Calling all bridesmaids! Throw the blushing bride-to-be a shower that's as memorable as the big day. With inventive and inspiring bridal shower themes and ideas -- vintage tea parties, glampouts, mimosa bars, and more -- your girl will be glowing all the way to the alter.View Slideshow
A beautiful garden setting is perfect for throwing a bridal shower.
Gardens offer a dramatic and beautiful backdrop, perfect to honor a bride-to-be. Find the perfect setting in a friend's backyard, or rent a space in a park, a courtyard hotel, or botanical center. Look for a location that will be relatively quiet and private.
Gather a few blooms and tie them together with lightweight paper-covered florist wire. Leave tails on the florist wire to attach to the back of the chair. Finish it off with a simple bow made of satin ribbon.
Using two shades of fine-wired French ribbon, make the trio of roses on the top of the favor boxes wrapped in pattern scrapbook paper. Create the rose detail by rolling the ribbon into loose cylinders and hot-gluing them to a small square of cardstock. When the glue has cooled, fan the cylinder into roses and glue a wire charm under the center rose. Use double-stick tape to attach the roses to the box.
Add a personal touch to a garden shower with beautiful floral antique china.
Create grand centerpieces to be placed on tables throughout the garden. We chose imported roses, spray mum, snapdragons, dahlias, bells of Ireland, and peonies, to set the tone for the flowery garden gathering.
Make an easy-to-handle treat with watermelon triangles, strawberries, and orange slices attached to a skewer. Keep them chilled by filling the bowl with ice covered with fresh mint.
Bake petite layer cakes topped off with fondant and embellished with flowers. Cut these tiny delights from sheet cake using round graduated-size biscuit cutters. For clean edges, freeze the cake and thaw slightly before cutting.