6 Ideas for Bridal Shower Favors

Planning a bridal shower? Bridal showers can be overlooked amid all the planning of your wedding day, but it’s a fun opportunity to have a laid-back gathering before the big day. 

Bridal showers are typically a few months before the wedding day and is typically when the couple receives a lot of their gifts. And when your guests come bearing gifts it’s hard to resist getting them something in return.

Here are a few fun and creative ideas for bridal shower favors:

6 Bridal Shower Favors

When getting bridal shower favors, it’s helpful to think about getting something that you like and your guests can enjoy as well. You may choose to give something that is local to where you live or are getting married, a handcraft gift to show your gratitude, or a special treat that guests can enjoy post-event. 

Wildflower packets

Perfect for the eco-friendly couple, wildflower packets are a great option if you’re trying to cut down on waste. Wildflowers are easy to plant and fun to watch sprout into beautiful blooms. This is a great option for a bridal shower gift in the spring. 

Mini honey jars 

Mini honey jars are a cute gift option that is also practical and easy to use. Honey is a crowd-pleaser and can be used in baking, to sweeten tea, or to spread on toast. It’s also great for all ages!

Handcrafted soaps

Treat your guests to a spa-like experience at home with the gift of a handcrafted artisan soap. Handcrafted soap is not only practical, but typically very beautiful! Choose a scent that can be universal or have a few different options for guests to choose from based on their taste. 


Candles are another crowd favorite for bridal shower favors. Just like soaps, you can choose one scent or several for your guests to choose their favorites. Handpoured or locally made candles are the extra special touch. 


Do you love plants? Mini succulents are a great gift for your bridal shower. These plants are easy to grow and just need a lot of sunlight. Share some directions with your guests so they can keep them alive for years to come.

Packets of tea

Give the gift of calm to your bridal party guests with some tea. Give personalized tea bags or loose leaf tea for guests to remember you when they are unwinding. This is an especially great option for bridal showers in the fall or winter. 

Find a Venue For Your Bridal Shower

Plan your bridal shower at Historic Acres of Hershey. Historic Acres of Hershey is a scenic property with multiple venue spaces to accommodate a wide range of group sizes. Contact our team to learn more about our spaces and availability. 

How to Plan a Bridal Shower

If you’re wondering how to plan a bridal shower that is fun and fresh, know you have endless options. Each couple will choose a different type of event, activities, and location based on their taste. There is no right or wrong answer! As one of the many events in any new bride’s wedding season, the bridal shower is the perfect time to celebrate your upcoming nuptials. 

How to Plan a Bridal Shower From Start to Finish

Honor the Bride and Groom

Ultimately, this day is to honor the bride and groom on their new adventure together. Be sure that you are planning activities and events that they will love and suit their personality. Some brides prefer to be involved in the planning, while others want to leave the event up to someone else to organize. 

Plan the Details of the Event

When you’re planning a bridal shower, it starts with the details of the event. You’ll need to know who is attending and what type of event you’ll be throwing. Luckily, a lot of the planning coincides with the planning of the wedding, so you won’t have to duplicate your efforts. 

  • Set your budget.
  • Create the guestlist.
  • Choose a date or time of the year.
  • Organize the registry.
  • Determine the venue.
  • Send out invitations.
  • Plan the event’s activities.

Plan Your Bridal Shower Activities

Bridal shower activities include games, gifts, and experiences. Whether you choose to have a laid back day of mingling or an afternoon of fun, it’s up to the bride! Be sure to have some time dedicated to chatting, eating, games, and gift opening. 


Bridal shower games don’t have to be cheesy! In fact there are many fun games that you can play at your event to get the crowd laughing and enjoying themselves. Try games like bridal shower bingo, the newlywed game, who said it, or two truths and a lie. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel to have a good time. Be sure to set aside some time after your meal for the activities. 

Wine Tasting

A wine tasting is a fun and unique activity to engage the crowd, as long as everyone is of legal age! Wine tastings are increasingly popular and are a great activity that doesn’t feel too cliche. Consider a wine tasting with three to five different wines, including bubbly, white and red variations. Encourage your guests to talk about their likes and dislikes- someone may even find their favorite new wine!

To Gift or Not to Gift

Opening gifts is a chore to some, which is why bridal showers are increasingly less focused on the gifts. However, if you choose to have gifts at your event but don’t want to open them at the event, be sure to clearly tell guests you don’t want them wrapped. 

After the Bridal Shower

It’s helpful to take notes while opening gifts or have a plan of action so you can easily send out thank you cards after the event. You’ll want to send those out as soon as you can, and don’t forget about any gifts that were delivered right to you. 

Plan a Bridal Shower at Historic Acres

Looking for a venue in Hershey, PA for your bridal shower? Historic Acres of Hershey offers beautiful spaces for your special day, whether you’re planning a casual event or a more formal affair. Reach out to our team with any questions, to plan a tour, or determine our open availability.