We’re heading into wedding season and now is the time for lots of bridal showers to plan! If you are planning a bridal shower and need some ideas on what to do, then this post is for you! Today I’m going to share with you my ideas on hosting a modern bridal shower with a trendy color palette of black and white stripes, aqua, pink and gold! To make it even more fun, I’ve given it a “Charmed” theme including charmed flowerpot DIY decor and fun charm bracelet guest activities.
What You’ll Need:
- Goldtone Inspiring Charms Expandable Bracelets
- Goldtone Fun Charms
- Goldtone Word Charms
- Gold Baker’s Twine
- DIY Ceramic Flowerpots
- Goldtone Fun Connectors
- Gold, Aqua and Pink Napkins
- Round Metallic Gold Dinner Plates
- Black Striped Square Dessert Plates
- Clear Bottle Vases
- Gold Foil Striped Paper Lanterns
- Black Striped Paper Lanterns
- Mint Green Striped Paper Lanterns
- Gold Caramel Chocolate Balls
- Black & Gold Glitter Wedding Craft Bags
- Glass Jar Set
- Clear Candy Scoop Set
- Mini Black Striped Popcorn Boxes
- Black Candy-Coated Chocolates
- White Candy-Coated Chocolates
Setting Up The Party
It can sometimes be intimidating to host a party in your home, but if you use these tips, it’s easier than you think. TIP: Use the furniture you already have in your home to create party stations. Here I used a few bar carts I have around my house to set up a Popcorn Mix-In Bar, Charmed Craft Table and Mini Dessert Table. If you don’t have bar carts, you could also set up party stations on sofa tables, bookcases and counters. Use your dining table as the party’s main seating area and you’re all set!
Decorating The Shower
When decorating your shower, first decide on a theme and color palette. This is my favorite part of planning any party. I normally start with an inspiration piece and when my friends at Oriental Trading challenged me to design a bridal around this set of 2-sided gold, aqua and pink napkins, I was all in! I now had my inspiration for the shower’s color palette. To give the shower a modern feel, I decided to add a bold pattern of black and white stripes to the design which is very on trend right now. Then I did what we all love to do…I scoured Oriental Trading’s website for fabulous tableware to go with the napkins for an amazing place setting like these gold metallic paper dinner plates and black and white square dessert plates.
To add some pop and sparkle to the dining table (every girl needs a little sparkle, right?) I decided to use an aqua sequin tablecloth and a bold black and white striped table runner I already own. Place gold mintand black and white striped paper lanterns all around the party space that match the shower’s colors. This is such an easy and inexpensive way to add a festive touch to any party space.
Next, it’s all about layering to create a dynamic place setting. I started with a sparkly gold place mat then topped it with aqua chargers, gold round dinner plates, a square black and white striped plate then topped it with the square dessert napkin. I also placed a pink and gold napkin topped with gold cutlery at each place setting. How amazing does this look? TIP: Disposable cutlery, napkins and plates paired with higher end items like charger plates and linen gives your table a chic “look for less”!
DIY Charmed Flowerpot Centerpiece
Next, it’s time to design the centerpieces for the table. I love how this set of clear bottle vases look paired with a single flower in each. Since the main centerpiece has some height to it, I decided to pair it with shorter complimentary centerpieces to fill out the table. Here I thought it would be fun to create “charmed flower pots” to keep with the “Charmed” theme.
Give your guests a fun craft activity that everyone can do at the shower and then take home with them. Set all the craft supplies up on a table to add additional decor to your shower. Guests made their own charmed flower pots and charm bracelets. You can check out my DIY post here for a shopping list and instructions on what you’ll need to make these gorgeous charm bracelets.
Set Up Snack and Dessert Stations
Be sure to have a variety of sweet treats for your guests to enjoy during the party. One of my favorite & easy snack ideas to whip up for a party are these Sweet & Salty Popcorn Mix-Ins. Setting up a mini dessert station is super easy with these small apothecary style glass jar set, clear candy scoops and candy from Oriental Trading. The jars are smaller than normal size apothecary jars which makes them more economical when setting up a mini dessert station. Fill the jars with candy like these gold caramel chocolate balls that match your shower’s decor. Don’t forget to have take home bags available for your guests to carry their flower pots and take home sweet treats in. How amazing are these black & gold glitter wedding bags? They fit with the shower’s decor perfectly!
I hope this post has given you a lot of ideas for your next bridal shower.
Photography and styling by Tonya Coleman.