What Kind of Bridal Shower You Should Have, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Tea time or cocktails?
Types of Bridal Showers
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Maddy Sims
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Maddy Sims
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Updated Mar 05, 2020

While typically a friend or family member hosts the bridal shower, that doesn't mean you can't help with the planning. In fact, it can be helpful to hint at what you'd like (given the many types of bridal showers out there) so that your host can plan the party of your dreams. That's why we're turning to the stars for inspiration and matched each sign with a bridal shower theme. Whether you're a spotlight-loving Leo or a peace-keeping Libra, check out the perfect type of bridal shower for you.

Aries (March 21-April 19): Cocktail Shower

You're the first sign in the zodiac, which means you're a natural leader. Buck tradition and go for an unconventional shower theme. Rather than having a traditional brunch or tea, opt for a cocktail shower instead. Have your host invite your friends and family over in the evening for some delicious drinks and small bites. They can even include creative recipes or names for the cocktails that pay homage to the bride-to-be or the couple.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): Wine Tasting

A Taurus is always seeking out pleasure in life. You're drawn to beauty (and to the finer things in life), so a wine tasting is the perfect type of bridal shower for you. You can sip on delicious, high-end blends and take in the vineyard's gorgeous scenery—all while being surrounded by family and friends. Request each guest brings a bottle of vino or bring your own commemorative bottle (and ask everyone to sign the label).

Gemini (May 21-June 20): Trip Down Memory Lane

Geminis love love (and we don't blame them). We know you'd enjoy a sentimental bridal shower, which is why this theme is perfect for you. Have your host plan a road trip-themed bash that pays homage to important places in your relationship. Highlight the city where you said "I love you" or the first major place you visited together. Your host can lay out old-school cassette tapes and street signs for decor and hand out gas station-inspired snacks (chips, candy, soda—the works) to bring the theme to life.

Cancer (June 21-July 22): Home Shower

Cancers are known for their sensitivity and sentimentality, which is why a home shower is perfect for this sign. What better way to celebrate than with the people you love in your very own home? An added bonus of a home shower: the host is in complete control of the decorations, timeline and food. They can order your preferred snacks and decorate the space with your favorite colors.

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Leo (July 23-August 22): Karaoke Party

It's no secret Leos love the spotlight, so a karaoke-themed shower is definitely the way to go. Have your hosts rent a karaoke machine or rent out a room at a bar. Either way, you'll be able to belt out your favorite love songs while your friends and family cheer you on. How great does that sound?

Virgo (August 23-September 22): Tea Time Shower

As a perfectionist, you're always hoping to make others happy. A tea time-themed shower is the best choice for Virgos, as they're a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and there's a low chance of unexpected surprises. The laid-back theme allows your guests to chat with each other and chat with you. Plus, who doesn't love tea and pastries?

Libra (September 23-October 22): Brunch Shower

The Libra's strengths lie in finding balance and harmony. You'll likely want a shower theme that will make everyone happy, which is why brunch is the perfect way to go. It's the ideal balance of traditional and fun, as you can serve both tea and mimosas. A daytime shower also means you can score some seriously adorable pictures during the event. Hello, natural light!

Scorpio (October 23-November 21): Lingerie Shower

Bring out your bold, fun-loving personality with a lingerie shower, Scorpio. Have guests bring adorable PJs, silky robes or eye-catching lingerie sets that you can rock after you exchange vows. We love this type of bridal shower because it puts a fun spin on a more traditional pre-wedding event (read: everyone will be laughing and smiling).

Sagitarius (November 22-December 21): Around the World

You're known as the worldly adventurer, so embrace that for your bridal shower, Sag. Suggest that your host plan a travel-themed bridal shower that highlights important spots you and your boo. They can make a tropical drink to pay homage to your Carribean getaway, serve up French pastries to remember your romantic trip or decorate the space with postcards from all of your favorite cities. It's a sweet and sentimental way to personalize your bridal shower.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19): Cooking Class

Regarded as the most practical sign, it's no surprise Capricorns would want to make the most out of your bridal shower. Use the pre-wedding event as an opportunity to learn a new skill. We love the idea of a cooking class because it's a social event that will also come in handy down the line. Whether you learn how to make pasta from scratch or how to properly toss a pizza, you'll bring a whole new skill set to your newlywed nest.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18): Farm-To-Table Brunch

As the progressive thinker and humanitarian of signs, we know you'd love a sustainable farm-to-table meal for your bridal shower, Aquarius. Ask your hosts to look for eco-friendly restaurants that source their ingredients locally so that you can reduce your shower's (and thus your wedding's) overall carbon footprint. Favors include seeds and other eco-friendly favors.

Pisces (February 19-March 20): BYOB Painting Class

You're one of the more creative signs, Pisces. Embrace your artistic side for your bridal shower by going to a BYOB painting class. It allows everyone to chat and bond—plus you get to create something beautiful. You can hang the finished product in your home, or you can present your finished masterpiece to your partner as a sweet surprise.

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