bridal shower ideas made for one of our best celebrations ever!
Who doesn't love the Kentucky Derby? It is a fabulous bridal shower theme that we used to "Celebrate our couple down the homestretch" on Derby Day in May. Note the Kentucky Derby is always run on the first Saturday in May. However, you can adapt these bridal shower ideas for any time of the year by turning it into "A Day At The Races" shower theme. This bridal shower theme made it so easy to plan everything from the invitations, to the food, to games and our allowed us to create our most favorite homemade bridal shower favor EVER! We got started by designing these funny
bridal shower invitations using the horse graphics. You can see our bridal shower invitation here.. we put together a clever poem on the back with all the details! We designed these ourselves at Zazzle our favorite place to create everything and anything!!
The perfect homemade bridal shower favors for our theme?? Hats, of course and we made them ourselves for under $3.00 a hat. Learn how to decorate hats and display them for your own bridal shower. These would be so adorable for other themed parties or even a great idea for a creative Derby Dolls Halloween costume!
Look at how cute our Derby Grandmothers and Ladies look in their colorful hats!
With this great theme, fun bridal shower games are a must! We set up a game stand, Derby Dollars! Each guest received 3 Derby
Dollars. We had buckets labeled for each horse in the race. The guests
put their 3 picks for the horses of their choice into the appropriate
bucket. At the end of the race, we drew two Derby Dollars from the
buckets representing the horses that came in 1st, 2nd and 3rd and
awarded prizes. So fun, everyone gathered to watch the race. Our niece
served as the "Event Bookie" giving out the dollars and sheets with the
odds for each horse in the race. See how we did our Derby Dollars game here.
Our easy bridal shower menu was just what you would expect on raceday.. a buffet of sandwiches, salads, fruits and pastas. We served lemonade, iced tea as well as sangria, wine and beer. We even had Mint Juleps, although no one was very enamoured with their taste!! The dessert table couldn't have been cuter. A shout out to my creative friend Patti, who found these adorable mini cupcake stands for her daughter's baby shower. She lent them to me for our use and we made dozens of mini-cupcakes and displayed them the same way! My sister ordered personalized MnM's. We made chocolate dipped strawberries and platters of homemade cookies and our family favorite: cake balls. See how to make cake balls. I think it was much better than a sheet cake and such a pretty presentation!
Here are really creative bridal shower ideas to decorate your using tulle and ribbon! See how you can color coordinate your buffet table and decorate it using rolls of ribbons. Here are the table decorating instructions. Our beautiful ribbons, roses, tulle and candle decorations can be seen here! And see how we decorated the entry staircase of the home again using tulle and ribbons.. what a beautiful and welcoming entrance to the bridal shower!
Here's a creative Bridal shower gift that is perfect for a Couples Bridal shower. It is a wine basket with printable bridal shower poems
attached to each bottle. Have the wedding party gift a bottle to the couple as they read these fun, funny and clever poems that celebrate each of the "firsts" together..
First Anniversary, First Christmas, First Fight and even First Baby. This gift adds some entertainment to the shower and the couple gets a fantastic gift! You can see the Bridal Shower Poems here!
It was such a nice evening that the kids opened their gifts out on the
patio! One of the most creative presents they received was the gift of
the Red Plate Tradition.. a beautiful red china plate with You Are
Special painted around the rim. It has a rich tradition behind it that
the kids can start as they begin their together. The poem that was
attached couldn't be cuter. You can learn about the Red Plate tradition
here. The poem is there and free to print too. These fun bridal shower
ideas made for an extra special celebration of the kid's upcoming