So you're planning a lingerie shower for your best friend? What do you need to do to make sure the event is unforgettable? Planning a lingerie shower for your best friend or loved one can be fun, but it can also be a little daunting. However, throwing a memorable lingerie shower is simple if you know what needs to be done. Whatever your style and budget, it ultimately comes down to careful planning and attention to detail.
This post will wrap everything you need to know about throwing a lingerie shower, from invitations to games. By following our tips, you can be sure that your loved one will have a fantastic time!
What Exactly Is a Lingerie Shower?
A lingerie shower is a party usually hosted by the maid of honor or bridesmaids, where guests bring the bride-to-be lingerie as a gift. Lingerie showers are typically held close to the date of the wedding and are a fun way for the bride-to-be to stock up on sexy undergarments for her honeymoon.
Who Throws a Lingerie Shower?
The maid of honor or bridesmaids usually throw the lingerie shower, but anyone can host! If you are close to the bride-to-be and want to plan a fun event for her, a lingerie shower is a perfect opportunity.
Hosting a Sexy Lingerie Shower
So, you've been asked to host a lingerie shower for your best friend or loved one. How exciting! This is sure to be a fun and memorable event for everyone involved. Here are some tips to help you make the most of it!
Tip 1: Set a Date and Time
The first thing you'll need to do is pick a date and time for the event. Remember that most lingerie showers are held close to the wedding date, so try to select a date that works well for everyone involved. If you're unsure when the best time would be, ask the bride-to-be! She'll be able to give you a better idea of her schedule and what would work best for her.
Tip 2: Pick a Venue
Once you've decided on a date, it's time to consider where the event will take place. If the bride-to-be is local, you could host the shower at your house or apartment. If she's not, you may want to consider renting a space for the event. This could be anything from a banquet hall to a private room at a restaurant. Whatever you choose, make sure it's somewhere that everyone will be comfortable and that there is enough space for all guests.
Tip 3: Create a Guest List
When choosing who to invite to your lingerie shower, you'll want to make sure that all guests are close friends or family members of the bride-to-be. This is not the time to invite her distant cousins or co-workers - this event is meant to be intimate and personal. You'll also like to ensure that all guests are comfortable with one another. The last thing you want is for someone to feel out of place or uncomfortable at the party.
Tip 4: Get the Bride’s Sizes and Preferences
One of the most crucial things you'll need to do before the event is getting the bride-to-be's size and preferences; this will ensure that she gets lingerie that she likes and can use on her honeymoon. You can either ask her straight or ask her maid of honor or mother if you want to be sneaky. They'll be able to give you the information you need without tipping off the bride!
Tip 5: Send Invitations
Since a lingerie shower is a bit more intimate than your typical bridal shower, you'll want to ensure that your invitations reflect that. You can find lingerie-themed invitations online or in party stores, or get creative and DIY your own. Send invitations at least one month before the shower; include all of the essential details on the invitation, such as the date, time, venue, and other relevant information, such as sizing, gift guides, preferences, and the theme.
Tip 6: Get a Gift for the Bride
Although guests will be bringing lingerie for the bride-to-be, it's always nice to get her a little something extra. This could be anything from a sexy nightgown to a pair of fuzzy slippers. If you're unsure what to get her, you can always ask her maid of honor or mother for ideas. They'll be able to help you choose something that the bride will love and appreciate.
Tip 7: Plan the Menu
Food and drinks are essential for any party. When planning the menu for your lingerie shower, you'll want to make sure that you have something for everyone. Depending on your overall theme, you may wish to serve light appetizers, a few desserts, or a full course meal. The sky's the limit to creating the ultimate lingerie shower. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Slumber party snacks - Serve up some tasty snacks you would typically find at a slumber party, such as popcorn, pizza, and toast with champagne.
- Charcuterie board - Serve a range of small appetizers for a more sophisticated menu. Create a charcuterie board with an assortment of meats, cheeses, and slices of bread.
- Just desserts - If the bride has a sweet tooth, opt for a dessert-only menu. Serve up a variety of cakes, cookies, and other sweets. Consider providing a wine and chocolate combo for your guests. Wine flights and chocolate delicacies are sure to please your lingerie shower guests.
- All about Cheese - If you're looking for a menu that's a bit more unique, consider an all-cheese menu. This could include a variety of cheese boards, grilled cheese sandwiches, and even a fondue station.
Tip 8: Plan the Games
No lingerie shower is complete without some fun games! When planning the games for your lingerie shower, you'll want to make sure that they are appropriate for the theme and tone of the event. You may wish to play some traditional bridal shower games with a lingerie twist, or you could opt for some more naughty games that will get your guests laughing. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Lingerie Scavenger Hunt - Give your guests a list of items they need to find in the store, such as a white thong, red lace bra, etc. The first person to see all of the items on the list wins a prize!
- Guess the Lingerie - Have each guest bring a piece of lingerie to the shower. Wrap up each piece of lingerie and have the guests guess what it is. The guest with the correct guesses wins a prize!
- What's in Your Purse? - This is a classic bridal shower game with a lingerie twist. Fill a bag with small items related to lingerie, such as a thong, lace panties, etc. Have the guests reach into the bag and feel the things without looking and guess what they are. Whoever comes with the correct guesses wins a prize!
- Two truths and a lie - Distribute index cards, pens, or pencils. Encourage each guest to write down two real and one fake experience. Reading each card as you go along the circle. The group will then try to figure out which claims are false. Bonus points if you customize this traditional party game to your lingerie bridal shower theme by sharing love stories!
- Musical Lingerie - This game takes the popular party game Musical Chairs and turns it into something a little racier. Wrap lingerie in multiple layers of wrapping paper and pass it around a circle of people while music plays. When the music stops, the person carrying the present must unwrap one of the layers. The person who is the last to unwrap must put on the lingerie (over her clothes) and model for everyone. It's an excellent method to make your guests laugh.
- Drop your panties or guess the panties game - This game is played by passing around a jar or basket filled with different types and colors of panties. Each guest will drop their own pair of panties into the potluck-style collection or guess which pair belongs to which guest. The guest with the correct answer wins a prize!
Tip 9: Decorate the Venue
Now that you've planned the menu and games for your lingerie shower, it's time to decorate the venue! You'll want to make sure that the decorations reflect the event's theme. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Balloons - Balloons are a must for any bridal shower. Decorate with balloons in various colors, such as pink, red, and white. You could even get creative and spell out "lingerie" with the balloons.
- Banners - Banners are a great way to add some color and decoration to the venue. You could opt for a banner that says "lingerie shower" or something more cheeky, such as "naughty or nice."
- String lights - String lights are a great way to create a romantic ambiance. You could hang them around the venue or use them to decorate the tables.
Table decorations - Table decorations are a great way to add fun and flair to your event. You could opt for lingerie-themed tablecloths, napkins, and centerpieces.
Tip 10: Outfit the Bride
Of course, no lingerie shower would be complete without a special outfit for the bride-to-be! You'll want to make sure that her outfit is comfortable and stylish. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Robes - A robe is a great way to keep the bride-to-be comfortable while still looking stylish. You could opt for a white robe with lace details or a satin robe in her favorite color.
- Slippers - Slippers are a must-have for any lingerie shower. They'll keep the bride-to-be comfortable while opening gifts and mingling with guests.
- Lingerie - Of course, the bride-to-be will need a unique piece of lingerie for her big day. You could opt for a white lace bra and panty set or something in her favorite color.
Tip 11: Consider Giving Each Guest a Party Favor
As a hostess, you always want your guests to leave your event with a smile on their faces. One way to do this is to send them home with a party favor. Party favors are a great way to show your guests how much you appreciate them. Here are a few ideas for lingerie shower party favors:
- Lingerie-themed soaps - These soaps are both practical and pretty. They make a great party favor for your guests.
- Lingerie-themed candles - Candles are always a welcome addition to any home. Your guests will appreciate receiving a candle that they can use to relax after a long day.
- Lingerie-themed keychains - These keychains make a great souvenir for your guests. They'll be able to remember the fun they had at your event every time they use their keys.
- Lip gloss in a sexy shade of red - Every woman needs a little lip gloss in her purse. This is an excellent party favor for your guests.
Hosting a lingerie shower is a great way to celebrate the bride-to-be's last hurrah. You can host an unforgettable event that your guests will remember for years with a bit of planning. Don't forget to have fun and let your creative juices flow!
Now that you know how to throw a lingerie shower, it's time to start planning your own event! Use these suggestions to make your event one that your guests will never forget. Do you have any other suggestions for throwing a lingerie shower? Care to share them in the comments section below!