The Most Creative #BridalShower Ideas We Found on Instagram

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Let these unique details inspire your own pre-wedding celebration.

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Now that you're engaged, you have a number of different pre-wedding celebrations to look forward to. While the engagement party, bachelorette weekend, and rehearsal dinner are all exciting events, we think the event that's thrown specifically for the bride—the bridal shower!—is the most fun of the bunch. Your loved ones will gather together to celebrate you, and this new chapter of your life, with a shower designed with your likes and personal style in mind. Whether the celebration is planned around one unifying theme or simply features thoughtful touches throughout, there are so many special ways to celebrate a bride-to-be. At a loss for where to start sourcing inspiration? We consulted everyone's favorite social media channel: Instagram.

While one of the main goal of a bridal shower is to celebrate a bride-to-be and gift her items she'll need in married life, it's also an opportunity to connect with loved ones, have fun, and let loose. As with all pre-wedding parties, we think it's especially exciting to plan a party that's entirely different than the upcoming wedding. If the bride is organizing a classic, refined wedding, why not throw a bright, bohemian-inspired shower? Celebrating a bride who's crazy about flowers? Then pack a room with her favorite blooms. Whatever she likes, there's an idea out there—and we found tons of them thanks to engaged women who posted photos of their own pre-wedding celebrations on their Instagram feeds. This colorful photo backdrop, which included an appropriately-phrased mylar balloon, is just the start.

Ahead, the most unique, creative #bridalshower ideas we found while scrolling through our Instagram feed. From design inspiration and food ideas and even games and activities your guests will love, consider this your starting point for planning the coolest bridal shower ever.

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Brunch Goals

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@hellofashionblog via Instagram

A balloon garland was the central element of décor at this bridal shower brunch. The citrus-inspired place settings paired perfectly with mimosas and donuts.

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Flower Wall

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@feyi_mbello via Instagram

This all-white flower wall played double duty at the bride's shower: First, it was an impactful décor moment as guests entered the celebration; later, it was used as a fun photo backdrop.

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Donut Wall

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@kristina.yarotskiy via Instagram

This sugary-trend is especially popular at wedding receptions, but it works well for a pre-nuptial celebration, too. If your bride-to-be loves sweet treats, a donut station is a perfect dessert idea.

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Coordinated Décor and Attire

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@taylordrury via Instagram

This bride dressed up her adorable little white dress by accessorizing it with a pair of bold heels that matched a major décor moment at the shower—pink mylar balloons that read "Bride."

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Floral Ice Cubes

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@milan.kov via Instagram

Flowers don't have to be limited to your centerpieces. At this shower, the hostess creatively froze fresh blooms in ice cubes to make the drink display a focal point.

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Just Peachy

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@heatherpoppie via Instagram

A great way to make sure the party's décor looks cohesive is to employ a tonal color palette. Choose a strong base hue—in this case, peach—and add pops of other colors sparingly.

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Macramé Photo Booth

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@milan.kov via Instagram

Macramé is having a moment right now, and for good reason! Spruce up your bohemian shower with a woven photo backdrop.

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Perfect Polaroid

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@vivakayla via Instagram

This interactive polaroid frame got guests up and moving in a cute way. Bridal shower activities don't have to be over-the-top or super formal to be enjoyable. Sometimes a cute photo booth is all you need.

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Put a Ring on It

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@anna_mrskoval via Instagram

These individual strawberry cheesecake bites got a sparkly upgrade in the form of some on-theme bling.

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@lauraelizabethfoster via Instagram

Even if you're not having an official photo booth, have a few props on hand for guests to use when they pose for pictures.

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Whatever Lola Wants

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@merciebaula via Instagram

This sign meant there were no questions about who was being celebrated at this outdoor shower.

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High Tea

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@_amyneff via Instagram

Favors should be personal to the bride-to-be. If you're celebrating a woman who loves the British royals, make like this bride and send guests home with adorable jars of honey and individual packets of breakfast tea.

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Please Be Seated

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@loloxo_ via Instagram

A special chair is the perfect way to make sure the guest-of-honor feels like the center of attention. Have her your bride sit in a unique seat while she opens her gifts.

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