There are so many easy ways to personalize just about anything these days. From custom-curated experiences to monogrammed fashion, you can make anything your very own. So, when it comes to throwing a bridal shower, why should it be any different? If you’ve been handed the task of throwing a bride-to-be’s celebration, this is your time to put her in the spotlight in her own special way—with a zodiac-themed party!
Think about it: even though we live in the modern age of the internet, most websites still serve up daily horoscopes, and I personally can’t get enough. Maybe it’s a millennial thing, or maybe it’s a form of affirming who we are to ourselves. Either way, horoscopes are here to stay—and let’s be honest, they’re fun!
But where do you get started? Below, I’ve compiled a handy cheat sheet for every sign, complete with party themes, decorations, and games that will make the bride-to-be feel like you read her mind. In other words, these ideas are perfect and will make any bride feel like you’re a total mind-reader.
Aries (the Ram) March 21 – April 19
The creative Aries bride will always opt for a unique, (sometimes) dramatic soiree that includes nontraditional activities and warm colors to make everyone feel welcome. A paint party brings all of that together in one convenient spot, and most places allow groups to bring their own food and drinks for a completely customized experience. I love the idea of topping a glass of Champagne with a wisp of cotton candy and bringing an over-the-top layer cake to share, and your Aries will (no pun intended) eat it up!
Taurus (the Bull) April 20 – May 20
Often mistaken for stubbornness, the Taurus bride has a particular sense of style that lends itself to culinary-driven experiences, appealing to the senses with every detail. A girly, gorgeous brunch party is just the trick to incorporate as much decadence as possible! Ask girls to wear satin PJs, set up a brunch buffet and mimosa bar, and leave out a box for guests to drop in their recipe suggestions for the newlyweds.
Gemini (the Twins) May 21 – June 20
The Gemini bride might seem indecisive, but in reality, she’s always planning her next move. What can she say—this detail-oriented sign loves an adventure! A travel-themed bridal shower that incorporates foods, traditions, and games from around the world is the perfect way to celebrate a Gemini bride. Think DIY pizzas (Italy), berets (France), and a suggestion box for guests to add their favorite traveling tips and destinations—she’s got a lifetime of trips to take with her groom-to-be, after all.
Cancer (the Crab) June 21 – July 22
If you’re throwing a shower for a Cancer bride, you can’t go wrong with a seaside theme. (Bonus points if it’s on the beach!) The sign of the crab is anything but crabby—she puts family first and always wants them close by her side during all the important days in her life, so sentimental details and gestures of appreciation are a must! Help her closest family members stand out with special pins, and leave out self-care goodies like a sea salt scrub or a mani/pedi kit for an easy, useful ‘thank you’ gift.
Leo (the Lion) July 23 – August 22
The lion is king of the jungle, so it should come as no surprise that a Leo bride is going to give off major princess vibes. Cater to her regal side and shower her in elegance like the gem she is. Set up your space with jewel-themed decor, leave out a basket of Ring Pops, and make sugar crystal stirrers as take-home gifts for the guests! Incorporate her birthstone for bonus points (hint: it’s either a ruby or a peridot). And you can’t go wrong with a sash and veil so the bride-to-be can stand out from the crowd.
Virgo (the Virgin) August 23 – September 22
You’re in luck if you’ve got a Virgo bride on your hands. This modest gal might come off as a perfectionist, but she really just has a keen eye for detail and always wants her guests to feel important. Get everyone involved with fun games and a carnival-themed bridal shower! Put out a photo frame prop to capture the memories, and set up a popcorn bar complete with candy toppings for a fun snack.
Libra (the Scales) September 23 – October 22
The quintessential girly-girl, a Libra bride is all about celebrating friendship. She’s a total party girl, so you can go over the top with a disco-themed bridal shower: think sorbet mimosas in fun cups, a dance contest, and interactive games that bring out everyone’s silly side (Wed-Libs will always result in laughs). Put up a metallic backdrop for photos, and leave out a classic romantic record out with paint pens for everyone to sign! Just remember: you can never have too much glitter.
Scorpio (the Scorpion) October 23 – November 21
You might have a Scorpio bride-to-be BFF, but she’s probably insisted on not having a shower. What she’s really saying is, she wants a small, unfussy get together with her closest girls that doesn’t draw too much attention. An at-home spa day is the perfect way to shower your Scorpio gal! Stock up on fun face masks and make DIY bath bombs together while sip on fruit-infused water. Request that everyone wear a robe and slippers, and hand out aromatherapy eye masks as party favors.
Sagittarius (the Archer) November 22 – December 21
As the Archer of the zodiac, a Sagittarius bride’s arrow is never pointing in one direction for too long—she’s always got an itch to get away! A tropical-themed bridal shower will transport her to a lush paradise, so grab leis for everyone, mix up a bowl of Mai Tai-inspired punch and throw a hula dancing contest to get the party started. A flower crown for the bride is a must, and you can make one with these easy DIY instructions!
Capricorn (the Goat) December 22 – January 19
As fun as she is formal, the Capricorn bride typically errs on the side of tradition. Classic vintage, preppy, or even art deco in style, you’ll never see her sans-accessories, which makes a tea party bridal shower the perfect theme to indulge her. A trip to your local consignment shop should provide the perfect drinkware if you don’t mind a fun mix-and-match aesthetic—and you can whip up easy finger foods ahead of time, which always makes hosting so much more enjoyable. Send everyone home with a keepsake teacup for good measure.
Aquarius (the Water Bearer) January 20 – February 18
The unpredictable Aquarius bride is the ultimate free spirit. Her nontraditional nature means that you can expect her to always be ahead of trends in her own unique way—her shower should be no different! Throw a backyard picnic complete with colorful throw blankets and giant pillows, and let the guests supply the decor: leave out a wireless photo printer and a sign requesting that guests print their favorite photos of the bride-to-be and a basket of clothespins—everyone will love it!
Pisces (the Fish) February 19 – March 20
You won’t find a more quintessentially romantic girl than the Pisces bride. She’s got a sentimental side that loves old movies and photo albums so a Breakfast at Tiffany’s-themed bridal shower will make her feel like her ultimate fantasy has come to life! Play the black and white film in the background, build a donut centerpiece as an homage to the movie’s opening scene, and hang photos of the bride and groom at different points in their relationship all around the party area—she’ll love being surrounded by her favorite people and memories!
Every Zodiac Sign
At the end of the day, every bride-to-be wants to feel special during her bridal shower, and a theme that caters to her zodiac sign is one of the most unique ways you could celebrate. You could even throw a zodiac-themed party and incorporate all the signs if your particular bride is astrologically-inclined. Whatever you do, be sure to check out our Pinterest board for tons more decor ideas, recipes, games, and gifts!
-Written by Brittney Winters-Gullo, who reads her horoscope every day to make sure she always lives her best Taurus life.