Outdoor Wedding Shower Ideas

Tips to Hosting a Great Party Outside

outdoor wedding showerOutdoor Wedding Shower

These outdoor wedding shower ideas are meant to get your creative juices flowing!

These are tips to hosting a wedding shower outside. If you have access to a beautiful garden (maybe your own), and feel that it would be appropriate to having a wedding shower outside; here are some things to consider.

Several years ago I hosted one of these; so I have lots of outdoor wedding shower ideas to share with you.

Being Maid of Honor for my sister's wedding, I felt it my duty to give her a wedding shower.

Being fact that I was 'all about gardens/flowers, always IN my gardens, and did I mention; My gardens were/are beautiful; I also thought it would be a great way to show them off!

~I started my planning with getting a large enough tent. (You can't depend on the weather being nice, so you have to be prepared for it not to be!)

~Next I thought about table and chairs; This depends on the number of guest you have. I needed lots so I got a friend who was a member of a local club to rent them to me (cheap)

They were simple folding chairs, but I dressed up the tables with pretty table cloths and centerpieces.

More outdoor wedding shower ideas..

~Food was the fun part!

I made all kinds of 'Garden Related' food. One that was a huge hit was the Veggie Basket. I used a small round basket (from the dollar store), put in one half of a cabbage (cut side down), and then using skrewers started sticking in pieces of broccoli, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes and other veggies into the cabbage. Keep adding until you can't see the cabbage. When it was done, it looked like a 'bouquet' of veggies.

Women love to eat veggies! It was a huge hit!

I also (thinking in advance) had picked lots of johnny jump ups  from the spring garden; I put them in ice cube trays and made beautiful blocks of ice for the punch bowl. (you can use tiny rose buds, and even rose petals for this)

I made salads, and dressed them up with Nasturtium flowers. (these are edible)

There are lots of recipes using rose petals, and lots of edible flowers for more creative outdoor wedding shower ideas.

~Decorating  I decorated the tent with some strings of Spring flowers (from the dollar store), but you could make your own from your own flowers....Time is an issue, I felt it best to not try to 'do everything' myself, so opted for using silk flowers, and streamers, along with the usual wedding shower paper hanging decorations.

`Party Favors  Again, this was planned in advance;it should be, there's lots to do! I got little tin buckets (again, my favorite store), and planted parsley in them, then tied a raffia bow around them. They were growing well when I gave them away as favors.

That's what I did, but put on your thinking cap; you could plant marigolds or other flowers in any type of gardening container. You could give out packets of seeds... potpourri....make rose sachets.... endless possibilities here...

My sister's shower went off without a hitch, and the weather (and my flowers) and of course.. my sister, were beautiful that day!

So if you are planning an outside shower event, use your imagination and remember you have to think ahead!

Sent in by a reader;

Garden Wedding Shower

by Sheryl

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My soon-to-be Sister-in-law's Wedding shower was planned for outside. ( A garden shower). Things started out great, until the heat and humidity became unbearable, and we got word of a Tornado warning! Needless to say, we continued the party (indoors), but still had a great time. I suggest to anyone considering an outside party to have a back-up plan for bad weather!

This is a picture of the (cake) we had for the shower, it was a (cake) made from all different cup-cake- flowers. The picture doesn't do it justice, it was very beautiful! Each cupcake was a different flavor cake, so everyone got to have their favorite. The decorations were so delicate and beautiful, it was almost to pretty to eat.

I just had to share my outdoor wedding shower ideas with you.

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