DIY Bridal Shower Decorations


Creating homemade bridal shower decorations can be simple once you have decided on the theme. From an intimate and formal tea party to a large and casual brunch, there are many inexpensive ways to make homemade decorations to complement the theme of your bridal shower. For a more collaborative process, gather a group of friends to brainstorm ideas -- from flowers to fruits, the ways to decorate the space are endless.

Things You'll Need

  • Cupcakes
  • Cupcake stand
  • Large bowls
  • Fruit
  • Vases
  • Fresh flowers
  • Water
  • Tea lights
  • Tulle
  • Pins
  • Fabric flowers
  • Costume jewels
  • Twinkle lights
  • Colored jars
  • Balloons
  • Helium tank (optional)
  • Bride-and-groom photographs
  • Digital photo frame
  • Confetti
  • Crepe-paper streamers
  • Think about the food you will be serving at the bridal shower, as your menu selections could form part of your decorations. Elegantly displayed cupcakes on a cake stand or exotic bowls of fruit placed around the room not only look appetizing but also add life and color to a room.

  • Create table centerpieces that complement your theme. For instance, vases of fresh flowers or large bowls of water with floating tea lights will create a sophisticated and elegant feel.

  • Use tulle to add softness to the room. Tulle is extremely versatile and can be wrapped along a staircase rail or draped around chairs to give the room a sense of grandeur. Pin fabric flowers or costume jewels to the tulle to bring it to life.

  • Dim the lighting to create ambiance. Strings of twinkle lights are a pretty way to add decoration and can be wrapped around large plants, draped overhead or hung over windows. Alternatively, place tea lights in different-colored jars around the room for a shabby-chic-inspired look.

  • Use balloons to add pops of color to the room. If you want your balloons to float freely, remember to rent a helium tank. You can also blow them up yourself and use scotch tape to hold them in position in the ceiling corners of the room.

  • Place photographs of the bride and groom in frames around the room. Place a digital photo frame loaded with similar photos in a spot of honor, such as near the guest book, so that guests will be able to enjoy the slide show.

  • Put confetti around the room and on tabletops to add sparkle and a sense of whimsy. Confetti is inexpensive and has a multitude of uses: You can also sprinkle some inside the balloons before blowing them up or inside little paper bags that include your favors.

  • Hang crepe-paper streamers around the room. Stick to colors that complement your theme and loosely braid them together. Drape them from the ceiling, wrap them around trees or hang them in doorways.


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