Many of us have a very specific idea in mind when we think about bridal showers…ideas that involve sitting in a church basement, publicly opening gifts, and eating too much cake. However, not all brides are traditional individuals, and not every bridal shower has to look and feel the same.
If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate your upcoming wedding or throw a memorable pre-wedding celebration for someone special, here are some bridal shower party ideas to consider!
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue
These are the catchy words of an Old English rhyme that has come to mean good luck for brides on their wedding days. But why not switch the tradition up a bit and host a “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue” bridal shower instead?
Here are some cute ideas to incorporate into this theme:
- Suggest that your guests wear blue clothing
- Decorate your party in different shades of blue colors
- Encourage your guests to give “old” gifts, meaning gifts that are recycled, upcycled, and eco-friendly
- Play the “Wedding Rhyme Game” and tally up your guests’ points
Vintage Sailing Adventure
Transform yourself and your party guests back to a simpler time when vintage was the norm and retro was trendy. One fun way to “go retro” is to choose a vintage sailing theme and take your bridal party to sea!
One of the most unique bridal shower venues you can find is a private yacht charter with the breathtaking NYC skyline in view. And our ultimate luxury yacht, The Atlantis, provides a sophisticated and classic backdrop for your special day. We’ll even help you decorate your on-board event space in a nautical theme with anchors and sailing décor, navy blue and white colors, and maritime-inspired cocktails!
Wine Tasting Indulgence
After all this wedding planning, who couldn’t use a refreshing glass of wine?
Hire a sommelier or other wine expert to host a tasting of local or far-away varieties at your favorite wine bar, a destination vineyard, or even in your living room at home. This is a cute idea for smaller bridal party groups that are all over 21 and enjoy sampling the finer things in life. You can either buy the wines that you want to try for your group or leave the decision making up to your expert and just sit back and enjoy.
Charitable Shower for the Budding Philanthropist
If you’re of the mindset that you’d rather give than receive, consider hosting a charity bridal shower instead of a traditional one. This is a wonderful idea for couples that have been together for a while and already have all the essential items they need.
Here are some cute ideas to add a little philanthropy into your wedding plans.
- Ask your guests to bring food or clothing to donate instead of gifts
- Make donations to charity instead of giving party favors
- Invite a nonprofit leader you admire to give a motivational speech at your party
Tropical Fun in the Sun
If you love spending your vacation time at the beach, soaking up the sunshine, and sipping on tropical drinks, this bridal theme is right up your alley.
Encourage your guests to bring their best beachwear and consider booking your bridal shower on a catered cruise to really set the mood. When you go with a tropical theme, bridal shower catering can revolve around island favorites like kabobs, fresh fruit parfaits, and piña coladas with those festive little umbrellas. This is a clever idea for fun-loving brides who want to let loose and party!