5 Great Bridal Shower Ideas

By Genny

My niece Kailee’s bridal shower this past weekend was so much fun. I loved all the decorations and details so much that I had to share some of them with you! I thought these were such great ideas…

1. The Perfect Pear theme. It was so cute how the theme of the shower was “the perfect pair.” From the decorations…

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to the cake…

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everything was “pearfect!”

 

2. Couples cookies as a take home treat. My other niece, Arianna, made the most darling cookies. They were pear-shaped and had the initials of the bride and groom, Kailee and Matt, on them.

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The cookies were put in a bag (one with each initial) and as guests left the shower, they were given away as a party favor. Too cute!

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3. Homemade raviolis. This lunch was to die for and if anyone is looking for an idea on what to serve at a bridal shower, I would highly recommend this. The raviolis were made by my niece’s Godmother, Auntie Apryl, and they were a family recipe. It was so fun to see the process from scratch…

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and it was even more fun to eat the raviolis. Delicious!

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4.  Pear salad. This salad is one of my mother-in-law’s delicious recipes and it was amazing! (Bosc pears, butter lettuce, caramilized walnuts, blue cheese, red onions, and lemon and olive oil dressing… sooo good! Not to mention, it went perfectly with the pear theme!)

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5. Holiday towels. Kailee’s future mother-in-law had the cutest idea. She gave Kailee a set of kitchen towels for every holiday to come – from St. Patrick’s Day to Christmas. She had been buying the towels over the past year and collecting them so that when Kailee and Matt get their own place, they will be all set with a cute set of towels for every holiday.  I love it!

And a p.s. for the list (update: I titled this post 5 ideas, but listed six! I guess this last one is a bonus…ha!)…

A sweet thank you. My niece gave this darling Willow Tree figuring as a thank you gift to everyone who helped throw the shower for her, which I thought was so thoughtful and such a memorable giveaway.

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It was a wonderful time filled with love and tradition, with so many creative ideas!

What are some cute bridal shower traditions or ideas you have seen?


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16 Comments on 5 Great Bridal Shower Ideas

  1. sarahhalstead
    March 6, 2012 at 8:02 pm (2 years ago)

    That is so awesome. Looks like a great party.

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    • Genny Heikka
      March 6, 2012 at 8:35 pm (2 years ago)

      It was so fun to get together and celebrate. I only get to see my nieces a couple of times a year, so it was really special. Thanks for stopping by, Sarah!

      Reply
  2. Elaine A.
    March 6, 2012 at 8:03 pm (2 years ago)

    I just love it when family comes together for an event like this and yours really went all out!  And that pear salad looks divine!! Yum!  Congrats to your niece! :)

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    • Genny Heikka
      March 6, 2012 at 8:35 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Elaine! It really was, and, yes, the pear salad was sooo good!

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  3. Terra Heck
    March 7, 2012 at 12:54 am (2 years ago)

    I really like the themed kitchen towel idea.  The bridal shower had a very unique, yet beautiful theme.

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    • Genny Heikka
      March 7, 2012 at 7:48 am (2 years ago)

      I know, Terra. It was so cute to see her pulling towel after towel out of the box, one for each holiday. I loved the idea!

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  4. ssimpson
    March 7, 2012 at 6:07 am (2 years ago)

    ‘Pinned’ your pear salad photo – looks so good. Maybe something to try for Easter dinner, I thought.  Loved this whole post – thanks!

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    • Genny Heikka
      March 7, 2012 at 7:48 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks for th pin! Definitely make the salad for Easter; you will love it!!!

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  5. Stacy Uncorked
    March 7, 2012 at 7:36 am (2 years ago)

    What a great idea for a theme! And everything turned out beautiful – and delicious looking, too. ;)

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    • Genny Heikka
      March 7, 2012 at 7:47 am (2 years ago)

      It really did, Stacy. My niece Arianna did such a great job planning the shower. I loved the pear theme!

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  6. Tish
    March 7, 2012 at 7:54 pm (2 years ago)

    That is the cutest idea!! The green caught my eye from the thumbnail and I’m so glad I stopped in. What a fun shower and fabulous ideas!! And that pear salad looks amazing! 

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    • Genny Heikka
      March 7, 2012 at 8:33 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Tish. I loved all the green! :)

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  7. Jagelees
    March 8, 2012 at 1:56 pm (2 years ago)

    I LOVE this!  Such a cute, cute idea, and they did such a beautiful job making it look fun and elegant!  I’m so glad you shared with us!

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    • Genny Heikka
      March 8, 2012 at 7:20 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Angie. I’ve missed joining in on WW; life has been busy! Fun to join in this week. :)

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