Love is brewing. The perfect blend. Whole latte love. A wedding is brewing! A coffee-themed bridal shower is a fun, modern theme for the bride-to-be and we are here for it!
If the bride-to-be loves coffee, is an avid fan of popular Friends tv show with that iconic cafe, loves to try new blends like espresso, latte, iced, caramel drizzle, etc., or just loves a nice cup of coffee in the morning with a donut, this is the theme you’ve been waiting to see!
Sure, you may think to yourself, it sounds easy enough to plan a coffee bridal shower. Invites, a few decorations here and there, serve coffee… but, what else?
We’re here to show you all the creative and fun details with coffee at the center of your theme thanks to these fantastic finds. And to top it off, we’ll tell you where to host a coffee themed shower, how to entertain guests, provide a sample timeline of the party itself, inspire you with coffee themed bridal shower favors to take home, and so much more.
Grab a cup of coffee right this second (I’m sipping on mine — nothing fancy, just hot black coffee but in my special tumbler!) and get ready for a fun theme you or the bride-to-be will adore.
Coffee Bridal Shower Ideas
First things first: you will need a place to host a bridal shower with coffee theme as your primary focus. Here are some popular hotspots to serve up hot cups of coffee and a fun, creative theme.
Where to Host a Coffee Bridal Shower
– Coffee Shops
Some coffee shops offer a small venue space; this is one option as a great place to host a coffee bridal shower.
At home is always a nice and cozy place to host a coffee bridal shower. Plus, you can stock up with unlimited coffee at your fingertips and a coffee maker to keep the java flowing.
Any restaurant is a nice place to host a bridal shower. Inquire about a private party space to host the party.
– Donut Shop or Bakery
If you are lucky enough to have a donut shop or bakery with party space, or the ability to host your party there, do it!
– Banquet Hall
A rental space or banquet hall is always a great place to host a bridal shower with a coffee theme, or any theme, really!
Regardless of where you host the shower, it’s really all about how you deck out your space, which we will show you later in this blog post.
How to Plan the Shower: Order of Events
A shower is usually held between the hours of 12 to 3 pm or 1 to 4 pm on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. At a bridal shower, the timeline typically goes like this:
– Guests arrive
– Play a fun icebreaker game
– Introduce the host and the bride or guests of honor
– Bar is open for beverages, small snacks at tables available
– Guests play bridal shower games and win prizes
– Lunch is served
– The bride or couple opens presents
– While opening gifts, cake is plated and served to guests with… coffee! :)
– Favors announcement to remind guests to take them home (if on a separate table; if at place settings, no announcement needed)
– Thank you from the bride for coming to the shower
– Guests depart
Easy, am I right? :)
Now that you know where to have the shower, you’ve selected a date, and you have a little bit of an idea how the general timeline will go, let’s get to inviting guests. Here are some coffee themed bridal shower invitations to get you inspired!
Coffee Bridal Shower Invitations
Now, let’s select a fun invitation to inspire the tone and theme of your shower. Here are a few of our favorite coffee themed bridal shower invitations that are perfectly fitting for your festivities.
1. Coffee Shower Invites
These invitations even have the look and feel of a corrugated cup with kraft paper, just like you’d get from your local coffee shop. Cute idea by ThePinkPapermill.
2. Love Is Brewing
Another style that is fitting for your bridal shower! Invitations by JMCustomInvites.
3. Retro Coffee Love
What a fun, bold style for an invite! By BasicInvite.
4. Brunch Coffee Shower Invitations
Planning a bridal brunch? Make it a coffee themed bridal shower with these adorable invites from KnottedPaperCo.
5. Coffee Themed Couple’s Shower Invitation
This style is amazing! If you’re planning a couple’s shower rather than an individual bridal shower, here is a great invitation that features a coffee theme. By PartiesbytheBundle.
6. There Will Be Coffee
Lots and lots of it! This invitation is shown as a rehearsal or post-wedding brunch, but it’s totally customizable. Just input ‘bridal shower’ instead and you’re all set. Such a stylish suite! I love the coffee cups print on the inside of the envelope liner. By Lea Delavaris.
7. Cute Coffee Cup Invitations
Cute for a rehearsal, brunch, or as a coffee bridal shower invitation. Just edit the wording as needed. By BasicInvite.
8. Perk You Up
Fan of Friends? Check! These adorable invites are inspired by your favorite crew’s hang-out cafe. By FrockGraphicDesign.
9. Pretty Invitation
These are ADORABLE! I love the colors used in this invitation and the coffee cup with the swirling heart. By UnicornDesign.
Stylish invites? Check!
Now let’s talk about how to deck out your space.
How to Decorate a Coffee Wedding Shower
To properly deck out your space, you only really need a few, cleverly-crafted finds and add a pop of color.
On top of any color table linens, add a sprinkling of coffee confetti. It can be sprinkled around your centerpiece design and adds just a little touch of a coffee theme to your wedding shower.
This coffee confetti is by GoodandPlentyCrafts. A little confetti never hurt nobody! ;)
Hang up these charming coffee banners! This one features latte cups and hearts, customizable in your colors. By SunnyBanners.
This “Love Is Brewing” banner is another cute find! By PillowMeRustic.
Add a charming centerpiece with coffee-inspired flair to your tables! These centerpieces are a cute idea by PartyAtYourDoor. The sticks are included; it would be cute to get jars like these and fill them with bulk coffee beans!
These light-up centerpieces are a fun find for your shower and, as a bonus, they can be given away as prizes for bridal shower games during the party. By LuminariumDesigns.
Another way to do a centerpiece design is with a tiered tray! Here are some of the accent pieces you can add to the tiered tray (amazing inspiration and individual pieces available by MelDenver).
A coffee-themed shower should have a fun coffee bar with syrups, marshmallows, whipped cream, different kinds of coffee brews (i.e. espresso or cappuccino, dark roast, or hazelnut, etc.), and a bunch of flavored creams to try. Don’t forget the sugar!
You can dress up the coffee bar with a banner or signage and make sure you have fun additions like these coffee stencils to make one-of-a-kind coffee drinks for guests. (Read: 7 Things Your Coffee Bar Needs to Have for tips!) Coffee stencils are custom and you can buy them at ZCreateDesign.
Draw attention to it with a sign like this neon (it will look awesome in the bride’s kitchen after the shower!) By Cabbageneonstroe.
Or go farmhouse / rustic style with this beautiful coffee bar sign by BurntJuly.
And have napkins at the ready! These are the sweetest napkins for coffee themed bridal shower decor. By SelfishNecessities.
You’ll want to add a creative + coffee bridal shower cake topper to the cake! Here’s a cute one featuring a coffee mug and bagel. By SamsSweetArt.
For cupcakes, cakes, or other desserts, you’ll also love these coffee themed toppers in a variety of festive designs. By Fairfable.
Strike a pose! Guests can take a photo prop and snap photos for the bride-to-be to have a collection of snapshots from her bridal shower. Props by IGotMadPropsShop.
Coffee Cups and Custom Sleeves
A coffee themed shower wouldn’t be the same without custom coffee cups and sleeves to go with them! You can get these sweet personalized coffee cups from LabelsRUs.
Or these stylish cups with amazing color and font choices by ForYourParty.
Or you can get these charming coffee sleeves by Beaucoup.
Bridal Shower Games
Every bridal shower needs fun games for guests to play! You can get a bundle of coffee bridal shower games from InvitingInvites.
You also have to play this fun game: how many coffee beans are in the jar? Fill a large jar (make sure it is a sealable kind like this so it stays fresh!) like this with coffee beans, counting them as they’re added. Then, have guests fill out a guessing card when they arrive at the shower and toss their guess into a basket. The closest to the number of beans, without going over, is the lucky winner! They can win the jar of beans as a take-home gift or another prize of your choosing.
With coffee themed bridal shower games, you’re going to need prizes for the winners!
You can create DIY baskets with coffees, mugs, gift cards to coffee shops, etc. Or here are a few gift ideas you can give as prizes at your shower.
– Coffee Scoop and Clip This is a prize I have on my own wishlist! A nice handmade wooden coffee scoop with a clip for your bag of coffee to keep it fresh. By KoleasWorkshop.
First I drink the coffee, then I do the things socks. Love these! By ItsYourTurnSocks.
This coffee scented candle is a nice gift idea, too! By 3SistersCandleCo.
And these fun coffee lotion bars, handmade by WildRoseBathCo.
And can you really ever go wrong with a nice new coffee mug? These make great gifts for coffee bridal shower guests. To dress up a mug for gifting, just add one of these “Thanks a Latte” tags to it (we spotted these at AJCraftCreations):
Or these cute tags by RevintagedArt:
For mugs, you can’t go wrong with any of the Magnolia mugs from Target; they are stylish, nice and durable, and they are made so well. I have this one an it is easily my go-to cup in the morning! They’re affordable, too, only $3.99 each. Get them here.
These Rise and Shine mugs are another great find, only $4.99 each here.
I have had this coffee canister and scoop on my list for a long time, I think it’s finalllllly time to get it. This would make a great guest prize at your shower. Get it here.
And last but not least, a sweet little creamer container! Darling, isn’t it? Love the sugar bowl, too. Buy here.
This darling metal coffee scoop is another affordable and useful find! Okay, I want ALLLL the things. :) By Magnolia for Target, get it here.
And who can resist this “Thanks a Latte” spoon?! It is handmade by SouthernGatherings.
Coffee Bridal Shower Favors
Looking for take-home gifts for your guests? Every bridal shower is complete with themed party favors. These coffee bridal shower favors will delight guests and will look lovely on your place settings.
If you place them on a separate table, include a sign like this one by JoJoMiMi.
Ah, fresh coffee in a favor: is there anything more fitting for a coffee bridal shower? We think not! Decorate the front of the bag with your favorite colors, sayings, etc. By Beaucoup.
Prefer a coffee pod? Sure thing! Get them here.
Coffee Favor Bags
For resealable bags, try these by GiveItPretty.
These cute mini coffee cup keychains are a hot item! By CaSugarCo.
Or these fun vintage inspired keychains that say, “BRB, I’m getting an iced coffee”. Ha! By SunshineByJaina.
Or these “But First, Coffee” keychains. Adorable! By CoffeeTeachInspire.
Coffee Scented Soap
Everyone loves a fresh bar of handmade soap! These are coffee scented for a perfectly-fitting party favor. By HomeBrewedSoaps.
Amaretto Coffee Melts
YUM! These make delightful and delicious favors for coffee bridal showers. By BritsCandleCreations.
Buy mugs in bulk with custom designs from NapkinNiche. They make great favors!
Coffee Spoon Favors
Give everyone a stamped coffee spoon to take home! This is a sweet gift idea by LifeRepurposedArt.
Coffee Spoon Rest Favors
You can alternatively select one of these charming heart-shaped ceramic spoon rests with coffee printed on the front. These are darling! By ShoeHouseStudio.
Coffee Bean Bottle Favors
These charming coffee bean favors will be perfect for your coffee bridal shower! By SmileBoutiqueStore.
Don’t forget to spoil the bride with her very own custom coffee mug for the occasion! By HappilyChicDesigns.
What do you think of these coffee themed bridal shower ideas? Did this blog post help you figure out how to plan a coffee bridal shower from start to finish? Let us know in the comment box below!
P.S. Prefer tea? Read: Tea Theme Bridal Shower Ideas for planning tips!