Hosting a bridal shower for a best friend, sister, or another relative can be a lot of fun. However, every great party starts with a fun theme. While you could just piggyback off of the ideas being used for the elegant wedding reception or copy the seasonal wedding colors that the bride has chosen for her special day, it can also be a good idea to do something completely different that will uniquely honor her. Remember, this is the one party that the bride will remember for the rest of her life, so you will want to do everything you can to make it a good memory. In fact, one of the best tips for Massachusetts brides is to get someone you trust to host your bridal shower to ensure that it is done with taste and provides a fun afternoon for everyone involved.
#1 – Champagne Brunch
Work with the venue to plan a bridal shower in Milford, MA at The Crystal Room. Serve pastries, fresh fruit, and of course champagne and mimosas! Think about the most fabulous brunch you ever enjoyed and replicate that for the shower. Decorate with fresh flowers, beautiful linens, and create a group-style seating arrangement that allows everyone to enjoy time with the bride-to-be during the party.
#2 – Romantic Flowers
This is your chance to go floral crazy! Choose from the bride’s favorite blooms or local and seasonal options. Consider visiting a local grower to get the best deals on arrangements, petals, centerpieces, and more for a truly romantic celebration. Add some LED candles, lacy linens, and anything else that you can think of that scream romance. Tips for Massachusetts brides that are having the shower close to the wedding date can include purchasing a package deal of flowers for both celebrations to get a break on cost.
#3 – Formal Dress-Up Party
Here’s your chance to celebrate the bride-to-be in style! Have everyone get dressed up in formal wear and have a girls-only dance party. Create custom cocktails, serve hors-d’oeuvres, and throw in some fun entertainment for a night to remember. You can decorate in the theme of the couple’s elegant wedding reception or choose a basic party style for the celebration. Just make sure all guests know to dress in their very best for this fun dress-up party!
#4 – Jack & Jill Shower
Want to include the guys in on the festivities? Many couples are now choosing to host a co-ed shower or party so they can have all of their friends together for one last “big bash” before the wedding. Make sure to include activities and entertainment that everyone will enjoy and find ways to honor the couple throughout the party. Decorations can reflect a personal interest of the couple (movies, sports teams, honeymoon destinations, etc.) or can simply be seasonal wedding colors to make things simple.
#5 – Tea Party
A popular choice for many brides is to host a classic tea party. Think little cakes, finger sandwiches with the crusts cut off, tea tasting (hot and iced), fruit salads served up in little jars, and a selection of other delicacies. This is a great party theme for inviting guests of all ages, including mothers, aunts, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers. Play some fun shower games to get everyone chatting and excited about the wedding.
#6 – White Party
This is a great idea when you don’t have an idea and want to create a special look and feel for the event. Make sure that it is clear in the invitations that everyone is to wear white, ivory, cream, and other “white” shades and that all gifts should be wrapped in all-white as well. Work with the caterer to work the theme into the menu and serve personalized cocktails and champagne, get all-white flowers, and order white cupcakes or a white cake for the celebration.
#7 – Sports Theme
Is the bride-to-be crazy for a favorite sports team? Consider hosting a party that revolves around her favorite team and get everyone to show up wearing shirts and hats from their favorite teams as well. Consider sports-related party games, menu items, desserts, and specially-named cocktails to hit a home run with this type of bridal shower celebration.
#8 – Country Chic
Go rustic with the decor for this country shabby-chic theme party. Serve drinks in mason jars, use a lot of hand-made decorations, and use simple flowers like wildflowers and baby’s breath in the centerpieces. Depending on how “country” you want to go, you can also include hay bales, lucky horseshoes, and ask guests to dress the part. Include the bride-to-be’s favorite country music and even consider having an impersonator of her favorite artist provide the entertainment.
Visit The Crystal Room
If you are planning a bridal shower in Milford, MA or anywhere in the surrounding area, consider The Crystal Room for your party plans. Whether the couple is planning an elegant wedding reception or even a destination wedding, you can still host a great party to bring everyone together to celebrate her special day. Schedule a tour of our facility to take a look at all of the space and opportunities available. One of the best tips for Massachusetts brides includes working with the maid of honor or whoever is planning the shower, to create a fun theme and plan games that everyone will enjoy. Give us a call at 508-478-7800 to speak with our event coordinator or to inquire about availability.