If the whole sweet-and-pretty bridal shower concept isn’t your style, then we have something for you. A party inspired by the distinctive pop art of Andy Warhol! Here’s your chance to express your fun, artsy personality with an eco-friendly bent as well.
For this exciting concept, we used recyclable everyday items such as cardboard, newspapers, fabric scraps, gift wrapping paper—and transformed them into striking works of pop art with a recurring floral motif, and color, color, color! To tie in all the bold hues in this party palette, we set them against sleek, dramatic black. The result? A look for your bridal shower party that’s playful and chic, yet practical. Andy himself would surely approve!
Paint a Palette of Fun and Bold Hues
Talk about impact! At this Warhol-inspired bridal shower party, bold colors set against black jump right out at arriving guests, and immediately set the playfully chic look for the event.
Start by making a stunning decorative statement for your bridal shower party with a palette of bold hues—fuchsia, orange, chartreuse, and yellow—underscored with black. If you are looking to be edgy, try neon! The lively colors say fun and playfulness, while the black spells drama and modern artistry.
For equally striking decor elements, we created a huge mural on canvas with a graphic of three flowers in bold strokes—reminiscent of Warhol’s famed poster-style works. For the overall tablescape, we set a chic mood with crisp white dinnerware and sleek cutlery atop a glistening clear glass table flanked by unadorned white chairs. An ideal backdrop for all the vibrant decor accents that we then brought into play!
Decorating tip: Now that you’ve seen the look to aim for, don’t worry if you can’t source items identical to those shown. You can always simulate it with other decor pieces you may have available—and create your own spin on this modern table display.
Turn Everyday Items Into Creative Table Décor
The table decorations are just bursting with color and pop art pizzazz. Floral cubes serve as an innovative centerpiece, while place cards, napkin rings, and coasters (all from recycled materials, by the way) get in on the act. Heart-shaped boxes in hot pink also added a bright snap of color.
Now for some pop art fun! In place of a fresh floral centerpiece, multi-colored flower “cubes” line the center of the table. The graphics painted on them echo those on the wall mural, and the cubes themselves are assembled from recycled cardboard cut into circles and painted in the bright hues of the party palette. Now that’s eco-art!
More fun accents liven up the guests’ place settings. Black fabric napkins get a splash of color with rings of fuchsia glass beads and whimsical place cards lettered with left-over gift wrapping paper. Even the water goblets’ coasters are a colorful mélange of felt scraps stitched into circles. And alongside each place setting, party favors await guests in hot pink woven boxes in the shape of hearts.
Decorating tip: These table decor ideas are such a breeze to recreate, anyone can do them! And you need not spend on any special materials. Simply look for recyclable items with “artistic potential”—old calendars, brown grocery bags, colored magazines—and transform them with scissors, paint, glue, and your own creativity!
“Play” with Candelight Touches
Candles in glass votive holders cast a rosy glow on the party table, thanks to some brush strokes with red paint. And yes, those are macaroni curls scattered around them!
There’s nothing quite like candle glow to warm up a party scene. So we used glass votive candle holders to really highlight the table’s beautiful colors. A little trick to enhance the glow? We lightly brushed red paint on the outer surface of each votive holder.
Decorating tip: Tealights in small glasses, crystal dishes, or miniature mason jars would be lovely alternatives as well. Just select the simplest ones you can find to suit the clean, modern look of the table display.
Make Party Giveaways with an Artistic Flair
Some options for favors to give at this fun gathering? Consider candies in newspaper “loot bags” decorated with flower cutouts.
Send artsy gifts home with each guest as well. Give candies in loot bags made from old newspapers prettied up with flower cutouts. And for fun favor tags, attach bold red lip cutouts a la Marilyn Monroe—the subject of one of Warhol’s best-known pop art posters! Another option would be favor boxes filled with chocolates or a scoopful of potpourri, then glammed up with fuchsia-colored tissue wrapping to match the party scene.
Decorating tip: Since a bridal shower is an intimate gathering, use your own personal pop art style to select and decorate the guest favors.
- – Liven up even simple brown paper bags with bold graphic artwork printed on sticker sheets, then fill them with some homemade chocolate chip cookies
- – Craft DIY coasters, bookmarks, or luggage tags using miniature printouts of Warhol artworks, laminated for waterproof protection.
- – Create cool pen holders from empty soda or soup cans—a tribute to Warhol’s Campbell’s soup can series! Simply glue a wooden disc or other weight to the bottom of each can for added stability.
Save the more staid, traditional rituals for the wedding ceremony. For now, have a blast at your bridal shower party, inspired by the icon of pop art. With all these fun decorating ideas, this is definitely one occasion you and your guests will not soon forget!