I recently had the pleasure of hosting my sister-in-law’s bridal shower brunch at our new home! For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted a house that was perfect for hosting because I could fill it with love, laughter, and PARTIES! So when it came time to plan out her shower with the other bridesmaids, I was more than willing to host!
We weighed our options of hosting the shower at various restaurants and venues but ultimately decided that we a should host a home shower. The home shower option allowed us to maintain a lower budget while not suffering on fun shower details that we wanted to bring to life. It also helped to cut down on stress and allowed us to set up the night before and not feel rushed to wrap up at a certain time.
Sara loves a good brunch, so picking our theme for the day was easy enough. Pinterest worthy Boozy Bridal Shower Brunch, here we come! We planned our menu based on things that were make ahead or easy to prepare because we wanted to enjoy our time hosting and not be heads down in the kitchen.
- Mimosa Bar (most important and easiest menu decision we made)
- Mini Cucumber Sandwiches
- Mini Chicken Salad Croissants
- Bacon on a Stick
- Mini Chicken Biscuits
- Quiche and Assorted Mini Appetizers
- Scones with Cream
- Fruit and Veggie Trays
- Baked Brie with Pepper Jelly and Crackers
- Cupcakes (as Favors)
- Coffee Bar (Iced and Hot)
My favorite part of planning any party is the decor. The crafting, staying up late, the hot glue burning the fingers, the endless hours looking for the perfect details to bring it all together, it’s a sadistic cycle I can’t help but LOVE. Add a balloon arch in the mix and all of a sudden you have arthritic finger cramps and loud gunshot sounds from popping balloons at midnight and you’ve got yourself some real fun. Oh why oh why do I do this to myself ?!
The bridal shower decor took on a bit of Sara’s wedding day greenery vibes with a dazzle of pink and a pop of glitter and gold. Knowing that we were doing a home shower, I really wanted to level up the sophistication to make it feel elegant and well planned. It’s the little details I find that can elevate the look and feel. You can also stretch your budget even more if you sell some items after the party, too!
Use real tablecloths instead of plastic
We purchased basic white tablecloths and enhanced them with a pink rosette runner. I also decided to get one larger champagne rosette tablecloth for the food table. I pulled the trigger on these when CV Linens had an amazing Black Friday Sale.
Add little details
Without spending a whole lot we added character and depth to our party decor. The chargers, bottle vases, magnolia leaf place mats, signage, and faux-flower arrangements were small details that make a big impact. Theses items were purchased at Dollar Tree, Michael’s and Joann’s
Use balloons for a big effect
This was my first time using balloons as a larger focal point at a party. They were a big statement for an inexpensive price. We used a balloon arch that we separated into 3 parts. We added Bride To Be letter balloons and bought individual letters to make a hashtag Wirth-y statement #WirthIT
Customize the experience
We brought a little bit of the bride and groom into our decor by using some of their engagement pics. In addition, we added the Polaroid Photo Booth and used the pictures to create a memory and advice book.
We had a great time planning the shower! Thanks to the easy finger foods menu we planned and prior day set up, we had an even more amazing time hosting and mingling with friends and family.
I hope this post gives you some ideas to host your own bridal shower brunch!