So you’re going to host a wedding shower or bridal shower (or groom’s shower?) but you want a theme . . . and you don’t know what theme you want! Maybe something . . . different? This list will help you brainstorm!
There are five categories of wedding shower themes below, with lots of possibilities within each.
#1 A common or traditional theme.
This would be something typical and expected, such as a bridal tea or a basic household shower. This works just fine, although it’s definitely not “different”!
#2 A theme based on a specific home-related activity.
Maybe cooking or housecleaning. Guests buy the tools and supplies for that activity. More ideas: gardening, laundry, home maintenance, preserving, sewing.
#3 A theme based on a particular room or rooms within a house.
You could have a kitchen shower, a living room shower, a dining shower, or a bed and bath shower, for example. Or go for a household shower with a twist: an around-the-house shower (for which different each guest is assigned a room to buy gifts for).
#4 A theme that focuses on a particular holiday, celebration, or season.
Or one that covers all of them. Ideas: general celebration, Christmas, Thanksgiving, winter, spring, summer, fall. Gifts could be themed (Thanksgiving decor, gift wrapping supplies, things the couple would use in the fall, etc.) or not.
#5 A theme based on a particular “thing” or class of “things.”
This could be flowers, butterflies, pincushions, vintage china, frogs. . . . Whatever works! Choose something that is meaningful to the couple/bride/groom. Better yet, choose something they’ll like but that you already have, for frugal decor.
If it’s a theme they especially love, you could carry it through to the gifts.
More ideas: antiques, owls, birds, animals, fruit, vegetables, musical instruments, trains, books.
How many ideas can you come up with using these theme categories?