How to Throw a Lingerie Bridal Shower

How to Throw a Lingerie Bridal Shower

What is a Bridal Lingerie Shower, anyway?

A lingerie bridal shower is a type of pre-wedding party that is focused on giving the bride-to-be lingerie and intimate apparel as gifts, presumably to be worn on the bride's honeymoon with her new spouse, and during the early years of her marriage. This type of shower is a cheeky celebration of the bride-to-be's upcoming wedding, and typically includes close friends and family members -- but be careful who you invite! Will grandma and the bride's future mother-in-law enjoy this event? Or is it best left to the bride's besties to take this event to the next level? It is also a chance to play games, eat yummy food, and create memorable (and hilarious) moments that will last a lifetime. Keep reading for a guide on how to make the most of a bridal lingerie shower.

Steps to a Perfect Lingerie Shower

So, let's dive into some tips to help you throw a successful lingerie bridal shower that everyone will remember.
  1. Choose a Theme: Select a theme for the shower that complements the bride-to-be's personality and preferences. Some popular themes for lingerie showers include "Boudoir Beauty," "Parisian Chic," and "Vintage Glam." Once you have chosen a theme, make sure to incorporate it into the invitations, decorations, and party favors.

  2. Assess the Guest List: Especially if the bride is having another, more formal or traditional bridal shower with elder members of her family or folks who might become squeamish around skivvies, consider making this event a more intimate affair by including friends who will help to make this sexy theme party the most fun it can be. Or, go ahead! throw the grandmother in the mix -- who am I to say what she might enjoy?

  3. Set the Scene: Create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for the shower by decorating the space with soft lighting, candles, and fresh flowers. You know, the type of vibe that makes you wanna take your clothes off. 

  4. Plan the Menu: Select light and refreshing food options for the shower, such as fruit skewers, mini quiches, and finger sandwiches, if you're fancy. But if the bride is into it, who says you can't order a pizza with all the toppings, or set up a DIY taco station? Go wild, this party is supposed to be fun! You may also want to include some sweet treats, such as cupcakes or macarons. And don't forget the alcohol! Nothing loosens up a stiff bride like a bottle of champagne -- or tequila! 

  5. Activities and Games: Consider planning some fun activities and games to keep the guests entertained throughout the shower. Some popular games for lingerie showers include "Lingerie Bingo" (create bingo cards with words or phrases related to lingerie. As the bride-to-be opens her gifts, guests mark off the items on their bingo cards. The first person to get five in a row wins a prize), "Wedding Mad Libs" (create a wedding-themed mad libs game by providing guests with a story template with missing words. Guests fill in the blanks with their own words, and then the story is read aloud for everyone's entertainment), or my personal favorite, "Pin the Junk on the Hunk" (I'll let you figure that one out yourself)!

  6. Gift Ideas: Now, let's get to the good stuff - the gifts. You want to encourage the guests to bring some sexy, fun, and comfy lingerie for the bride-to-be. So, make sure to give them her size and style preferences. And if you really wanna go the extra mile, suggest some brands that she likes. I'm sure Hey Mavens! will be at the top of her list. 

  7. Party Favors: Send guests home with a small gift as a token of appreciation for attending the shower. Some popular party favors for lingerie showers include mini bottles of champagne, scented candles, or personalized bathrobes. We personally recommend Hey Mavens!'s Pretty Pink Pouch. Who wouldn't want to leave a bridal lingerie shower with a piece of surprise lingerie themselves?

    By following these seven steps, you can create a memorable and intimate lingerie bridal shower that the bride-to-be and her closest friends will treasure for years to come. So, there you have it, folks - my tips for throwing a lingerie bridal shower. Just remember, keep it sexy, keep it fun, and keep it classy. Or don't, I'm not the boss of you. Have a blast!

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