Weddings

11 unforgettable bridal shower ideas for your best friend

You're not just a regular best friend, you're a bridal-shower-level best friend.

If your sister or bestie is getting married then I’m sure you’ve been tasked with throwing an amazing bridal shower for the bride to be. Your head might even be spinning because you have no idea what would be the best theme or where the venue should be. Well, here are a few ideas to get those creative juices flowing.

1. Pretty in Pink

A hall is set up with pink themed flowers, gold chairs and a white backdrop.
[Image description: A hall is set up with pink-themed flowers, gold chairs, and a white backdrop.] via @andyjustytookthis on Instagram
You can never go wrong with some beautiful pink toned florals and gold accents. This theme is easy to accomplish whether you are on a budget or can go all out. Make the bride feel like a princess with this bridal shower.

2. A Nautical Affair

A table setting with a navy blue cover and white napkins and nautical design.
[Image description: A table setting with a navy blue cover and white napkins and nautical design.] via Trend Design Models
Sending the bride off into her new journey is easy with this nautical themed bridal shower. If you can rent out a boat or dock, all the better!

3. Silk Pajama Party

A bridal party of about 20 women sit around in silk PJs at a bridal shower
[Image description: A bridal party of about 20 women sit around in silk PJs at a bridal shower.] via Pinterest
Who doesn’t love a party where you get to wear your PJs. A silk PJ bridal shower can be so chic and relaxed. Have some laid back games planned and let the girls enjoy and take a load off their shoulders.

4. Show Her The World

A table is set up on the ground, with a sequence table cover and blue and purple pillows on the floor for seating.
[Image description: A table is set up on the ground, with a sequence table cover and blue and purple pillows on the floor for seating.] via Pinterest
I love the bold colors of an Aladdin-themed bridal shower. Throw some pillows on the floor for seating and use lanterns and bold blues and purples to set the mood.

5. All-White and All-Classic

A party venue is set up outside around trees. There is a white tent with all white table settings.
[Image description: A party venue is set up outside around trees. There is a white tent with all white table settings.] via Alison Bryan
A theme that never goes out of style is a classic white bridal shower. Have all your guests wear white and if you can do it outdoors, the white will look even more beautiful on a green earthy background.

6. Everything Great Gatsby

A woman wearing a white flapper dress stands net to a black and gold table display and the banner reads Judith's Great Gatsby Bridal Shower.
[Image description: A woman wearing a white flapper dress stands net to a black and gold table display and the banner reads Judith’s Great Gatsby Bridal Shower.] via Bellanaija Weddings.
Who doesn’t love all the glitz and glamor of the Great Gatsby? The girls will love wearing flapper dresses and have feathers, boas, with black and gold for the final touches.

7. Backyard Tea Party

[Image description: A table is set up outside with patchwork table cover, floral arrangements and teacups.
[Image description: A table is set up outside with patchwork table cover, floral arrangements and teacups.] via Martha Stewart Weddings
A tea party always reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. Keep it simple with finger food and tea for all. Don’t forget the floral dresses and sun hats!

7. Tiffany and Co.

Multiple images showing a bridal shower set up in tel blue, white and black.
[Image description: Multiple images showing a bridal shower set up in blue, white and black.] via www.time2partay.com
Oh, the little blue box! What a classic. This sophisticated bridal shower is the way to go for your bride if she loves pearls and all things fancy.

8. Shabby Chic Vibes

 A wedding is set up outside next to a barn, with wood tables and chairs and have a very rustic ambience.
[Image description: A wedding is set up outside next to a barn, with wood tables and chairs and have a very rustic ambiance.] via Party Delights
The rustic look is very in and pretty easy to accomplish. Have different woods, vintage pieces from around the house, and lots of burlaps.

9. Oscars Afterparty

Party set up with a red carpet theme, red and black backdrop and table covers, a picture frame and movie themed trinkets.
[Image description: Party set up with a red carpet theme, red and black backdrop and table covers, a picture frame, and movie-themed trinkets.] via Catch My Party
Treat your bride like the star she is by throwing her a red carpet party. Red and black are the way to go for this theme and don’t forget the step and repeat for some amazing shots.

10. Luau Love

Three women send in front of a flower wall outside surrounded by tiki-styled decor wearing grass skirts and luaus.
[Image description: Three women send in front of a flower wall outside surrounded by tiki-styled decor wearing grass skirts and luaus.] via pharmpost.info
If the wedding is during the warm weather, a luau would be a super fun party, especially if you have a pool. Have some fun in the sun with the outdoor event. All you need are bikinis and grass skirts for a good time.

11. Friends-themed Bonanza

A table is set up with a cake and desserts for a Friends themed bridal shower.
[Image description: A table is set up with a cake and desserts for a Friends-themed bridal shower.] via Popsugar
My absolute favorite is a shower that caters to the bride’s favorite show. If she happens to be a Friends fan, rent out a coffee shop, have food that was featured in the show and have your guests dress as the characters. It’ll be a blast!