The romance of the sun-kissed Greek isles makes this a dream theme for a bridal shower! For the decor, imagine having an iconic Aegean palette of brilliant blue against stark white—with highlights of gold and greenery. For the food, you have Greek cuisine’s exotic dishes, appetizers, fresh salads, dips and dressings to choose from, not to mention its world famous sweets. Then, for favor ideas inspired by the sparkling sea, think edibles presented in shimmery aquamarine wraps to tulle pouches.
All these are featured below, as inspiration for a gorgeous Grecian-themed bridal shower that would delight any bride-to-be! (*this post contains affiliate links)
Greek-inspired Bridal Shower Ideas: From Invite to Menu!
Since everyone knows and loves (or at least would love to try!) Greek food, the bridal shower menu is a definite focal point for the occasion. See our suggestions for what dishes and drinks to serve.
Of course, the enticement to attend starts with a stylish Greek toga bridal shower invitation (1). Then, once guests arrive, impress them with a spread of crusty breads for dipping in extra virgin olive oil (2), spreading with goat cheese, and enjoying with a salad of fresh greens, tomatoes and olives.
Then, treat them to an array of traditional Greek appetizers, called “mezze” (3) that bring together salty, sweet, sour, and tangy flavors served in little dishes. A typical “mezze” selection (4) would include stuffed figs with feta cheese, floured and fried calamari rings, loukanoko sausages with potatoes, stuffed vine leaves, and boiled fresh artichokes dipped in vinaigrette.
All of these dishes are usually enjoyed with Greece’s national spirit, ouzo, a strong anise flavored drink. So we found some Greek-inspired cocktail recipes (5) that you can mix up and serve at the bridal shower–like the Ouzotini, the Sizzling Ouzo, or fruity choices like the Greek Watermelon Mojito or Crushed Grapes cocktail.
Sweet Ideas for a Greek Dessert Spread
Put a unique spin on the usual bridal shower dessert buffet. Lay out authentic Greek confections instead, along with home-baked ones made from traditional recipes. We’ve found both options for you!
1 – Baklava Assortment (63 Pc.) – available from Amazon
2 – Loukomi with Cretan Thyme Honey – find this on Amazon
3 – Lemon Greek Yogurt Cake – recipe from Ciao Florentina
4 – Greek Olive Oil Cookies – recipe from Taste Love and Nourish
5 – Koulourakia, Greek Cookies – recipe from She Loves Biscotti
6 – Cinnamon Cookies with Red Wine – recipe from My Greek Dish
Favor Ideas Inspired by Grecian Seas
You may not be able to give actual gift items from Greece. But you can capture the azure sparkle of those famed isles with bridal shower favors like these.
Did you know that those white sugar almonds used as traditional wedding favors actually originated in Greece? They are called “koufeta” and would make lovely favors presented in silk floral pouches (1), pastel candy sachets (2), aquamarine organza wraps (3), miniature silver baskets (4), or tulle lace favor holders (5).
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