There are so many ways to celebrate the happy couple leading up to the big day. From whimsical engagement parties to delightful bridal showers, the outpouring of love is endless. But if youâ€™re looking for a more intimate event to celebrate the bride-to-be, you canâ€™t go wrong with a lingerie party. Itâ€™s the perfect way to embrace the giddiness and joy one feels before tying the knot and sharing that moment with your closest friends. Use these tips to plan the perfect lingerie party, plus find flirty invitations to send your besties.
What Is a Lingerie Party?
A lingerie party, also known as a lingerie shower, is a night of pampering for the bride-to-be. The bridesmaids and other invited friends get together to shower the guest of honor with lovely lingerie, flirty accessories, silky robes, and other pretty wearables.Â
Gifts can be silly or sexy or both â€” it really depends on the bride and the party guests. You can also dress up in stylish sleepwear, much like a pajama party. Just be sure to mention the dress code when creating your online invitations.Â
Planning a Lingerie PartyÂ
A lingerie party is a fun and flirty idea, but itâ€™s not for everyone. While there are many types of bridal shower themes, a lingerie shower is best for brides who want an intimate celebration and appreciate a mix of sexiness and silliness. The event should only include close friends (such as the bridesmaids) with whom the bride doesnâ€™t feel embarrassed or uncomfortable opening â€śunmentionablesâ€ť and other potentially risque bridal shower gifts. Follow the steps below to plan the perfect lingerie party.
Pick a Host
Traditionally, the maid of honor hosts the bridal shower, but you can also select someone else from the bridal party or a close friend of the bride. Much like a bachelorette party, birthday party, or bridal shower, a lingerie party can be a surprise for the guest of honor. Make sure you know whether the bride-to-be would be fine with an unexpected celebration if youâ€™re thinking of going this route.
Choose a Date and Time
A lingerie shower can be done instead of (or in addition to) a bachelorette party, so ask the bride-to-be what she prefers ahead of time. You can also combine it with the bachelorette party and host it a month or two before the wedding.
Choose a Venue
Whether youâ€™re hosting the party at a close friendâ€™s home or renting out a stylish lingerie store, choose a place that offers privacy. If you book a boutique, the bride can even try on different items. (If she wants to do a fashion show and model them for party guests, well thatâ€™s entirely up to her!) Once she chooses her favorites, guests can all pitch in to buy them instead of opting for separate gifts.
Get the Brideâ€™s Size
Guests will be purchasing gifts for the bride so make sure to get her sizes for two-piece sets as well as one-pieces and items like pajamas and robes. Ask about her preferences when it comes to lingerie. Does she like thongs and G-strings or does she prefer teddies, bodysuits, or comfy undies? Perhaps she needs a garter? The bride can also make a registry to ensure she gets the exact items she wants.
Make a Guest List and Send Invitations
Decide who to invite to the event â€” remember to keep it to close friends and people sheâ€™s the most comfortable with only. At least a few weeks before the party, send out bridal shower invitations. Be sure to include the brideâ€™s sizes, preferences, RSVP details, and the party theme if you have one.
Plan the Entertainment
For a bridal lingerie party, itâ€™s perfectly fine to play bridal shower games like Mad Libs, wedding predictions, or have the bride guess who gave her each gift. You can also ask guests to include their best bedroom advice as part of the entertainment. Other fun lingerie shower games include things like Never Have I Ever, lingerie bingo, and lingerie trivia.
Select the Menu
The food can be as simple as finger foods and appetizers â€” perhaps charcuterie boards, crudite and dips, tiny sandwiches â€” or as elaborate as a catered meal. You could follow a theme, like a brunch-for-dinner menu with waffles, scones, and mimosas. Be sure to have enough bottles of bubbly on hand to toast the bride-to-be as well as non-alcoholic options.
Decorate the Space
Set the scene for a classy or silly event by choosing on-theme bridal shower decorations. Confetti, balloons, and streamers will liven up any space and a fun playlist can set the tone for the party. A photo booth with unmentionables as props is a great way to make memories and get silly.
Donâ€™t Forget the Party Favors
Show guests how much you appreciate them by sending them home with a small gift. If you have the budget, satin robes are a great idea, plus they can be worn for the party photos. You can also consider mini pampering sets, seductive treats (like kiss-shaped cookies), or DIY sachet bags.
5 Fun and Flirty Lingerie Party Invitation Ideas
When youâ€™re ready to send out your lingerie shower invitations, turn to Greenvelope. Youâ€™ll find a large selection of lingerie invitations from romantic and whimsical to fun and flirty. Each invite is customizable so you can change the color palette to match your theme or add music and wax seals for a truly unique touch. Here are some of our favorite designs that you can personalize with all your party details.
1. Lingerie Stack Invitation
With its cute illustrations and pastel color options, this romantic invite is perfect for a laid-back lingerie shower. Itâ€™s also perfect for a variety of related celebrations, including bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and engagement parties.
2. A Little Misbehavior Invitation
Get ready for a night of naughty fun with this gold foil invite. It features elegant, gold lettering making it ideal for a romantic lingerie shower with a hint of mischief.
3. Ooh La La! Invitation
Invite guests to a Parisian-themed lingerie party with this oh-so-chic invitation. It features hand-drawn sous-vetements (thatâ€™s French for underwear!) and labels that make it easier to include sizing and preference information.
4. Black Lace Invitation
Shower the bride with intimates and unmentionables by inviting guests to a sexy lingerie party with this alluring invite. It features a black lace border and comes in several colorways to match any theme.
5. Amelie Invitation
Planning a romantic and elegant lingerie shower? This sophisticated invite is the perfect pairing. It features a champagne-hued backdrop with ethereal lace detailing and a satiny shimmer for an elegant look.
Host the Perfect Party and Have Fun
Whether youâ€™re planning a celebration thatâ€™s sexy, silly, or a little of both, these lingerie bridal shower ideas should get you going in the right direction. From simple party planning tips to lingerie party game ideas and decorations, youâ€™re sure to pull off the perfect event. For even more wedding-related fun, donâ€™t miss these co-ed wedding shower ideas, plus rehearsal dinner decorations for every theme.