Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

When it comes to creative bridal shower themes, this one takes the (elaborate, 3-tier with a cherry on top) cake!

A fun twist on the popular “Tie the Knot” theme, Victoria from The City Cradle came up with this wonderful “Knotted in Love” theme, and you’ll be hard pressed not to be “knotted in love” with this party too!

Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

Creative inspiration found here includes fabulous DIY projects like a ridiculously cool yarn maze backdrop, a giant yarn ball chandelier, and mini bouquets of yarn knot “flowers. Added bonus – links to free printable downloads of the paper details!

Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

Read on for tons of fun pictures (by the talented Jackie Wonders) and all the inspiring details, as told by Vicky


Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

Knotted in love, a shower for a lovely bride to be.

The inspiration for this shower came from this article, upon seeing it I just fell in love with the idea of a yarn maze – it is amazing! Although not as long or even an actual maze, I was thrilled at how the backdrop for the shower came out. The yarn strung across our sweets table with the word LOVE tied into it was just the perfect starting point.

Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

The backdrop quickly gave inspiration for what became the centerpiece of the room, a yarn spun chandelier. I created it using different size kids bouncy balls & bright colored yarn. I secured one end of the yarn to the ball and roped it around many… many times!

Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

I also hung ribbons with buttons to add to the homespun feel. The mid-air yarn ball chandelier really set the stage for our celebration. PLUS, I am convinced this would make the most lovely baby mobile:)

Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

The yarn balls were repeated on the table as flowers. They provided a wonderful pop of color seated in spray painted bud-vases. See the tutorial for these by clicking HERE.

Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

I used a whole bunch of letters in the design of this shower – LOVE spelled out in as many ways as possible around the room.

Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

I am happy to pass on a FREE DOWNLOAD for the banners of love that were placed around the room. Simply click HERE to download your copy. Each template has a small version of knotted in love plus the larger LOVE. They can be cut and re-sized for your showering pleasure!

Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

Along with the scrumptious panini’s, a buffet was also set with a sampling of treats.

Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

Chocolate dipped pretzels and ribbon tied cherry pops were a few favorites of the day.

Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

To drink, I served the brunch-appropriate Mimosa!

Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

Each Champagne bottle is outfitted in a custom label, and custom cocktail stir sticks adorned the flutes. I am also offering these tags as a FREE DOWNLOAD for you- grab the file by clicking HERE. You will need to print them out on 8×10 label sheets or simply cut and attach each one with double sided tape.

Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

I spotted a random stash of vintage thread spools and quickly picked them up to be perfect accompaniment for this shower.

Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

We used the spools to adorn a bulk pack of white buffet napkins.

Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

A fun guest book idea: Instead of using a traditional guest book, we stitched in thread, buttons and fabric swatches, creating a whimsical homemade set of dinner napkins for our future bride.

I also used the vintage spools to decorate around the room, they made such lovely vases!

Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

Cheery yellow butter dishes for favors, monkey fist knots with bright pink yarn interwoven and marriage advice flowing freely made for a very cherished afternoon.

Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas

I am happy to have made a new friend in this bride and am looking forward to styling her wedding very soon!”

Tie the Knot Bridal Shower Ideas


Photography credits – Jackie Wonders

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Courtney @ Pizzazzerie SAYS:

Yep gotta agree with you on this one too, I love the creative ideas! So neat!

August 17, 2010 at 9:46 am

Megan Woods SAYS:

WOW! Incredibly creative and beautifully done!

August 17, 2010 at 9:51 am

Ebony SAYS:



August 17, 2010 at 9:56 am

alma b SAYS:

WOWZERS. I f I were not already, I would defimately using all these ideas. Love It all!

August 17, 2010 at 10:34 am

Amy @ Blowout Party! SAYS:

OMG this is tooooo cute. These details are incredible! Love the giant button HA!

August 17, 2010 at 10:36 am

chelsea SAYS:

I want to get married again so vicki can design some awesome shower for me too!

the colors and the photos are just awesome!

August 17, 2010 at 11:36 am

jennifer SAYS:

This is super fabulous!! How creative! I adore all the use of colorful yarn and knotted balls..too cute!!

August 17, 2010 at 11:39 am

christina SAYS:

interesting,, simple and not extravagant… affordable….yeah…

August 17, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Betty Islas Velazquez SAYS:

This is so adorable… Such a unique idea!

Loved it

August 17, 2010 at 12:46 pm

nnenna SAYS:

very beautiful. I love yarn and those balls are so cute!

August 17, 2010 at 1:24 pm


I blogged about this very same shower the other day. Glad to see you love it too! It is so darling!


August 17, 2010 at 1:31 pm

RoseMarie SAYS:

Very original, and probably not too expensive–except of course the value of her time to make all those projects! Totally worth it though

August 17, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Hillary SAYS:

WOW! My mouth was gaping going down the entire length of the page. This. Is. Nuts.

In a good way entirely. WOWOOOOOWOW!!!

August 17, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Maureen Anders & Adria Ruff SAYS:

So creative! Talk about outside the box! Beautiful!

August 17, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Rowaida Flayhan SAYS:

wow so beautiful what a great idea

August 17, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Vicky SAYS:

Thanks so much Jenn for the lovely feature, and thanks for all the sweet comment words, You make me smile:)

August 17, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. SAYS:

Super cute party theme, I have never seen something this unique before. Love all the vibrant colors of yarn as the decorations throughout!

August 17, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Ophelia SAYS:

Ooh WHERE did you get that glorius button cushion!

August 17, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Rabid SAYS:

Absolutely stunning! I couldn’t be more in love with this theme!

August 18, 2010 at 4:36 am

Marisa SAYS:

This is beyond fabulous!! Love it!

August 18, 2010 at 5:14 am
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