December 29, 2011

DIY Beach Themed Bridal Shower

My cousin will be getting married in just a few short weeks (January) in the Dominican Republic!! As Maid of Honor it was my duty to throw her an amazing shower, with the help of others of course! The shower was hosted at my parents' house in Tulsa, OK. I thought since she is getting married in the Dominican then we would make her shower beached themed, but still keep it classy. Here are some pictures below to inspire your next beached themed party.

On the menu:
Sex on the beach punch with umbrella straws
Chips with guacamole and salsa
Shrimp kabobs
Fruit Salad
Wild rice and black beans
Roasted sweet potatoes
Teriyaki meat balls
Pina Colada Cupcakes...huge crowd pleaser!!
We purchased a net from Hobby Lobby and strung it across the window in the dining room. We used mini clothes pins to pin all different pictures of the bride and groom to be! (mainly beach photos)
Note: If the sun is shining the pictures are hard to see

Take aways from the Shower:
Courtney, another bridesmaid, came up with the CUTEST idea! We gave each person a wrap bracelet in the colors of the wedding (the bride got blue, as her something blue).  
Each tag has been engraved with the exact latitude and longitude of where the vows will be exchange.
We asked everyone to take one and to wear them on January 14. We know that not everyone will be able to attend the actual wedding, but now they can be there in spirit!

We also gave seashell chocolates as well...yummy! 

The shower was a great success and we all had a wonderful time! I hope some of these ideas inspire you for your next beach themed party!

The bride with some of her bridesmaids (cousin & sister-in-law)



  1. I just love all of the beach-themed ideas!! What a wonderful job you did! I am thinking of using the bracelet idea for my sister's wedding shower. Where/how did you engrave the charms on the bracelets? Thanks so much! :)

  2. Thank you for your kind words, we had a fun time planning and DIYing! We actually bought the engraving pen from Amazon (it was an "as seen on tv" product). It was super cheap and worked perfectly. You can find the pen from the link provided here,

    Good luck with your sisters shower! We would love to see how the event turns out. :)