The bridal shower, the bachelorette party, the rehearsal dinner, and the post-wedding bunch, are all sorts of the peripheral celebration surrounding the actual wedding. Each event has its own distinct flavor, custom, and purpose. The bridal shower is the party held two to three months before the wedding, during which you’ll be showered with gifts to help you set up your new home. Shower themes sprout faster than weeds, but these ten are perennial winners. Play them straight, put your own twist on them, or use the list to get your own ideas flowing.Every guest is assigned a letter of the alphabet and asked to bring a gift that starts with that letter.
Guests are assigned a time of day and asked to bring a corresponding gift. Eight in the morning might elicit eggcups of juice glasses or midnight means a nightie.Each guest is assigned a room and brings a gift for it. The living room might prompt a throw for the couch, while the bathroom might get you his-and-hers bathrobes.Not a good shower for basics, but a festive option if you’re having multiple showers. Everyone is given a holiday and chooses a gift in keeping with the day.Guests are asked to bring a gift to help outfit the kitchen. That could mean simple gifts like a set of dishtowels or a lemon zester, or a more elaborate pick like a mixer.Another perennial favorite, the lingerie shower is ideal as a second shower. Let the host know key sizes in case guests ask for guidance.Also popular for couples’ shower, this theme allows the couple to get all the screwdrivers, drills, flashlights, ladders, and other gear they’ll need around the house.A popular option at couples’ showers. Guests help fully outfit a bar.Themes aren’t necessary, they just set the bar for the rest of the wedding festivities. Have fun with it, as it’s an event that requires less work on your part. Along with shower themes, it’s always good to provide a few games. Games can be a great icebreaker for the friends who have never met.Best of Wishes,Stacey B.