Let’s have some vintage fun with a Retro Housewife Bridal Shower Theme. Planning this Wedding Shower will be a blast from the past! The first step of the event planning is selecting just the right invitations to set the mood and send the correct message to all of the party guests. Choose your Retro Housewife Shower invitations from the exciting collection at our Vintage Wedding Invitation Shop.
“She’ll be a Nifty Housewife!” says the retro gal ready to pour coffee. This invite has a recipe card printed on the back so that all the guests can pass along their favorite home cooking recipes to the new bride. An overjoyed retro Bride invites your guests to you event with the Retro Bride Wedding Shower Invitation.
This cute invite will get your gal pals inspired and planning their outfits weeks in advance of the shower. All of the Retro Bridal Shower Invites at VintageWeddingInvitation are fully customizable and are available in multiple color ways. Don’t miss the favors that match as well.
Add decoration to the event with Party Picks to match your invites. Use these easy DIY Appetizer flags in cupcakes with colorful pastel shades of frosting, or strawberries dipped in chocolate. Get the details on this project here. Tables can be set with mismatched thrift store china and pastel gingham tablecloths. Be sure to have a selection of multiple colors of gingham to add a festive flair.
Every housewife of the 1950s wore her best vintage style apron to keep their outfit smart and fresh. Pick up a selection with fun retro housewife sayings on them to distribute to your guests to wear to add fun to the party.
Encourage your guests to wear vintage dresses and be sure to have your camera on-hand. Wonderful, knock-out retro reproduction dresses are available at our favorite vintage clothing shop BlueVelvetVintage. You could even hire a photographer and have a selection of props ready for staging photographs. Create a display made up of vintage housewares for photo ops. Retro cocktail shakers and martini glasses, ironing boards, mixing bowls and wooden spoons…rolling pins, frying pans… you get the idea. You could also use these as centerpieces for the tables.Game time. You have so much to chat about but perhaps there needs to be a bit of an ice breaker to get folks warmed up. I suggest the age old game of Gossip. Here’s how:
- Get the gals together in a group Have everyone sit in a circle.
Turn up the music – we suggest some swinging Count Basie, “One O’clock Jump”.
Getting started. The first gal at the start of the circle will whisper a phrase about the bride or the groom into the ear of the person sitting them. (For Example: She Says, “Todd shaves his chest hair”)
The next person will then whisper what they hear (or think they hear) to the next person, and so on, until the person at the other end of the line receives the given word or phrase. NO Repeats!
- The last person is the Bride. She will have to say the phrase out loud. The fun part is when the Bride says it out loud, and the first person says the original phrase out loud. Everyone usually gets a good laugh out of it, since most of the time the 2 phrases are nothing alike, and full of nonsense. Perhaps it turns out that “Todd is full of hot air”!
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