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Theme bridal shower ideas can be overwhelming and costly if you don’t have a plan and budget. Today I am sharing how to host a bridal shower in your backyard on a patio, deck or lawn. There are many ways to save money when hosting a bridal shower and still throw an elegant party!
Trying to figure out how to have a bridal shower outdoors at your home? Today I am sharing 10 theme bridal shower ideas when hosting outdoors with help from my mom! There are many ways to create an intimate outdoor backyard bridal shower, baby shower or even graduation party at home by transforming your patio, deck or backyard.
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Theme Bridal Shower Ideas to Save Money
Theme bridal shower ideas can range from elaborate to a simple color scheme. To save money, I decided to use just a color scheme of pink and gold as my theme while create entertaining stations on our patio using those colors.
A bar cart is a great way to set up a beverage or food station and adding balloons (in your color scheme) is a budget way to decorate.
Unique Bridal Shower Ideas
I recently partnered with HomeGoods where they tasked me with creating a stay at home bridal shower and this is what I came up with! My mom was a trooper and I couldn’t have pulled this off without her!
I love the idea of pulling indoor furniture outdoors if the weather permits.
This bar cart was about $275 from Homegoods 3 years ago and I have used it everywhere in my house.
This bar cart has also served as a storage piece in my adult glam office space.
Here is another bar cart idea I did last year that took all of 15 minutes to set up!
Filling a large ice tub is also an alternative to using a cooler full of beverages. If you are serving a small amount of people, an ice tub works great and is pretty! Here is an ice tub that is large with handles and casual yet elegant. I consider entertaining items like this ice tub a staple that lasts forever and can be used for all types of entertaining.
If you are like me and do not want breakable glass on your patio, check out these gorgeous unbreakable champagne glasses! Perfect for outdoor entertaining and the best part, they are dishwasher safe :).
Flower Theme Bridal Shower Ideas
Bridal shower decorations do not only consist of balloons and paper goods. You can also use flowers and food to make pretty decorations. For example, I gave my mom a picture of a donut cake and she went to town creating it.
I ended up going to the store and buying leftover donuts from the previous day and it took her about 10 minutes to create the cake. Super cute and a great focal point for a beverage station or sweets table.
It is definitely cheaper to make a lot of your food but I never seem to have time so purchasing sweets, appetizers and main dishes are easier for me.
Bridal Shower Cake Ideas
Presentation is key. As you can see, the donuts above in the plastic containers do not look like anything special but once taken out and placed on two cake tier trays they look amazing and professionally created. The addition of roses (that were sniped short) and tucked in between the donuts were the icing on the cake.
You can create this look easily buy using this cake stand and staging your dessert styled cake.
Backyard Theme Bridal Shower On A Budget
An at home backyard theme bridal shower affords you the opportunity to save money and utilize the spaces you have.
Whether you have a patio with a pool, a deck or an open space on your lawn, creating a gathering space that encompasses a gifting area will not only look pretty but functional as well.
I get so many questions about where I got our patio set and umbrella. The patio set is from a few years ago but this set will help you get the look and this Crosley brand is excellent that comes in a variety of cushion colors. The umbrella can be found here. Here are a handful of affordable patio conversation sets that I love and have great reviews! This 3 piece set comes in many cushion colors and is available now, this 4 piece set is slim lined set is great for small spaces ( I have this one on the other side of our pool!).
Utilizing your outdoor furniture and bringing the “indoors outside” is a great way to create a cozy seating area. We used indoor throw pillows, linen tablecloths and candles to add a little elegance to our outdoor furniture.
Gift Box Theme Bridal Shower Ideas
Coordinating gift boxes, gift bags and wrapping paper can also be used as theme decorations especially when creating a gift table. We decided to have our gift table on the coffee table our our patio.
The simple addition of the tablecloth, floor pillows and indoor throw pillows changed the entire look of our casual seating area to a sophisticated seating area in minutes while staying on budget.
My dad came home for lunch while my mom and I were setting up and he said, “who’s birthday and why are you having a party now?” -ha.
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What a day this was! The craziness around this post was the extreme heat wave we had during the week setting temps at over 95 degrees everyday. I wish I had gotten pictures of my mom helping me set up these backyard theme bridal shower ideas on a budget and the bomb that went off in our kitchen. The living room and patio were covered with bridal shower decor items, empty bags and trash along with props I didn’t end up using. I need someone to follow me around with a camera and shoot behind the scenes pictures. 🤷♀️
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