Bridal showers, baby showers…every April, they’re on our radar. If you’re planning one yourself this year (and perhaps experiencing a creativity drought), no need to worry. We’ve pooled a few trending ideas to help your shower rain supreme (pun intended).
Trend 1: Rust Married
Pinterest is calling it: earthy oranges are trending hard for weddings this year. And this palette’s so pretty, we’re loving it for bridal showers as well. Though typically considered for more autumnal affairs, we love rich rusts for April events, and here’s why: terra cotta planters. Spring-perfect carrot cakes. Sunrise-hued linens. Marigolds! The table just about sets itself with all the elements of spring. Consider Butterfly Meadow Cottage in saffron and Tuscany Classics Stackables in amber to get the party started. Terra cotta place cards complement the color scheme, while French Perle Scallop accessories add texture (you’ll also find their tea-stained details pick up the rusty colors perfectly). Succulent centerpieces and seasonal blooms complete your presentation—and they make fabulous party favors, too.
Trend 2: Wild Flours
Since you’re going to serve dessert—make it memorable! No one will forget a wildflower-bedecked statement cake or cookie table. Talk about a garden party, not only does this trending menu idea scream spring, it’s way easier to perfect than complicated icing rosettes. All you need are (edible!) flowers to press into icing…and some DIY creative chutzpah. For our take on the shower cake, we opted for fresh violets—blooming in late winter and early spring, these flowers are so common, you could probably forage them yourself. On our cookies we used pansies, daisies, and violets together for a beautiful bouquet-like effect. The novelty of these confections will take your event to the next level. Plus, the natural taste of wildflowers lends artisanal complexity and cleverness to your desserts. We love how the dainty details of French Perle complement these eye-catching goodies without distraction.
Trend 3: Help-Yourself Mimosa Bars
No matter what kind of shower you’re throwing, three things are always true: guests need something to see, to drink, and to do. Why not knock out all at once (and help guests break the ice) with a posh DIY mimosa bar? This trending beverage setup invites guests to get up and out of their seats for easier mixing and mingling. Plus, it does double-duty as décor with elevated barware like Tuscany Classics glasses—wine, champagne, or cocktail all work. Place champagne to chill in an ice bucket, then fill wine decanters with various juices to add color and interest to the table. Finally, for added flair, let guests garnish their own glasses with pretty fruits displayed in our French Perle Luna.
Trend 4: Offer Free Spirited Refreshments
Mocktails are having a moment. Especially suited for daytime affairs, these artfully crafted, alcohol-free cocktails festively refresh guests without leaving out moms-to-be and anyone else not imbibing. Here’s two of our favorites, Strawberry Spritzer and Lime In The Cucumber, elegantly served in Tuscany Classics barware:
Lime In The Cucumber | A zesty refresher with mint + maple syrup
- Mint leaves
- Maple syrup
- Mineral water
- Ice cubes
- Peel 1 cucumber then add to a blender with water, juice of 2 limes, 3 tbsp mint leaves, 2 tbsp maple syrup, and salt.
- Blend until smooth. Strain juice into a jar.
- Add 1 cup carbonated mineral water and 2 cups of ice cubes to jar.
- Serve in glasses with ice cubes. Add slices of cucumber, lime wedges, and mint garnish.
Strawberry Spritzer | Fruity and bubbly with ginger for a bit of bite
- Sugar (any kind)
- Fresh ginger
- Fennel seeds
- Sparkling water (any kind)
- Make a simple syrup: simmer strawberries with water, sugar, and ginger. Add fennel seeds towards the end. Let mixture reduces to a syrup. Strain out fruit, ginger, and seeds.
- Mix syrup with sparkling water in a coupe glass to preferred sweetness and color.
- Garnish with a fresh strawberry.