14 Sep

1950s Inspired Bridal Shower Theme

1950's Bridal Shower

These adorable women certainly are not Desperate Housewives. In fact, these beauties were inspired by the iconic 1950’s housewives, but with a modern twist and a more vibrant color palette! Thanks to Kio Kreations, La’Di Events, & RBK Creations for styling this amazing shoot. This is such a creative way to celebrate a bridal shower or a birthday party. What women doesn’t like to get all dolled up and celebrate?!

1950's Bridal Shower

1950's Bridal Shower

The retro diner atmosphere and vintage-style clothes, aprons, makeup and hair-dos were accompanied with gorgeous flowers, colorful hair accessories, and scrumptious cupcakes to make this theme unique and memorable. Did you notice the super cute mini-soap aprons? Click here for the DIY on these little keepers! This theme is such a great way to get your guests really involved in the party. You can use this idea for kids parties too – I’m actually planning on throwing one of my little ones a “diner” inspired birthday party!

Keep reading for more AMAZING photos + party details. . .

1950's Bridal Shower

1950's Bridal Shower

1950's Bridal Shower

1950's Bridal Shower

1950's Bridal Shower

1950's Bridal Shower

1950's Bridal Shower

1950's Bridal Shower

1950's Bridal Shower

1950's Bridal Shower


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Kristen

Inspired by ‘1950s housewife meets Katy Perry and Dita Von Teese’, we came up with a bright, cheeky bridal shower theme that every Peggy Sue would love to be a part of! And what’s more fun than getting dolled up like a happy 1950s housewife? Making all of your girlfriends join you in the fun!

Of course, no 1950s wife-to-be would be complete without a scarlet lip! To modernize the look, a cherry red lipstick with a little bit of clear lipgloss was applied to all the guests at this shower. Some flirty faux lashes and winged eyeliner completed their retro look. Soft waves, short rolled bangs and feminine curls that bounce inspired the hairstyles. All of the ladies also dressed in 50s styled dresses and wore adorable vintage floral aprons.

We put out the perfect spread of vintage cake stands, cupcake trays, and Coke bottles and made faux sundaes with the ‘IT’ flower of the 50’s—carnations! We also included cheerful gerbera daisies in the mix. All of our “desserts” were topped with polka-dot button flowers, which also adorned some of the yummy vanilla and chocolate cupcakes. A few of the cupcakes were additionally decorated with felt polka dot cupcake toppers.

Button bobby pins with 3-D flowers, rhinestones, and fun stacked buttons served as the favors for the bridesmaids! They also had a blast making little mini aprons for their dish soap bottles to wear. We’ve included the DIY for this, which we saw demonstrated on HGTV’s ‘That’s Clever!’.

With all of this cheeky fun, this is one shower they’ll be talking about for decades to come!



– Styling: La’Di Events, Kio Kreations & RBK Creations
– Flowers, Décor & Bottle Beauty Design: Kio Kreations
– Photography: Redwall Photo
– Hair & Make Up: Blend Beauty
– Venue & Beverages: Riccardi’s Red Hots & Soda Fountain
– Hair Accessories, Button Flowers & Cupcake Décor: RBK Creations
– Cupcakes & Vintage-Inspired Aprons: Lillycakes
– Models: Kasia Pajak of Definitive Models & Talent, Amanda Burdick of La’ Di Events, Becky Luckmann of Blend Beauty, and Tara Etrheim & Monica Simpson of Kio Kreations

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Stefani SAYS:

How original!!! I love the bright colors and the retro look. Fabulous job!

Reply September 14, 2011 at 5:57 am


I saw this at Kara’s Party ideas! SO cute!!! Offbeat brides would love this!

Reply September 14, 2011 at 8:56 am

Kristen SAYS:

Thank you so much for featured this shoot–we had such a blast making this party happen!!

Reply September 14, 2011 at 9:06 am

Andrea Worley SAYS:

This is an adorable idea! I just love all the bright colors!!

Reply September 14, 2011 at 10:58 am

Latisha Horton (Eccentric Designs) SAYS:

OMG this theme is so bright and vibrant! I love it … I’ve always wanted to do a theme like this – very inspirational. Thank you for sharing : )

xoxo, Latisha

Reply September 14, 2011 at 11:39 am

Kristina D SAYS:


Reply September 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Chantal Larocque SAYS:

Oh! My Goodness! I LOVE, love, love the concept! Fantastic theme for a bridal shower! I appreciate ALL the details that was put into this beautiful special event! Congrats!!!!

Dragonfly Expression “For The Love Of Paper…”

Reply September 15, 2011 at 4:36 am

Megan @ Tres Sweet Designs SAYS:

I. Love. This!!!! Gorgeous!

Reply September 15, 2011 at 3:04 pm

antique wedding rings SAYS:

Love the vintage look!

Reply September 16, 2011 at 4:31 am

marisol SAYS:

where is the blue and white polka dot dress from. i want to buy it!!!

Reply September 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm

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