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Our 55 Best Bridal Shower Ideas

September 11, 2019

Celebrate love — and get your party on — with these happily-ever-after wedding shower themes, games, decorations, desserts and more.

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Make a List, Check It Twice

Who should you invite? When should invitations go out? What time should gifts be opened? Snag all of our top bridal shower hosting tips, plus download a free printable checklist planner below.

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Pick a Theme

To make party planning a breeze, choose a theme that reflects the bride’s personality. If she knows every line to a particular John Hughes flick, layer the room with pink banners and garlands for a pretty-in-pink look that would impress Molly Ringwald herself. Keep scrolling to snag more of our favorite bridal shower themes.

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Backyard Bridal Barbeque

Save a little money and create an unforgettable day by hosting a laid-back and relaxed bridal shower in your own backyard. A buffet-style barbeque menu, farmhouse-inspired decor and fresh-fruit centerpieces combine for a rustic-chic atmosphere and all around good time.

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Flower Arranging Party

You can’t think about weddings without thinking about wedding flowers. Consider throwing a fun-filled, flower-arranging bridal shower where guests design and create a mock bridal bouquet for themselves, a vase arrangement or even their own trendy flower crown. The options are endless!

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