Bridal shower themes: bridal shower invitations

If you have the honor of throwing a bridal shower, you’ve probably been thinking about what theme would make this a memorable and personal event. After all, this party is something the bride will cherish forever, so you want to make it stand out. For better or worse, there’s almost an endless amount of bridal shower themes to build your event around.

Here, we’ve gathered some of our favorite bridal shower themes to help narrow your search. From boho and Western fun to glamorous locale-inspired themes, there’s something for every bride. Plus, we’ve paired each of our themes with a gorgeous invite to match.

15 Fun and Romantic Bridal Shower Themes

Bridal shower themes: women having a bridal shower party

Bridal shower parties are some of our favorite wedding events. They can be all about glitz and glamor, whimsical parties full of magic, or laid-back garden get-togethers. The wide range of bridal shower themes means there’s something for every bride. Whether you want something silly and festive or prefer a more elegant approach, there’s a bridal shower theme party for you.

Below, you’ll find some of our favorite bridal shower theme ideas. From outdoorsy events to glam brunch parties and everything in between, there’s a perfect way to celebrate for every bride. Plus, each one is paired with a gorgeous bridal shower invitation from Greenvelope to match the theme.

1. Tea Party

Bridal shower themes: Dainty Doily Invitation

Design: Jen Montgomery

Invite Inspiration: Dainty Doily Invitation

Celebrate the bride’s upcoming big day with a whimsical tea party. Choose a quaint outdoor garden or indoor tea room for this event. Decorate with delicate lace or lay crisp white tablecloths and add floral arrangements in ceramic teapots to set the scene. If the bride loves the traditional finery of British tea-time, you can ask guests to attend in their best Bridgerton-inspired attire to up the ante. For a fun twist, go for something a bit more mad with an Alice in Wonderland tea party.

2. Mimosa Brunch

Bridal shower themes: Delightful Champagne Coupe Invitation

Design: Jen Montgomery

Invite Inspiration: Delightful Champagne Coupe Invitation

Pump up the glam with a glitzy bridal shower theme: a bubbly bridal shower brunch. Set up a DIY mimosa bar with various fresh juices and champagnes that guests can sip on. Use fancy champagne glasses for an upscale party, or opt for plastic flutes if you’re planning an outdoor garden event. For added glamor, set out metallic tableware and add tall floral centerpieces for some drama.

3. Mexican-Themed Fiesta

Bridal shower themes: Cactus Blossoms Invitation

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Invite Inspiration: Cactus Blossoms Invitation

For a vibrant and festive event, host a fiesta-themed bridal shower. Set the table with a colorful serape tablecloth or cloth napkins. Instead of classic floral bouquets, you can use succulents as centerpieces. Serve up fresh margaritas and traditional Mexican foods like tamales or snacks like chips and queso. Or, take the party on the road with a taco crawl. Start the night off with drinks and nachos, then hit up a few different taco spots before indulging in churros for dessert. Be sure to arrange for transportation so everyone can enjoy the evening safely. 

If you’re looking for a lowkey event, set up a taco bar at home and have the bride-to-be take a whack at a festive piñata! 

4. Boho Blush

Bridal shower themes: Lily Magnolia Wreath Invitation

Design: Becky Nimoy Stationery

Invite Inspiration: Lily Magnolia Wreath Invitation

Throw a boho bash for the blushing bride with this fun bridal shower theme. Use rose gold table settings to set the mood, and choose delicate floral arrangements to create a whimsical look. Since it’s a boho-themed party, accents like lanterns, fairy lights, mason jars, and burlap ribbons are perfect bridal shower decorations. For a fun bridal shower game, you can have a DIY flower crown contest using fresh or fake florals.

5. Garden Party

Bridal shower themes: Blooming Botanical Garden Invitation

Design: Claudia Owen

Invite Inspiration: Blooming Botanical Garden Invitation

Host a whimsical garden party for the bride that loves vibrant blooms and lush greenery. You can set up in your own backyard or choose a local park or botanical garden for the event. For this bridal shower theme, greenery is key. You’ll want to fill the space with flowers and plants to set the mood. You can also incorporate the theme into your food. Serve flower-inspired cupcakes and offer fresh vegetables and fruits from a local farm. For a bridal shower game, you can have a scavenger hunt—maybe for the bride’s engagement ring! You can also play classic garden games like horseshoes, bocce ball, and cornhole.

6. Ice Cream Social

Bridal shower themes: Ice Cream Social Invitation

Design: Mint Parcel

Invite Inspiration: Ice Cream Social Invitation

For a sweet celebration of the bride-to-be, plan an ice cream-themed bridal shower. Stick to a pastel color palette and sprinkle confetti on the tables. Set up an ice cream bar with several different flavors and various toppings for guests to create their own delicious desserts. You can pair the ice cream bar with a full dessert table featuring pastries and cupcakes for an extra sweet touch.

7. Waffle Brunch Bash

But First, Brunch Invitation

Design: Sogi’s Honey Bakeshop

Invite Inspiration: But First, Brunch Invitation

One of our favorite bridal shower party themes is a waffle brunch. You can make a reservation at a local brunch spot that serves up waffles, French toast, and pancakes or plan the party in your own home. Set up a waffle bar where guests can add toppings like fresh fruit, chocolate, and maple syrup to their plates. Expand the menu by adding bacon, spicy sausage, and omelets for a hearty brunch meal.

8. Amalfi Coast Celebration

Pink Bubbly Invitation

Design: Make and Tell

Invite Inspiration: Pink Bubbly Invitation

Transport your bridal party to the sun-drenched coast of Italy with an Amalfi-themed bridal shower. Since the Amalfi coast is known for its lemons, decorating for an Amalfi bridal shower theme is easy. Set out bowls of lemons (nine for good luck!) and pitchers of freshly-squeezed lemonade. For cocktails, you can serve up limoncello from the Amalfi Coast or go for classic Italian aperitifs like negronis, Aperol spritzes, or Hugos.

Use crisp white linens to let the lemon yellow hues stand out. White porcelain flower vases and blue Italian plates and serving trays complete the look. You can also incorporate more blue hues into the decor to reflect the vibe of the famous blue waters in Amalfi. Try aquamarine wine glasses and blue and white napkins for the perfect Amalfi look. Need help planning out this shower theme? Travel is the Cure has some great options in this DIY Positano shower guide.

9. Breakfast at Tiffany’s Luxury

Bridal Gown Invitation

Design: Becky Nimoy Stationery

Invite Inspiration: Bridal Gown Invitation

Tiffany & Co. is famous for its iconic blue boxes and stunning jewelry. Celebrate the special day with a luxurious party featuring plenty of Tiffany blue, from tablecloths and napkins to garlands and confetti. You can even have the bridesmaids wear dresses in the classic hue. Design an opulent tablescape with costume jewelry accents, and create a photo backdrop with props inspired by the classic film. Diamond ring napkin holders add a hint of glamor, and you can give your guests pearls as memorable party favors

10. Cooking Class Party

Stock The Kitchen Invitation

Design: Jen Montgomery

Invite Inspiration: Stock the Kitchen Invitation

If the bride loves to cook, whip up a bash with a cooking-inspired bridal shower theme. You can arrange for a chef to come to your home and give a special cooking class with trending ingredients or attend a cooking class at the bride’s favorite restaurant. Add a personal touch by giving each bridesmaid a monogrammed apron or chef’s hat.

11. Magic of Disney Celebration

Rustic Twinkle Invitation

Design: Jessica Williams

Invite Inspiration: Rustic Twinkle Invitation

If the bride’s a Disney fan, you may have the perfect bridal shower theme. You could capture the classic love story or whimsical romance in your decor, or plan a party based on the guest-of-honor’s favorite Disney movie—imagine a Lilo & Stitch luau or an under-the-sea celebration inspired by The Little Mermaid. You can also celebrate all things Disney by asking guests to attend as their favorite characters. Use Oreos to make Mickey Mouse cupcakes and give each guest a special set of mouse ears a fun bridal shower gift.

12. Festive Flamingo Party

Fab Flock Invitation

Design: National Park Foundation

Invite Inspiration: Fab Flock Invitation

Gather your fab flock at a flamingo-themed bridal shower. Use bright colors (including bold flamingo pink!) to create a tropical setting, along with vibrant florals and palm leaf patterns for your tablescape. Add seashell decor and drape netting to create a coastal vibe. Miniature lighthouses and delicate white florals can bring a nautical touch. You can also incorporate mermaid decor to make the day more magical.

13. Slumber Party

Sleepy Mask Invitation

Design: Bonjour Berry

Invite Inspiration: Sleepy Mask Invitation

Get the gang together for a sleepover to celebrate the bride. Pack your bags and head to a spa, book some fancy tents and have a glamping getaway, or simply host your guests at home. Order matching silk robes with a monogram for each guest as a bridal shower favor. Create spa gift baskets with face masks, aromatherapy, and skincare items as a special gift.

14. Parisian Soiree

Ooh La La Invitation

Design: Patrice Horvath Design

Invite Inspiration: Oh La La Invitation

If you want to take the bridal party on a trip to the city of love or bring some French elegance to your own home, a Parisian-inspired bridal shower theme is the way to go. You can have a cafe brunch featuring French pastries like macarons, croissants, and madeleines for this theme. Make sure to have plenty of floral arrangements on the table—pink and white blooms work especially well! You can also set up a flower bar where guests can create their own bouquets to mimic a Parisian flower shop. For a festive evening affair, go for a French burlesque theme and let the champagne flow! Don’t forget to download a French playlist to complete the experience.

15. Western Wedding Shower

Bach Boots Invitation

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Invitation Inspiration: Bach Boots Invitation

Host a Western-themed bridal shower for the bride that loves her cowboy boots and country music. Plan a destination bridal shower in Nashville or bring the honky-tonk fun to your hometown by setting up a festive BBQ and line-dancing lessons. Encourage your guests to wear their best Western attire and rent or make your own photo booth so you can snap memories of the fun.

Celebrate the Bride-to-Be in Style

Bridal shower themes: women wearing robes and drinking wine

With these bridal shower themes and party ideas, you’re sure to have an incredible time celebrating the bride-to-be. From bridal shower food to party decor and costumes, there are so many fun ways to incorporate the theme into the event. 

Invite everyone on your guest list with a stunning digital invitation from Greenvelope. All of our invites are completely customizable. You can change the typography and color palette, and even upload your own designs. Plus, you can add fun details like music and glamorous elements like a digital wax seal to match the mood of your event. You’ll find hundreds of wedding invitation suites with complementary designs for everything from bridal shower invites to bachelorette party invitations and wedding invitations

Not only can you find or create the perfect invitation with Greenvelope, but we’ll also track your guest list, RSVPs, and special requests so you can focus on planning and enjoying your event.

Helping a friend plan their big day or another special event? From basic wedding planning tips to fun party themes you’ll find what you’re looking for on our Stationers blog. You’ll find advice on everything from basic wedding etiquette to practical tips on budgeting. Plus, there are tons of fun articles on party themes, food, and decor ideas so you can plan the perfect party—whether it’s for a wedding, birthday, or another special milestone.