Retro Housewife Bridal Shower Ideas

A bridal shower is an event full of girlish fun and celebration, so what better way to put on a party with a true feminine feel than with a 1950’s Housewife themed bridal shower! Here, you mix fun pastel colors with comfort foods and sweet treats fit for a happy bride-to-be.

Retro Housewife Bridal Shower Invites

50s Housewife Bridal Shower Invitation


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Retro Housewife Bridal Shower Decors

First, you have to start with the whimsical and nostalgic decorations, and don’t forget that this themed shower should be filled with plenty of humor as well. Think along the lines of Anne Taintor artwork, in which humor is used in the form of retro housewives imagery. You can find this type of comical décor in the form of matching napkins, plates, and drinkware, or in the forms of party favors such as coasters, wine bottle charms, or stoppers.

Send out invitations with humorous retro designs to the guests and encourage them to dress up in 1950’s housewives style. Patterns like polka dots with bright colors of reds, navys, blacks, pinks, and whites are also great for décor and really make the venue space pop! Cherry red balloons with white polka dots, navy streamers, and hot pink table cloths with big bow sashes for guest chairs all tie in seamlessly together, while metal toasters, a pale pink mixer, and turquoise vases filled with white daisies complete the 1950’s look.

Vintage coca cola metal bottle holder with 6 old thick bottles


Coral Pink Rose Banner Vintage Fabric Bunting, Kitschy Rose Banner


Cupcake Toppers - 50s Housewife Bridal Shower


Housewife Bridal Shower Food

Food can also serve as décor in that it will be just as eye-catching! Put old timey glass bottles of Coca Cola in large mint green metal ice buckets with white and red striped straws nearby. A main event cake in the form of a high, multi-tiered tower filled with colorful cupcakes with thick icing, tons of sprinkles, and cherries on top is perfect to put at the center of the main food table. Set up a station to make soda floats with ice cream, and have plenty of chocolate chip cookies, rice crispy treats, fudge, and classic candy such as rock candy, jelly beans, and sugar drops. Tea sandwiches and miniature bagels work great for salty fares, while setting up an activity in which guests get to put on a cute apron (that they can take home with them!) and bake together is a great idea to fill the space with yummy, fresh goodness.

Housewives Bridal Shower Games

1950′s Retro Housewife Bridal Shower Games

Favors and games can really be merged together in the form of a bake off, a contest for the best dressed housewife, and other activities such as The Apron Game, Why do we do that, and Who Knows the Bride Best. Award prizes that guests can use as much as they enjoy looking at, such as candle holders, miniature desk calendars, or soda koozies—all with 1950’s funny housewives images. These are great ways to make your 1950’s Housewives themed bridal shower one that no one will forget!

Housewives Bridal Shower Favors

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