Wedding planning can be a lot of work so take some time off before the big day with a spa bridal shower. Treat the guest of honor to a little pampering at her spa themed bridal shower, while you enjoy the relaxing atmosphere, too. Check out spa and retreat locations near you to find the perfect venue and then take a peek at the spa bridal shower ideas below to help get you started.
- Spa bridal shower invitations: Your bridal shower theme invitation can include any image related to a day at the spa such as a face mask with cucumbers, a robe and slippers, a bottle of nail polish, or a hair dryer. Let the guests know what they will need to bring (it’s a good idea to check with the spa/retreat where you are hosting the party), the general schedule of the day, and all other important details about the event. Create your event and send a digital invitation through Punchbowl and eliminate the need to do paper invites!
- Bridal shower activities: Sign up to start the day with a group yoga or Pilate's class. This will give everyone the chance to do something together. You can also find a spa that has a steam room or Jacuzzi where the group can meet up in between treatments. Around midday or after your day of pampering, enjoy a light meal, some dessert and gift opening.
- Bridal shower gifts: Have everyone pitch in as a group for a gift certificate for the bride or put together a big gift basket by having each person contribute one item. Assign different beauty accessories to everybody: for example, body lotion, face cream, nail polish, hair product or bath salts.
- Spa bridal shower favors: Give all of the guests their own make-up kit filled with lots of goodies. Write up a recipe for easy homemade face masks or provide the ingredients so they can put it all together. Another option is to ask the cosmetic sections of the spa or at your local department store whether they have any small samples you can add to the favor bags. Make a CD with relaxing tunes for everyone to play at home as well.
This modern bridal shower theme is a nice escape from the traditional tea party or luncheon, while still allowing everyone to enjoy a day with one another. If you want to throw a spa bridal shower in your own home, put out stacks of clean fluffy white towels, provide a selection of a dozen different colors of nail polish and invite your guests to come dressed in comfortable clothes or pajamas so they can lounge around on pillows and just relax for the day.