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One of the major item to cross off your checklist while planning a bridal shower is the theme. Once you have got that taken care of, then all other items on the list can follow. If you are planning a bridal shower soon and you are at a loss of what the theme should be, I have put together a list of bridal shower themes, enjoy!

This is usually the go-to theme, especially when there is no time to source for outfits, because getting an all-white outfit is easy but don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t mean that you will have less fun, it just makes planning a little easier.

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For those who love the show, “playboy mansion”, this theme is for you, it’s a little bit girly but you will have fun. All you need for this to come out right in terms of outfit is a white or black tee-shirt or tank top, probably customized, a tulle skirt, preferably in pink and some bunny ears, that ought to do it!

Photo Credit: Partyfully yours
Photo Credit: Partyfully yours

If you have always imagined what Las Vegas would look like but haven’t had a chance to actually visit, well, here is your chance. You can throw a bridal shower with a make belief casino outlook. You would need a couple of things; a round table for poker game, some pairs of dice, some pack of cards (it could be playing cards used at bridal showers), amongst other things. Outfit wise, tee-shirts with the dominos symbol on it will do.


This is for the ones that love an adventure, you get to play cop for one day, or night. Everyone in attendance should be dressed in a police uniform, however, this comes with a twist, it will be not just any police uniform, but a sexy uniform with all the paraphernalia. Most ladies that go with this theme usually have some very sexy guys over to put on a show for them, (if you know what I mean, *winks*)

This is a yellow and black affair, as that’s the color bees are presumed to be. So, to make this bridal shower theme complete, you will need yellow and black outfits (preferably in stripes) and a pair of cute little wings to go with it.


All of my fashionistas, where you at? This is a fun one and comes naturally to those fashionable or fashionably inclined. The Chanel theme is well executed with monochrome (black & white) in its balance. So, all things monochrome, with a dash of fabulousness!

This is actually a movie that aired in the early ’60s but has been well adopted by ladies in recent times. As the theme implies, it should be a lovely time with your ladies in the early hours of the day. Your ladies can take inspiration from the lead heroine, played by Audrey Hepburn or just show up in bright beautiful dresses, it is afterall supposed to be a fun-time with your ladies.


If you are a die-hard fan of the movie, “sex in the city”, you are welcome. There is really no color co-ordination for this theme, however you can pick a place that the ladies in the movie had been to and also pick a character in the movie to dress up as. It is just you and your girls having a good time.



Aloha! This is taking the bridal shower to the Tropicana, Hawaiian style. This could be done in/ outdoors, depending on your preference. Make it a point to note that there should be lots of fruits in the menu and outfit should have a pop of color, as is common with the Tropicana.



This switching things up a lit bit, if your known for spontaneity, you would be thrilled embracing this theme. It is very feminine, what with the fur, feather boa, corset, feathers, frills and flounces, mixed with some Victorian era fashion.


If you ever wondered what growing up in the country side would be like, well, here’s your chance. All you need for your outfit is a Plaid shirt, combined with a pair of denim, a pair of boots, a couple of bandannas and a cowboy, or in this case, cowgirl hat. I have no doubt partying with your girls ranch-style would be fun.


If I have been able to help in some little way, you are welcome.

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Usually, the maid of honor is responsible for throwing a bridal shower/ bachelorette party for the bride-to-be. Trust me, it can really be a hassle, especially when you have to keep all the plans away from the bride. In order to ensure that you don’t end up with a failed plan, here are some guidelines.

Immediately after the wedding date has been fixed, contact friends of the bride to inform them of your plans. You will need to set up a meeting, but that can be done via various online channels, because there is a possibility that everyone you contacted will not be in the same location.

It is important that you all agree on a time when everyone will be available so that you don’t have a scanty guest list. Also important is the bridal shower theme. You cannot have a bridal shower without a theme, there should be an exchange of ideas and then you all agree on a theme that the bride-to-be would enjoy.

The location of where the bridal shower will take place is very important, considering the fact that it is meant to be a surprise, so you need to be careful. Most of the bridal showers I have planned, I always advice to use the house of a relative or any of her friends, that way you can control logistics and it takes some financial burden off. However, making use of a neutral place, like a restaurant, rental space, or any other location is fine.

Due to the fact that it is a surprise, the financial responsibility falls on everyone, going to be present. There are several ways to go about this, you can task everyone to a fixed amount that will sum up to the total figure needed, or make a list of all the things needed, (including refreshments, props, venue, wearables for guests and bride-to-be) and ask everyone to pick what they will be coming with, those that don’t have access to items picked can pay the cash equivalent.

The groom doesn’t have to be financially involved in the whole process, however, he can help you with getting her to the venue if you think she might be on to you if you do it yourself. He can also help get in touch with some of the bride-to-be’s friends you don’t know to be a part of the bridal shower.

Ensuring that everybody keeps to time in order not to ruin the surprise can be a major ordeal, you might have to set the time one hour or two hours before the bride-to-be is due to arrive. This way, everybody will be on time and ready when she walks in.

Get yourselves in position and your cameras ready to capture as many memories as possible, especially the look on the bride-to-be’s face when she realizes what has happened. Post all captured moments on social media using the couple’s hashtag so that after the euphoria of it all, the bride-to-be can have a look at all of them in one place.

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