If you are planning a Bridal Shower and want to make it
extra special for the guests as well as the bride-to-be, considering choosing a
theme. It is fun to choose invitations, decorations, snacks and games to
reflect the theme. There are lots of resources online and in books for
popular themes. Below are some hard-to-find themes.
1. Gift Basket Shower
Have each guest bring a basket, box or container filled with related items.
A pretty basket can be filled with bubble bath, shower gel and a sponge. A
laundry basket can be filled with detergent, fabric softener and clothes pins.
A picnic basket can be filled with plastic dishes and picnic supplies This
works best with groups small enough so that guests can plan their baskets
2. Round the Clock Shower
Assign each guest a time of day that their gift should correspond to. The
guests should write the time on the outside of the package so they can be opened
in order, from morning to night.
3. Fill the Bookshelf Shower
Assign the guests a specific type of book (cookbook, handyman, best seller, etc)
or let each guest choose their favorite for an even wider variety. If the
couple has children from previous marriages, it is also fun to bring a
children's book to stock the children's bookcase.
4. Ornament Shower
This type of shower is especially popular when the bride has already had one or
more other showers. Instruct the guests to bring either an ornament or
home decoration for the couple's first Christmas, or expand the theme to include
trims and decorations for holidays around the year.
5. Online Pamper the Bride Shower
This shower is a fun way friends can honor the bride and celebrate the occasion
even if the bride has moved a distance from her friends and is unable to attend
a traditional shower. Suggest lightweight gifts like lingerie, movie tickets and coupons to her local spa. The hostess should ship the gifts
and invite the guests to gather at a time that the bride can be available to
chat with them online as she opens the gifts. You can even arrange to have pizza delivered to both locations.