Archive for January 28th, 2011

Progressive Bridal Showers

Friday, January 28th, 2011

It’s time to play stump the wedding specialist!  Our printing team printed a customer’s order this morning whose bridal shower theme was a “progressive lingerie shower”.  When our printer inquired to me about what type of shower this was, to be honest, I had to go look it up!  What I found was a really great party theme / idea that I knew I had to share with my readers! 

A progressive party is typically used for bridal or baby showers, however it can certainly be used for a holiday party or adult birthday party.    A progressive shower is one that moves from place to place, or house to house over the course of a few hours.  The party will begin at one residence and gradually move on and on with each next stop being a different activity or part of the event.  This is a great way to lighten the hostesses load and have everyone included in planning the shower. 

Below is a typical scenario of what typically takes place at a progressive bridal shower

House 1 – Meet and greet with the honoree and guests at the first house with cocktails.  This is a great way for everyone to get acquainted and make sure all guests are there before the shower starts progressing.

House 2 – Serve hors d’oeuvres or a meal at the second home.

House 3 – After everyone has eaten, plan games, a craft or entertainment at the next home.

House 4 – Have the honoree open her gifts.  Remember to have one of the bridesmaids keep track of who sent what gift, for writing thank you notes later.

House 5 – End the night with snacks, cupcakes, cake and coffee before all guests return home.

When planning your progressive party, remember that some guests may not be familiar with this new bridal shower theme.  Be sure to explain to your guests on your invitation or when using your RSVP as to the plans for the evening.  Progressive bridal showers work best with hosts having a residence in close proximity so that guests can walk from place to place.  You certainly don’t want 50 cars driving from neighborhood to neighborhood and some guests getting lost.  Choose a fun bridal shower invitation from our Generic Bridal Shower Collection!