Looking for a unique spring bridal shower theme that celebrates your African American roots? Host a chic Ladies Bridal Shower Brunch with the flair and flavors of New Orleans! Plan simple yet stylish decorations inspired by The Big Easy, and a brunch menu showcasing favorite recipes from the South. Sort of related to a Mardi Gras bridal shower but without the purple, green, and gold palette. The bride is sure to love this thoughtfully planned occasion! (*this post contains affiliate links)
Inspiration for a Bridal Shower Brunch with African American Influences
A lovely “ladies who brunch” invitation (1- via Amazon) would set the tone perfectly for the upcoming event. Then, at the actual bridal shower, have inviting tablescapes (2) awaiting the guests—laid with vibrant colored table cloths and spring centerpieces of flowers plucked right from the garden.
The shower menu, of course, is where you can highlight the renowned cuisine of New Orleans. Here are recipes you must try! For light main dishes, prepare Andouille Mushroom Hash Brown Quiche (3), crispy crab cakes served with Zesty Remoulade Sauce (4), and the South’s signature Shrimp and Grits (5).
An ideal accompaniment? Muffaletta Salad (6), inspired by New Orlean’s classic muffaletta sandwich but in salad form—a mix of cured meats, provolone cheese, pickled veggies and olives with fresh greens.
For dessert, delight guests with the Southern treat Beignets (7)—deep-fried then generously dusted with powdered sugar. Plus Bananas Foster (8), another famed New Orleans dessert of sliced bananas cooked in butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and banana liqueur, then flamed with dark rum and served over vanilla ice cream. And finally Oreo cookie cakes (9 – via Beau-coup), frosted to look like mini wedding cakes.
For drinks, invite the ladies to mix their own at a Mimosa Bar marked with a pretty sign (10 – via Amazon).
Then, once the shower ends, be sure that the guests don’t leave empty-handed! Gift each one with an elegant silk floral sachet (11 – via the Bellenza Shop) filled with scented potpourri. Most fitting spring bridal shower favors!
Sources: 1 – Invitation – via Amazon / 2- Tablescape – Bellenza / 3 – Quiche – recipe from Johnsonville / 4 – Sauce – recipe from McCormick / 5 – Shrimp and Grits – recipe from Emeril’s / 6 – Salad – recipe from Tessemae’s / 7 – Beignets – recipe from King Arthur Flour / 8 – Bananas Foster – recipe by Brennan’s, via New Orleans Restaurants.com / 9 – Mini Oreo cookie cakes – via Beau-coup / 10 Mimosa bar sign – via Amazon / 11 – Floral sachets – via Bellenza