Before the bride walks down to the aisle to say “I do”, the bridal shower gives her the opportunity to spend a day relaxing with the women who are most important in her life. Summer can also be the best time of year to host a bridal shower because of its warm weather and sunny skies, making it perfect for outdoor festivities. Here are just a few of our favorite bridal shower themes for summer.
There’s no better theme for a summer bridal shower than a refreshing pool party. Not only does it help keep you cool in the warm summer months, it’s also a fun and casual way to spend the day with your closest family and friends. Serve up a few poolside cocktails and snacks, along with pool-friendly gift bags including sunscreen, hats and monogrammed beach towels.
Transform your bridal shower into a tropical escape with bright colors, fruity drinks and delicious foods. Add a touch of Hawaii to your special day with large palm fronds, festive centerpieces and tropical flowers including plumerias, bird of paradise and hibiscus. For your food menu, we suggest some tasty classics such as pulled pork, poke and grilled pineapple. You can also get creative with your gift bags with themed items like pineapple bottle openers and beach-inspired candles.
One of our favorite bridal shower themes for summer is hosting a laidback brunch with a variety of foods for everyone to enjoy. We recommend including the traditional brunch favorites such as pancakes, pastries and eggs. Don’t forget to add some tasty toppings as well such as chocolate chips, strawberry syrup, fresh fruit, granola and more. Pair your delectable waffles and omelettes with a mimosa bar complete with champagne and fresh juices such as grapefruit, cranberry and guava.
Enjoy the summer sun at your bridal shower with a classic garden party. Encourage guests to wear floral-printed or pastel attire to keep with the theme, and be sure to have plenty of beautiful floral arrangements throughout. Finger sandwiches and mini deserts are great for the menu, along with refreshing cocktails and iced tea. You can keep the decor chic and sophisticated, or make it more casual by hosting in your own backyard.
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