.
I Do BBQ
This dinner backyard BBQ is the perfect bridal shower for men and women. Break out the grills for delicious BBQ chicken and pulled pork. With rustic décor, this shower is sure to impress. Use burlap, tree trunk slides, and greenery to decorate the space. “Grab a brew, she’s saying I do!” Fill your bar with his and her favorite brew, soda, and sweet iced tea. At dusk, start a fire and break out the s’mores to cook over the fire for dessert.
She’s Traveling from Miss to Mrs
Decorate this travel inspired shower with vintage suitcases, post cards, globes, vintage cameras, flowers and use maps as place mats at every seat. Pick your favorite international cuisine for the lunch, like Italian, Mediterranean, or Indian. A fun travel themed game to play is “Where were they?” Hang 10 pictures on a board and let the guests guess where the bride and groom were traveling in each picture.
Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses
Bring the beach to your home town with a tropical bash. Notes of aqua, pink, and white will create a tropical paradise. Serve a yogurt brunch bar with fresh coconut, granola, kiwi, pineapples, and mango. For an extra taste of fun, make Hawaiian sea foam frozen punch. A beach themed game to play is message in a bottle; Have each of the guests write down their best marriage advice and place it in a bottle.
She’s Found Her Main Squeeze
This citrus theme is perfect for a summer shower! Bright colors and fresh fruit. Decorate the tables and space with bright yellows, oranges, and pinks with lemons, oranges, limes and grapefruits throughout. Have various juices and flavored lemonades to sip on. For dessert, surprise everyone with fresh orange creamsicle, raspberry, and lemon macarons. A favor that every lady would love is a scrunchie or hair tie to “squeeze” their hair.
Here's to a Lifetime of Butterflies
For this butterfly themed shower, the hall should be filled with beautiful pastel flowers and butterflies. You can serve charcuterie boards in the shape of butterflies full of meat, cheese, fruits, and vegetables. Get creative with the drink and make Butterfly Pea Lemonade. This gluten free tea only needs butterfly pea flowers, fresh mint, and rosemary. For the cherry on top, the favors can be DIY butterfly shaped lavender soap.