Bridal Shower Party Guide

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The party guide helps plan a themed Bridal Shower event with ideas, tips in the food departments, creative crafts, and clever conversation chats, menus, recipes, cookies, cakes and food labels. Free printable games, puzzles, place name cards and coloring pages.


A bridal shower song list should be comprised of songs that mean something to the bride such as her favorites as well as music that is directly related to the bridal shower theme. This is, after all, an occasion that cries out for music. Some of the most popular bridal shower themed songs are on the below playlist.

Natalie Cole – This Will Be
Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Grease – You’re the One That I Want
Dusty Springfield – I Only Want to Be With You
Stevie Wonder – For Once in My Life
Sheryl Crow – All I Wanna Do
Wang Chung – Everybody Have Fun Tonight
The Pointer Sisters – I’m So Excited
Elvis Presley – All Shook Up
Donna Summer – Last Dance

Any song that is light hearted or themed around love will be a perfect choice. Just avoid the sappy and syrupy ballads at all costs. Depending on the age group, you may want to throw in a little rap music to keep the party upbeat and current or maybe even some new alternative rock music. All of this will depend on the musical tastes of the bride and her guests.

Always have music that people can dance to as well as relax to. Bridal showers are focused around pampering the bride with gifts and sharing memories and congratulations. Having the right music selection will ensure that the party keeps pressing forward and fills in the gaps of silence. And it will keep everybody singing and dancing along. Creative idea: Matching or contrasting color decor items such as plates and cups will work for any theme ideas. If you specify the type of clothing for a social event like summer causal, give a few examples of what is acceptable and more importantly what isn't. When all is said and done, favors given to those guests who were able to attend will both feel appreciated and be reminded of the day whenever they look at that favor.

Homemade party supplies and party goods for a Bridal shower will take a great deal of time, talent and effort. Yet the work will be worth it when you see the results. Many times, a Bridal Shower takes extra preparation due to preparing handmade Bridal shower party supplies such as handmade tablecloths and door covers. Some other great homemade party supplies for a Bridal shower are balloon bouquets, handmade kitchen centerpieces and house flags. Anything brash, beautiful and highly personal will work. These handmade party supplies are a welcomed addition to any Bridal shower.

Many people find making handmade Bridal Shower party supplies a lot of fun. It can almost as enjoyable as the event itself. Most Bridal Shower handmade party supplies will require a lot of thought, as well as preparation time for the party. More than likely, the handmade centerpiece created especially for the table or the personalized homemade door cover needs to be prepared in advance and then adding the details when it is closer to time for the bridal shower. Most people will find that making a plan and finding a way to compare one type of item to another will alleviate a lot of stress. Planning in advance serves to make everything easier.

Simple homemade Bridal shower party supplies such as a homemade personalized banners will be a party supply that will be treasured and more than likely be saved for years to come. A simple personalized Bridal shower banner is a very popular item that can be created in a variety of different sizes. This homemade Bridal Shower banner can also have the name of the future bride and groom, as well information about the upcoming wedding. This simple touch will be very well received at the Bridal shower.


Bridal shower cake design can be anything you want it to be. Just make sure that it is beautiful and memorable. Often times a bride or mother will choose a theme that is related to love and marriage but beach themes, or music themes are also a fun choice. If choosing to go with the traditional bridal shower theme cake think simple and elegant. Whatever you choose should fit the persona of the bride.

Elegance is created from simple lines, colors and contour. Popular colors for bridal shower cakes include white, ivory, chocolate brown, peach, or even the chosen wedding colors, if known, at the time. Or simply select the bride's no. 1 favorite color! Whichever color is chosen, it is important to be consistent with the theme color in the cake and other party supplies as a whole in order to bring the look together. Everything should merge into a single cohesive whole.

Elements that you might want to consider placing on the bridal shower theme cake would be pearls, diamonds, rings and hearts. These are all symbols of beauty and love. They are symbols that the bride will recognize, respect and love.

Different textures and imprints can help bring a cake to life as well. The pin-tuck look accented with silver edible beads is always elegant as well as draping fondant or imprinting a rose pattern. Rotate the pattern on each layer if multiple layers or cover the entire cake; each way will give the cake its own personality and beauty.

Don't be anxious that the bridal shower plans that were used a decade ago aren't up to date because these ideas find a fresh new face for each generation. The same can be said for stored decorations. Paper party supplies with a new bridal shower theme will liven up those old stored items.

If a neighbor or relative has stored items like plastic tablecloths or themed party trays these are new to the young people of this year. Maybe cake toppers or even ceramic or glass items used to decorate for a bridal shower from twenty years ago will do. Stored wedding decorations from long ago can be brought out for the same occasion.

Even items found at clearance or flea market and yard sales can be scrubbed up to make money go a bit further. Weddings are very expensive and the bridal shower shouldn't add a lot to that price tag. Left over organzas, silks, crepe paper streamers and centerpieces can be freshened up for a bridal shower. This is one area where corners can be cut just a tad and the money used for more pressing matters.

The bridal shower should be fun! You can turn it into a lighter kind of bachelorette party to relieve everyone’s stress. Weddings are nerve racking for all involved and this is one time when frazzled nerves can be calmed. Keep conversation and party activities low key. Nervous brides are beginning to get major cold feet at this stage and will probably need major reassurance.

This is not the time for any perfectionist tendencies! Have a good time with new friends and old alike. A basic game plan rather than a strict or confining schedule should be used here. Flexible is the operative word. A garden party with a little chardonnay would be a new twist and would encourage everyone to relax and enjoy this happy holiday occasion.

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Bridal Shower History, Facts and Educational Resources

Add an educational twist to any birthday party, holiday celebration, or theme party.  Share the history of the Bridal Shower theme to the guests.  Play some free printable educational party games.  Shhh don't tell the kids that they are learning!

Bridal showers have been around just about as long as wedding ceremonies. They are classic and timeless ceremonies in their own right. And traditionally, these are calm, sedate activities that pay tribute to the bride. This is a relaxing and elegant event in all aspects.

Conventionally, women who gather for a bridal shower are the friends and family members of the bride. These are her mother, her sisters, her aunts, her grandmas, her besties. In olden times these ladies met for quilting bees, kitchenware parties and quiet dinners. These calm fests focused on the domestic arts.

Yet a good number of today's brides choose a different route. Some of today’s women tend to prefer the wilder, more eventful bachelorette party, which tends to feature booze, male exotic dancers, lingerie and novelty gifts, etc., over the traditional bridal shower. Even so, the bridal shower still plays a valuable role in the wedding preparation process. It just happens to be a much wilder process.

After all, one probably can’t invite Grandma and Great Aunt Marion, or for that matter any female relative with a stern disposition or a pacemaker, to a raucous bachelorette party. And the bride might need certain wedding gifts (such as kitchenware, vacuum cleaners, etc.) that would not be “cool” or exciting to give at a bachelorette fest.

In addition, some couples decide to forgo wild bachelor and bachelorette bashes in favor of more sedate festivities; to keep the peace and preserve their commitment to one another. A joined festivity means fewer apologies to make the next day.

So it seems that some brides still prefer the traditional bridal shower to a wilder, crazier festivity. Even so, today’s ladies have found ways to modernize this classic party, adding a touch of spice and a dash of the dynamic.

While some brides still opt to host sewing bees and kitchenware parties, others are opting for sparties (spa parties), wine tastings, dance parties at local nightclubs, or scavenger hunts. These modern festivities are putting a new face on the classic bridal shower. Whatever type of happening you choose, have fun!

Put a new spin on the classic concept of this time-honored gala. Plan a bridal shower today! Plan ahead by including at start time for the day and if needed include a reasonable end time as well. Don't wait until the last minute to set up for a celebration, you will be hurried and stressed by the time the guests start to arrive. Plan ahead by including at start time for the day and if needed include a reasonable end time as well. The history of Bridal Shower has different interpretations by each person, so use your own judgement. Share these facts with friends at a celebration.
The Party Supplies Hut has more free elementary educational teacher resources for Bridal Shower to use in the classroom for active learning to create lesson plans with trivia questions, games and fun activities.

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