22 Blue Bridal Shower Ideas That are So Cool
Make your table the focal point of your shower by dressing it to the nines. Here, inexpensive beribboned lanterns in shades of blue make a big impact, while a striped runner adds panache to a plain tablecloth. We just cut fabric to size and hemmed the ends. Glass candleholders wrapped in patterned paper and metallic ribbons, plus blue hydrangeas in silver footed bowls serve as the centerpieces, and silver chairs and napkins with blue borders round out the motif.
Mini Blueberry Tarts
These bite-sized takes on the classic fruit dessert are every bit as delicious and even more fun to devour.
Fabric Cookie Favors
Snazzy Swizzle Sticks
Add some whimsy to your signature cocktails with striped paper straws in bright blue hues.
These "Bejmat" slabs by Mosaic House are just $2 a pop, but when adorned with calligraphy, they lend an aristocratic air to an escort-card display. Your loved ones will want to take them home to remember the special occasion.
Pretty Place Setting
No table is complete without a wow-inducing place setting, and these petal-edged La Table Hermes "Bleus d'Ailleurs" plates are sure to turn heads (available through myregistry.com).
Photos in Blue
BeFunky.com's downloadable photo editor lets you apply a colored filter (we used cyanotype) to old images you've scanned onto your computer. Print and hang in spray-painted frames, and you’ve got a carefully curated photo wall to match your indigo palette.
Give your main table the royal treatment by hanging a canopy of sheer, cloudlike fabric overhead. You can enhance the draped effect by laying pieces of sky-blue linen across the table from chair to chair, to serve as both runners and place mats. Then, anchor with soft, romantic centerpieces to enhance the ethereal vibe.
Hanging Button Seating Chart
To create this escort card display, cover an art canvas with silk dupioni fabric, then glue as many vintage buttons as there are invitees onto the front (these ones are from Tinsel Trading Company). Print names and table numbers onto pieces of card stock, and tape (or glue) a loop of blue embroidery ribbon to the back of each one. Hang the cards from the buttons, and display the canvas on an easel during the cocktail hour.
Baked Bread Place Setting
Your loved ones' mouths will be watering before they even take their seats with these miniature baguettes, which also double as place cards. Have your caterer or local bakery make a tiny baguette for every guest, then wrap them in squares of light-blue parchment paper, attach name tags with twine, and place one atop each table setting.
This Kiteya Soho "Yuzen" origami paper shows how great a gamut of blues looks together. Try your hand at fancy folding and create oragami figures to place atop your table settings. Or, cut the paper into shapes of your choosing and incorporate it into your décor.
Lacy Cupcake Tower
This budget-friendly project is a piece of cake to construct. Just print our clip art borders and get to building. After you have filled each level with dainty cupcakes peaked with white frosting, the playful castles are transformed into edible art. You can construct as many boxes as you need -- just be sure to mix and match tall and short stacks for height variation.
Blue Gift Bags
These cornflower bags, which are foil-stamped by ForYourParty.com and tied in a loopy ribbon, make fun packaging for shower favors.
Create an in-palette dessert display by placing decadent white chocolate in miniature striped blue-and-white paper cups and set out on white china.
Escort Card Organizer
An orderly arrangement of seating cards can get jumbled as guests seek out their names. Keep rows tidy by tucking flat cards into the creases of accordion folds. This powder blue display is not only elegant, it's easy to put together.
Blue Dessert Display
This mouthwatering spread of sweets is rivaled only by its awe-inspiring presentation. The crowning jewel? A buttercream cake encircled with strips of thick linen and topped with a letter cut from fabric and backed with heavy card stock.
Denim Favor Wrapping
Even the tastiest of treats are made more appealing when rolled in pretty packaging. We wrapped these salted caramels in a paper with an enlarged photocopy of blue fabric, twisted the ends, and sealed with a label.
Cheryl Kleinman in Brooklyn, New York, created this blooming masterpiece by hand-painting flowers onto two tiers of fondant-covered cake with subtle blue brushstrokes. Enlist your baker to follow suit for your bridal shower confection.
These vibrant blue mojitos will put your guests into vacation mode with their mint sprig garnishes and blue paper eyelet umbrellas.
Double-Duty Place Mats
Transform these blue-and-white Ikea hand towels into low-key place mats. After the shower, you can repurpose them for your kitchen.
Beribboned Cocktail Flags
Give your signature drinks proper fanfare by flagging them with these colorful, easy-to-craft stirrers. Craft them by using gardening shears to trim a wooden skewer so it is a few inches taller than the glass you'll put it in. Then, cut a 9-inch length of 15-millimeter blue grosgrain ribbon, fold it in half, and make a loose knot. Slip knot over skewer and tighten. Notch ribbon ends.
Themed Shower Favors
You can dress up plain favor containers and create a blue takeaway display by wrapping goodies in prints that match your motif. Here, jasmine rose tea is packaged in metal tins, wrapped in a pretty floral print, and tied with ribbon.