Whether the bride’s your BFF, sister, daughter, cousin, or some other special friend, she is going to have an unforgettable shower—thanks to you. If you’ve volunteered (or been chosen) to host this important event, have no fear: with the right planning and these helpful tips, you’ll not only pull it off, it will be an affair to remember!
The best parties are the ones that have a fun or meaningful theme, and a bridal shower is no exception. To make this celebration unique, choose a theme that not only reflects the personalities of the bride and groom, but one that will entertain all who attend. Showers that center around an activity are getting more and more popular these days, such as wine tastings, cooking demos with a local chef, painting or pottery classes, spa days, or weekend girls’ getaways.
The more the merrier, especially when it comes to bridal showers! Get others involved in the planning and this event is sure to be the bomb. Contact all of the bridesmaids to collaborate on decorations, music, activities, games, and food. Remember to talk to the bride ahead of time to select the perfect date and time, unless you have a trusted accomplice who can ensure her attendance at a surprise shower!
Although every guest at the shower will know the bride, not all of them will know each other. To break the ice and make things more interesting, be sure to plan a few games for attendees to play. You can stick with traditional bridal shower games like bride bingo and the toilet-paper or newspaper wedding gown, or you can take things to a whole new level with some modern twists. Try these out:
You’ll want to have plenty of food and drinks to serve your guests. Whether you choose finger sandwiches, mini quiches and other small plates, homemade personal pizzas and flatbreads, or veggie platters, salads, and chilled soups, make sure that you have appetizers and a main dish.
And don’t forget the mimosas (if you’re doing a brunch or lunch-time party), wine, flavored martinis, margaritas, or whatever cocktails go well with your shower’s theme. It’s also a good idea to have champagne on hand for a special toast to the bride and her new life.
No bridal shower is complete without dessert! But rather than stick with the usual bridal cake, take it up a notch with a Cold Stone Creamery Ice Cream Cake. Or enlist our special catering crew to serve up signature Cold Stone Creamery creations to all your guests with our Ultimate Ice Cream Party. We can bring along our portable stone and the mix-ins that will make their mouths water. Only the wedding itself will top this!
When you’re the one tasked with creating and executing the best-ever bridal shower, these tips will help you succeed, and then some. Just make sure you start planning way ahead of time and host the shower between one and three months before the wedding. And get in touch with us today to find out about our many catering options to ensure they’ll love the dessert!