Want to plan an unforgettable bridal shower for your best friend, sister or other special ladies in your life? Choosing a theme can help shape your party and give it a personalized feel. For beautiful wedding shower ideas, check out our collection of 64 bridal shower themes. You’ll find inspiration for your decorations, menu, games and invitations. No matter the bride’s style, there’s something here for everyone, from tropical-themed celebrations to casual cookouts.
1. Fruit-Filled Brunch
Lay out a spread where no guest will go hungry. Throw a brunch time celebration with waffles, muffins, grapefruit, peaches, berries and mimosas.
2. Bright and Bold
Go big with your colors. Blend pinks, oranges and purples together for a fully festive vibe. From your napkins to your glassware, make sure every element is rich in color.
3. Garden Party
Transform an outdoor tent into a garden scene with flowing greenery and fresh florals as captured here by Julia Ross. Keep your colors simple and include white for a bright and tranquil feel.
4. Bohemian Chic
Throwing a bridal shower for a lady who loves the bohemian style? Form your bouquets out of unique blooms like thistles and anemones. Accent with metallic vases and candleholders to offer extra style.
5. Tropical Touches
For a spring or summer bridal shower, consider a coastal or tropical theme. Serve your drinks in coconut halfshells to go with the laid back vibe.
6. Travel Theme
Have a sister or friend who wants to see the world? Organize a travel themed party for her shower. Decorate with maps, signs and luggage tags—and be sure to serve international foods.
7. Tea Party
Put some personality into a tea party celebration with burlap signs, lacey accents and loose leaf tea giveaway bags. Be sure to incorporate the tea party theme in your shower invitations and thank you cards.
8. Floral and Metallics
Create a dynamic duo of metallics and florals for an upbeat aura. Choose metallic accents for your plates and silverware to contrast with your flower arrangements and tablecloth.
9. Nautical Motif
Build a theme that’s based around the water. Try bridal shower decorations that include ships, anchors, seashells and aquatic animals.
10. Retro Glamor
Choose a roaring 20s or hip 80s theme for a wildly fun bridal bash. Design your invites to inform guests of your theme along with suggestions of what they should wear.
11. Tranquil Spa Day
Help the bride kick back and relax with a spa-themed bridal shower. Design your details with peaceful blues and greens. Consider activities like hiring a masseuse for mini massages and giveaways like soaps and aromatherapy candles.
12. Food Truck
When it comes to bridal shower food, anything is fair game. Arrange for a food truck that offers tacos, pizzas, gelato or smoothies like Julia Ross so expertly captures here.
13. Whimsical Accents
Even the smallest decor details add to the personality and vibe of the party. Ribbons, banners and flower arrangements make the space feel cheerful and festive.
14. Neutral Tones
Looking for elegant wedding shower ideas? Try a neutral-toned party made up of blacks, whites and tans. Clue your guests into the color scheme for a sleek and sophisticated celebration.
15. Matching Treats
Want red to be a part of your color scheme? Offer a menu that’s bursting with red tones like berry yogurt parfaits and mini cupcakes. By matching your bridal shower food to your theme, you’ll build harmony and cohesion.
16. Woodland Creatures
A woodland theme allows you to decorate with wood slices, burlap, greenery and animals. Whip up treats like these hedgehog desserts for a fun conversation starter.
17. 20s Style Shower
Give your bridal shower a retro feel by picking a decade like the 20s or 50s. Select vintage pieces for your decor like metallic glassware and crystal vases.
18. Urban Monochrome
Hosting your shower in a trendy downtown location? Try a monochromatic scheme like all shades of blue or purple. Choose signs and decor that match your scheme to bring everything together.
19. Morning Mimosas
The ladies will be excited for tasty mimosas at a morning shower. Offer a full help-yourself bar complete with fresh fruit, various juice choices and bubbling champagne.
20. Healthy Spread
Leave the bride and her guests feeling good with a fresh and healthy menu. Consider acai bowls, yogurt parfaits and spinach quiches for your spread.
21. Floral Fiesta
Bridal shower themes need not be complicated. Center the party around flowers, and include fresh bouquets on your tables. Use flower seeds as your giveaways and incorporate a range of blooms on your invites.
22. Modern Rustic
Combine a rustic feel with a modern edge by using lanterns, driftwood and fresh flowers. The contrast of bright colors and wood elements brings plenty of personality to the party.
23. Elegant Tea Party
Set the stage for a relaxing afternoon with a lovely tea party. Have guests wear dresses and hats. Serve tea treats like muffins, fresh fruit and blueberry scones.
24. Metallic Highlights
Compose a color scheme for the shower that includes metallics—whether that’s gold, silver or bronze. Dip vases in metallic paint, find shimmery tablecloths and sprinkle your giveaway bags with glitter.
25. Bridal Barbeque
Instead of going light on the food, give your guests something to satisfy. Plan an outdoor barbeque complete with pulled pork, ribs or grilled vegetable skewers.
26. Crepes and Croissants
For simple bridal shower foods that are bound to satisfy all guests, stir up enough batter for crepes and croissants. Include a gluten free recipe in your lineup so there’s something for everyone.
27. Simple Elegance
Opt for a clean and stylish aura for your party. Choose wedding shower decorations that can include a maximum of three colors, and make one of those a metallic accent. By keeping things simple, you’ll have a sleek ambience that’s fit for a queen.
28. Pineapple Haven
Fruits make for fun wall decor, centerpieces and accents on invites. Whether you want it to feel like a tropical paradise or a luscious orchard, choose fruits that compliment that vision.
29. White and Gold
A two-toned theme of gold and white is classic and sophisticated. Your games, signage and table decor should incorporate the two colors—leaving a little room for accent tones if desired.
30. Donut Display
Donut kid yourself. Who doesn’t love a frosted circular treat with sprinkles? Form a wall of donuts for your dessert or giveaway table.
31. Indoor Garden Party
Bring the beauty of nature indoors by mimicking a garden. Incorporate moss, flowers, greenery and butterflies to make it feel like the real deal.
32. Autumn Rustic
Planning a bridal shower during the autumn months? Involve colored leaves, wood slices and burlap into your decorations and invites.
33. Woodland Wonderland
Get creative with your outdoor theme. Order a cake that looks like a tree and decorate with everything from pinecones to moss to wood cookies.
34. Spring Lilacs
35. Tropical Shower
Make the bride-to-be feel like she’s on a tropical getaway. Build your ambience with palm leaves, coconuts, bright flowers and fresh berries.
36. Earthy Tones
Enrich the atmosphere of the shower with greenery and wood elements for an earthy vibe. Metallics like gold often pair well with green, brown and pastel colors.
37. NYE Bridal Shower
Celebrate this year’s memories and look ahead to the future with the bride-to-be. Host a shower on New Year’s Eve for an unforgettable event. Involve metallic accents along with bottles of bubbly and cartons of confetti.
38. Unique Drinks
Open a cocktail recipe book for some refreshing ideas. Let guests create their own drinks or opt for a spread with margaritas, mojitos or a new drink you’ve never tried.
39. Fresh and Festive
Bridal showers are a beautiful time to celebrate the bride-to-be and her new life ahead. Design a light and airy aura with white tablecloths, fresh colorful blooms and pastel highlights. When the bride steps in the room, she’ll feel a breath of fresh air.
40. Contrasting Colors
Amp up the eye-appeal on your color scheme with a stark contrast. Try black and white patterns against pronounced shades like pink, red and orange. You’ll have immediate depth in your design, along with loads of personality.
41. Blue and Green Blend
Ahhh. Set a peaceful mood by layering soft blues and greens. Accent your tables with succulents, cactuses or other greenery. Play music in the background that has a tranquil feel.
42. Cupcake Heaven
Add some sweet character to your bridal shower food. Offer fancy cupcakes topped with whipped frosting, fresh berries and crushed candy bars.
43. Modern Boho
Pastel tones like pink and green make for an upbeat but not overwhelming color scheme. Layer in metallic accents for a bohemian feel with a modern edge.
44. Pink Parade
Deck your bridal shower out with plenty of pink. From lemonade to frosted cakes, choose bridal shower food that matches your color scheme.
45. Coastal Paradise
Place banana leaves under your plates and top your drinks with little umbrellas. The bride doesn’t have to wait for her honeymoon: she can feel relaxed and cheerful at her shower, too.
46. Balloons and More
When you add balloons to a room, it automatically feels like a party. Incorporate balloons in unique ways, like building an arch for a photo backdrop or tying a helium balloon to each chair.
47. Summer Garden Picnic
Gather flowers and greenery from local fields and gardens. Place them in recycled bottles and vases for beautiful decor that’s also environmentally-friendly. You’ll have a garden aura without having to spend a fortune.
48. Mediterranean Menu
Mix up traditional bridal shower food by offering delectables you’d find on the Mediterranean coast. Try caprese salad, hummus wraps or falafel plates.
49. Colorful Characteristics
Music and colors often set the party’s mood. Make it a bright, joyful celebration by including blues, greens and oranges—along with upbeat tunes that get everyone smiling.
50. Global Cuisine
Give your guests a delicious food tour through various countries and cultures. Offer favorite dishes from places like Thailand, China, Spain and France.
51. Pretty in Pink
From your invitations to your floral arrangements, involve stunning shades of pink. By choosing a common color like pink, your shower will have natural harmony and beauty.
52. Fall Accents
If the shower date is in September, October or November, embrace the autumn theme. Select colored leaves and rustic filler for your decor. Offer warm goodies like hot apple cider and butternut squash soup.
53. Fancy Delights
Whether it’s macaroons or mini sandwiches, make your guests feel like they’re at a light and luxurious afternoon. Pick one of the bride’s favorite desserts to make your menu extra special.
54. Beachy Brunch
Kick back with a bridal shower that makes everyone feel like they’re on vacation. Provide a menu inclusive of fresh fruits and coconut for a beach-like ambience. Design your invitations, signs and thank you notes to match.
55. Aqua Oriented
Construct your bridal shower theme with the ocean in mind. Incorporate ships, sails and anchors into your designs and decor.
56. A Casual Bash
Bridal showers don’t need to be fancy or complicated. If the bride-to-be is more laidback in nature, try a casual theme with her favorite foods, flowers and people.
57. Citrus Shower
Pops of yellow or orange make a room seem brighter. For a spring or summer shower, opt for a citrus theme. Your drinks, food and even your decor can incorporate this fresh zingy style.
58. Sugar and Spice
Provide a full spectrum of tastes from spicy to sweet. Your bridal shower food could include pad thai or mini tacos—paired alongside a platter of mini desserts.
59. Red and White
Shower the bride with a color scheme that’s filled with love, like red and white. Layer your table decor with both tones and add unique elements like red chairs or burgundy giveaway boxes.
60. Light and Cheery
The best wedding shower ideas capture the aura of what you’re celebrating. Soft shades intermixed with bright highlights, like these balloons, give a cheerful tone to your whole ensemble.
61. Earthy Vintage
Pull in antique touches like wooden crates, lanterns and candle holders for a gorgeous, timeless feel. Add fresh greenery like eucalyptus leaves for a vintage garden theme.
62. Retro Couples Shower
Who says the men can’t join? Choose a fun, retro theme like the 70s or 90s to get everyone celebrating. Plan your games and activities to match the era.
63. Majestic Motif
Choose rich tones for your bridal shower theme, like purple, gold and green. From your macaroons to your table decor, involve these shades for a magical mood.
64. Seashells and Shoreline
Develop a strong theme with nautical elements like seashells, starfish and canoes. Build cohesion with beautiful blues and clever signs that hint at your shoreline motif.