18 Bridal Shower Decor Hacks for the Magical Hostess

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Consider us your bridal shower fairy today, because we created a list of bridal shower themes, easy entertaining and decor ideas that will impress your bride and your guests — even if you’re not the DIY type! We get it, in between life, work and everything else, throwing a shower for your bestie (and an amazing one btw) may feel like a tall order to fill.

These bridal shower decor and entertaining hacks will help you pull off a gorgeous party in a pinch!

FLORAL + BOTANICAL BRIDAL SHOWER THEMES:

Having a botanical or garden-inspired bridal shower? The following decor hacks will serve a starter guide for your party.

Garden Cocktail Bar

Bridalshower Cocktailbar Ideas

One of our favorite entertaining ideas yet and a great way to kick off a party is to throw a mix & match cocktail bar! This Mix & Match Garden Cocktail from Sugar and Charm will show you how!

Make your own Bouquet Bar (Flower Market Style)

Flower Market Style DIY Bouquet Station

Photo Mon Soleil , flowers Kim Starr Wise Floral

We love the idea of a bouquet bar or petal bar for a bridal shower if you’re not into bridal shower games. Depending on how many guests are attending the shower, this could be as quick as a run to Trader Joes for different bundles of flowers (they carry peonies in the summer!) or if you’re throwing a big bridal shower, you could order in bulk online from places like Fifty Flowers (pictured above).

Simply arrange them in cute buckets and invite guests to create their own bouquets to take home.

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Floral Ice Cubes

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Photo Suburban Faux Pas

We first shared the how-to in 2008, long before Pinterest existed, and it still is one of our favorites. It’s suck a quick project for how big the impact it makes, so we highly recommend this one to dress up a drink station!

Full instructions here!

Grocery Store Cake Hack

Floral Ice Cubes for Bridal Shower Party Ideas
Photo Clarence Chan

What’s a bridal shower without cake?! If you’re in a pinch and need to run to the grocery store to grab a cake, you can make it look like a million with this pretty grocery cake hack we shared. Got a few days to spare? Ask your baker at your grocery store about ordering a double-barrel naked cake for the bridal shower!

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3D Illustrated Backdrop DIY

Bridal Welcome Banner Ideas
Photo Clarence Chan

This one is GOLD, because you can order engineering prints for $3.59 at Staples and pick them up the same day. We even give free printables that all you need to do is download + upload to order. Just add silk flowers and you got yourself a fun giant poster that you can use as a guestbook or to hang above the cake table.

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Ready-made Greenery Garland from Costco

Wine Bar with Greenery Vine Ideas for Wedding Showers

Photo by Megan Welker, Design Beijos Events via Green Wedding Shoes

You can purchase ready-made greenery garlands from Costco have them delivered at your door. You don’t even need a membership to purchase their wholesale flowers!

Carnation Curtain with Flowers

Flower Curtain Ideas For Wedding, Scatter Shower and Floral Parties

Photo Cara Robbins Studio , Event Design Lace and Likes Weddings

Speaking of wholesale flowers, carnations are very budget-friendly and you can buy in bulk as well. You can thread them on fishing line to create a floral curtain to decorate a dessert table and in no time you will have wow moment your guests – and the bride – will love.

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TROPICAL, PINEAPPLES, FLAMINGOES, PALM SPRINGS STYLES:

Leaning towards a more tropical vibe? The following decor ideas will jumpstart your bridal shower planning and are all super easy to make.

Mimosa Bar

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Mimosa Bar With Lots Of Free Printables From Avery Http://ruffledblog.com/mimosa Bar Bridal Shower Brunch With Lots Of Free Printables
You can rock this and the recipe is very simple: menu tent cards for your toppings, scalloped carafe tagsto indicate your juice flavors and gold drink flags for your drinks. Splashes of pink, orange and yellow mimic mimosas in the most darling way, don’t ya think?

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Balloon Garland

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Photo We Are // The Clarkes via Rock My Family

You can definitely create a magical vibe on your pre-wedding parties or on your wedding reception by making balloons float using nylon attached from the ceiling.

You can also make a  Balloon Garland (jump for my easy trick)

She Found Her Main Squeeze (Lemon-Themed Bridal Shower)

Summer Wedding Decoration Ideas Lemon + Greenery Table Scatter

Photography by Aubrie Pick via Honestly Yum

We’re sure loving the “she found her main squeeze” theme! Lemons are decor are great not just for the visuals, but also because they last much longer than flowers + greenery, so you can prepare further ahead and not worry about the lemons going bad (I learned this trick when I staged my house for sale!)

 

GLAM, GOLD, ART DECO, CONSTELLATION:

Gatsby Party Decor

Constellation Theme Dessert Station for Wedding Shower Parties

Enough with the botanical and floral inspired themes, let’s move on to glam bridal showers! This Constellation party gives all the easy projects to tackle whether you’re throwing a galactic fete or a Great Gatsby party.

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Balloon Tassels

Dazzling Gold Balloon Tassle for Sparkly Pre-wedding or After-wedding Parties

Captured by Alyssa Marie Photography Event Design: Samantha Dapper Event Design

While in the gold and glamorous bridal shower arena, you can create tassels out of mylar party curtains to use with large round balloons! We love this idea for showers specially because it’s free-standing so no need to lean anthing against the walls. Your venue will love it too 🙂

 

WOODSY, RUSTIC CHIC, BOHO, JOANNA GAINES:

Feeling the farmhouse look for a bridal shower? These rustic chic ideas will have you chanelling Joanna Gaines.

DIY Tiled Signage

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If the soon-to-be-MRS. loves scrabble, then this DIY alphabet scrabble tiles are perfect for her dessert bar or station! You will be surprised how easy it is to create!

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Make Your Own Hot Chocolate Bar

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This hot cocoa bar is a for-sure hit if you’re planning a bridal shower in the winter.

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DIY Boho Wall Hanging

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Got a boho-bride? See the wonders that cotton rope and flowers can do in this fun project!

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WHIMSICAL:

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Whimsical Dessert Ideas Cupcake in Icecream Cone

You can bake cupcakes in waffle ice cream cones to make the cutest ice cream cupcakes. Sundae Bridal Shower anyone? See full recipe here!

String Lights as an Outdoor Canopy

bistro lights for bridal shower decor
Photo Monica Leggio

Having a backyard bash? String bistro lights above the tables for a fun cafe look! You can order bistro lights in bulk on Amazon here.

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