Step 1: The Guest List

“Borrowing” the bride-to-be’s address book and calling all her family and friends or as many people as you can comfortably accommodate in your house and in your budget.

Remember, that not everyone will be able to come, so keep that in mind. Research shows, that apart from really close friends, co-workers or family members, only 30 percent of the second tier friends even show up. After all they have played the bridal shower games a gazillion times and there is monetary outlay involved (getting a gift). Everyone has so many social commitments already that assume less than half of the people you invite to actually show up.

Step 2 on How to Throw a Bridal Shower: Bridal Registry

When sending out your invites, always include an RSVP card or call and make sure that your guest count is accurate. As well as this include a note as to where the couple has registered for gifts so that’s they don’t get three toasters and four waffle makers!

Step 3 on How to Throw a Bridal Shower: Plan the Venue

Depending on your guest list and budgetary restraints, decide if you want to host an intimate, cozy affair at home or have a more sophisticated and formal event at a restaurant or clubhouse

Step 4 : Deciding on Food

Depending on your choice of venue, catering of the affair can be a hassle cooking it yourself can be a hassle while asking everyone to bring in a dish can be a disaster. If you choose the last option, always coordinate what each person is bringing so that you do not end up with four desserts and no salad.

Step 5 on How to Throw a Bridal Shower: Whip up Games

Don’t just go the old party games search we and try to find something a bit more interesting than “the Usual” that right make this nights entertainment memorable. One Game that good for showers is the scrapbooking game. Basically, ask each guest to make a scrapbook page for the bride putting them all together and give it at the bridal shower.