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Brooke Walker, Studio 5They are one of the most popular parties to plan right now. With June being the busiest month for wedding, April and May bring a lot bridal showers.
From traditional to unconventional, when it comes to throwing a bridal shower the possibilities are endless. This morning on Studio 5, party and ideas contributor Alisa Bangerter shared theme ideas that will help set the stage.
Alisa says choosing a theme is the first step to a successful party. It becomes the planning point for every other party detail: the decorations, the invitations, even the food!
Try to choose a theme that is specifically tailored to the bride-to-be. If the bride is looking to build her kitchen, for example, you could center the shower around that particular room of the house by asking guests to bring a gift specifically for the kitchen, or maybe a few items to help stock the pantry.
Seasonal or holiday-themed showers are always fun. Alisa suggests centering the party around the current season or even assigning guests to bring gifts according to a season you assign. For example, if you were assigned the season of summer, you could bring a gift of picnic items, garden tools, etc.
Alisa's personal favorite is the fairy tale shower. Make the bride a princess for the shower, since her fairy tale is about to come true and she is getting married to her prince charming. This shower lends itself to fun decorating and favor ideas as well.
There are plenty more theme ideas on our Web site. You will also find a whole list of party favor ideas there. Just click the related link.