The best way to pamper the bride is to give her a lot of attention with a bridal shower thrown just before the wedding. You need to plan it properly and buy the proper accessories. You can then invite close friends and family of the bride, so that they can spend some intimate moments with the bride before the wedding.
The host or the maid of honor has to do most of the planning for the event and has to think of the ideas for favors and the decorations. The bride should not take any part in the planning and it should all be a surprise for her.
You can have a simple or an elaborate theme for your bridal shower decorations. Of course, the kind of décor also depends on individual budget and tastes. When hosting a bridal shower, you can also do it within a small budget by having homemade decorations. This will also add a personal touch to the event and make it special for the bride.
The shower theme should be reinforced in your centerpieces and in the tables where your guests are to be seated. The centerpiece can hold helium balloons and streamers. Many people use a kitchen theme, and in this case, you could incorporate many kitchen vessels with brightly tied bows and balloons and place them on the center table.
Some people like to have a lingerie theme that appeals to most brides. You can scatter some items, such as perfumes and soaps and surround it with confetti and candles. The items used for decoration must be made of lace, silk and feathers in colors, such as red or black. You can place some strawberries dipped in chocolate and place it in the center. The balloons can also be red and black to reflect the lingerie theme.
It is also possible to reinforce the theme of the new house that the couple is going to occupy or the place where they are going to spend their honeymoon. For example, if they are going to a tropical island, you can have this theme for the bridal shower decorations. You can place seashells and some fish in a bowl. If they are going skiing, you can reflect the theme by making cut outs of snowflakes and skiing clothes and placing them as a centerpiece.
The theme of the decorations can be carried to the favors as well. You can make or buy small pouches or bags made of satin or silk with drawstrings. Fill it with appropriate things reflecting the theme, such as perfumes, kitchen items and so on. You can even fill it with some homemade jams and jellies for the kitchen theme.
You can even bring chef hats, aprons and other stuff related to food and cooking for a kitchen bridal shower. The center piece for a kitchen bridal shower could also have fruits and fresh flowers placed at the center table. You can also add decorative salt and pepper shakers and tie everything up with beautiful, colored ribbons. There are also flower and fruit shaped balloons that you could make use of.
The theme can also be a barbeque theme, a tea party and so on. The whole room can be brightly decorated with streamers and confetti and balloons hanging from different corners. You can make bows of tulle or netting and hang them in the corners or suspended from the ceiling. You can bring out all the beautiful tablecloths and containers for the bridal shower.
This is probably the last party the bride will attend as a single woman and so it is important to make it special for her. Look into every detail, and whatever the theme, try to include the appropriate centerpieces and other wall and ceiling decorations.