Hosting a bridal shower is such a fantastic way to honor the bride before her special day. It is the perfect opportunity for wedding gifts, extra girl time, and celebration! Here are a few ideas to make this festivity fun.
Be sure to feast
Do ladies ever need an excuse for extra treats? Jazz up your shower with plenty of snacks and fruity drinks. Finger sandwiches, cheese trays, fondue, fruits, vegetables, and pastas are easy to prepare and always please the crowd. Don’t forget to include a few simple desserts too. Offer your guests a little bubbly to share; after all, this is a celebration. When everyone has had their fill of treats, make sure you add in time to toast the bride. Think of a way to honor her engagement and share in her excitement.
Play some games
Yes, let the games begin! Some guests may groan a little, but here are a few ideas that everyone can enjoy.
Say “Yes” to the Dress
Divide the guests into teams of 2 or more and use toilet paper to create the perfect wedding dress! Each team will wrap the paper around one willing participant in a way that fashions their best gown. The bride gets to choose which one she favors at the end!
How well do you really know the groom?
Allow each guest to ask the groom a question of their choosing prior to the shower. Write down his answers and ask the bride the collection of questions in front of the group. The bride must answer them all to find out how well she really knows her husband-to-be.
Date Idea Mason Jar
This idea is good for guests who are not so interested in interactive games. Decorate a mason jar for the couple that can hold popsicle sticks. Ask each guest to fill out one or two sticks with a date idea that the couple might enjoy once they have tied the knot. Send the final product home with the bride as a bonus gift!
Give the bride plenty of time to open her gifts and get excited over the latest items her and the groom will share. Be sure to keep a list of what she receives to help her thank everyone when the party is over. Don’t place too much attention on one item, be sure to move the gifts along so every gift is appreciated equally.
Most importantly, make the shower a celebration! This is a special event that will bring so much joy to the bride while she is in the midst of planning for her wedding.