I love to host parties. I love to host parties for selfish reasons; all the guests come to me and I can drink as much as I want since I don’t need to drive afterwards. Also, I get to pick food to serve that I enjoy eating and (as always) planning is my forte. Recently, I planned my sister’s bridal shower and thought I could pass along some suggestions for planning a bridal shower without spending a lot of money.
I always like to start planning a bridal shower by selecting a overall theme. A theme doesn’t have to be that specific, it could be as easy as selecting certain colors to feature, picking a meal time to plan around, or types of gifts the guests should bring for the bride-to-be. A theme doesn’t have to be all-encompassing, it just helps give you a starting point.
For my sister’s bridal shower we chose to go with a brunch theme. We thought brunch foods were much easier (and cheaper) than a lunch or dinner. Plus, who doesn’t like mimosas? This theme helped me determine what foods I wanted to serve and the time of the day to have the shower. Did I incorporate the brunch theme into every part of the party? Definitely not. I gave flower seed packets away as favors, super cute – nothing to do with brunch.
My sister is getting married in August to the boy next door (literally). The engaged couple has been together forever and I am so happy that they are finally able to be living in the same city and planning out a future together.
Being the Maid of Honor, I hate the word Matron, I get to plan the bridal shower. Planning is usually my forte – see blog name, but planning from 12 hours away and only arriving a day in advance isn’t easy.