Bridal Shower Brunch Menu

I love the idea of a bridal shower brunch!  Of course the best part about having a bridal shower in the morning is the food! Who doesn’t love breakfast?   There are so many menu options and creative ways to display the food for a bridal shower brunch. Here are some of my favorite menu ideas!

When I think about breakfast I normally think about pancakes.  How cute are these mini pancakes with a “ring” on each one?

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Try offering flavored syrups when serving pancakes or waffles!

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Another breakfast favorite is french toast.  Using small plastic cups with syrup inside is a great way to serve it!

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Doughnuts are also a great option for a brunch shower. Stack them up to serve as the “cake” and pair with cold milk for a perfect sweet treat!

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You can’t have doughnuts without coffee! Look at this coffee station that includes ice and milk to make iced coffee!

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A veggie bar with assorted dips is a great menu option for a brunch along with serving fruit.  If you want something other than fruit try making fruit smoothies! Yum!

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For a fun twist set up a Mimosa Bar with champagne and different juices. Or try a bloody mary bar with assorted garnishes like olives, limes and celery.

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Do you have a brunch menu item perfect for a bridal shower?

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Not So Cheesy Bridal Shower Games

Planning a bridal shower can be a daunting task.  As the host of the shower, you want to make sure you plan a celebration the bride will love.  There are many details to planning a perfect bridal shower and in my opinion the hardest thing to plan are games to play with the guests.  Depending on the game you choose it can determine the success or failure of the shower! Here are a few fun, non-cheesy game ideas your guests (and the bride) will love!

My favorite non-cheesy game is the “He Said, She Said” game.  There are a few variations of this game and you can customize the questions to fit the couple.  The first way to play this game is to ask both the bride and groom questions prior to the shower and ask the bride at the shower to see which of their answers match.  Guests can guess before the shower and see how many they got right.  This way reminds me of the Newlywed Game…so much fun I promise guests will be laughing.

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Or if your couple is on Facebook all the time, have guests guess whether the bride or groom wrote the quote!

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You can also pass out questions to the guests on how well they know the bride!  See how many they get right when the bride answers the questions during the shower!

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Another great game is a bridal themed Pictionary.  Split the shower in to two teams and sit back and let the laughs ensue!

Do you remember playing the game Memory as a kid?  Well, this bridal version can be memories that each guests write before the shower about the bride and each memory is matched to the guest attending!

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Another fun game is “How Old Are You?”  This game involves getting pictures of the bride at different ages and asking the guests to guess how old the bride was in each picture. Person who guesses most correct wins!

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Which game is your favorite? Do you have a fun game to add to this list?

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Tea Party Bridal Shower

If you are deciding on a bridal shower theme don’t overlook the classic tea party.  Brides are using inspiration from the Mad Hatter tea party in Alice in Wonderland to give a new twist to the traditional party.  For most of us, we don’t get together and drink tea often and it is nice to treat everyone to a girlie and fun party.

Start with a great invitation to let everyone know it will be a tea party to remember.

I still like the idea of having all of the girls wear ridiculously big hats or for a modern twist you can ask them to wear vintage inspired headpieces. Gloves are also a fun addition to a tea party bridal shower. Putting on these small accessories gets everyone involved in the feeling of a traditional tea party and makes everything more fun.

To me, the easiest party of planning a tea party is the decor.  Think about the long estate table in Alice and Wonderland and mimic your decor from that table. You can use different colored pastel linens with lace overlays and any type of chair.

Of course use teapots, saucers and teacups with roses or blooms of flowers as the table centerpieces.

One of my favorite ideas is to ask each guest to bring a vintage saucer and teacup for the bride and groom.  At the party you can have each guest decorate their teacup using a beautiful gold writing.  A gift the bride can treasure forever and use for years to come.

The food can be traditional with cucumber sandwiches and scones.  You can have teapots at the table with different teas and serve sparkling champagne or cider.  A cookie station or dessert table with cookies and cupcakes can add to the lunch.

Give guests a tea inspired favor for attending.  This is an easy DIY project your guests will love to take home.

Hope this has inspired you to plan your own tea party bridal shower.  Let us know what you think of these ideas.  We would love to hear your thoughts!

Happy Planning!

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