Although we pride ourselves on being anything but basic, we most certainly are when it comes to fall (give us alllll the PSLs!) That’s why we just had to write up a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to throwing your bestie the most fabulous fall-themed bridal shower. From invitations to decorations to food, favors, games, and gifts, we’ve covered everything you need to know in eight simple steps.
Start by selecting a super-cute fall-inspired invitation. We did our research and came across a ton of “Fall in Love” options (how clever!) Our faves include these pumpkin watercolor and fall florals styles. Check out a bunch of other choices here.
Keep the “Fall in Love” theme going with this gold banner or step it up a notch with this absolutely adorable backdrop. Bring in the beautiful colors of fall with these blush and burgundy balloons or take it to the next level with by featuring this fall balloon garland kit. Finish it off with this floral welcome sign and you’ve got everything you need!
For a fun fall-themed twist on traditional bridal shower games, check out this six game bundle or any of these similar options. If you’re looking for more interactive games to play with your guests, try this pumpkin ring toss game or any of these fall party games.
4. Game Prizes
If you’ve read our bridal shower brunch article, then you know we love a good coffee care package. Choose from any number of these obscenely adorable fall-inspired mugs and pair it up with this Starbucks fall bundle. You may also know that we are huge fans of candles as game prizes, so keep it festive with this hello fall scented option.
When it comes to fall-inspired favors, we’re all about taking the DIY path. Get crafty with it by making these apple cider kits or caramel apples in jar. Save yourself some time (and money) by making this easy harvest caramel corn, packaging it in these mini mason jars, and tagging it with these adorably festive favor tags.
Where do we even begin!? From appetizers to desserts, and everything in between, there is no shortage of yummy fall food. It was impossible to narrow it down, but some of our favorites include this pumpkin-shaped cheese ball, these apple cider maple meatballs, and these no bake pumpkin cheesecake balls. Basically, we recommend anything with apples or pumpkin as an ingredient.
One of the best parts of fall is all of the festive drinks that come with it. Treat your guests by putting together a DIY mimosa bar with a spin- instead of the typical fruit juices and garnishes, switch it up to include apple cider, fresh apple slices and cinnamon sticks (use this cute sign too!) Make it easy on yourself by whipping up some big batch cocktails like this apple cider sangria or harvest punch (yep, pumpkin and apples again)
We love the idea of teaming up with your fellow bridesmaids and shower guests to assemble a group gift for the future Mr. and Mrs. Our first idea is a spin on the traditional date night jar idea- we call it the “fall bucket list”. Simply have everyone suggest their favorite fall date idea (i.e. going to a pumpkin patch or taking a haunted hayride) and assemble it into a gift you can present to the couple. Our second idea is to have everyone contribute to a personalized recipe book filled with their favorite fall recipes (Thanksgiving family recipes are the best for this!) To learn how to put together both gifts, check out this article.