Looking ahead to balmy summer days, we can’t help but think how fabulous a Havana Nights theme would be for a backyard bridal shower party! What a chic gathering it would be, with all those vibrant colors and festive decor elements, flavorful food and cocktails with a kick. Come and allow our inspiration board to inspire your bridal shower plans with the exuberant retro vibe of 1950s Cuba!
Inspiring Ideas for a Retro Havana-style Bridal Shower
With the whole Havana theme being so popular, planning a party around it is that much easier! For instance, how cool would it be to send out vintage Cuban post cards (1) as bridal shower invites, with the party details handwritten on the reverse? You can find dozens of designs via Zazzle (see affiliate link below).
Then, transform a sunny backyard deck into a truly appealing shower setting (2)—complete with a hammock, colorful pillows and a throw, and even a bar cart decked out with fun flamingo accents! For the table settings (3), showcase the festive Havana look with patterned table linens, earthenware serve ware, glazed tiles, themed napkins, and yes flamingo tumblers! For buffet table signs, menu cards and the like, why not DIY 3D mini posters (9) made from paper cutouts?
You’re in luck, too, with the options for the party menu! Cuban appetizers and light finger foods are so flavorful, like these we suggest: Cuban black bean dip (4) served with crisp veggie sticks, Cuban sandwiches on sticks (5), and guava and cheese pastelitos (6). Perfectly paired with iced pops cocktails (7) in keeping with the summer setting.
For favors, surprise your bridal shower guests with jumbo customizable shortbread cookies (8), here shown with a Cuban beach design. How cool would that be!
Credits: 1 – Zazzle / 2 – Lauren McBride / 3 – Amy’s Party Ideas / 4 – My Recipes / 5 – The House By the Sea / 6 – My Life as a Mrs. / 7 – Debbie Kennedy Events & Design, via WeddingWire / 8 – Zazzle / 9 – via Pinterest
If you do host a Havana Nights-themed bridal shower, share some pics with us. We’d be thrilled to feature your party!
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