Baby and bridal showers are a fun and memorable way to celebrate dear friends and family as they prepare for exciting changes in their lives. As such, there can be a lot of pressure on shower hosts to plan and execute events that cater not only to the guest of honor, but to a wide variety of her family, friends, coworkers and other important people in her life. Planning an event that makes everyone happy can be daunting.
So if you’re planning a baby or bridal shower, our best advice is to keep the décor simple and focus on the things that matter: food, logistics, and making sure the guest of honor has a good time! Here are a few tips to get you started, and make sure to check out our Pinterest page for more shower ideas and inspiration.
Choose an accessible theme: Sure, you could DIY every bridal shower decoration, centerpiece, game and prize. But you could also buy some of those things. By picking a simple theme with ready-made paper goods and decorations that are widely available to rent or buy, you may save yourself a ton of time. Look into having things custom-made on Etsy for another easy option.
Go natural: Using potted plants or herbs for centerpieces or cut flowers (with rented vases) for table decoration will make your baby or bridal showers look beautiful and fresh. Just stick plants into simple ceramic pots or tie a bow on them – no need to even take them out of the plastic pots they came in. Bonus: plants make great prizes for shower game winners
Use what you have: With a bit of thought and style, normal household items can be turned into memorable décor for baby or bridal showers. Embroidered tea towels make great table linens. That vintage martini class your grandma passed down? A perfect candy dish! Find a few free printables and stick them in frames you already own. Look around your house and you’ll find inspiration everywhere.
Rent centerpieces, serving dishes, linens and more: By renting all of your party goods from Broadway Party and Tent Rental’s one-stop party shop, you’ll save yourself some time. From centerpieces to cupcake stands, tablecloths to trays, we’ve got everything you need for your next baby or bridal shower. And, if you’re hosting a weekend shower, you can pick everything up on Friday and return it on Monday for a one-day rental fee! We can also deliver and pick up if time is tight.
Our Minneapolis party rental company can make your shower planning simple with our easy rental process and affordable prices. Visit our online catalog or give us a call at 763-208-1357 to get started!