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Tips for Planning a Spring Bridal Shower

As soon as the leaves begin sprouting on trees, the birds begin chirping and the sun starts to show its warm face, wintertime becomes a distant and cold memory a bride will not want to think about.

In preparation for her upcoming nuptials, a spring bridal shower is a pretty way to celebrate her wedding and the next big step of her life. Pretty florals, gorgeous pastel hues, delicate and decadent sweet treats all combine for a spring soiree the bride will never forget. Whether you’re the bride, maid/matron of honor or just loved ones looking to plan a spring bridal shower, Celebrations.com offers up a few tips to keep in mind as you plan the springtime shower.

Flowers Are Your Friend

Flowers and other springtime plants are probably just beginning to bloom. The variety of colors of distinctive flowers can make your party space look like a fresh flower field from Europe. Be sure to decorate your space with various types of flowers that match whatever the color scheme the bridal shower will have. 


If you’re looking to mix things up a bit, try making these paper flowers to give the shower a slightly DIY look and a little texture to your décor in addition to live flower decorations.

Mix and Match Décor

We’re loving this chair featured here! Using different fabrics, they decorated a simple chair to match the spring theme perfectly.


What’s great about this project is that even though the fabrics do not match, they still compliment each other and updates a chair to be more spring-like.

Tell Guests to Come Dressed the Part

When inviting the guest, be sure to suggest coming to the event in their springtime bests. Whether they wear silky flowered tops, spring dresses, or flirty skirts; their outfits will lend well to the springtime theme.


We love the fashionable spring guests at this bridal shower featured on 100 Layer Cake.

Fruity Sweet Treats Are a Must

Instead of baking traditional cupcakes, may we suggest you think small! Small as in mini cupcakes. Our recipe for mini strawberry cupcakes are perfect for a springtime event as they are made with fresh strawberries.


And the petite size of these confections give your table spread an adorable dessert to admire that doesn’t sacrifice the sugary taste guests will be looking for. 

Don’t Forget the Spring Inspired Sip

Generally speaking, this type of bridal shower will fare well during the day. You’ll want the sunshine to brighten up your party space. If you are looking to hold back on the hard liqueurs during the afternoon, we’ve got just the right springtime sip for you.


This all-natural drink may not have any booze but the blend of strawberry and rhubarb syrup gives the drink a fresh flavor for a brew everyone can appreciate.

Be sure to incorporate everything you love about spring into the shower from bright colors, fresh flowers, light and airy foods, and sweet treats guests can enjoy. 

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Jennifer Geddes
Celebrations Writer

Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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