The hostess of a Pittsburgh bridal shower or bachelorette party will have an easy time of planning this event for a friend or family member. Pittsburgh is a large city with a wide variety of locations and venues for almost any occasion. Depending on the age of the bride-to-be, celebrations can be planned from the very elegant English tea to a wild and crazy night on the town for a group of young women.
Ideas for a traditional afternoon Pittsburgh bridal shower includes having a luncheon or brunch at a local restaurant, holding a party at home or renting a party location at a hotel or unique site such as a zoo, botanical garden or historical site. Many hostesses plan the party to be held in their own homes if they have plenty of room or if they have a small group of friends attending the event. The advantage of having a party at another location other than your home is that someone else can clean up afterward. There is also the advantage of having plenty of parking, especially if there are quite a few guests attending the celebration. The only things a hostess will be responsible for at another location is ordering the menu ahead of time and bringing all of the extra party supplies for the shower games.
Favorite themes for bridal shower include a luau, English tea, lingerie, wine and cheese, Jack and Jill, Victorian romance, linen, quilting or scrap booking. Choose a theme for your Pittsburgh bridal shower based on the interests of the bride. Traditional themes are the linen, lingerie, pantry or travel themes. Traditional themes help a bride that hasn't set up house yet gather items she will need once she is married. Themes that are fun for singles Pittsburgh or geared toward women that are having a second marriage or have already set up house include food and romance themes.
Games that can be played at almost any bridal shower include bridal bingo, wedding lottery, first kiss, apron game, cotton ball, pass the corsage, wedding scramble and toilet paper bride. These fun games require little skill and require only few items that can be found around the house or at your local superstore.
A new and popular way to spend the afternoon at a Pittsburgh bridal shower is to plan a creative party. Scrap booking, quilting and knitting or crocheting parties are fun ways to spend time with guests by making something for the bride that can be kept at the end of the party. Many women enjoy collecting photos and creating a scrapbook for the bride at her shower. Each guest can make one or more special scrapbook pages highlighting an event in the bride's life or a special time that the guest has spent with the bride. This idea makes a great keepsake item for the bride to cherish. A quilting bee is another great idea for a creative party. Each guest should complete one or more quilt squares prior to the party and then the women can piece the quilt together at the party. This is a new as well as an old fashioned way to spend an afternoon with friends. A hostess can also plan for knitting or crocheting party where the guests can knit Afghans, doilies or what ever the bride may want or need for setting up her new home.
A hostess can also plan an evening out on the town for younger guests. Ideas for a bachelorette party or singles Pittsburgh includes having a buffet style dinner followed by an exotic dancer taking center stage or simply taking the bride out for dancing or karaoke. A traditional way to dress the bride for this occasion is her favorite jeans, a comfortable shirt and a short white veil.
Whether a hostess of a Pittsburgh bridal shower chooses to have a traditional or a high spirited party they are sure to find everything they need in this large city. There is everything in this town for the bride-to-be from martini bars to beautiful formal locations. The only difficult decision facing the hostess is deciding which idea is the perfect one for the new bride.