Pretty Zen Hen
August 30, 2020

What better way to celebrate a spring fling or summertime soiree than with flowers, the prettiest and girliest theme of them all. From food embellished with edible flowers, flirty floral outfits, flowery party decorations, or getting hands-on with a floral workshop, there are so many ways to incorporate beautiful blooms into your bridal shower theme. Whether you want a hint of floral or a hit of flower power, choose your favourites from our extensive list of floral bridal shower theme ideas.

Garden party

Hosting the bridal shower in a gorgeous garden is possibly the best setting for a floral themed bridal shower. Although, not ideal for brides or guests who suffer from hayfever! With a stunning setting, you can be forgiven for going easy on the rest of your styling as the natural backdrop provides plenty of Insta-worthy photo opportunities. A gorgeous luxe styled picnic will look picture-perfect in a garden with a few lawn games added for some relaxed fun.

Now to find this gorgeous garden! Does the mother of the bride have a beautiful back yard you can take advantage of? Perfect! Otherwise scout nearby flowery locations such as the local botanic gardens and parks. Bear in mind spots at public gardens can fill up quickly on weekends and you may need a permit depending on the local council’s requirements.

Garden party tip: Consider shade and proximity to toilets when hosting in a garden and it’s a good idea to have mozzy spray on hand, particularly if near water.

Floral bridal shower theme idea: floral ice cubes

Edible flowers

Flowers and food? Yes please! Fresh flowers are such a pretty way to elevate your food styling. Add fresh flower heads and sprigs of foliage or herbs throughout your grazing table for pops of colour and texture. Or, sprinkle the cake, sweet treats and cocktails with edible flowers. Flowers frozen in ice cubes are a beautiful and simple way to take your drinks to the next level. Choose edible flowers to match your theme, add to an ice cube tray, fill with water and freeze. You can then add the decorated ice cubes to drinks and ice buckets and wait for the ‘oohs’ from your guests! Another super quick option is to submerge loose flowers or petals in a large ice bucket with water and ice cubes to keep your drinks cool. Easy and pretty!

Edible flower tip: Edible varieties like roses, pansies, nasturtiums, marigolds, violets and geraniums are safest even if you don’t plan on consuming the flowers.

Floral workshops

What floral-themed bridal shower would be complete without a flower workshop of some description? For the ultimate girly girl or boho bride there is, of course, the ever-popular flower crown workshop. This is such a fun way for the girl gang to bond as they get creative making a beautiful headpiece they can wear for the rest of the day. Or you could opt for making flower arrangements such as posies, bouquets, floral hoops or wreaths, or arrangements with preserved flowers which are an on-trend option right now.

The bonus of a floral workshop is that the flowers double as decorations. Your florist can style the flowers down the centre of the table which can later be replaced with grazing platters. Otherwise, a flower bar of staggered vases of blooms can be set up for the girls to select their favourites all the while doubling as a fun photo back drop.

Floral workshop tip: Choose a floral workshop if you’re looking for a fun age inclusive activity. Perfect for the entire girl gang as well as mums, aunties, nanas and even little sisters and nieces.

Table set for flower crown workshop
Flower crown workshop setup by Klara’s House

Floral outfits

A fun way to further accentuate the floral theme is ask the entire bride tribe to wear a flirty floral print on the day. Any floral could do or stick to a colour theme such as pretty pastels or bright and bold. With so many gorgeous girly dresses and jumpsuits available for spring and summer, the girls will be looking pretty as a picture! Suggest the bride wears something unique to differentiate her from the crowd. This could be white or a block colour, a contrasting colour, or an accessory such as a flower crown, sash or denim bridal jacket.

Floral outfit tip: Try a dress rental business for a designer outfit at a fraction of the price of buying new.

Floral backdrop

Creating a stunning floral back drop provides a styling focal point for the event not to mention a lush selfie station for taking Pinterest-perfect pics. There are so many options, from DIY to professionally styled by a florist, it all depends on your budget. Think a beautiful wall of fresh or preserved flowers and foliages, an arbour decorated with hanging garlands of threaded blooms, or a flower studded balloon feature. Or then there are paper flowers and floral initials or words. Give the queen of the day a throne by styling a beautiful velvet lounge in front for a luxe vibe, or simply add floral accents to a peacock chair or hanging egg chair.

Floral backdrop tip: Hired flower walls made of artificial flowers can be a more affordable option for a floral backdrop. Keep an eye out for beautiful and realistic looking high quality faux flowers over cheap plastic varieties.

Pinterest graphic for floral bridal shower theme ideas

Flower tarot reading

Looking for a bridal shower activity that is a little bit different to the rest? How about a tarot card reading with a flowery twist? Spiritual readings add a whole new level of fun and intrigue for your guests and a tarot reading with a deck of beautifully illustrated floral tarot cards is perfect for both the spiritual and flower-loving bride. Every flower has its own meaning and your guests can learn what messages the flowers have for them and what their future holds. Take a look at Ladybella Flower Crown Parties in Adelaide who offer this unique service as an add-on to their flower crown workshops.

Flower tarot reading tip: Perfect as a fun add-on to a floral workshop, choose for the bride to have her own personal reading or let the guests get in on the mystical fun with a reading for everyone.

Floral decorations

Flowers, flowers, everywhere! There really is no limit! From bridal shower games and signs finished with pretty floral prints to matching e-invitations or traditional snail mail varieties. Fresh flowers can be styled on tables and surfaces or hung from the ceiling in garlands. High tea can be served in cute vintage floral cups and saucers with matching tiered stands. Go eco-friendly with reusable fabric bunting or garlands with gorgeous mixed floral prints, matching napkins, and table runners or table cloths.

Floral decoration tip: If DIY-ing flowers, purchase your flowers two days prior to the event to let the blooms open. Style in vases the day before the party because who needs another thing to do on the day!?

Bridal shower flowers on table
Bridal shower floral styling by Queens of Blossom

Armed with an abundance of flowery ideas to inject into your spring fling or summertime soiree, start planning your floral themed bridal shower by browsing the Pretty Zen Hen directory. Floral styling and/or floral workshops can be provided by the following Pretty Zen Hen businesses: Queens of Blossom, The High Tea Mistress and De Silva Lining Events in Melbourne, Little Bird Boutique Events in Sydney, and Ladybella Flower Crown Parties and Bloomfield Flowers in Adelaide. Happy planning!

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