Combining a baby shower and a bridal shower is becoming increasingly popular as couples simultaneously celebrate the upcoming arrival of a new baby and their upcoming marriage. Finding caterers for your special event is vital, whether you are a family, a couple, or a planner organizing a baby or bridal shower.
However, there are many additional ideas for making your combined baby and bridal shower a fun and exciting occasion. If you want to plan your shower, consider our 20 best combinations of baby and bridal shower ideas to make your celebration special.
1. A Holiday Party
A great way to combine a baby and bridal shower is by throwing a holiday-themed party. This can be done for any holiday party, whether Christmas, Easter, or Halloween! Decorate the venue with festive decorations, play holiday-themed games and music, and cater the event with your favorite treats for holiday parties.
2. Family Celebrations
Another great idea is to combine family celebrations with the baby and bridal shower. Invite all family members to come together and celebrate the upcoming arrival of the new baby and the upcoming marriage. Have a special dinner and entertainment, and cater the event with family favorites.
3. Backyard Party
What better way to celebrate the upcoming baby and marriage than a backyard party? Set up a tent, string some lights, and have the caterer serve some tasty treats. Get creative with the decorations, and have some fun outdoor games to keep everyone entertained.
4. Play Fun Games
Have fun shower games prepared for your special event relevant to games you would play at showers for one or the other. For instance, some fun games to play at your baby/bridal shower are below.
- Baby Bingo – Create bingo cards with images of baby items in place of numbers.
- Baby Word Scramble – Create a list of baby-related words or phrases and have guests unscramble them.
- Name That Tune – Put together a playlist of songs with either baby or wedding themes. Guests try to guess the tune.
- Baby/Wedding Trivia – Come up with trivia questions related to either baby or wedding topics.
5. Beach Party
If you have access to a beach, why not host a beach party? Have a beach-themed celebration with beach chairs, umbrellas, and beach balls. The caterer can serve up beach snacks and treats while you enjoy a few beach-themed games to keep everyone entertained.
6. Barbecue Party
A barbecue party is a fantastic way to combine a baby shower and a bridal shower. Your caterer can help serve delicious barbecue favorites while your guests participate in fun outdoor games and activities.
7. Spa Day
A spa day is perfect for a more relaxed baby and bridal shower. With a spa day shower, caterers can offer delicious spa treats, such as cucumber sandwiches and fruit platters. Additionally, you can plan spa-based activities and services to enjoy throughout your day. You can even have the caterer provide massages for the bridal and baby shower guests.
8. Tea Party
A tea party is a classic way to combine a baby and a bridal shower. Enjoy delicious finger sandwiches, tea cakes, and fun party games for everyone to enjoy. You can dress up with your guests and dine on a delicious, elegant cake that honors the expecting parents and the upcoming marriage.
9. Movie Night
A movie night is a fun, excellent way to combine a baby and a bridal shower. Have the caterer serve up movie-themed snacks, such as popcorn and movie-sized candy bars, and have a few fun activities that are movie-themed. You can tie in your favorite movies into the design of your baby/bridal cake and make it a night to remember.
10. Coffeehouse Party
If you’re a coffeehouse lover, why not combine a baby and bridal shower with a coffeehouse party? Serve coffeehouse treats, such as pastries and coffee-flavored desserts, along with your favorite coffee blends.
11. Wine and Cheese Party
A wine and cheese party is an excellent way to combine a baby and bridal shower. Have the caterer serve delicious wines and cheeses, and have some fun wine- and cheese-themed activities. Because the mother cannot drink, consider providing miniature wine bottles for guests to take home as a shower favor.
12. Ice Cream Social
An ice cream social is a fun way to celebrate a combined baby and bridal shower. Have the caterer provide delicious ice cream treats with numerous toppings and flavors to ensure every guest has a good time. You can even have an ice cream cake to celebrate the occasion instead of a traditional shower cake.
13. Donut Party
A donut party is a fun way to celebrate a baby and wedding shower simultaneously. Have tasty, delicious donut options for your guests, or consider a donut-themed cake made entirely from this delicious treat.
14. Candy Bar
A candy bar is a fun way to combine a baby and a bridal shower. Have the caterer serve delicious candy treats and have some fun candy-themed activities. You can even have a special cake that honors the expecting parents and the upcoming marriage.
Brunch is a fantastic and fun way to combine a baby and a bridal shower. Offer guests delicious brunch favorites and have some fun activities perfect for the time of day. You can provide guests with tasty mimosas and every brunch classic imaginable to make this a brunch they won’t forget.
16. Get Unique With Decorations
A combination baby/bridal shower is the perfect time to have fun decorating your event. Get unique with decorations suitable for both occasions. For instance, have a blue and pink wedding-style cake or decorate with streamers that incorporate both colors.
Additionally, you can go all out with a large banner with the phrase “A Baby and a Bride to be” written in pink, blue, and white. You can place a large bouquet of pink and blue flowers near the banner.
17. Dessert Party
A dessert party is a delicious, indulgent occasion that you’re sure to love. With a dessert-themed baby and bridal shower, you can offer guests your favorite tasty sweets from caterers you trust.
18. Pool Party
A pool party is an exciting idea for throwing a fun and unique shower. Serve delicious poolside snacks and treats while a caterer offers guests poolside drinks. These showers are perfect for summertime and can make for a fun and magical experience.
A picnic is a fun, light-hearted celebration to combine your baby and bridal showers. Have guests bring picnic baskets and lay out some big blankets in your favorite outdoor area. Caterers can offer delicious, classic picnic foods and treats to make the celebration extra special.
20. Have Fun With the Invitations
Your shower invitations should leave a positive impression on your guests and get them excited about the dual celebration. Additionally, invites should make it clear that this is a combination shower. Consider the following additions to make your baby/bridal shower invitations unique.
- Use a dual-sided invitation for the baby/bridal shower with the bride on one side and the baby on the other.
- Use a poem or saying to draw attention to the dual purpose of the shower.
- Add a couple of baby-themed stickers to the invitation for a fun touch.
- Use a dual-colored envelope to represent the bride and the baby.
- Feature a whimsical illustration or design that captures the joy and anticipation of the baby and the bride.
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These are just a few great ideas for combining a baby and bridal shower. Whether you are looking for a unique and creative way to celebrate the upcoming baby and marriage, or you are looking for a more traditional way to honor the expecting parents, KPacho Catering can help make your events a success.
With experienced and knowledgeable staff, top-quality ingredients, and excellent customer service, Kpacho can provide all your catering needs for any event. Contact KPacho Catering today to make your next baby or bridal shower a success!