Great Bridal Showers

Afternoon Tea Theme

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There are many different types of themes for a bridal shower, from classic themes, such as a bachlorette party theme to more outrageous themes, such as a 1980’s theme and everything in between. If you’d like to have a shower theme that is simple, classic, and elegant all in one, then try an afternoon tea theme.

If you can host the shower at a nice bed and breakfast or a luxurious hotel that serves formal tea would be great; if not, then create your own. Decorate with soft colors, such as pastel and white, crisp, white tablecloths, and fresh flowers in elegant vases…think refinement and sophistication. For food, you could have tiny sandwiches, scones, crumpets with jam, etc. to serve with your tea and you can have cold tea, for those who don’t like hot tea.

You could have guest bring antique tea cups and saucers, silver teaspoons, silver serving tray, anything that could incorporate into the theme. Games of your choosing could be played and party favors for the guest could be incorporated into the theme…different flavored teas could be given as gifts for guest.

This theme is for those who would like something simple, yet elegant at the same time.

Garden Brunch Bridal Shower Theme

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The sun is shining on a beautiful day…the smell of freshly cut grass fills your nose along with the sweet aroma of lovely flowers. Roses, tulips, lavender, and many other types of flowers surround you and you can’t help but to smile and you forget that you’re at a shower. Does the idea of being surrounded by sweet smelling flowers bring a smile to your face? Then have a garden brunch theme.

If you have a large backyard, a garden brunch can be a delightful shower. Remember not to host it too early; 11:00 am is probably a safe time. If your backyard already has different types of plants and flowers, you won’t need many decorations as the garden itself is the main focus…hang mini-lights on backyard shrubs and place pastel colored table clothes over the tables. Scatter rose petals on the table clothes and place a framed picture of the bride or groom on each table…if you have childhood photos that would be especially sweet. Serve a continental breakfast, complete with fruit salad, muffins, bagels, pastries and mimosas (champagne and orange juice mixed together). Guests are invited to bring a gift of their choice.

If you don’t have a big backyard, try hosting the bridal shower at a pretty bed and breakfast or a luxurious hotel that serves formal afternoon tea. Serve tiny sandwiches, scones, crumpets, jam, clotted cream and tea. Think crisp white tablecloths, fresh flowers in elegant vases and an overall air of refinement and sophistication.
Favors can have a garden theme: from mini watering cans, to flower seeds, to trowels to a live mini rose bush or garden plaque with the bride’s name engraved. Or perhaps, get the kits where you can create your own stepping stone and use it as a game.

However you decide to plan this theme, it will be a wonderful and beautiful day for all.