You don’t have to wait for your honeymoon to bring the heat — bring colorful fiesta vibes into your wedding celebrations. This DIY bridal shower incorporated all of the best things about a tropical paradise right into the bride’s backyard! Captured by the talented Christy D. Swanberg, this shower will make you forget that summer is ending. Scroll on to see what fruity drinks, fun crafts and mouth-watering food will have your guests RSVPing right away!

1. Beautiful Booze

A sangria bar is always a hit at a bridal shower, and with endless garnish options to choose from, the fruit-filled drink is so easily customizable. From the copper mugs to the endless flow of flavors, the guests will have no problem bellying up to the bar. Cute drink stirrers will help guests keep track of their beverages while they mingle with guests and play games. Pro tip: If you’re looking for a shower game that ventures a little off the beaten path, have guests suggest, sample and vote on various sangria garnishes to help inspire the happy couple’s signature drinks.


2. Fun Food

Let’s be honest — the best thing about a bridal shower is usually all the fun-sized food. Things just taste better when they’re in miniature form! Cookie tacos are a genius idea for a unique twist on a classic dessert. We’ll take two, please. Decorate the table with lots of bright colors and succulent plants to keep the desert theme strong on the dessert table. To balance out the high-energy food display, keep the cake simple and muted, with an elegant touch of gold.


3. Creative Cactus

Give your guests favors that they can make and take home! These DIY cactus favors are perfect for any age guest, and are a great option if you want to break away from or supplement traditional games. Even your least crafty friends can make something beautiful.


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(Photos via Christy D. Swanberg)