Pretty Blue Decor Ideas for a Bridal Shower Brunch

Are you hosting a bridal shower for a special bride-to-be? Try these pretty blue decor ideas for a bridal shower brunch and make it a day to remember.

Spring is a busy time of year for bridal showers, and these special events require some careful thought and planning. These bridal shower ideas and tips will make the planning process a little easier.

Create a chalkboard welcome sign for your bridal shower brunch.

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Last weekend, I had the privilege of hosting a bridal shower, celebrating a sweet young friend. She is the soon-to-be daughter-in-law of my best friend, and it was a pleasure to celebrate this sweet young woman and her upcoming marriage to Jake.

Sweet friends

This spring has been such a wonderful time full of so many celebrations in our friend group. We are celebrating three weddings this spring, and it’s been so much fun joining in with some of my very closest friends to celebrate each other’s children.

I loved hosting the party in our home, but it was extra special being able to share in the celebration, the party planning, and the food preparation with my very closest friends. This season is such a special time for all of us as we get to bless each other and bless each other’s children during these important life events.

Create Blue, White, and Lavender Floral Centerpieces

So today, I’m sharing all of the fun details that we pulled together, including our breakfast and brunch menu items, as well as our blue-themed decorations to create a beautiful day for this sweet young bride.

A bridal shower is such a sweet opportunity to love on a young bride-to-be, and this particular bride-to-be is absolutely beautiful and delightful, so it was a pleasure celebrating her on this special day. 

10 Tips for Hosting a Successful Bridal Shower Brunch:

Planning a bridal shower can be both exciting and overwhelming, but this handy list of helpful tips will ensure your event is a resounding success. From selecting the ideal bridal shower brunch menu to creating stunning floral arrangements, these essential planning tips will help you provide a memorable and delightful bridal shower brunch for the guest of honor and her loved ones.

1. Plan ahead.

Start planning your bridal shower well in advance to ensure everything goes smoothly. Consider the preferences of the guest of honor and the bridal shower guests when finalizing details.

Ideas for a Bridal Shower Brunch -- Blue and Lavender Floral Centerpieces

2. Select a bridal shower theme.

Choose a theme that reflects the personality of the bride-to-be. Whether it’s a garden party, tea party, or a classic brunch affair, having a theme will help guide your bridal shower décor and menu choices. Even a simple color theme will make planning your decor so much easier.

3. Create your bridal shower menu.

Plan a delicious bridal shower brunch menu that includes a variety of options to cater to different dietary preferences. Consider serving mini quiches, fresh fruit platters with fresh berries, and refreshing beverages like orange juice.

Serve blue and lavender flower-shaped sugar cookies for your bridal shower

4. Include sweet treats.

No bridal shower brunch is complete without some indulgent desserts. Set up a dessert table with an assortment of sweet treats such as cupcakes, cookies, or a bridal shower cake. If your shower is a brunch or breakfast event, sweet pastries, sweet breads, or pretty donuts are the perfect sweet additions to your menu.

Floral Centerpiece for bridal shower brunch

5. Decorate with fresh flowers.

Incorporate fresh flowers into your floral arrangements to add a touch of elegance to the event space. Consider using the bride-to-be’s favorite flowers or choose blooms that complement your chosen theme and colors.

6. Engage your guests with games.

Plan bridal shower games to keep guests entertained and create lasting memories. Classic games like bridal bingo or the purse game are always popular choices. 

7. Select your main dish.

Ensure there is a main dish that serves as the focal point of the meal. Whether it’s a brunch casserole, quiche, or frittata, having a substantial dish will satisfy guests’ appetites.

8. Consider the time of day.

Choose a suitable time of day for the bridal shower brunch that works for both the bride-to-be and the guests. Brunch is typically held in the late morning or early afternoon.

9. Involve close friends and family.

Enlist the help of close friends and family members in the planning process to share the workload and ensure everything runs smoothly.

10. Pat attention to details.

Pay attention to the details to create the perfect bridal shower brunch. From the table settings to the party favors, every detail contributes to the overall ambiance of the event.

By following these tips and incorporating your own personal touches, you can host a memorable and successful bridal shower brunch that celebrates the bride-to-be in style.

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Choosing the Perfect Color Scheme

Hallie and Jake are using a pretty shade of blue for their wedding, so I decided to go with a blue theme for the bridal shower. Light blue can be a little tricky for a bridal shower, so I wanted to avoid making the shower decor feel too much like a baby boy shower.

Create Blue, White, and Lavender Floral Centerpieces

I chose a really soft, pretty shade of blue and added shades of lavender to the mix. Hallie’s wedding color is almost a periwinkle blue, and while I didn’t find periwinkle flowers to decorate with, I did combine blue with lavender to create that purple-blue feel.

Our Blue and Lavender Shower Decorations:

For the table decorations, I added table runners to the main tables using a combination of this dusty blue gauze table runner paired with a cheesecloth runner that I had dyed lavender for a previous bridal shower. I twisted the blue and lavender fabrics to create the illusion of a periwinkle shade, adding extra layers and texture to our table.

Blue and Lavender tablescape with hydrangeas centerpiece and blue and lavender cheesecloth runners

Helpful Hint: If your floral arrangements are on the smaller side, and you want add a little volume and size to the tables centerpieces, adding a little bit of cheesecloth puddled in the center of the table below your flower arrangement adds color, texture, and dimension, making your centerpiece feel a little bit larger. I used a smaller round table and a card table for the shower, so I applied this trick to the flower centerpieces for these smaller tables.

For the place settings, I used these beautiful white with gold edge plastic disposable plates. I’m actually using the same plates for son, Kyle’s rehearsal dinner next month, so I ordered a few extras to use for the bridal shower. 

I found the prettiest blue cloth-like paper napkins in a soft blue color for the table and used gold plasticware at each place setting.

Blue and white with gold trim Chinoiserie style paper plates and napkins for bridal shower brunch

I also chose the prettiest patterned plates for the desserts with coordinating napkins. This pretty blue and white print added a touch of Chinoiserie style to the decor.

Fresh Flower Centerpieces for the Tables:

I, of course, made a visit to Trader Joe’s a couple of days before the shower to pick up fresh flowers for table arrangements. I purchased blue hydrangeas, as well as white hydrangeas for the arrangements. They had my favorite lavender roses that paired perfectly with the blue and white hydrangeas to coordinate beautifully

Blue Hyrdanga and lavender rose centerpiece

with the blue and lavender table runners. I used an additional bouquet of mixed shades of lavender flowers in the arrangements, and used silver dollar eucalyptus in each arrangement for a touch of greenery.

Arrange blue and white hydrangeas in a vase using wet floral oasis

I wanted to make sure the flower arrangements on the tables were low enough for conversation across the table. I used one of my favorite smaller vases, and filled it with floral oasis to create a beautiful low profile arrangement on our larger table.

For our kitchen table, I created an arrangement in a midsize vase using the same flowers as in the dining room.

On the smaller, folding round and car table, I made smaller arrangements with white hydrangeas and eucalyptus. I used a little bit of the blue and lavender cheesecloth to add a little bulk and color to these smaller centerpieces.

Crafting the Balloon Garland:

I created a blue garland for our entryway and used shades of blue, gold, white, and clear balloons in a variety of sizes to shape the garland.

I’ve learned that having an electric balloon pump is a must if you want to create a balloon garland quickly. This is the one I have, and it works beautifully (especially if you have a teenage daughter who blows the balloons up for you)!

Tie balloons together to create a balloon garland.

I don’t like to use the little plastic strips with holes that come with balloon kits. I have found it much easier to start by tying bunches of three balloons together. I just use the ends of the balloons and tie them in no particular pattern or order. I just make sure I mix the colors and color combinations as I go. Sometimes I group all of one color together, sometimes I mix. It’s a very random process. I don’t overthink it!

Once I create my bunches of balloons, I then take either fishing wire or a small, narrow ribbon and simply start wrapping in and around all of the bunches, adding them to the string or the ribbon. I shape as I go. I find it much easier and faster to create the balloon garland this way rather than trying to insert all of those balloons into those holes in the plastic strips. 

Previously, I’ve used fishing wire to string the balloon bunches together; however, this time I used the narrow ribbon that came with one of the balloon garland packages and found that I liked it better than the fishing wire. Fishing wire can get tangled fairly easily, and I seemed to avoid this better with the thin ribbon.

Ideas for a Bridal Shower Brunch -- Create a balloon garland with blue, white, and gold balloons.

I also just learned that I really like hanging our balloons in more of an asymmetric pattern over the arch of our foyer entryway. Before I’ve always hung them it a more symmetric fashion over this arch, but this time I tried the asymmetric look and really liked it.

Menu Ideas for a Bridal Shower Brunch:

When it comes to preparing shower food, it’s so wonderful to have friends and family who pitch in and help create the variety of dishes.

Serve a variety of quiches for your brunch.

We decided to do a variety of quiches for our bridal brunch. We served ham and cheese quiche, a veggie quiche, an egg and bacon quiche, and a simple frittata for the gluten-free guests.

One of my friends made the most delicious Million-Dollar Bacon! It’s a recipe like the one from First Watch, and it is such a special take on bacon. It’s a little spicy and sweet but so yummy, and paired so well with the quiches.

Green salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

In keeping with First Watch recipes, I made a lemon vinaigrette similar to their recipe, and it was the perfect addition to brunch salad of simple greens and shaved Parmesan. Here’s the link to the recipe I used.

We also served a tray of delicious fresh fruit with chocolate dips to round out our menu.

For desserts, we finished off our yummy brunch with a “doughnut cake” and sugar cookies. We purchased the donuts in a variety of colors and sizes and filled a three-tiered tray to create a cake effect.

Ideas for a Bridal Shower Brunch - Create donut cake on a three-tiered stand.

I made simple sugar cookies with these flower cookie cutters in medium and small bite-sizes, and then decorated with royal icing in our blue and lavender color scheme.

Serve blue and lavender flower-shaped sugar cookies for your bridal shower

​We all enjoyed this special day so much. Anytime you can celebrate with sweet friends and family it makes for a delightful day!

If you’re planning a bridal shower or special spring brunch or luncheon, I hope these bridal shower brunch ideas will provide the inspiration to make planning your special event a little easier. With a little coordinate and some simple decor techniques, you’ll create a beautiful event for our guests to enjoy.

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  1. Wow! What a beautiful and elegant party Kim. I love the plates. The pattern is gorgeous and complements the centerpiece perfectly. The cookies are adorable and look delicious too!

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