Bridal Showers are fun, girly events and having a shower with a theme makes it that much more exciting.
A really fun, sexy theme is a lingerie bridal shower–it can be as risque or played down as you like. Lingerie themes especially work for a smaller event with close girlfriends vs a huge guest list where not many people know one another.
Here are some ideas on how to make your lingerie bridal shower a success:
Dress code: Decide whether or not you want your guests to all where lingerie and set some guidelines–maybe you want everyone to come in their favorite leopard print or hot pink, maybe you want all your guests to wear a nightie or baby doll to have it a little more covered up. Also you may want to set perimeters on how risque you want the outfits to be. Keep in mind, you can have a lingerie shower without actually having your guests wear lingerie. You don’t have to list a dress code and instead the bridesmaids and bride can be the ones wearing lingerie.
Decorations: This can be funny or intimate and romantic. If you’re going for funny, consider hanging different colors and styles of bras from the ceiling. If you want a more romantic feel, dark roses and candles are an excellent choice, consider tea light candles surrounding a vase of roses. Or fill a glass bowl with water and top it with floating candles and sprinkle some rose petals and tea lights around it. Deep colors like red, deep purple and even a classic black work nicely–try to choose satin and silk fabrics for linens. Dim lighting and candles will make the ambiance just right.
Food: A chocolate fondue with strawberries for dipping is a great choice, bite size sandwiches and exotic drinks like pina coladas and strawberry daiquiris will make for a perfect lingerie theme spread.
Games: “Guess who’s Lingerie This is!” In the invitation ask each guest to bring one item from their lingerie drawer. Have the host collect each person’s lingerie at the door and put them in a basket. Than when it’s time to play the host or the bride will pull out each one and the guests will have to guess who’s it is and give 1 example of why they think it’s that person’s–this will make everyone learn a lot about each other and can be played just for fun or as an icebreaker.
Party Favors: Don’t forget to send your guests home with something to remember the event with. Personalized Lip Gloss is an excellent choice, you can pick one with a lingerie design and have it personalized to say whatever you would like. Or select a bridal shower favor that matches the decor or the bride’s personality.
Remember to be as creative as you like and to be sure to get the bride’s input, you certainly don’t want the bride to be uncomfortable, plus she’ll have a pulse on what the guests are like.
Have fun planning!
By Sara Davoodi