Olivia’s beautiful, simple summer picnic bridal shower was held on the back patio of a local restaurant, where guests enjoyed al fresco dining in a secluded back garden decorated with roses, hydrangeas, hand-lettered signs and cream and navy linens. Keeping with the sweet and simple picnic theme, each guest received a jar of homemade jam as a party favor, and cobblers made by the groom’s mother were served in adorable mini-mason jars. Olivia exuded sweetness the whole day long as her guests showered her with love and attention and some unique bridal shower gifts, like an umbrella (for the SHOWER, get it?) with a surprise inside: cash tied to the spokes of the umbrella!
Q: What should we do at a flamingo bridal shower? A: Let’s flamingle, of course! I love the recent flamingo explosion, from pool floats to cute tank tops. The theme is perfect for a summer beach bridal shower, Palm Springs or Miami Beach bachelorette, or just a party in your own backyard. Put together this DIY flamingo ring toss game and serve your signature flamingo pink cocktail topped with one of these printable flamingo straw tags. And can we talk about this flamingo pool float cake?! It is everything. I want it in my life. For more flamingo inspiration, check out our Let’s Flamingle party board on Pinterest.
Image credits: Let’s Flamingle banner, DIY flamingo ring toss, flamingo cocktail glasses, flamingo pool float cake, flamingo sugar cookies, printable flamingo straw tags, Let’s Flamingle bridal shower welcome sign
Achieve sweet summer perfection with a pineapple bridal shower. And let’s be serious, pineapples are everywhere right now, meaning decorating for this theme will be so very simple. The adorable pineapple invitation from Paper Source is actually listed as a House Warming invite, but it just seemed too perfect for a bridal shower to me. A couple quick edits and it’s transformed! And I’m maybe a little bit obsessed with the pineapple sundress. Much needed addition to my summer wardrobe? Pineapples can find their way into your food, your drinks, and you decor in a snap.
Bride Hanna’s closest friends all lent their considerable talents to create a beautiful poolside bridal shower at this modern home in Palm Springs (an AirB&B find with a rock ‘n’ roll vibe). The DIY bridesmaids created two tablescapes that day: First, they took the opportunity to mock up the design for the wedding—a rustic, natural spread incorporating simple eucalyptus leaves and the stunning hand-drawn programs by Kathy Choi of A Young April—before transforming the patio into a playful, whimsical retreat for the bridal shower, introducing cabbages as greenery, quirky little owls and soft, feathery florals and tassels. Photographer and friend of the bride Jessica Park says her favorite moment of the day was, in fact, one of the simplest: “We were all just sipping on our homemade sangrias around the table. Shoes off, feet up, completely relaxed, and chatting away on a beautiful sunny day.” Which is exactly what a bridal shower should be all about.
The return of warm weather is undoubtedly linked with the return of ice cream. The truck’s merry jiggle has once again started to haunt my neighborhood, and a post-work indulgence of a salted caramel scoop can be hard to resist. I love the idea of incorporating this cool treat in a summer bridal shower, whether you opt for creamy vanilla scoops complete with toppings bar or tart raspberry popsicles poolside. Or, add an adult twist to the event by serving sorbet floats topped with bubbly Prosecco. I love some of the creative decor ideas below, like filling paper cones with flowers or crafting a popsicle garland from pool floats, of all things! Check out more ice cream party inspiration on our Ice Cream Social board on Pinterest.
Image credits: Ice cream social bar, Prosecco sorbet floats, Coconut and Blood Orange popsicles, pastel chairs, popsicle string lights, hello popsicle sticks, flower cones, cream of ice printables, popsicle pool float garland.