7 Inspiring Bridal Shower Theme For Every Bride

Gayatri Pillai     07 Nov 2017

Are you in charge of planning a bridal shower? Bridal showers are a memorable time in the bride’s wedding process, so it is important to help support the bride through her wedding journey and throw an unforgettable bridal shower.

Adding a theme for the shower is a great way to add an element of fun and the perfect way to capture the bride’s personality and style by considering her tastes and interests. To help bridesmaids and maids of honors with their planning and for a little inspiration, check out these fun themes that really celebrate the bride to get you going on planning the bridal bash.

Vintage Chic Afternoon Tea

high tea party

For all you classy ladies, an elegant tea party inspired bridal shower is a chic, sophisticated but delicious theme. This vintage afternoon tea idea is one of the most classic themes for a bridal shower.

Serve bite sized delicacies such as scones, macaroons and tea sandwiches. For beverages, hot teas as well as champagne and mocktails will definitely fit the afternoon tea theme. Serve the food on cute crockery and pretty china with vintage teapots and cake stands to enhance this elegant theme even further.

Pack the venue with the prettiest rustic décor and decorate the table with fresh flowers in vintage vases to add the perfect finishing touch.

Cooking Class

cooking class

Does your bride have a passion for cooking? If your bride is a real foodie, why not throw her a simple food themed bridal shower that she will love. A cooking demonstration is a fun, yet delicious idea that will undoubtedly put a smile on the bride’s face and excite her pallet.


Hire a professional chef or visit a cooking class where you can get hands on. Learning to make a tasty new dish together is a fun activity for the bride and all her friends to show off their culinary skills. You will also be learning a new recipe or two and new cooking techniques that you can try out at home.

Spa And Beauty Day


All the wedding planning and preparation can take a toll on everyone, especially the bride. Therefore, a little bit of pampering is exactly what the bride needs to de-stress before her big day. There's nothing you can enjoy more than a relaxing spa day with friends, so indulge yourselves in a beauty and spa day to keep you looking and feeling great while you kick back and relax from all the hassle of wedding planning.

If you can’t make it to a spa, light a few candles and give each other facials and manicures to create a spa experience in the comfort of your own home instead. Just right for the bride who loves to pamper herself.



Brunch is always a good idea so why not keep it nice and simple and throw a morning or early afternoon shower? For a bride who loves waffles and pancakes, a shower around a brunch and bubbly theme is simple, yet fun. Book a table at the bride’s favorite brunch restaurant and dress up the space with balloons, confetti and flowers. Pop open a bottle of champagne or prosecco to keep the event more celebratory.

This is also a great theme to plan in the bride’s home in the backyard. You can even make your own waffles or pancakes and have a selection of toppings for everyone to choose from. A great idea for a shower at home, or at a chic restaurant.


Chic Backyard Picnic


If you are in charge of planning a summer or late spring bridal shower, an unforgettable garden party may be just the theme you are looking for. Serve up simple finger food or traditional picnic food, cold summer drinks and dainty desserts. You can also turn this theme into a backyard barbecue depending on what suits the bride best.

Transform your backyard into a cheerful and relaxed setting by layering blankets and pillows for a cosy and rustic feel. Flowers will make great centerpieces and add an elegant touch to the shower. Also consider decorating the garden in lights and lanterns to set a nice ambiance and atmosphere. Make sure to check that the weather is perfect before you decide to choose this theme.


Outdoor Adventure

outdoor adventure

If the bride is adventurous and a lover of all things outdoorsy, why not consider designing an adventure packed bridal shower? For an outdoor enthusiast bride, a fun filled day in fresh air will release all of that stressful energy from the wedding. There are also plenty of options of activities for you to try out. Kayaking, zip lining and outdoor obstacle courses are a few great examples you can include on your day out.

If there is a big group of you going, consider hiring a minivan to take you there so you can all relax and have fun on the way there. And if you plan to spend the night away, camping is another great activity idea, or glamping if you want to keep it more glamorous and luxurious.