52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas

by Erica Whetston August 04, 2017 17 Comments

Bridal Shower Inspiration

Planning a bridal shower can be stressful. There are so many different things that you need to plan for, but we're only human. Fortunately, I'm here to help make your planning process a little easier!

I've come up with a list of decorations, games, food and drink bars, party favors, and invitation ideas that will hopefully help you decide what you want your bridal shower to be like! 

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Decorations:

1. 'She Said Yes' Banner - This mint, grey and white 'She Said Yes' banner is such a cute decoration for your bridal shower. It also comes in plenty of other colors and fonts so you can match it perfectly to your wedding color palette! 

'She said yes banner' is so cute for a bridal shower! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas |

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2. Kate Spade Advice Board - This adorable advice board is such a fun idea because being a new bride can be really scary! Help them out and give them some helpful advice! 

This advice board is so cute for bridal showers!! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | EleganceBoutique86

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3. Gold Glitter Vases - Add a little sparkle to your bridal shower and get these gorgeous gold vases!  

These gold glitter vases make such cute centerpieces at a bridal shower! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | LimeAndCo

Shop: LimeAndCo

4. Bride To Be Bow - Put this 'Bride-To-Be' bow on the back of the brides chair at her bridal shower and I promise she will love it! 

This 'bride to be' bow is so cute for your bridal shower! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | DarlingChicDesign

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5. Elegant Flower Ball and Rhinestone Vase - These flower balls are so unique! And they look even cuter with the silver vases! These are such a cute addition to a bridal shower.

These flower balls on these silver vases are so cute for a bridal shower! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | KimeeKouture

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6. Snapchat Geo Filter - We know the bride wants to show off her big day, so create a snapchat geo filter for her so that her friends can show it off too! Its affordable and such a great idea. 

Use a snapchat geo filter for your bridal shower! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | RoseGoldDesign

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7. Paper Mache 'LOVE' Letters - Well, after all, bridal showers are all about celebrating the love between the bride and the groom! So why not show a little more love with these awesome paper mache 'LOVE' letters?!

These paper mache 'LOVE' letters are such a cute addition to a bridal shower! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | PrettySimplyStudio

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8. 'Welcome To My Bridal Shower' Sign - Everyone wants to feel welcome, and what better way to make them feel welcome at your bridal shower than getting a huge sign that says 'Welcome!!' 

This 'welcome to my bridal party' sign is so adorable! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | The Sundae Creative

  Shop: TheSundaeCreative

9. Cute Date Ideas - The bride and groom can never have too many date ideas, considering they will be together for the rest of their lives! Help them out and give them some cute date ideas!

These 'cute date ideas' cards are such a cute bridal shower activity! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | SunnysideCottageArt

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Games: 

10. Bridal Word Scramble - Use the word scramble template and make sure you print out enough for all of your guests! See who can unscramble all the words correctly first! 

11. Bridal Bingo - Print out copies for your guests and have them fill in the gifts that they think the bride-to-be will receive! First one to get 5 in a row wins!

12. What's In Your Purse? - Check out what items you have in your purse and look how many points you receive for each item! Add them up and whoever has the most points wins!!

13. Who Knows The Bride Best? - Ask the bride-to-be to fill in the answers to the questions on the template and print blank sheets out for your guests! Have them try to guess the answers to the questions, and whoever gets the most right wins!

14. He Said She Said - Guess if it was the bride or groom who said it! 

15. How Old Was The Bride-to-Be? - Guess how old the bride-to-be was in each picture!  

These bridal shower game print outs are such a fun idea! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | BrideAndBows

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16. Find The Guest - Talk to all of the guests and find the answers to the questions on the template! Have each of them write their name on a piece of paper, put it in a bucket, and draw 5 names to win prizes! 

This 'Find The Guest' bridal shower game is so fun! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | PrettyCollected

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17. Right And Left - This is one of my all time favorite bridal shower games! Either have everyone stay at their tables, or have everyone sit in a circle. Give one gift per table, or if you're in a circle, give 3 or 4 gifts depending on the amount of people! Tell the guests to listen closely to the story and to pass the gifts left or right whenever they hear it read. Whoever is holding the gift at the end, wins the gift! 

A fun bridal shower game! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | SunnysideCottageArt

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18. How Many Kisses Are In The Jar? - Fill up a jar with chocolate kisses and have your guests guess how many are in the jar!

'How Many Kisses Are In The Jar?' is such a fun bridal shower game! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | Magical Printable

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Food & Drink Bars:

19. Mimosa Bar - With a variety of juices, fruits, and sweet and dry bubbly's, create a mimosa bar that's Pinterest-perfect!

20. Sangria Bar - Have your guests choose their own wine, fruit, and garnish to put in their delicious sangria concoction! 

21. Bloody Mary Bar - Vodka, tomato juice, olives, pickles, tabasco, shrimp, worcester sauce, cheese cubes... must I keep going? Because the list never ends!

22. Hot Chocolate & Coffee Bar - Perfect for a holiday or winter bridal shower, bring out the hot cocoa, coffee, marshmallows, whip cream, cinnamon sticks and candy canes! 

23. Popcorn Bar - Set out different popcorn seasonings, each in their own jar, so your guests can choose what kind they want to try! Don't forget to label them!

24. Donut Bar - Make your own donut creations for your guests to choose from! Or, cook up some plain donuts, and create a station where they can create their own! Fill it with different flavored glazes, sprinkles, different types of cereal, marshmallows, nuts, fruit, and whatever else your heart desires.

25. Chocolate Bar - The options for this one are endless. Hersheys, Kit Kats, Milky Ways, Twix, Snickers, Butterfinger, Reeces, Baby Ruths... pick your poison.

26. Bagel Bar - Spreads could include jam, cream cheese, chocolate, etc. Toppings could include veggies, meat, fruit, cheese, or anything else you think would be tasty! 

27. Yogurt Bar - For the best parfait, choose your flavors of yogurt, fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, granola, and some sweet toppings! 

28. Ice Cream Sundae Bar - There are so many different ways that you could set this one up! Use your imagination!

29. Milk And Cookies Bar - The many different types of cookies (sugar cookies, peanut butter cookies, raisin cookies, chocolate chip...) and the many different types of milk (strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, almond...) make it easy to fill your guests up with a sweet treat!

30. Fruit and Veggie Bar - Just because it's healthy doesn't mean it doesn't taste good! Veggies and veggie dip, & fruit and fruit dip would be a perfect addition to the menu at your wedding!

31. Candy Apple Bar - Crockpots of caramel, chocolate or other types of glaze along with plenty of different topping options like nuts, chopped Reese's peanut butter cups, sprinkles, sugar, M&M's, butterscotch, chocolate chips, marshmallows, and anything else for the perfect sweet tooth snack!  

Party Favors:

32. "Thank You For Helping Me Tie The Knot" Hair Ties - These are such a perfect party favor because every girl will love them!!

'Thank You For Helping Me tie The Knot' are such cute party favors at a bridal shower! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | CandyButtonUSA

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33. 'From My Shower To Yours' - This is one of my personal favorites! 'From My Shower To Yours' is so unique!! And everyone needs soap!

'From My Shower To Yours' soap party favors at your bridal shower! Such a cute idea! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | SoapSavant

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34. 'Mint To Be' - This is so creative! Just buy the labels and a bunch of tic tacs and you'll have yourself some awesome party favors!

These 'Mint To Be' labels are so cute for a bridal shower party favor! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | SoSweetPartyShop

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 35. 'Spread The Love'- These jars of jam don't only taste good, but they also look good! Get your custom jars of jam that say 'spread the love' and have the name of the bride and groom on them! Your guests are sure to love them!

These 'Spread The Loves' jars of jam are such a cute bridal shower party favor! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | SouthernJamsAndJelly

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36. Custom Can Coolers - Who needs a can cooler for the hot summer days?! I do! Your guests will definitely thank you for these.

These custom can coolers make a great bridal shower party favor! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | SipSipHooray

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37. Mini Champagne Labels - Buy some bottles of mini champagne and slap on some custom tags and you've got yourself another party favor!

These cute mini champagne labels are such a cute bridal shower party favor! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | LableWithLove

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Invitations: 

38. Brunch & Bubbly - These are so simple yet so elegant! The cursive writing, light color tones, and the gold sparkles make these invitations perfect for any bridal shower!

These 'Brunch & Bubbly' bridal shower invitations are adorable! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | InvitingInvites

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39. Confetti - These confetti invitations tell people that you're ready for a party! They're simple yet full of fun.

Super cute confetti bridal shower invitations! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Invitations | Kennedy Blue | KimNelsonCreative

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40. Simple Black & White - These black and white invitations are so simple and straight to the point! But they're still so adorable!

Cute simple black and white bridal shower invitations! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | PlumhollowPaperie

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41. Sparkles & Shoes - If you're looking for shoes and sparkles, these are the invitations for you! They're very graceful and stylish! 

Such a cute sparkly shoe themed bridal shower invitation! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | PlaceOfEvents

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42. White, Gold & Floral - If you want more flowers on your invitations, pick these! They're modest and gorgeous!

Adorable white, gold, and floral bridal shower invitations! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | SanFranciscoCrafts

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43. Miss to Mrs. - These are one of my all-time favorite bridal shower invitations! They're fairly plain but that little bit of sparkle gives them the perfect touch! 

These cute 'Miss to Mrs.' bridal shower invitations are adorable! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | SweetBeeShoppe

 Shop: SweetBeeShoppe

44. 'Once Upon A Time' - These are such a cute way to start out your love story! 

These 'Once Upon A Time' bridal shower invitations are so sweet! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | PIYLife

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45. Rhinestoned Wedding Gown - If you want some shimmer on your invitations, these are absolutely beautiful! 

Stunning rhinestoned bridal shower invitation! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | CoralBalloon

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46. Bride & Co. - If you like Tiffany's, these are for you! They're so fun and sparkly, and really give your invitations that party look! 

Cute Bride & Co. (tiffanys) bridal shower invitations! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | SimpleandStunning2

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47. Navy And Gold - The cursive handwriting and the gold design against the navy background make these invitations look absolutely gorgeous!

This navy and gold bridal shower invitation is stunning! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | Cloud9Factory

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48. Let's Shower the Bride-To-Be - Simple yet catchy, showering the bride to be is exactly what bridal showers are for! So why not have invitations that say just that?!

These 'Lets Shower The Bride-To-Be' bridal shower invitations are so cute and catchy! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | SunshinePrintables

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49. Rustic & Wooden - These are so unique because they have a rustic, wooden look to them! I've never seen anything like these but they are perfect for a country bridal shower invite!

These rustic and wooden bridal shower invitations are so cute! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | ByMiniStore

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50. Here Comes The Bride - I love this invite because it is straight to the point! 'Here Comes The Bride' in huge letters is really all you need on your invites! 

Here Comes The Bride bridal shower invitations are such a cute idea! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | WestWillow

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51. Boxed Lace Invitation - These are simply stunning! These could be used for either your actual wedding invites or your bridal shower invites! Either way, this lace box gives your invitations such a beautiful touch.

These boxed lace bridal shower invites are so unique! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | CutInvites

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52. Bridal Tea in Honor of the Bride-To-Be! - The catchiest invitation of them all, why not have a little rhyme on your invites? This bridal shower invite is another one of my favorites because it's so memorable! 

'Bridal Tea In Honor Of The Bride-To-Be' is such a catchy phrase for a cute bridal shower invitation! | 52 Awesome Bridal Shower Ideas | Kennedy Blue | HappyPartyStudio

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Let's Chat!

Now that I've shared some bridal shower inspiration, we want to hear yours! Share your favorite bridal shower ideas that you've had at your bridal shower or that you hope to have at your bridal shower someday! 



Erica Whetston
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17 Responses

Ashley
Ashley

August 31, 2017

My sister is getting married next Spring and we’re excited to use these!

Karen
Karen

August 16, 2017

I love all of these ideas! Thank you so much for putting in the hard work to make my life easier as I plan. Truly the inspiration I need when things seem crazy.

Caroine Gazzara
Caroine Gazzara

August 16, 2017

Such great tips! I love the confetti design so much, might just get something similar to it!

Adrianna
Adrianna

August 14, 2017

Love these ideas! So cute and creative. I especially loved some of the non-traditional game ideas!

Francine L
Francine L

August 12, 2017

So many great ideas. Totally need to save this post so we can remember to make use of these in the winter for my friends bridal shower. Love all the unique game ideas!

Rachel
Rachel

August 11, 2017

I really like the Date Ideas activity. I also went to a bridal shower recently that had sort of a fun game that I had never seen before. Basically, you have a list of potential spice names in front of you and pass around bottles of spices with their labels covered – instead, each bottle just has a letter on it. For sanitary reasons, you can also just dump out a little of the spices into a baggie, so the main bottle isn’t passed around. Then, based on smell and taste, each player writes down which letter they think matches each spice name on their paper and the person who gets the most right wins. This is also a fun treat for the couple because at the end they have a whole stock of spices for their kitchen.

Allison Wolf
Allison Wolf

August 11, 2017

I am having four showers so these tips are awesome!

Rachael Hitchcock
Rachael Hitchcock

August 10, 2017

I have so many parties coming up, this will be great to utilize! Thanks for sharing.

Nicole Sirois
Nicole Sirois

August 10, 2017

I didn’t have many ideas for our engagement party and this helped me figure out how to make it prett and elegant but nothing too fancy! Thanks for the helpful information!

Katie Wilks
Katie Wilks

August 10, 2017

This article was SO helpful! There’s so much planning and coordinating with the wedding alone, so planning for the bridal shower is sort of overwhelming. This article makes me feel more at ease with the preparation of the party. Thank you!! Best shower article thus far

Sydney Pralle
Sydney Pralle

August 10, 2017

So many great ideas! Can’t wait to use them for some of my friends!!

Danielle Burgess
Danielle Burgess

August 10, 2017

Using some of these in November!

Stephanie Gunderson
Stephanie Gunderson

August 10, 2017

Great ideas!!

Natasha
Natasha

August 09, 2017

Great post!! Filled with amazing ideas, which reminds me of the snapchat filter!

Linda
Linda

August 09, 2017

These are fantastic! These ideas will be very helpful in planning my best friends bridal shower and bachelorette party.

Rebecca Barnes
Rebecca Barnes

August 09, 2017

The snapchat geofilter is a great idea!! Will definitely be doing this :)

Alicia Bowman
Alicia Bowman

August 06, 2017

I absolutely love the advice wall! Making/gifting soap saying ‘From ’Bride’s’ shower to yours" is a super cute idea and something useful that everyone will use

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