Archive for March 16th, 2012

Stock the Bar Invitations

Friday, March 16th, 2012

What do you do when the bride and groom have everything they need and a typical bridal shower just won’t do?  It’s time to get creative and think outside of the box!

One of the most unique bridal shower themes I think I’ve ever heard of is a stock the bar shower.  This shower is hosted for the bride AND the groom who need a little sprucing up of their at-home bar.  If the couple likes entertaining, has an eye for fine wine or simply likes to have a good time together with friends, this is a great type of shower to host!

At a stock the bar shower, each guest is asked to bring a bar, wine or alcohol related gift instead of the traditional toaster, blender or linen gift.  Gifts can be all over the ‘bar’ theme from champagne and fine wine to your favorite bottle of liquor.  Other gifts could be a book of cocktail recipes, a beer glass set, wine glasses, bottle openers, wine bottle openers, bar tools, monogrammed cocktail napkins, serving sets…the list goes on.  If you could use it at a bar, it goes!  You may even ask each guest to bring a bottle of their favorite wine to share at the shower with the other guests – just be prepared to collect keys at the door when your guests arrive!

Make your shower super fun and casual for everyone while you sip cocktails, create your own cocktails or maybe even host your own wine tasting!  Have guests do their own mini-toasts to the bride and groom-to-be.  You can keep your shower as an open house/open door event or plan a whole night of dinner, conversation and cocktails.  The best part about a stock the bar shower?  The bride and groom will likely return your ‘investment’ in their bar to you by inviting you over for cocktails at their next dinner party!

Set the scene for your stock the bar shower with a stock the bar bridal shower invitation.  Our stock the bar invitations are modern, trendy and chic, just like the engaged couple!  Choose an invitation that matches their party or bar style, be it exclusive and swanky or casual and wild.  Choose from wine glass invitations, beer bottle invitations, martini glasses, liquor bottles, wine racks, champagne bottles, champagne bubbles, bar tools and top shelf bar scenes.  We even have posh bar scenes of an at-home swanky bar.

Check out some of our favorite stock the bar shower invitations below and get ready to drink up and swank-out the bride and groom’s brand new bar!