Easy, Sweet and Fun!
If you're looking for the easiest way out to hosting a truly memorable bridal shower, think cute little cupcakes served along with her favorite cocktails and you've got one sweet shower idea.
Truly, who doesn't love a cupcake? I don't know anyone in that category and if you do, dump them fast. You certainly don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
To host a cupcakes and cocktails bridal shower the first thing you're going to need are some fun invitations that state your intentions.
Cupcakes and Cocktails Bridal Shower Invitations
Cute personalized bridal shower invitations that were designed
specifically for your cupcakes and cocktails party event.
Cupcakes and Cocktails Bridal Shower Ideas
The cupcakes and cocktails theme is something you can really get creative with. To help you get those imaginative ideas flowing you might like to visit this board at Pinterest that I created and filled with fabulous cupcakes and cocktails. Many of the pins there contain recipes too.
Important things to think about for the party:
You're going to want to be sure to have some non-alcoholic drinks available for those who don't imbibe and for the designated drivers at the event.
Keep the cocktail list small by serving a punch or two. Or choose something to be the bride's signature drink and only serve those along with some wine. You want to have fun without getting anyone totally smashed.
Decide early on for a color or flavor theme. You can use treats and drinks that only match the bride's color scheme, or not. Where does her taste lead? Is she a coffee lover? Or perhaps she likes all things fruity? Are you going to serve super sweet cupcakes or maybe just the more grown-up kind? There's tons of little sweets and tasty drink mixes to match just about anyone's favorite flavor.
Think about setting up a cupcake bar where you supply the already baked unfrosted goodies and let your guests decorate their own masterpieces. You could even have a contest to see who makes the best - worst one.
To make it even easier on yourself, have guests bring along their favorite cupcakes homemade or store bought, to share with the group.
It's easy to just serve the sweets but a few appetizers might go a long way towards filling up the folks in attendance.
And yes, cake pops and mini anything are welcome!
Coffee at the end of the night would be a GOOD idea.
Keep the decorations simple and you've got yourself an unforgettable shower theme that's easy to set up and super affordable for the people throwing the party.
And do PLEASE drink responsibly. This party is intended for grown ups only. Keep the kiddies away and keep a watchful eye on your guests. Don't let anyone leave or drive drunk... EVER.
How to Make and Bake Cocktail Cupcakes
Instructional video for baking and decorating regular cupcakes in cocktail glasses. These would be really cute at the shower.
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The History of Baby Showers
Although the term baby shower is a fairly modern concept, the tradition of welcoming baby and the rite of a woman's transition into motherhood is
something that has been celebrated throughout history.
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The History of Bridal Showers
Did you know that the custom of throwing a bridal shower dates back to the time when dowries were popular? Friends of the woman to be wed began giving what is now known as a bridal shower to compensate women who came from poor families who couldn't afford a proper dowry, or for a woman whose father didn't approve of the marriage and refused to pay.
You can read more about the fascinating history of bridal showers here:
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