If you’re hosting a bridal shower and you’re wondering how to pick a wedding shower theme, you’ve come to the right place!
In this blog post, we’ll show you the best bridal shower themes to kick off the fun with creative touches along the way.
If you’re hosting one, you’ll quickly see how fun and easy it is to “shower” the soon-to-be weds with love and fun decor once you select a theme.
Discover the most popular wedding shower themes 2023 and 2024 has to offer, along with tips on what season is best, menu items, decor, themed shower favors, and so much more.
Plus, you’ll have the most important part of planning the theme: an invitation! Each theme comes with a beautiful invitation to put plans into place.
Let’s get started!
How to Pick a Theme for a Bridal Shower
The best way to pick a wedding shower theme is to tie in the couple’s interests. Consider what the couple like to do for fun, how they met, where they plan to get married, etc.
What stands out to you about the couple? Do they frequent “the great outdoors”? Like to camp? Prefer to spend time on the beach? Like to read?
Do they love to travel or are planning a destination wedding? If so, a travel-themed shower might be the perfect choice for the couple.
1. Choose one main theme that personifies the person or couple of honor.
2. Choose decorations, colors, a menu, and creative bridal shower favors to complement the theme.
To give you an example, let’s take a kitchen bridal shower theme. A kitchen theme is one of the best wedding shower themes 2023 has to offer, with more couples spending time cooking together and trying new recipes, food subscription services, and finding inexpensive date ideas at home (like cooking together!) Here’s how you would plan a kitchen-themed wedding shower.
• Kitchen: A kitchen shower theme is great for the bride or couple who love to cook! You might decorate the tables with centerpieces that include bunches of flowers in pretty vases, give out mini recipe books or measuring spoons as kitchen shower favors, guests bring gifts that stock the kitchen, bring recipe cards of their favorite meals to build a recipe book, and win prizes on games like wooden spatulas, mixing bowls, baking sets, and more. You get the idea!
Now, let’s talk about other types of bridal showers available. Here are the wedding shower themes for 2023 and 2024 that are most popular right now.
Best Wedding Shower Themes
1. Lemon Theme
When it comes to wedding themes, few are as fresh and vibrant as a lemon theme. It’s sweet, chock-full of bright colors, and is easy for coordinating colors, a drink menu, dessert (hello, lemon cake!) and more for a picture-perfect party.
INVITATION: Lemon theme shower invitation by ThatGirlPress:
SEASON: Spring or Summer
COLORS: Yellow and green
MENU: A luncheon with freshly-squeezed lemonade and lemon cake for dessert; lemon-flavored cupcakes with lemon toppers
For more ideas, read: How to Plan a Lemon Themed Shower for everything you need from start to finish.
2. Lover Wedding Shower
Hey, Swifties: this one’s for you! A Lover-inspired bash is taking the world by storm. It’s easy to plan this wedding shower theme with hints of pastel purples and pinks throughout. Make sure it’s bejeweled.
INVITATION: This gorgeous palette of purple pinks like an early morning sunrise by Chocomocacino:
SEASON: Anytime of year
COLORS: Purple and pink, hints of gold
DECOR: Absolutely, 100% this “Found Her Lover” banner by TheKrookedHalo:
Add these heart garland decorations:
… and serve up food and desserts on these fun themed plates.
3. Lingerie Bridal Shower
INVITATION: Bridal lingerie themed invites by Carrie O’Neal:
SEASON: Anytime of Year
COLORS: Blush and black
MENU: Anything! Plan a brunch, luncheon, or dinner menu;
FAVORS: Cute oh-la-la hair scrunchie favors
4. BBQ Wedding Shower
Planning a barbecue shower is a lot of fun! This is one of the best bridal shower themes summer has to offer. You can plan it in the afternoon or throw an evening BBQ dinner. A BBQ part is notable one of the most popular couples shower themes where everyone’s invited — not just the ladies!
INVITATION: This stylish suite is perfect for a bbq bridal shower and is designed by Heather Schertzer:
SEASON: Ideal for summer or fall, but works anytime of year
COLORS: Red and black
MENU: An all-out BBQ feast! BBQ chicken or pork, corn on the cob, cornbread, pasta salad, etc.
5. Tea Themed Shower
If cute bridal shower themes are on your radar, a tea party is perfect! It works anytime of year but is especially perfect in the spring.
INVITATION: This pretty tea cup shower invitation by PaperSunStudio is perfect:
SEASON: Spring or Summer, but anytime works, too!
MENU: A luncheon with sandwiches or quiches; scones, macarons, and light cakes for dessert. Serve tea and don’t forget the sugar cubes!
DECOR: Break out your finest tea cups and saucers; put out napkins and doilies, and decorate with a fancy tablecloth and floral centerpiece. Use these teapot card holders for your place cards. Add this themed “tea with the bride-to-be” banner to your space by IchibodsImagination:
For more ideas, read: How to Plan a Tea-Themed Bridal Shower.
6. Fall Themed Wedding Shower
If you need fall bridal shower ideas, just borrow the season and let it guide you! For a fall themed wedding shower, here’s what you need to bring it to life.
INVITATION: This autumnal inspired invite is perfect for a fall wedding shower theme. By Katie Ahn.
COLORS: Orange, brown, gold, reds
Or these fall candle tin favors by AriaBellaCandles:
MENU: Serve a menu with hearty fall-inspired recipes like soup and a sandwich; serve up donuts for dessert. Make a delicious fall punch for a beverage or serve up apple cider.
7. Winter Bridal Shower
When you need winter wedding shower themes, you can opt for a holiday inspired celebration or go for a wintry wonderland wedding shower theme. The invitation is icy blue with florals throughout and you can incorporate some wintry fun into the mix.
INVITATION: This Nantucket Romance invitation by Chris Griffith is a perfect way to kick off a cool, icy color palette.
COLORS: Blue, grey, white, green
You could also give cozy pashmina shawls by PartyArtForever:
DECOR: Wintry decorations with candlelight in these icy silver mercury glass tea votives, this snow in love banner, add some snowflake garland, place this confetti on tables, and add this icy blue balloon arch for a pop of color
MENU: Hearty soups and sandwiches, salad; serve a dessert bar of cupcakes and cookies or pies; serve up a hot chocolate bar or coffee bar!
Plan a brunch themed bridal shower and include these delightful recipe cards for guests to bring their favorite dinner or dessert ideas.
INVITATION: This adorable invite by Chocomocacino is ideal for a brunch themed bridal shower.
SEASON: Anytime of Year
COLORS: Pretty pastel pinks and oranges
MENU: BRUNCH! Choose your favorite brunch pairings like waffles, fruit, and soufflè; complete the menu with freshly-squeezed mimosas for a festive celebration, coffee, and croissants for dinner.
DECOR: Decorate your space with these Love You A Brunch balloons by PartyEight:
FAVORS: Give these “thanks a whole brunch” favors with freshly-baked croissants inside! By PreppingParties.
Or give these champagne flutes to guests by WeddingPartyShop:
Another cute idea? Mini champagne bottles like these!
Who doesn’t adore a fiesta bridal shower?! It’s one of the best wedding shower themes 2023 has to offer.
INVITATION: Send guests this fun fiesta themed wedding shower invitation by Jennifer Lew:
SEASON: Anytime but especially fun for an outdoor party in the summer
COLORS: Bright, vibrant colors in hot pink, orange, yellow, and blue
DECOR: Serve drinks in these Nacho Average cups, add this fun confetti everywhere, play this fiesta games bundle, hang this taco about love banner, and give the bride this accessory kit to wear. Don’t forget this topper for the cake.
MENU: Plan a taco bar complete with all the fixings! Chips and salsa are a must, extra guac! And don’t forget to serve margaritas. Olé!
For more ideas, see: The 50 Best Fiesta Bridal Shower Ideas.
10. Garden Themed Wedding Shower
For the couple who loves flowers and gardening, plan a garden wedding shower theme with all the prettiest florals. This is one of the most popular bridal shower themes ideas for spring and summer months.
INVITATION: This miniature work of art by designer Susan Moyal makes an incredible garden themed wedding shower invitation to kick off the theme.
COLORS: Green paired with your favorite flower’s colors
SEASON: Spring or Summer
Also loving these seed packet favors by PeonyLacePaperie:
And that rounds it out! Which theme is your favorite?
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Now that you have picked out a theme, it’s time to start planning!
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