Shower Themes - Trendy to Avant-garde
Tired of the old paper-plate-ribbon-bouquet type bridal shower? Looking
for new ideas to make your bridal shower a hit? Start with a bridal
shower theme! A theme makes the shower planning easy and sets a fun
mood for the guest and the bride.
Gone are the bridal shower rules of following proper etiquette and
protocol. Today's showers are all about entertaining amusements designed
to fit the bride's personality. Anything from a from wild bachelorette
soiree to casual coed barbeque is acceptable. What about your bride?
Does she like adventurous fun or perhaps she prefers a more formal
structured setting. Whatever your brides personality, you'll find
unique bridal shower themes in this list of theme suggestions:
Trendy Wedding Showers -
Everybody's Doing It
Jack and Jill Wedding Showers
The groom and his buddies join the ladies for this one. These parties
are casual affairs held in the afternoon as barbeque or in the evenings
as a cocktail party. Considerations for both the bride and groom go
into planning coed parties. Do they have a favorite team? How about
a sports-themed event at a favorite local sports bar. How about a
stock-the-bar or stock-the-garage theme in addition to stock-the-pantry
-- gifts for her and gifts for him.
Spa Bridal Shower
Treat your bride and party guest to a day of pampering at a local
spa. Many spa's accommodate such an event and will be glad to offer
suggestions for planning it. If the cost is out-of-reach consider
an at-home spa bridal shower. Stacks of white towels, manicure and
pedicure supplies and a hired massage therapist will do the trick.
Round the Clock Shower
Each guest is assigned a time of day, such as 7 AM, 12 Noon, 10 PM.
Their gift reflects what one would be doing at that time of the day.
Perhaps guest assigned 7 AM gives an omelet pan, the 10 PM guest could
give pampering bath items or lingerie.
Room of the House Shower
Each guest is assigned a room of the house and chooses a gift that
is appropriate for that room.
This theme centers around the couple's honeymoon destination. Decor,
food and gifts reflect the destination such as a luau theme for Hawaiian
or tropical destinations; outdoor gear for adventurous outdoorsy ones.
Other items may include maps, travel guides or luggage.
Guest give the bride gifts of lingerie, often very sexy lingerie.
These events run the gamut from mild to quite racy. In addition to
the living room, lingerie showers can be held in a banquet or favorite
bar and have been known to include a surprise visit from a dancer
of the male persuasion.
Unique Wedding Shower Themes -
Memorable Showers as Unique as the Bride
Mystical Bridal Shower
Hire a fortune teller or palm reader for a metaphysical shower experience.
This is usually an actor who sets the stage for fun with off-the-wall
predictions about the bride and guests.
For the high tech couple, create a cyberspace-age atmosphere. Use
blue light bulbs to mock the techno blue glow of computer monitors.
Use floppy disks as coasters and give custom-made mouse pads personalized
with a photo of the couple, their names and wedding date as party
favors. forget paper invitations via snail mail; email invitations
instead! Guests could give gift certificates for high-tech shopping.
Health and Fitness Shower
Is your bride a fitness fanatic? Reserve the rock-climbing wall at
a local sport center or take this coed shower to a park or beach.
Organize a golf, tennis, volleyball or racquetball tournament. Great
for Coed showers too!
Stock the Bar Shower
Forget the pantry, how about stocking the bar. A great idea for couples
who frequently host parties.
Wine Tasting Shower
Organize a wine tasting event in honor of the bride. This can be held
at a winery or local cafe. Guest could bring wine and bar related
Stock the Garage
Brides need power tools too! Maybe the happy couple will be buying
a fixer-upper or planning a house remodel? Is the bride or groom a
car buff? How about car cleaning and maintenance supplies.
Bridal Shower Cruise
If you are lucky enough to live near water, a shower aboard a local
cruise or tour vessel is a great setting for a fun event. Even better
if the bride or groom is into boating.
This is perfect for winter weddings. Guest will bring a Christmas
tree ornament or other Christmas related gifts.
Each guest brings a memento to represent a special or funny experience
shared with the bride. Another option for a coed shower is to play
videos or display images of the bride and groom as children. Guest
can share remembered childhood stories and events.
Perfect for a June Bride into gardening (or hopes to be). Hold the
event in a garden setting and have the guest bring gardening related
gifts. A fun twist is for guest to come wearing a decorated sun shade
hat. The best hat design wins a door prize!
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