Carnival Themed Bridal Shower

Have you ever been to a carnival themed wedding?  For most brides, a carnival inspired wedding is a little too untraditional for their taste, but a carnival themed bridal shower might be the perfect fit!  Who doesn’t love carnivals and all that they entail?  If you are unsure how to plan a carnival themed bridal shower or are scared it sounds cheesy…don’t worry!  Here are a few ideas to help put together a slammin’ carnival themed shower.

First choose a carnival inspired invitation to give guests a glimpse in to the theme of the shower.  This particular invitation is for a baby shower but would look great as a bridal shower invitation as well.

Whether you decide on using multiple colors or a more muted color scheme, almost any colors you choose will look great with this theme.  This theme works best in an outside venue or backyard.  Use banners and lanterns to decorate the space and give it a “carnival” theme.  You could even rent a small tent for the food or guests to sit under.

The food is one of the best parts of the carnival theme! Any food you can think that is at a carnival would be perfect.  Corn dogs, popcorn, peanuts, cotton candy, etc. (you get the picture)!

A candy and/or dessert buffet is a great way to display all of your sweet treats!

How awesome is this ticket cake?

Don’t forget about the carnival games! You don’t have to go all out with the bouncer (however that would be a fun touch) but you can have DIY games like bag toss or coin toss.  You can set up bowling pins and have guests knock them over for tickets and “win” prizes.  I think guests would have so much fun!

 You can set up a photo booth station and have a ticket booth with props.  A great theme idea for a couples shower is to have a “kissing booth” to take pictures in instead of a ticket booth!


I hope these pictures have helped you in planning a carnival themed bridal shower!  We would love to hear what you think about this bridal shower idea! Let us know what you think!

Happy Planning!

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