Everything You Need for a Garden-Themed Bridal Shower

The bride-to-be will glow amongst the greenery and florals at this festive fete.
Paper teacups with baby blue background, pink florals and gold detailing
Dana Holmes
by Dana Holmes
Updated Sep 12, 2021
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There are myriad wedding shower themes to pick from, and one of the most popular is a garden theme bridal shower. What's not to love? Gorgeous watercolor floral invitations, dainty succulent plant party favors, stunning paper flowers and personalized party supplies make the event so aesthetically pleasing, pics will definitely be posted on the 'gram.

Floral bridal showers can be held indoors or outdoors, with real flowers or faux ones. Timing is crucial for this theme. An outdoor picnic shower at the botanic garden is lovely in late spring or summer, but not so much in the fall or winter. Whether your vision is a casual brunch at the maid of honor's home or a sophisticated tea party that pulls out all the stops, scroll on for inspiration.

Queen of Succulents 2" Succulent Party Favor

Colorful succulents in burlap wrap

These mini succulent plant favors come in adorable burlap packages that are perfect for a garden-themed bridal shower. They're an "Etsy's Pick" item because of their customer satisfaction. With more than 87,000 sales and tons of excellent reviews, this shop won't let you down.

The Knot Invitations Palm and Protea Bridal Shower Invitations

Tropical leaf and florals in upper left corner and 'Bridal Luau' in calligraphy type

Countless garden party bridal shower invites are available, but these are some of our favorites—especially for an event with a tropical vibe. Lots of coordinating pieces can be purchased as well, including a full wedding stationery suite.

Oh Lilly Designs Wildflower Bridal Shower Invitation Template

Invitation with garden flowers bordering event details in minimalist black type

Cottagecore is having a moment right now, and this invite template brings the dreamy vibe front and center. Personalize the invitations online with different fonts and colors, then download and print them wherever you'd like.

The Knot Shop Large Round Disposable Paper Party Plates in Modern Floral Tea Party

Paper plates with gold foil details, pink flowers in center and light blue border

Nine choices of plates are available, but our favorites for a garden-themed bridal shower are the four florals—obviously. Whether you choose the modern chintz, gold foil, tropical or watercolor, these paper plates make shower planning, setup and cleanup a cinch.

Catching Color Flies Paper Wisteria Flowers

Colorful hanging paper wisteria

We adore this DIY paper wisteria decor item. The seller suggests printing it on letter-size paper and using wire to thread the pieces through. You'll need sharp scissors and some free time, but the results will be stunning.

Brennan Clarke and Taylor Clarke Blooming Lollipops

Lollipops with dried flowers inside

These lollipops are like three party favors in one: They have real flowers set inside, each stick has seeds embedded that can be planted, and the flavors (like vanilla hibiscus and lavender lemongrass) are out of this world. Put them on the dessert table, or have guests take them home as favors.

Rustic Joy Soap Personalized Soap Bridal Shower Favor

Soap bars wrapped in personalized labels with pink florals in corners

This party favor is a fun and beautiful play on the "shower" idea. These handmade floral-scented soaps come personalized with text—we like "from her shower to yours" with the event date. Choose from 12 colors, or mix and match.

The Knot Shop Tropical Leaves Round Paper Plates

Tropical greenery design on paper plates

For a more tropical vibe, go for these greenery-covered nine-inch paper plates. Bold green fronds make them perfect for a festive brunch.

Bite Size Cookie Shop Floral Mini Cookies

Pink rose and gold detail frosted cookies

Forget cupcakes—12 individually wrapped, rose-decorated cookies make for unique and delicious garden party dessert table treats.

Strawberry Party Print Guess How Many Kisses Game

'Guess how many kisses for the soon to be Mrs.' print with greenery details on gold ring

No bridal shower is complete without a few games to get everyone mingling and having a good time. This one is pretty much guaranteed to make for a memorable event: Fill a jar with Hershey's Kisses, and each guest guesses how many are inside. The winner takes the whole jar home.

The Knot Shop Bridal Party Flower Crown Wreath in Light Pink Dahlia Medley

Flower crown

These reusable boho flower crowns are perfect for the bride-to-be, her bridesmaids and everyone else at the shower to wear. They even make great party favors and pretty accessories for the bachelorette party too.

Viola Mirabilis Design Welcome To Bridal Shower Sign

Personalized sign with florals, elegant type and name and date

Set the stage with floral and eucalyptus signage at the entrance to your garden-themed fete. Customize the sign to your specs, then download the PDF to print either at home or through a professional printing shop.

The Knot Shop Pretty Paper Parasol With Bamboo Handle in Vintage Pink

Pink pastel parasols

Add some dainty vintage beauty to your party. Pretty paper parasols can be used as decor items, photo props, practical sun shades or all three. The vintage pink color will perfectly balance a floral-heavy event.

The Knot Shop Cute Special Occasion Paper Party Napkins

Napkins with baby blue background, pink florals. gold details, scalloped edges

Floral chintz patterns bring a garden tea party to life. These modern paper napkins are just the right size to work with place settings at brunch, as well as cocktails and desserts, so get extra to use for all three.

The Knot Shop Paper Teacups With Handles & Saucers

Paper teacups with baby blue background, pink florals and gold detailing

It doesn't get any cuter (or easier to clean up) than these floral paper teacups and saucers. A perfectly pretty garden party isn't complete without a spot of tea, after all. These hold seven ounces and come in sets of eight.

The Knot Shop Vintage-Style Pressed Glass Champagne Flute in Pink

Blush champagne flutes with vintage design

Perfect for a mimosa bar or champagne toast, these blush vintage-inspired glass flutes add a show-stopping romantic touch. There are three other colors to choose from, and you can get larger goblets as well. (For every dozen you buy, you receive a discount.)

Blushing Drops Floral Bridal Shower Backdrop

Orange and red floral wreath sign with greenery

This top-rated floral backdrop on Etsy can be customized with a few words like "Natalie's Bridal Shower" and printed in your choice of four sizes. It can be done in landscape orientation (think: over a dessert table) or portrait orientation (think: as a photo booth backdrop).

The Knot Shop Vintage Creamer Assortment Favor Vase Set

Vintage creamer vases with floral designs, gold edges and handles

Whether you're using them to hold flowers as centerpieces or you're wrapping them with ribbon as favors, these creamer vases are a sweet way to decorate a floral garden party shower and provide a practical-yet-whimsical memento.

Cozy Home By Anna Co. Large Paper Flowers

Large paper flowers in yellow, pink and purple

From just about three feet to nearly seven feet tall, these giant paper flowers will make a huge statement at a garden bridal shower. Choose from dozens of colors and metallics to coordinate the flowers with the event space and the bride's taste. Shipping can take up to a month, so communicate with the seller if you have a quickly approaching event date.

The Knot Shop Natural Charm Wreath Wine Label

Wine label with floral wreath and monogram

Two initials and two lines of text personalize these floral wreath wine labels. They come printed on adhesive paper, so they're easy to apply over any existing labels. Put a bottle on each table, give them away as favors or place them on the bar to be enjoyed at the event. Wherever they sit, they'll be sure to add a touch of sophistication.

Shades of Light Bamboo Throne Chair

Bamboo peacock chair

Make the bride-to-be feel like the goddess she is in her very own high-quality throne. Vintage-inspired bamboo peacock chairs with flowers and greenery woven throughout create an unforgettable spot for the guest of honor. Plus, it makes a special gift for her to take home.

The Knot Shop Decorative Battery-Operated LED String Lights in Pink Flowers

Pink floral string lights

Three AA batteries and some creativity are all that's required to add some twinkling floral flare to an at-home garden party. The best part? These lily-inspired lights can also be reused as wedding decorations. Twelve lights are spaced throughout the 78 inches of white wire.

Party Decor Studio CN Floral Walls Decor Backdrop

Pink, red and white roses and greenery wall panel backdrop

Bursting with flowers and greenery, this backdrop makes for a supremely glamorous and flattering photo opportunity at the shower. Each panel is about one foot by two feet, so be sure to get enough to cover your background. (Some reviewers say the panels have an odor, so order early and air them out before the event.)

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