A vintage bridal shower is one of the hottest trends for the nostalgic bride. Mad Men images; pink elephant martini shakers; Lustro Ware canisters; LPs of Dean Martin, Elvis Presley or Nat King Cole; hula hoops and poodle skirts are all reminiscent of the '50s.
When planning a themed party do your research and then look for great deals by rummaging through the local thrift shop. Don't forget to check out Saturday morning garage sales for some great finds that you can use to set the stage, while keeping to a budget.
Design your bridal shower invites with all the details of the shower on the cover of the small album sleeve, add a CD inside with your favourite 1950's song for your guests to enjoy and to set the tone for the event ahead.
Sophisticated but not pretentious, make a champagne cocktail with brandied cherries as your drink to serve guests.
2. Sugar and spice tea party
A romantic garden tea party will add fun and whimsy to your bridal shower. Think outside the box; use a vintage dresser as your dessert table. Adjacent to the dresser, add a topiary tree to complete the look.
A menu lets the guests know what yummy treats they will be enjoying.
Small vases of pink Anemone flowers add a romantic flair.
Bright pink moulded sugar roses are unique and add a pretty touch to your tea party. One sugar rose is equal to two teaspoons of sugar, just the right amount to delightfully sweeten one cup of tea or coffee.
Swirly teacup invitations are chic and playful. They add bridal shower style to your themed tea party at prices that are easy on your pocket book.
Send the guests home with a favour that will remind them of your special day each time they use it.
3. Western hoedown bridal shower
Is the bride-to-be a cowgirl at heart? Western bridal showers are a great way to share your passion for country with your guests and enjoy the lifestyle you love.
Give a stylish cowgirl hat to all your cowgirl guests as they arrive to start the festivities.
Invite your guests to kick off their shoes and wear their cowboy boots to the shower.
Give prizes to the guests who wear the cutest, hottest and most western looking outfit.
Look to the great outdoors for inspiration. A backyard venue or a room dressed up like a saloon can set the stage for a fun event.
When it comes to cooking for a cowgirl, it's all about comfort foods and baked goods that would come right out of your grandma's kitchen.
For a DIY prize create a dried cookie mixture in a mason jar.
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