Whether you live by the beach or the bride-to-be has a love for the ocean, there are so many special sea-inspired elements you can incorporate into a beach bridal shower. For this breezy bridal shower, Andressa of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party, chose a sandy riverbank to bring her beach-themed celebration to life. These seven ideas will help inspire a bridal shower with a beach theme:
1. A Beachy Bridal Shower Invitation
What better way to set the tone for the celebration that with a fitting invitation? This simple starfish design sets an expectation for an elegant yet laid back affair.
2. An Beachfront Location
Choose a shady spot in the sand to host a beautiful bridal shower for the bride-to-be. Not near the water? Any outdoor venue will do for some fun in the sun! Transform the space with pillows and a low table so guests can sit comfortably in the sand.
Styling Tip: Create a low table using wooden crates and a painted plank of wood. The crates can be used to carry all of your shower supplies, too!
3. Organic Decor
Starfish and sea shells make whimsical decor for the table. Simply string starfish on natural nautical rope and attach it to stakes in the sand for easy DIY beach bunting.
4. Sea-Inspired Place Settings
Gold “fish net” place mats are elegant foundations for each place setting. Add sea-glass-inspired plates and a coral place card holder to mark each guest’s special spot at the table.
5. A Blue Ombré Color Palette
Blue, white, and sand-colored hues make a serene color palette for a beachfront fête. Incorporating these colors in the desserts helps them serve as beautiful edible decor. This ombré cake shines as the centerpiece on the table!
Planning Tip: Burn citronella candles in gold lanterns to help keep the bugs away.
Custom beach-themed cookies are adorable snacks almost too cute to eat!
Party Tip: Andressa created these cute oyster cookies with store-bought sugar cookies, a little icing and white sixlets!
6. A Message In A Bottle Bridal Shower Game
Have each guest write well wishes or words of advice for the bride-to-be and store them like a message in a bottle. This special display will serve as a sweet memento for the couple.
Styling,Concept & Photography: Andressa Hara of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party | Invitation and Save the Date: Twinkle Twinkle Little Party on Etsy | Beach Bridal Shower Decor & Favors: Kate Aspen | Cake: Celebrations Cake Shop | Watercolor apples and pyramid chocolate bites: Mammarella’s Sweet & Treats | Decorated Sugar Cookies: Blue Sugar Cookie & Co
Are you planning a beach-themed bridal shower? What’s your favorite tip for organizing the event?