I love a good brunch. Great food, great friends, Champagne in the morning—what’s not to like?! Therefore, the idea for a bridal shower brunch is just plain lovely. In other words, it’s a great way to celebrate the bride-to-be and can be just as elegant as an evening brunch.
If you’re stumped on menu and decor ideas, you’re in luck because I’ve rounded up some of the most gorgeous and inspiring bridal shower brunch ideas right here. Here’s everything you need to throw a fabulous brunch affair.
It’s All in the Details
One of the first things you’ll want to do is choose the venue. If you have enough space, your home provides an intimate, private setting that’s hard to beat. If that’s not an option, most restaurants and country clubs rent separate rooms for parties. Or you can host your shower outside which is delightful and something everyone loves! For tips on hosting a backyard bridal shower read Porch.com’s article How to Host a Backyard Bridal Shower .
You’ll want to choose an invitation that sets the tone for your bridal shower brunch – if it’s a casual affair then the invitations should be casual! Invitations should also convey what attire is expected. It solves the “what to wear” issue for your guests.
Start you’re party off right with some delicious drinks to toast the bride-to-be. Create some DIY drink bars and let guests mix-up their favorite concoctions. What’s great about bridal shower beverage bars are that they double as decor.
A Mimosa Bar
It wouldn’t be a brunch bridal shower if there wasn’t a mimosa bar involved!
For instance, decide on a crowd-pleasing Champagne and make your own bubbly bar where guests can serve themselves.
Decorate with signs and messages – I’ve seen loads of pretty signs on Etsy, or you can get creative with a chalkboard and DIY the sign.
Add some balloons and fresh flowers to round up your gorgeous setup.
Non Alcoholic Drink Bar
Set up a non-alcoholic drink station with a bubbly punch, fruit juices, flavored ice teas and waters. Add a dispenser of hot water with tea bags, and don’t forget the coffee!
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Bridal Shower Brunch Menu
Not sure what to serve? Well, you may not be surprised that I recommend a few breakfast items on the list!
Your bridal shower brunch menu should include light bites so guests can circulate and chat with each other. Some ideas I like are to have a donut wall or bar, mini pancakes and a DIY yogurt parfait station.
The latter is another great food station idea and looks lovely, too. Include plenty of cut-up fruit and mix-ins so guests can make themselves their own fabulous yogurt parfait.
Want some bridal shower brunch food ideas that are a bit more substantial? Mini quiches, fruit salads and croissant sandwiches are also great party ideas that will feed a crowd. Here’s a recipe for mini quiches from Taste of Home that are delicious and easy to make. Replace the ham with bacon, sausage, chicken or shrimp, or use chopped onion, red pepper or zucchini instead of olives.
Mini Ham Quiche Recipe
- 3/4 cup diced fully cooked ham
- 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup ripe olives
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup half-and-half cream
- 3 drops hot pepper sauce
- 1/2 cup biscuit baking mix
- 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp ground mustard
In a large bowl, comine the ham, cheddar cheese and olives, divide among 12 greased muffin cups. In another bowl, combine the remaining ingredients until just blended.
Pour over ham mixture. Bake in a 375 degree oven until knife inserted comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Let stand 25 minutes before serving.
In conclusion, make sure you check the guest list first so you don’t go overboard-or under—on your food count.
Brunch Bridal Shower Decor
Since it’s a daytime affair, keep things light and bright. Beautiful florals and greenery always add a nice touch. You won’t have to worry about candles or lighting either.
Depending on the time of year and weather, you may want to consider hosting your bridal shower brunch outdoors. You can rent a few round tables, chairs and some linens to create an elegant affair.
A balloon arch adds a festive touch, and can act as a focal point. You could also chat with the bride and try to incorporate her wedding colors into the decor.
Above all, be sure to include a few photos of the bride and groom as it adds a nice personal touch. You can put some on each table, by the guest book table or have a few on the dessert table.
Should You Play Bridal Shower Games?
Traditionally, a few games are played at bridal showers. But it’s up to the hostess—and the bride—as to whether or not you’d like to include some.
There are some modern and fun games now, like these printable bridal shower games. Games can also be an easy way to give some structure to the party.
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Have you thrown a bridal shower brunch before? What tips do you have to share?
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