Are you planning a bridal shower? Bridal showers are so much fun! Planning them is great too but I bet you want some tips on how to make it more affordable…we hear you! There are so many details to consider when planning decorations that you may forget about the menu! We are going to share some tips to help you execute the dream bridal shower on a budget. Have you seen the price on the desserts that taste good and look beautiful? The cost adds up when you have 15+ people on the guest list. Worry not, we have 5 incredibly tasty and beautiful desserts that are easy to make that you can include at your bridal shower. Pro tip? Assign a different dessert to different family members/bridal party members!
Mini Pavlovas: Ok, this is an amazing dessert that pleases just about everyone. Bridal shower desserts can be diverse but it is nice to include a few that have light colors to really make the event feel bridal. It is delicious, gluten-free, includes fun textures and flavors and…really easy to make! We wanted to share the best guide and that comes from the amazing, Natasha’s Kitchen.
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries: A fan favorite for any romantic event like a bridal shower, anniversary party, wedding or valentines day! Bring out the romantic energy by melting different types of chocolate and decorating to your liking. Pro tip? Use one type of chocolate to dip the strawberry in and pour the opposite color chocalte into a Ziploc bag, cut a tiny hole into the corner and quickly go back and forth to create a gorgeous drizzle effect. For the perfectionist, here is a video guide to get this recipe down like a professional.
Pretzel Pearl Rods: This is a unique recipe that is super easy to make, fun to eat and beautiful to look at! The basics of the recipe is to grab a bag of pretzel sticks, white chocolate and edible pearl décor. Melt the chocolate and pour it into a long/tall container (a champagne glass works great) and dip the pretzel stick into the container, quickly sprinkle it with pearls while having a baking sheet underneath to catch all the loose pearls (so you don’t waste any) and repeat! The white chocolate/pearl aspect makes this the perfect look for any bridal shower or even baby shower.
Rice Krispy Hearts: This is a childhood favorite with a romantic twist. We all loved those rice Krispy treats as children, now we can make it classy by creating a heart shape and decorating with light tones such as white, light pink or any color that lines up with your wedding. You can add extra flare by adding sprinkles or edible pearls, drizzling chocolate or placing a small prop on top like a wedding ring cut-out. This is guaranteed to bring fun memories back while embracing new memories.
Jell-O Parfaits: If you haven’t tried this recipe, get ready for a sweet treat that is easy to make, requires only 3 ingredients and looks incredibly striking as a finished product! Jell-O parfaits are great because you can choose any flavor you like or create a few flavors for a colorful effect. Here is a great guide from Amandas Cookin blog for a step by step walk through.
There you have it! Impress everyone with a beautiful dessert, without spending a ridiculous amount of money on your bridal shower. Another pro tip? Don’t forget to display your desserts in a beautiful way. Find a great deal at a discount store or find a rental on the ROGO app. The ROGO app helps you find people near you with the rentals that you actually need so you can rent on the go. For a bridal shower we recommend renting beautiful display dishes, drink containers or even the entire dinnerware set! This is the ultimate party planning life hack.
We would love to know if you tried any of these ideas or if you have suggestions to share! Send us a message on our Instagram @rogo_rent and have an amazing time at your bridal shower, baby shower or any other event that truly makes life worth celebrating.