Hello all! One of my favorite ideas for a bridal shower is to theme it for "Around the House." Start with a fabulous invitation such as Pink Decor and let your wording cue the guests for what to buy (for example, leave a blank space to hand write which room you are designating for each guest). This makes it easy on buyers who are stumped on what to shower the bride with! Below are some of my top picks that are hot for summer (and all year round)!
The Office | Don't you just love these bookends? The wood grain is such a fabulous neutral for all your colorful book covers to shine and the symbols modernize a classic idea.
The Living Room | I have one of these handcrafted lacquered trays at my house and I absolutely love it. Sometimes I use it to hold magazines or I'll change it up and artfully display vases and knick-knacks. Perfect for any coffee or side table.
The Back Yard | Luckily I'm in Florida so I can enjoy a hammock year round, but I'm sure anyone who is cold 6-9 months out of the year can appreciate this 'Tranquil Paradise' hammock. It will definitely make you feel like you're vacationing in the tropics.
The Kitchen | As Anthropologie puts it, 'keep your hands cool and your kitchen stylish' with these colorful potholders.
The Dining Room | While fine china is a lovely collection to have, you will definitely get more wear out of your casual dinnerware. Be sure to register for something you won't tire of. Brightly colored Fiesta dinnerware is never boring.
The Game Room | Whether you have a so-called "Man Room" or maybe it's just a den, a little board game action is always a crowd pleaser! Stock your cabinet with lots of fun favorites (we've picked 80's Scene It)!
Your Reading Nook | Ok, so it's not an actual room, but this can be someone's favorite space of their home! Cozy up with a blanket and read your latest favorite with this table lamp. It's dramatic and will give you the ambient light that you're looking for.
The Bedroom | Don't just settle on classic white. This botanical option will add colorful flair to your haven. If you must get a white sheet set, be sure to register for bamboo. They are sustainable and so, so soft (that's what we got and we absolutely LOVE them).
The Bathroom | If you have a neutral backdrop, this patterned shower curtain will make a bold statement!
The Utility Room | Perhaps it is your laundry room, your garage, or a separate entity altogether. Some must-haves are your Rowenta iron and your hand-held vacuum. They are the chores that no one really loves, so you might as well register for ones that are at least fun to look at (and functional of course).
So there we have it! My top summer picks to buy for the bride if you're hosting an Around the House shower. It truly is the most practical and can be cutely decorated, as well.
What type of bridal shower will you be throwing next? Leave your thoughts below!