At its core, a bridal shower is a way for the bride-to-be to connect with her close friends and family. It is a reminder that she has people who love and support her. There are many themes to choose from when planning a bridal shower, including “brunch and bubbly.”
As its name denotes, a brunch and bubbly bridal shower consists of light food and some alcohol. Other than that, it has all the elements of a typical bridal shower, including games, gifts, and speeches. Below are 35 ideas for different aspects of your bridal shower, namely invitations, decorations, food, games, and party favors.
Ideas for Your Brunch and Bubbly Bridal Shower
1. “Let’s Pop the Bubbly” Invitation
2. “Cheers to the Bride to Be” Invitation
3. Gray and Gold Motif
5. Brunch and Bubbly Banner
6. “But first, mimosas” Banner
7. Spilling Balloons
8. Monochrome Rose Gold Balloon Arch
9. Copper and Gold Bottles as Centerpieces
10. Wine Glasses with Flowers
11. Mason Jars with Ribbon and Twine
12. Path of Hearts
13. Flour Hearts
14. Letter Board with Saying or Hashtag
15. Place Cards on Champagne Flute
16. Deviled Eggs
Food is an essential part of any bridal shower itinerary, especially if the theme is brunch and bubbly. Deviled eggs are versatile, as they can function as an appetizer, main course, and side dish. Moreover, they can be made using a wide variety of ingredients to suit your and your guests’ tastes.
17. Tea Sandwiches
Also known as finger sandwiches, tea sandwiches are small sandwiches you can finish in two to three bites. These sandwiches are perfect for a brunch and bubbly bridal shower as they are not meant to make you feel full; rather, they just keep the hunger at bay until dinnertime comes. There is an abundance of recipes available online, each one varying in its complexity and flavor profile.
18. Mini Quiches
A quiche is a French tart composed of pastry crust with a savory custard filling. However, you can tweak the ingredients according to your and your guests’ preferences and dietary restrictions. Whether it be a tomato goat cheese mini quiche or a mini ham and cheese quiche, there is a flavor combination for everyone. Thus, it is perfect to serve at a brunch and bubbly bridal shower.
Scones are a type of baked good made using flour, fat, and milk; it is typically unsweetened or only barely sweetened. This biscuit-like cake leaves a lot of room for creativity and diversity. Scones have a wide range of recipes and flavor combinations available, with dairy-free and vegan options if necessary. Here are some recipes to help you start deciding which one is right for you and your guests.
20. Cheesecake Bars
A cheesecake bar consists of a thick cream cheese filling with a crumbly crust made using graham crackers. Cheesecake bars are easier to bake than a full-sized cheesecake, but they retain all the good things about it: its richness, sweetness, and versatility when it comes to toppings and additives. Here is a recipe for the classic cheesecake bar, but plenty of variations are also easy to find online.
21. Make Your Own Bubbly Station
- Orange juice
- Orange slices
- Mango juice
- Pineapple juice
- Pineapple slices
- Peach nectar
- Cranberry juice
22. Make Your Own Bagel Bar
Using the same principle as the idea above, a bagel bar would be a great addition to your brunch and bubbly bridal shower. Supply a wide variety of toppings and spreads so your guests can create the perfect bagel for them — after all, there is a bagel for everyone. Consider providing one or two toasters so your guests can use them if they want. Here are some things you can include in your bagel bar:
- Smoked salmon
- Cream cheese
- Scrambled eggs
23. Fruit and Veggie Bar
In the same vein as the two ideas above, having a fruit and veggie bar is a splendid choice for people who are conscious about their health. Likewise, when displayed correctly, these fruits and vegetables can be aesthetically pleasing. Here are some things you can serve on a fruit and veggie bar:
It is also a good idea to include cheeses, yogurts, and other ingredients so your guests can create salads. Moreover, you can simply serve ready-made salads.
24. Naked Cake
If you want to serve a cake at your bridal shower, consider opting for a naked cake. As its name suggests, naked cakes do not have an outer layer of frosting. This results in their signature striped or layered appearance. There are plenty of ways you can decorate a naked cake without the use of frostings, such as framing it with fruits, flowers, and leaves. Likewise, you can add a short but sweet saying on top to further personalize the cake.
25. Wedding-Themed Cookies
26. Floral Ice Cubes
Simply put, floral ice cubes are ice cubes with edible flowers frozen inside them. There are many options for edible flowers, including pansies, orchids, daisies, and dandelions; each one looks different, so your color scheme and overall theme will contribute to the decision. There are plenty of instructions available online that you can follow. Once you have made the floral ice cubes, place them in a clear tub so that the flowers are visible. This functions both as an additive to your beverages and a piece of decor.
27. Glittery Ice Cubes
Games and Entertainment
28. Wedding Vow Mad Libs
29. Left Right Game
The Left Right Game is a classic choice for any bridal shower. With your guests sitting in a circle, the facilitator of the game will read a story that mentions the words “left” and “right” multiple times. Every time they hear those two words, they will pass a gift — provided by the facilitator — in that direction. At the end of the story, whoever is holding the gift wins it.
30. Emoji Pictionary
31. What’s In Your Purse?
Also known as a mini scavenger hunt, the “What’s in your purse?” bridal shower game has its players search through their purses for random items. Each item corresponds to a certain number of points, which depends on how common or obscure it is. Like the aforementioned games, “What’s in your purse?” is a relatively effortless game to facilitate.
32. Custom Champagne Flutes
33. Personalized Mini Champagne Bottle Favors
34. Credit Card Bottle Openers
35. “Bride to Bee” Personalized Honey Jar
Regardless of which ideas you will choose to incorporate into your bridal shower, the important thing is that you are happy and content with what you will do. Your bridal shower and every aspect of it should be decided on your terms.