Finally, the day has come! Your best friend is getting married to the love of her life. You couldn’t be happier for her, but all of a sudden, she drops the bomb that you are the Maid of Honour! You start spinning because “I have never been a Maid of Honour”! You start searching the web for ideas to host the bridal shower. After all, this is what a Maid of Honour’s duties are… What gifts you should give the bride and how many months before the wedding the bridal shower should be?
First of all, keep calm! It should be an exciting time for a bride and her bridesmaids, so enjoy the moment and don’t stress about the little things out of your control.
After all, you don’t want to stress out the bride even more than she already is. Nobody wants a bridezilla!
Le Pommier has done some research and has a few great ideas on what to do for your best friend’s Bridal Shower. You might find the picture-perfect option.
5 Tips for Bridal Shower Parties
- Afternoon Tea
Every time I hear the word afternoon tea, I think of Marie Antoinette saying, “Let them eat cake”. Ever wondered what she meant by saying that? At some point in 1789, after being told that the French population were facing a bread shortage because of the poor crop harvest and the rodents, and as a result, was starving, Marie Antoinette replied with “let them eat cake!”
What is afternoon tea without cake? The delicious little mini-me of everything. Little sandwiches, tiny cupcakes, petit fours, and the list goes on. Many Stellenbosch Restaurants have an afternoon tea menu, or you can even have your little afternoon tea at home.
- Wine Tasting
A Winery Bridal Shower is probably the first thing that pops into your head. I mean drinks and food sorted! Why not spice things up a bit and have a Wine Tasting Bridal Shower or even a Wine Pairing bridal shower? Le Pommier’s Pizza and Wine Pairing are a huge hit! Surprise the bride with something different.
- Art Classes
A new trend that is popping out all over is to have a creative party! Not only art classes but also cake decorating, flower arrangements, pottery classes and even pole dancing.
No need to be an arty or very creative person to do these classes. That’s why they call it a class. Either book this at the class’s venue or ask them if they are willing to do it at some one’s house—a great way to get those creative juices flowing.
Lovely thought that you can take something home to remind you of this fabulous day!
- Bubbly Lunch
Who doesn’t love a good bubbly? Bubbly usually works well with light cheese platters, snack platters and mouth-watering sweet treats! Spice up your bubbly lunch with homemade sangria. We found just the recipe for you!
- Sunset Picnic
Did you know that some of the best pictures are taken at sunset? If the bride loves taking good photos, then this is probably the place to be. Just imagine a dreamy beach sunset or a sunset overlooking the vineyards and mountains. Le Pommier has great picnic menu ideas and lovely Banhoek, Stellenbosch wine to pair with it.
You don’t need to spend a lot of money on a bridal shower to make it memorable. It is a special event for the bride to enjoy with her friends and family – to be the centre of attention and open lots of gifts. Be sure to follow our Pinterest Board for more ideas.
Looking for a winery wedding venue, then Le Pommier is the place to be! For more information about having a Bridal Shower or Wedding at Le Pommier Vineyard Barn Venue, contact us at email@example.com.