You’re getting married! We're so excited for you!
A bridal shower is a great time to make lasting memories with your family and friends. And, we want to make sure you do it right. Whether you're planning a seaside excursion with your best pals, or you just love the idea of bringing a bit of sandy serenity to your land-locked festivities, we've got you covered. Here are 9 fun and creative ideas for a beach bridal shower:
- For the Bride & Groom… Message in a Bottle
Stock up on wine bottles, and get a bit of string ready because this is a fun one! Lace small pieces of notepaper with string so they can easily be retrieved from the bottles, then have your bridal shower guests write notes to you and your groom-to-be. The bottles can serve as adornments during the reception, and you can read your messages when the festivities are over.
- For the Bridal Shower Crew… Manis & Pedis
No true beach-goer would dare be caught in the sand with cracked heels and unpolished toenails.
If you're taking your entourage out for a day at the spa, stock up on all the essentials, and tuck them into plastic sand buckets. Toss in some flip flops, a few pieces of seashell-shaped chocolate, a tube of your favorite lip gloss, and in one special bucket, add a pair of Sand Jewel Heart Earrings. Don't mark the special bucket, so you'll be just as surprised as your lucky guest when the gift is revealed.
- Table Toppers… Sandy Centerpieces
Easy, peasy. Simply fill one wine glass for each guest half-way with sand, and place a votive candle on top. If you’re looking for something a little more special for your bridal party, garnish your bridesmaids' place settings with Sand Jewel® Heart Necklaces.
- Chose a Beach-Themed Cocktail
Pick a beach-themed cocktail, and name it after an inside joke you share as a couple. For extra beach-worthy pizzazz, cast a net behind the booze set-up, and name it The Sand Bar.
- Games & Giggles… Beach Bites
Each guest takes a turn being blindfolded and tasting seaside-inspired foods. Saltwater taffy, various tropical fruits, sorbets and ice creams. If the food is too easy to guess by texture, switch it up and have the ladies specify flavors. The person with the most correct guesses wins Dune Drops earrings.
- Beach Etiquette Antics
This game is meant to be silly. Each guest writes a silly beach etiquette wedding question on a piece of paper and submits it to a blind vote. All the guests then vote on the best question, and the winner takes home a prize. Rest assured, this game is filled with plenty of laughs!
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- Beach Bingo
Replace the word "BINGO" with "BRIDE" across the top of the cards, and use small seashells instead of chips. Prefer markers? Go for fun sea shapes like dolphins, sandals, and suns.
- Beach Bag Raid
A twist on the traditional Purse Raid game, this game is a scavenger hunt of each guest's beach bag. The bride gives each guest a beach bag in which to place her purse. She then calls out items from a list of pre-determined beachy items (sunscreen, lip balm, romance novel etc), and the gal with the most items wins a prize.
- Seashore Jeopardy
Take a page from Alex Trebek’s book, and entertain a seashore game of pre-wedding Jeopardy. Create questions that revolve around the bride and groom’s interests, and keep the theme focused on shoreline inspirations.
Ready to get your beach bridal shower under way? Start by browsing our Dune Jewelry Wedding Collection for fabulous prizes!