6 Beachy Bridal Shower Ideas

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Do you know a bride who’s counting down the days until her destination beach wedding? Why wait until the wedding to get into the beach(y) spirit? Throw your bride-to-be a bridal shower on the beach that will get everyone excited for the upcoming wedding festivities. Get creative with these helpful tips to WOW all the bridal shower attendees.   

Bring the bridal shower to the beach

If you’re a Florida local and can easily get to Anna Maria Island, consider hosting a beach bridal brunch on location. Consider integrating the shower into the itinerary of the wedding week if you are traveling for a destination wedding.

If the weather’s ideal, have the bridal shower on the beach. Prefer not to chance it? Choose a beachside venue, like The Studio at Gulf & Pine or at Mar Vista Restaurant.

Play beach-themed party games

To stay with the beach-vibe theme, guests can create “messages in a bottle,” for the bride and groom-to-be to read during their first month of marriage or have mermaid-tail challenges where they design their tails with crepe-paper similar to the wedding-dress toilet paper game.

Gift ideas for bridal shower attendees

Give your guest gifts they’ll love, like the Corkcicle Unicorn Magic Stemless, a portable stemless flute perfect for a champagne toast on the beach. A non-oily sunscreen, personalized flip-flops or sunglasses may also be fun items to gift your guests. Your guests can use these at the wedding or the days before when they’re visiting the Gulf coast.

Beach-themed pampering

If you’re looking for a more subtle way to celebrate the bride’s upcoming beach ceremony, invite attendees out for a day of beach-themed pampering. Guests can enjoy sea-salt scrubs and paint their toes bright colors to match their dresses. Add decorate nail art like pearls, waves, or sea stars and everyone’s feet will be ready to hit the beach in style!

Bring the beach to your bridal shower

If you’re unable to have the bridal shower at your beach destination wedding location, there are plenty of creative ways to incorporate the beach theme into your bride-to-be’s special day. Get party inspiration online from Pinterest boards, bridal blogs or articles from the bridal experts.

Beachy small bites and drinks

If you’re bringing the beach to your bridal shower, your menu is an easy place to start infusing beachy vibes. Get creative with an assortment of finger-foods like sliced tropical fruit, shrimp cocktail, and mini crab cakes. If you have access to a grill, shrimp or chicken skewers with grilled pineapple are a great menu option.

Don’t forget about the drinks! A pre-batched beach wedding-themed cocktail can easily be served in a portable beverage dispenser. A tropical rum punch is easy to make and always a crowd pleaser. Another refreshing beach beverage is hard seltzer, a lightly-flavored spiked sparkling water drink that’s perfect for the beach.

A beach Bridal Shower is a great way to get guests excited about the wedding. Stress less, embrace the vibe, and enjoy a beach day while throwing an awesome party! The blue waves and white sands lend the perfect scenic backdrop without any of the work. Let the venue work for you, not against you, and make it a day the bride-to-be won’t forget.

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