Pink Bridal Shower Ideas and Decorations We Love
If the bride's love for pink rivals that of Julia Roberts's character in the film Steel Magnolias, a pink-themed bridal shower is a sure way to seriously impress her. Not sold on a totally rosy party? That's okay, too. If you just want to celebrate the blushing bride with a hint of the color, we've rounded up subtle ways to incorporate the girly hue in styles that range from whimsical to super sophisticated. Whether you think she'll love hot pink, soft pastels, or a variety of saturated shades, there are so many ways to incorporate the fun, feminine color into her bridal shower décor.
Start things off with a pink invitation, then keep the theme going with decorations (balloons, banners, and other party store staples), bubbly, and dessert in the same pretty hue. Don't forget the dress code, which is an easy way to honor the chosen color palette. Ask everyone (including the guest-of-honor) to done shades of pink or even pink accessories to get in the spirit.
Flowers are another area where you can really go for it. If you're looking to add an activity other than classic games to the day, consider having a flower crown station. Poppy + Mint Floral Company provided a selection of blooms for this bride and her guests to assemble head pieces with. You could also setup a flower bar where guests arrange their favorites in a vase to take home at the end of the celebration. Last but not least, skip the DIY entirely and just decorate tables with bud vases of roses and ranunculus in the brightest pink hues you can find.
If you love the idea of a pink bridal shower, then click through to see our prettiest picks for colorful desserts, favors, décor, and more!
An ice cream social bridal shower sounds like a great way to celebrate the bride. Start things off with an invite that mimics a scoop of strawberry and tucks into an envelope lined with a pattern that looks like a waffle cone. Sincerely, Jackie created this one that reads "She got scooped up" and it's perfect and pink.
It's fun to give guests a dress code or color palette to stick to, and it makes the photos look that much more amazing. Ask your attendees to wear shades of soft pink as a nod to the bride's favorite hue.
A Bright Runner
Light as Air
Peter Callahan's mini pink cotton candy bundles are an elevated way to serve the classic fairground staple, and the tasty treats would make a great addition to any pink-themed bridal shower.
Pretty Pink Paper
What goes perfectly with pink? Flowers! These day-of paper pieces are extra pretty and would look great whether in someone's home or at a formal event space. Decorate tables with fresh blooms that match the illustrations (these are by The Social Page) and you're set.
"I Do" Donuts
Label Your Seat
Dress up the guest of honor's seat with pretty pink pieces. We love this mix of flowers, ribbons, and the sign with the bride's future name.
A Babe Fest
When it comes to bridal shower themes, feel free to get creative. Have some fun with the decorations and the wording by throwing a "babes who brunch" bridal shower and mixing soft pinks with punchier tones and neons. Bracket styled this fun celebration, and used banners, cake toppers, and festooning in the feminine color family.
A Little Love
A Great Gradient
Can't pick just one shade of pink? You don't have to. Serve a cake with an ombré from light to darker, like this one by Cake Life Bake Shop.
A Can of Bubbly
Dressing the Part
There's no rule that says the bride has to wear white to her bridal shower. Find a dress (or separates) with pink floral accents to drive the day's theme home. If you can coordinate your look with a set of heart-shaped balloons (sourced here by Lindsey M. Events), then that's even better.
A Tasting Kit
Wine-themed bridal showers have existed for a while, but the newest iteration is all about rosé. Kruse and Vieira Events worked with A Fabulous Fete to design this rosé tasting kit, which included a calligraphed card to write notes on. Tuck in supplies for making floral crowns and you have two activities that will no doubt win your guests over.
A Heart of Balloons
Adorn a focal wall with an installation of pink balloons. Wild Child Party styled these inflatables in the shape of a heart, which is hard not to love. The bonus? It's a great backdrop for group photos.
Gimme A Kiss
Ask your guests to leave an impression—by putting on a shade of pink lipstick and kissing a poster that doubles as a guestbook.
Lips on a Stick
Lip-shaped cake pops in a salmon pink make a great addition to a dessert bar or a fabulous favor when wrapped in cellophane and tied with a matching ribbon.
A Naked Cake
You can DIY the centerpieces by grouping one type of flowers in assorted vases and bowls. It's simple but also stunning.
A Forecast of Showers
Umbrellas play up the shower aspect of the event—and pretty pink ones hung upside down really add to the décor. This stunning space was designed by Karson Butler Events and featured florals by Amaryllis Floral & Event Design and umbrellas from Bella Umbrella.
Spell It Out
Use a hot pink letter board as a sign to spell out a cute saying or a hashtag, then send it home with the bride as a memento of the gathering.
An Illustrated Bride
We Love This Like XO
Whether you're a fan of the Beyoncé song or just all about hugs and kisses, an ombré display of pink frosted X and O cookies would be a sweet addition to any dessert bar. Serve them on a pink sequined table linen for major impact.
Yes Way Rosé
Get the party started by setting out mini bottles of rosé (and pink coupe glasses) and let everyone help themselves to the pink bubbly.
On the Wall
Apotheca used an assortment of pink washi tapes to affix single stems to a whitewashed wall. This fabulous (and fragrant) idea is great because it won't take too long to install and it doesn't harm the walls.
A Bejeweled Invite
This invite was for a jewel-themed bridal shower, but the geometric, faceted design by Bell'Invito would dazzle your guests no matter what the theme is.
If the bride-to-be is set on wearing white, encourage her to have some fun with her footwear. These soft pink d'orsay heels by Mansur Gavriel are a good choice.
A Painted Pink Floral Invite
If she loves manicures and beauty products, consider honoring that with bundles of pink and red nail polishes and files.
A Small, Pink Cake
A single-tier cake in the day's signature hue is great for a small bridal shower. This light pink number by Valerie Confections has just enough color.
Make a nearby pool part of the action by tossing a pink pool float in—whether it's a flamingo, a heart, or something equally cute is up to the host.
A Surprise Inside
Don't limit the cake decorating to the exterior. The inside layers can show off a few shades of pink, too. Synie's Cakes stacked three different colored layers with blush pink frosting in between—which was a surprise for guests.
Hot Pink Slides
Put your best foot forward—a hot pink one—thanks to vibrant pink Delpozo slides.
An Abstract Cake
Buttercream Bake Shop made this petite two-tier cake, starting with a soft pink base and adding touches of red and darker pinks. The artistic creation would serve a small crowd and be a great showpiece at a pink bridal shower.