The first step in planning a bridal shower is to come up with a list of bridal shower ideas for possible party themes. The theme of the bridal shower should reflect something that the bride-to-be likes. For example you can use the bride's favorite movie as inspiration for the bridal shower's theme. Other possible bridal shower ideas for themes include: Hawaiian theme, Western theme, Beach theme, tropical theme, kinky theme, or Victorian theme.
After the theme for the bridal shower has been selected the next step will be to pick out an invitation design that compliments the bridal shower theme. The cost of the bridal shower invitation will be based on the material that it is made out of, the vendor that offers the bridal shower invitations, how many invitations you order, and if the invitations are customized. You can save money by buying a pre-printed set of bridal shower invitations, or by making your own.
Next you will need to take your ideas and apply them to the decorations for the bridal shower. Your decorations should reflect the theme of the bridal shower, and they should offer an aesthetic function as well as a practical function. The bridal shower decorations that you will need include: table cloths, napkins, centerpieces, glasses, draping fabric, banners, and wall hangings.
In addition to bridal shower invitations and decorations, your bridal shower ideas also need to be translated into bridal shower favors. The first types of bridal shower favors that you will need are door prizes. Next you will need bridal shower favors that you can hand out as game prizes. Finally you will need bridal shower favors that can be given to all of the guests just for showing up.
The final things that your bridal shower ideas will need to be applied to are bridal shower games. Traditional bridal shower games include games like Toilet Paper Wedding Gown Designer, The Life Thread Game, and Balloon Pop Games. Bridal showers with themes will need to find games that incorporate an element of the theme into the game. For example a western themed bridal shower may offer games that incorporate props like cowboy hats, cowboy boots, and lassos.