If a traditional bridal shower isn’t your thing, consider a couples shower instead. A couples shower is where men and women are invited together to party and celebrate the happy couple. Today we’re sharing one of our favorite ideas: a beer tasting couples shower. This is a great way to toast the happy couple, mingle, and get acquainted with some fun new craft brews. This is a great shower idea, but works extremely well, too, for a joint bachelor and bachelorette party. Or, it makes a great reason to throw a party for a groomsmen / bridesmaid get together so everyone can get acquainted before the wedding. If there will be non-drinkers, we encourage you to include root beers in the mix — there are a surprisingly large number of different root beers to sample. Just check your local grocery store! Okay, on to the inspiration!
Beer Tasting Couples Shower
Here’s a round-up of our favorite ideas, from beer tasting scorecards to the perfect beer tasting couples shower invites! Enjoy!
Here’s a really cute invitation to kick things off, spotted at Dea + Bean:
A sign that sort of explains things is always a good idea. Here’s a chalkboard example we found:
If you’re lucky enough to have a rooftop party area at your fingertips, here’s some serious inspiration. An outdoor beer tasting party is great for the summer!
No beer tasting party is complete without an actual tasting, so you’ll need a kit like this from Big Yellow Dog Designs:
And you’ll want flights, like these, which come with the tasting glasses, too:
These state-themed flights are really awesome, too. There are just a few examples in the shop, but any state is available by custom request, I believe.
Add a little cheer to your party space with a bunting banner, like this one we found at Rustic Daisy Designs:
Here’s a chalkboard idea to show what beers are available:
You can have guests help themselves with big beverage tubs and signs:
And since you can’t have beer on an empty stomach (and this is a party), you’ll want to think of an awesome menu. Have lots of beer snacks on hand (nuts, pretzels, snack mix, popcorn, etc.) along with a regular lunch menu. Burgers are always a great pick, especially if your party is bbq style.
food spread with large soft pretzels | via chicago now
tiny cheeseburgers | via it’s a bride’s life
snack bar with jars | via decorating obsessed
Serve cupcakes and add these cute toppers to them:
… and outdoors, there’s always room for a corn toss tournament! These custom corn toss boards are from By Folks.
And finally, a few party favors or gifts for your wedding party are essential. Another idea: One of our favorite ideas? Beer koozies! These are from Rook Design Co.:
What else would we add? Oh, these awesome button bottle openers, of course! We found them at Big Yellow Dog Designs:
And these beer holsters for your groomsmen so they don’t, you know, have to carry their beer around. Just place in their holster and have two free hands for the corn toss tournament. By Rocky Mountain Holster.