Bridal Shower Ideas
I loved getting to shower Betsy with love and gifts and surprises for her wedding (only about a month to go!). When she arrived we all were lined up and threw glitter on her, a sparkly surprise. Then we proceeded with games, food, and gifts. Today I wanted to share some photos and some ideas for bridal shower games and decor as well.
We started decorating at 9 in the morning so that everything would be ready by 1pm. We grabbed some ideas from Pinterest and decided to give them a try! Some ideas worked... some not so much, but luckily Betsy chose some pretty innovative and creative ladies for her bridal party and we got the job done!
|Our table with advice cards, date night cards, |
and envelopes for addresses!
|The cupcake decorating station was a hit!|
|This was one of my favorite decorated spots inside the house.|
|Love you Betsy!|
|Isn't that chandelier perfect??|
|Th Bridal Party :)|
In addition to having a table with "Date Night Idea" + "Marriage Advice" cards, we played a few games. One of the games was the clothespin game. You can go here for a "how-to." We also handed out sheets with some wedding related words and had everyone fill in the blank with what they thought Betsy might say. For example wedding ______. Betsy wrote wedding 'dress.' We had 10 of these questions and the winner got a prize from the prize table. The other game we played was the bubble gum game. This one was hilarious!
We were a little unfair because we picked the biggest pieces of bubble gum ever! Betsy was a good sport though! Be sure to take pictures if you try this game at your bridal shower!
Some things to keep in mind:
+ Have a camera handy at all times! You never know what sweet, silly, or heart warming moment you could capture.
+ Not every Pinterest idea works. We wrapped balloons in tulle and it made them too heavy to float, so we secured them with clear string to the ceiling.
+ Don't panic. If something isn't going exactly how you pictured in your head, it's ok. If the bride is having a good time, that's all that matters.
+ Make sure you have food at the party, even if it's just fruit salad or pretzels and chips. Hungry guests are usually not happy guests.
+ You don't have to spend a ton of money or do something crazy extravagant. (Unless you've got money to spend and the bride loves glitz and glam!) A vase of flowers and a few photos of the bride and groom placed around the room can personalize it and brighten it up in a minute!
+ Keep the gifts and games family friendly. This isn't the bachelorette party, and I don't think Grandma wants to see the lingerie and prank gifts that her little grand baby is getting.
+ When inviting guests, remember to include where the couple is registered.