How to Plan a Lingerie Bridal Shower

A wedding is the most romantic occasion in any person's life, and this lingerie bridal shower theme that incorporates many symbols of romance, such as candles, roses, hearts and of course, the best part of it all, lingerie. Lingerie is a favorite gift, and this shower is meant to provide the bride with a great array of lingerie and sleepwear. The color scheme for this romantic event will be pinks and whites. Are you ready to learn how to set this fun shower theme into motion? Great. Then, let's get started!

This lingerie bridal shower invitation will truly have a unique and beautiful appearance. What you need are small pink gift bags, pink tissue paper and pink lingerie shaped invitations. Address the cards with the time, date and location of the shower, insert each card into a gift bag and tuck with a small sheet of tissue paper. Your guests will be inspired to shop for a shower gift after receiving their invitation inside a "mini lingerie shopping bag". However, if you prefer not to narrow the gift-giving to only lingerie, change the shape of the invitation from lingerie to a heart or other love-inspired shape of your choice. Keep in mind, that the shower gifts are meant to please the bride-to-be, so think about what she might prefer to have as her gifts.

All the details of this lingerie bridal shower are meant to create feeling of love and romance. Create an ambiance that causes your guests to feel as if they've been swept away with these fun ideas:

1. Buy a pink "LOVE" banner to hang over the serving area or in another prominent location.

2. Place black and white photos of the bride-and-groom in black frames around the room.

3. Place a floral arrangement of pink roses in the center of the serving table.

4. Cover the serving and gift tables with white and pink tablecloths.

5. Display groups of various sized white and pink candles for a dreamy effect around the room.

6. Serve the food in white dishes only.

7. Arrange a large platter of chocolate kisses, truffles and chocolate cherry-filled candies, for the guests to snack on.

8. Purchase some pink fabric rose petals and scatter around the tables.

9. If you really want to make this a fancy lingerie bridal shower, buy candle mirrors to use as candle plates. This will enhance the glow and beauty of the various candles you'll be using and if you scatter some fabric rose petals around the base of the mirror, you'll have instant and very elegant centerpieces.

A tantalizing spread of appetizers and desserts served with fondue would be superb for this lingerie bridal shower theme! With a little preparation the day before, serving a fondue menu will not only be easy, but it is sure to be a great party pleaser with your guests. To help you get started, I've included the following recipes that you can use for the party. When it comes to the fortune cookies, wait to serve them to your guests until the bride-to-be opens her gifts.

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup marshmallows
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Step 1. Combine all of the ingredients in a heavy saucepan and cook over low heat until smooth. Keep warm in a fondue pan. Serve with marshmallows, strawberries, bananas, angel food cake and brownies. Serves 6-8.

2 egg whites (room temperature)
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup flour

Step 1. Print love themed fortunes on thin paper and cut into strips. Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C), and grease to large nonstick cookie sheets. Mix all of the ingredients together until well blended.

Step 2. Drop one large tablespoon of dough onto the cookie sheet and spread into a large circle (about 5" (13cm) in diameter) with the back of the spoon. Repeat for one more cookie on that cookie sheet. (You can only bake two cookies at a time because they will get too hard to fold sitting on the pan if there are more than two.) Bake cookies for 5 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

Step 3. Remove on cookie at a time from the sheet with a metal spatula and place the bottom side up on a wok surface. Place a quote strip in the center of the cookie. Fold the cookie in half. Then, place the folded edge down on the rim of a bowl or glass to bend in half. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Makes 2 dozen cookies


2 quarts cranberry juice chilled

1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed

1 quart sparkling water, chilled

Step 1. In a large punch bowl, combine the cranberry juice and lemonade concentrate. Stir in the sparkling water and serve. For an added touch, make an ice ring. Add real cranberries or plastic hearts to water in a bundt cake pan and freeze. Float in the punch when ready to serve.

For this lingerie bridal shower theme, there's no better game than playing the Movie and Song Matching Game, which will have guests matching romantic movies to their theme songs. Here's how to play the game:

On a sheet of paper create a list of titles of romantic movies. In a second column, in random order, list the song featured in each movie, accompanied by a letter or number. Make several copies and hand them out to your guests, asking them to write down the letter or the number of the song that goes with the romantic movie in which it played. The guest who gets the most correct, wins a soundtrack from one of the movies! I've included a list for you to consider:

MOVIE: Say Anything; Titanic; Sleepless in Seattle: Ghost; The Wedding Planner; The Princess Bride; Notting Hill; Pretty Woman; Return to Me; The Wedding Singer; Runaway Bride; An Officer & a Gentleman; You've Got Mail; What Women Want; Serendipity: Bed of Roses.

SONG: In You Eyes, Peter Gabriel; My Heart Will Go On, Celine Deion; When I Fall In Love, Celine Deion; Unchained Melody, Righteous Brothers; I Can't Help Myself, Nobody's Angel; Storybook Love, Willy Deville; I Do (Cherish You), 98 Degrees; It Must Have Been Love, Roxette; What If I Loved You, Joey Gian; Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, The Police; I Love You, Martina McBride; Up Where We Belong, Joe Cocker; Dreams, Cranberries; Too Marvelous For Words, Frank Sinatra; To Remind Me, Brian Whitman; Ice Cream, Sarah McLachlan.

After your guests have enjoyed the game and the bride-to-be has finished opening her gifts, as a grand finale to the lingerie bridal shower and as a romantic surprise for the bride-to-be, ask her groom to arrive with a bouquet of roses (in the bride's favorite color). As he greets her and presents her with the roses, ask him to tell his fiance a reason why he loves her for each of the roses in the bouquet. This will of course require you speaking to him about it in advance, if he agrees to open his heart in public, then this would be a perfect ending for the lingerie bridal shower. However, if for some reason he's against the thought of doing so, then either ask him to come with the roses and forgo the rest or end the event without him coming to the shower. It is always a good idea to have an alternate plan, just in case things don't pan-out as we would have wanted it to. But if he agrees to it, I know that his fiance will be crying tears of joy and happiness!

THE Bridal Shower Favors
When love is in the air, as with this lingerie bridal shower, I can think of no better way than to end the night with heart-shaped candle favors for your guests. Let your guests take some of the romance home with them by giving them these favors, nicely packaged in pink bags with pink tissue paper. If you find it difficult to obtain heart-shaped candles, then find rose votive scented candles instead, be it pink or red, it will be a lovely gift to give to guests at the closing of the shower.

This is really up to the hostess of the shower to decide on, since it is a lingerie bridal shower theme, it goes without saying that the gifts for the bride would be lingerie and sleepwear based. However, since you will mostly likely be the bride's best friend or close family member whose planning this event for her, do what you think she would like most. It doesn't have to be narrowed down to lingerie only, this is merely a suggestion given the theme that we're talking about.

I hope that you've enjoyed learning about this exciting lingerie bridal shower theme party, that will not only be a lot of fun to plan, but definitely a joy to attend as well. Use your imagination to expand on this given concept to really make it your own. It's a beautiful wedding shower theme that everyone will be raving about, especially the bride!

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