How Can You Bring Nature Inside For a Garden Party Bridal Shower?
Article by Stephanie Smith
You don’t need to have a green thumb to host a fresh and whimsical garden-themed bridal shower! This theme is ideal for spring and summer showers where you want to bring a touch of outdoor freshness into your party, even if the shower isn’t going to be held outdoors. A few decorating touches can go a long way towards achieving this theme without blowing your budget. What could be more perfect for a bride who loves the outdoors?
If you’re thinking of throwing a garden party bridal shower, it’s important to keep in mind that the weather doesn’t always cooperate for outdoor events. A spring shower could be rained out or it just might be too cool to sit outside. On the other hand, your guests might not be able to bear the heat of an outdoor summer bridal shower, or maybe the bugs will be too bothersome. Either way, it’s a good idea to have a back-up plan. You can host a wonderful garden party indoors without worrying about what kind of mood Mother Nature will be in.
To start with, every garden party needs flowers and fortunately you have some beautiful options that will bring the ambience of a garden into your home. One way to create the right atmosphere is to decorate the party area with potted plants that you would normally see in a garden. Great and affordable examples are petunias, violets pansies, impatiens and maybe even daisies or herbs such as lavender. For an earthy look set these plants into terra cotta pots to hide the thin plastic pots that garden centers typically use. This combination isn’t normally seen indoors, so it will immediately give a feeling of being outdoors. To dress things up a little, you can tie ribbons around the pots to match the wedding colors.
If this look is a little more casual than you want, you could choose to have bouquets of fresh cut flowers placed about your home. Go for flowers you would normally see in a backyard garden such as daisies, wild flowers and lilies for summer parties, or perhaps tulips and daffodils for spring gatherings.
As a centerpiece, you could use a terra cotta pot filled with a pair of gardening gloves, packets of flower seeds and small gardening tools. This can also double as your gift to the bride so she can start a garden of her own. As an alternative, you could use a larger bouquet or potted plant as the centerpiece.
Make sure to keep an extra flower pot for some fun and whimsical garden theme shower favors! Some great favor ideas include flower bottle stoppers, plantable wildflower favors, or watering can favor boxes filled with some favorite little treats. Thank your guests for sharing this special party with a little gift that they can use at home as a reminder of the love shared by the bride and groom.
Getting ready for a garden theme shower doesn’t have to take a lot of work. Bring the outdoors into your home with an abundance of flowers, either potted for freshly cut. This bit of nature will lend a natural feeling to the party and will also brighten up your home!
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