Traditionally: Something low_key but casually elegant and, ideally, pretty, such as someone's home, garden or backyard, or a restaurant or tea house. Our Take: Keep your budget and abilities in mind. Traveling to Chicago for a fancy brunch makes sense if a lot of attendees live just outside Chicago__but not if you're all based in Florida. Also, don't ditch the backyard just because it seems super traditional. Backyards have the distinct advantage of being free, and there are so many ways to make someone's backyard feel special. You can go with the tried and true__fresh flowers and paper garlands are classics for a reason. Or you can go for the unique_to_them touches__a tropical_themed collection of homemade desserts for your Hawaii_obsessed pal, for example.
Naturally, the point of hosting a bridal shower is to support the bride_to_be with good wishes, gifts, a fun time, and the company of her closest family and friends. But why not use it as an opportunity for the guests to have fun too? Organize one or both of these bridal shower activities that can be played while the bride is opening her gifts. It will give the guests something to talk about together and help to break the ice among guests that don't know each other well (such as friends of the bride and her family). Plus it will add excitement not just for the bride, but for the guests as they watch her open up each successive gift. One of these games will give guests something to laugh about, as well.
by Jennifer J. Todd on Jul 18, 2018 Bridal Shower