50 Beautiful Bridal Shower Theme Ideas
Planning your nuptials is a ton of work, even a virtual wedding. Aside from the actual reception and ceremony, there's the dress, the flowers, different cakes, the bridesmaids…the list is so long it's stressing us out. But, that's where your bridal partycome in. It's their job to plan events like the bachelorette party and the wedding shower.
So to help your lovely ladies of honor out, we've rounded up the ultimate list of bridal shower inspiration that will give you a colorful, fun, and memorable celebration. From movie nights to champagne tastings, here are 50 themes and ideas that brides are bound to love.
Do bridal showers have themes?
Your bridal shower doesn't necessarily have to have a theme, but in our opinion, it makes the shower a lot easier to plan. Think of a theme like a guideline for the food, colors, and dress code.
Who usually pays for the bridal shower?
Traditionally, the person hosting the bridal shower is the one who pays for it. If your maid of honor is throwing you the party, then they'll usually pay!
What are good bridal shower themes?
We love seasonal bridal shower themes to reflect the time of year that you're getting married. But you can't go wrong with any theme that makes you feel empowered and excited to tie the knot!
What is popular for bridal showers?
According to our 2023 Bridal Shower Trend Report, garden parties, colorful discos, and classic romantic hearts are all great ideas for your bridal shower!
Summery Bridal Shower Themes
Green doesn't suit everyone as a color palette, so mix it up using pastels and summery shades. With paper, anything is possible. (via Brit + Co)
There's a reason you've been collecting all that kitschy cute dinnerware. Put it to good use for your trendiest friends. (via Sugar & Cloth)
Queen Bey + a refreshing summery bevie = party planning perfection. PLUS your soundtrack is already decided. (via Bespoke Bride)
We are obsessed with this '60s-inspired tiki party. Decorate with bold and bright colors, wear your one-pieceand have the best pool party everrrr. (via Sarah Layne Photography / 100 Layer Cake)
Get an AirBnB with a pool, and call upon your reserve of giant pool floats. The gang can spend the afternoon reclining in style. (via Studio DIY)
These cheery little blooms are hopeful, feminine, and won't clash with anyone's outfit (hopefully). Plus, you can DIY everything you need, so you can use your existing party essentials. (via Aww Sam)
May or not, who doesn't love a piñata and tacos? Boring people, that's who. (via PMQ for two)
Finally, an opportunity to use every single color of tableware you have. Pink cutlery? Do it. Funky florals? You better be using those. Oh, and don't forget the bold and punchy citrus. Slowly but surely, you'll be able to pull together a playful party full of pattern-heavy shift dresses.(via Justin Demustiis Photography)
Party Bridal Shower Themes
No boys allowed. Need we say more? Iredescent unicorn streamers, PJs and balloons for all! (via Studio DIY)
Gather the squad for some roller derby action and bust out the jams and disco balls. Bonus points for jumpsuits, big hair, and way too much eyeshadow. Boogie night references are welcome. (via Danielle DiBenedetto/Inspired by This)
Food-Related Bridal Shower Themes
Not digging a theme? Cool. Just put out a bunch of desserts, and suggest everyone do their photos before cake stains are a problem. (via Brit + Co)
Ice cream Social
Dust off your finest ice cream scoop, and start looking for the best waffle cones. A retro vibe is lots of fun, but you could update it to suit your needs. (via Bespoke Bride)
Sure, it may not be February 13th, but what better excuse to celebrate the women (and waffles!) in your life than your bridal shower. (via A Kailo Chic Life)
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Another centerpiece to capture the bride's love of cooking or baking is a huge Dutch oven pot — especially if it's filled with flowers. If you're a fan of the amazing Julia Child (who isn't?) you'll love throwing this chef-centric shower. Have your guests fill out recipe cards to add to the soon-to-be-bride's collection. (via Injoy Imagery / Wedding Chicks)
Take a break from reality with an afternoon tea party that's fit for the cast of The Crown. Tea sandwiches, teacups, teapots, oh my! (via Brit + Co)
Movie Night Bridal Shower Theme
Some of the greatest love stories ever told happened on the silver screen, so this just honors those romances. (via Brit + Co)
Not everyone has a yard, or a projector, but almost everyone has a TV. What's more? It's a budget friendly way to catch the latest releases, or the squad's faves. (via Brit + Co)
You probably haven't done this since you were a kid, but a movie night outside is the epitome of summer fun. Don't forget to rig a wicked sound system, otherwise you'll all be crowded around your laptop speakers. (via Becca Bond Photography /Hostess With The Mostess)
Music-Based Bridal Shower Themes
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If you're a big Swiftie, throw your own backyard Eras Tour in honor of your "Lover." Pastels, glitter, hearts, and an amazing playlist are sure to make this shower one to remember! (via Brit + Co)
Tickets are legit expensive, and getting time off work to go is tricky. BUT, you can recreate the Indio Desert in your backyard, complete with rich textiles, a wicked playlist, and a whole lot of tassel fringe. (via Kara's Party Ideas)
Does the Bride to Be love to rock-out? Is her beau a musician? The answer is clear: music themed everything. (via Aww Sam)
Pop Culture Bridal Shower Themes
If it's not securing land, power, or a military alliance — is it even a marriage? (via Brit + Co)
Bring a lush and decadent tablescape to life in honor of your best boo. (via Brit + Co)
Whether your bridal shower idea consists of a themed brunch or you host your closest friends for a sleepover, you can't go wrong with an Audrey Hepburn party formed around these iconic eye masks. (via PMQ For Two)
There could not be a more perfect event theme for a bachelorette. Love brought you all together, everyone is there for the right reasons, except in this case you already know who's getting the rose. (via Brit + Co)
This one could easily take a 50 Shades vibe if you wanted. But you can keep it sexy and simple with masks and lavender bubbly. (via A Bubbly Life)
So the theme may sound a little cheesy, but this theme is definitely one of our favorites. Go all out with the roots idea by serving your apps in mini planters, using potted plants as decor and garnishing your drinks with fresh herbs. How adorbs are those carrots and hummus pots?! (via Hostess With the Mostess)
Plant Mama Bridal Shower Themes
No need to go over the top with the theme. Cactuses and succulents are trendy, simple, and allow you to pull from your extensive collection, and even add to it! (via Sugar & Cloth)
How much can you borrow or upcycle for this bash? Impress the eco friendly bride with your environmentally conscious choices. (via Kayla Tiffany Photography / Inspired By This)
Winter Bridal Shower Themes
Couples taking advantage of the colder months for a destination wedding, still deserve all the fanfare of the fun summer months. With enough blankets and pillows, any party can be cozy and chic. (via Paper & Stitch)
For the winter nuptials, consider a glam chalet look. For the record, no one has to have actually gone skying, for this to work. (via PMQ for two)
If your bride is a snow bunny, throw her a sparkly winter party. Snowflakes make gorgeous toppers, by the way. (via Hostess With the Mostess)
Galentine's Bridal Shower Themes
Who says you have to wait until February to celebrate a love-filled brunch with girlfriends? Craft some love letters for a day to celebrate you and your boo. (Brit + Co)
If you want your party to sparkle, add small glittery details like gold dipped balloons or gold rimmed champagne glasses. A little glitter goes a long way! (via Studio DIY)
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If you're throwing any type of brunch party, a mimosa bar is seriously crucial. We're also loving the color dipped vases hanging in the background. (via Katie Pritchard Photo / Green Wedding Shoes)
Your best buds will love getting their drink on at your champagne tasting shower. Once you've all had a few glasses, let loose with some party games. (via Katie Parra / Style Me Pretty)
While this could definitely be a bachelorette party theme, we love the idea of getting more of the guest list to join in on the fun. Pass out feather boas, play swanky tunes and put on your sky-high heels. (via The Why We Love / 100 Layer Cake)
Western Bridal Shower Themes
You know what they say, you can take the girl out of the country but can't take the country out of the girl! Have your guests rocks cowboy boots, drink some sweet tea and have a good ol' fashion hoedown. (via Paper Antler / Style Me Pretty)
Who says it always has to be a champagne affair? This theme's perfect for the girl that loves a hearty sipper. (via Style Me Pretty)
More Bridal Shower Ideas to Consider
Spa Night In
Grab some matching bathrobes on Etsy and DIY some spa treatments. This is how you relax and pamper yourselves for cheap. (via Brit + Co)
Sometimes a soft and pretty theme is just what the doctor ordered. You could throw a watercolor painting party, passing out paper and palettes to all of your guests. Or, you could take it less literally and decorate based on soft, washed-out hues. (via Annabella Charles Photography / Style Me Pretty)
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More is more, and less is a bore. Create a visual feast for the eyes with your choice of decor and accents, and nothing will steal the spotlight from the bride. Add different shades and tones of the same color for an ombré effect, or try bright versions of all your favorite colors. (via Sugar & Cloth)
Celebrate in utter luxury, with quilted this, and scented that. With a bigger budget, having everyone create a custom perfume is as classy as it gets. (via Justine Milton Photography / Inspired By This)
Instead of placing floral arrangements in vases, hang them among balloon lights and air plant terrariums for some unexpected drama. (via Isabel Lawrence Photographers / Style Me Pretty)
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Bright neon colors work with gold, circus accents for a super whimsical theme. Try your hand at streamer backdrops, vibrant rock candy, colorful icing. (via Canary Grey / Green Wedding Shoes)
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We love the bright edge of a neon sign, especially when it features a romantic message. Want to make even more of an impact? Pair it with neutrals. (Image via Ioana Cristiana/Unsplash)
These coral-colored wedding invites set the scene for an elegant soiree in a fresh hue. (via Minted)
Celebrate your upcoming wedding with these foil-pressed wedding invitations. They're the perfect precursor to your Galentine's Brunch bridal shower theme! (via Minted)
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