The Essential Elements of a Bridal Shower Dessert Bar
Blow your friends (and the bride!) away with these creative ideas for a spring or summer bridal shower.
Amanda S. Gluck founded lifestyle blog Fashionable Hostess in 2011. Ever since, she's been dishing out all-star home, wardrobe, and baby style advice, while throwing the dinners, brunches, and holiday parties of our dreams. When it comes to celebrations, the décor expert, event stylist, and mom-of-two knows what's up, which is why we're teaming up to deliver gorgeous bridal shower inspiration.
Ahead, learn everything you need to know about have a dessert bar at your bridal shower—from the flowers, to the menu, to the personalized décor. For a party that's equal parts pretty and special, click through for a celebration that'll satisfy any sweet tooth. We've covered all the basics and then some, to make your MOH duties fun, easy, and utterly chic.
Start your party off with a pretty-in-pink buzz by serving mini bottles of rosé champagne to your guests as they enter the door.
Petite finger foods are all it takes to keep things cute-but-sophisticated. Pastries, cookies, and mini cakes are all perfectly on-theme.
Custom straws add a personal touch to drinks, especially when adorned with the wedding hashtag. Gluck's favorite Etsy shop made these striped stunners.
Festive drink tags look great on wine glasses or used as napkin rings, suggests Gluck. "Talk about the picture perfect Instagram moment!"
"Create a rosé champagne tower using the prettiest champagne coupes," says Gluck. "I chose these gold rimmed ones from Anthropologie! Cheers!"
Coffee table books can be used for added decoration. Here, Gluck "chose a mix of pastel colored books with really girl vibes." For more options, see her full list of springtime coffee table book picks.
Pick the bride's wedding colors when creating the floral arrangements (this shower featured pinks, whites, and creams). Gluck loves ranunculuses and English roses, but thinks "you can't go wrong" with hydrangeas or white roses.