Being the maid of honor isn't an easy job, but someone has to do it! It is usually the maid of honor and the bridesmaid's job to put together a bridal shower for the bride to be. Summer is one of the best times to have a bridal shower since you can take advantage of both the warm weather and the beautiful surroundings! Many summer bridal showers take places in local parks or a friend's backyard. Once you have the right location, creating the perfect bridal shower for your best friend is easy!
Summer Bridal Shower Themes
Finding the right theme for your bridal shower can depend on a variety of things, including your wedding colors and the general theme the bride is wishing to have for her wedding. If your bride does not have a theme already picked out, pick a theme that goes along with things your bride enjoys. For a bride that is wild and care free, you may want to consider going with a luau theme, a Hawaiian-inspired party with alcohol and a fun pool party setting for your bridal shower. However, if you have a bride that wants something a bit more elegant, go for a summer themed tea party with roses, butterflies, and other decorations. Both themes can easily be used to make a fun bridal shower that embraces the personality of the bride to be, while still allowing all of your guests to have a good time.
Summer Bridal Shower Decorations
One area where the Maid of Honor and bridesmaids stress the most when it comes to a bridal shower is decorations. With all the decorations available today, it is easy to get overwhelmed with options. Since it is an outdoor event that may not be at your own home, we recommend keeping it simple but elegant. Consider decorating your tables with artificial rose petals, and simple flower decorations that go with your theme. As well, always use disposable, plastic or paper party sets that are easy to clean up and can still look elegant. What many people do not realize is that you can even find disposable wine glasses to give that same, elegant look to all of your place settings. If you are someone's home having a patio tea party as part of your bridal shower, don't forget that you can even make the simplest things at your table decorative - like sugar cubes. Today, you can find a wide variety of themed sugar shapes or frosted sugar cubes for just about any theme!
Summer Bridal Shower Favors
Finding the perfect party favors for your summer bridal shower can be difficult, but not impossible. Since most bridal showers are for adults, you can usually go with classy party favors or candy, such as buttermints. When picking party favors for your guests, make sure you keep the theme of your shower in mind. Picking different themed candies is always safe, as well as bubbles. Quite a few bridal showers include themed bubbles, but many go for something simple, such as rose shaped bubbles or wedding themed bubble bottles. Since it's outside, you can always encourage your guests to blow bubbles during certain times at the shower, or to congratulate people who have won bridal shower party games. With the right amount of planning and decorations, you can easily create the bridal shower that will have the future bride, and guests, talking for months to come!