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Stay At Home Bridal Shower

July 24, 2020
by Jessica

Furniture and Home Accents

Hosting any type of shower at your home can not only be cost effective, it can also be fun. Today I am sharing how to host a bridal shower at your home either on your patio, lawn, deck or even inside your home.

Bridal Shower Beverage Station Ideas

A bar cart works perfectly when setting up a beverage station. You can fill the cart with items for making mimosas, wine or even a beer station.

If hosting a brunch shower, creating a donut cake is a great way to display not only display breakfast food but it’s a great centerpiece!

Bar Cart, Hand Towel, Love sign, Cake Tier Stand, Napkins and Flutes – HomeGoods

It’s important to decide what theme you want. A theme can be something very casual – cookout style, a full formal catered affair or something in between. I added diamond glass paper tags to the champagne flutes to add a hint of a bridal theme while keeping the champagne beverage station sophisticated and classic.

Simple affordable decorations include, balloons, free printable sayings, name tents or food description cards (you can find online by googling – free printables + the theme), vases filled with fresh flowers, votive candles for tables and decorative paper goods (HomeGoods has some amazing high end paper goods).

Another simple beverage station could be a wine tub filled with ice.

Bridal Shower Donut Cake and Favors

Creating a section for guest favors and coordinating a centerpiece like a donut cake, is a fun way to add a little pizzaz to your favor table.

Plants are an easy favor gift and affordable to make or even purchase. To personalize the favor, you could add a popsicle stick to each planter with a handwritten “thank you” on the stick.

Having a couple of fun games pre planned is also a good use of time during the shower. These games can be anything from this cute “who knows the couple best” printable to Bridal Shower Scattergories. If you are creative you can make your own printables or you can order them online. There are so many fun bridal shower games!

Gifts and Seating Ideas

Pillows/ Candles / All Gift Boxes & Wrapping Paper / Getting Hitched Card / Table Cloth / Wrapping Paper Planter – HomeGoods

Don’t be afraid to bring your indoor pillows outside if it’s a nice day. I added a few pastel pink indoor pillows to my seating area and it brought the entire look together.

Seating can range from full tables decorated for a sit down meal or multiple casual seating areas on your patio. It’s always a nice idea to have the gift station set up near a seating area so the guest of honor can sit and open gifts.

If you want to dress up your outdoor seating area, try adding a small sized table cloth like I did below to your coffee table or side tables.

There is so much time left this Summer and into early Fall where hosting your own bridal shower is doable. The weather is great and it’s a safe place to entertain.

Jessica is a paid HomeGoods blogger. You can find out more about her multigenerational family living under one roof, her DIY Home Renovations and projects at Four Generations One Roof.