Have you been entrusted with throwing a bridal shower for your BFF? If you’re looking for inspiration, we hope this post will help!
We’ve simplified the bridal shower by breaking it down into its three main components: food, activities, and decorations. Except, instead of proposing complicated games and fancy hors d’oeuvres and decor ideas that involve balloons and streamers that will only get thrown away, we’d like to draw your attention to a slew of creative DIY ideas that mix food, decor, and active participation among the guests!
Rather than tossing up streamers and tissue paper hangings that will just get tossed out after the party, why not let each guest apply her unique creativity to the decor, which can double as a party favor! Make a few examples yourself beforehand just to get the party started. By setting out the supplies among drinks and snacks, the guests will feel compelled to get started on their crafts. This is great for bringing guests together who may not know each other well. And, best of all, these can double as party favors for the happy guests to bring home!
We love these blogger examples of bite-sized sweets, and hope they inspire you as much as they did us! Another idea? Instead of taking it upon yourself to provide all of the food, do a twist on a potluck. Ask each guest to bring a delectable treat, and then hold a party-wide vote for the favorite. The bride can then chose to have the winning dish at her wedding reception. (And, don’t forget to make a DIY Tiered Dessert Tray for the food!)
Lemony Almond Cookies via Une Gamine dans la Cuisine, Frozen Banana Bites via Namely Marly, Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries via SugarDerby, Lavender and Honey Cheesecake via Roost, Festive Cake Pops via Gonna Want Seconds.
Have any other stellar ideas? Please share in a comment below!