Ooh la la! Planning a Parisian Bridal Shower

Bonjour, mon ami! If you know a bride who thinks Paris is the definition of romance, then we have ideas for a Parisian Bridal Shower that will make her feel like she’s being swept away on a vespa ride through the city of love.

This bridal shower plan isn’t as dramatic as the one in the movie “Bridesmaids” — there will be no giant cookies. However, there are plenty of pastels, sweets, and romantic lighting. Shower the bride will the glamor of Paris and she’ll be feeling l’amour!

Let’s go on a getaway to the most romantic city on earth. Let AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com be your tour guide as we help you plan the perfect Parisian bridal shower!


It’s called the language of love…

Here’s a printable list of French phrases the lucky couple can use on their honeymoon! Just right click to save and print.

…And now, for the Parisian planning!



DIY Party Decorations

Pretty Paper LanternsFirst, you must make your decorations, which should be feminine, delicate, and decadent. Decorate with florals like these Pretty Paper Lanterns and French Twist Fabric Flowers. Use Pretty Paper Pomanders as centerpieces. Finally, make DIY Party Bags for Macarons; you’ll need those for Step 2.

French Twist Fabric Flowers
Pretty Paper Pomanders
Pretty Paper Lanterns
DIY Party Bags for Macarons





Easy Party Recipes

Strawberry Macaron Flower Pops Bon appetit! Serve Midnight in Paris French Martinis alongside your main course, Blueberry Smoked Turkey Baguettes. For dessert, offer Floral Shower Cupcakes and Strawberry Macaron Flower Pops in the DIY Party Bags for Macarons from Step 1.

Strawberry Macaron Flower Pops
Floral Shower Cupcakes
Blueberry Smoked Turkey Baguette
Midnight in Paris French Martini


DIY Party Favors

Mix Your Own FragranceFrance is known for its high-end perfumes, so give the bridal shower guests some DIY Pretty Perfume Bottles filled with fragrance you mixed yourself. Learn How to Make Exfoliating Soap as well, and place it all in French Wedding Favor Bags as a luxuriant gift.

French Wedding Favor Bags
DIY Pretty Perfume Bottles
Mix Your Own Fragrance
How to Make Exfoliating Soap



DIY Party Activities

How to Arrange Rose CenterpiecesBegin your Parisian bridal shower with an activity that doubles as wedding prep! Your guests can learn How to Arrange Rose Centerpieces, and you can choose the best arrangement to make again for your wedding reception. Play some fun games with this Wedding Mad Libs Printable and Shower Smash Book Game. For more bridal shower games, check out this list from Life on the Homestead.

How to Arrange Rose Centerpieces
Wedding Mad Libs Printable
Shower Smash Book Game
Printable Bridal Shower Games



What makes Paris so romantic?

How to Throw a Bridal Shower

You wedding day is one of the most important, the most exciting and the most exhilarating days of your life. You wedding day is a symbol of something great that is only going to grow throughout the years, but before you can get to this day you have to have a bridal shower.

In traditional days the bridal shower was just held for the bride and not the groom, but these days it’s becoming more and more popular for the groom to attend his own shower with his bride. With that said, let the fun times begin, first we need invitations. You as the bride, do you have your colors picked out? I would imagine so since the shower is held one to two months before your wedding. Make the invitations according to your wedding colors and flowers. My sister printed out our invitations, you can just make them on your computer. We had yellow daisies on it with yellow ribbon tied to the front. You just need to buy some cardstock and ribbon.

When you go to a bridal shower it’s always fun when you have a cute little favor to bring home with you. This is not necessary, but if you’re looking for something you can always put together a little bag of candy. Get those small mesh bags with the tie string closure, fill it with your favorite candy. If your wedding colors are blue you can get blue m & m’s, jelly beans, etc. OR just fill it with your favorite candy, it doesn’t even have to be your wedding colors.

Decorations can be fun at a bridal shower, although not necessary. You can find some cute balloons, some in the shape of a wedding dress and some can just say congrats or bridal shower. Streamers are always a nice touch too, you can then decorate the gift table with the streamers.

Although it’s not my favorite, you can plan to have games at a bridal shower. One I’ve seen quite a few times is bridal bingo. The board has all the gifts on it, so when the bride and groom open their gifts, you mark off that square if you have it on your board. You can easily just print the paper “boards” from your computer. Another cute game is a word search, again you can print this on your computer. Whoever finds all the bridal words the fastest wins.

How are you going to throw your bridal shower?

If you’re looking for some other DIY wedding ideas, we have a great collection for you!