Many brides choose to have a build your own bouquet bar before their wedding, which is such a fun thing to do! But, why not switch things up and have a unique kind of DIY flower bar? Bridal showers are fun, and favors are often in order, so why not turn it into a flower arranging party? Not that flowers have to be the focus, but it can be such a great activity to have a flower bar.
This post contains affiliate links, and a purchase helps us grow. Thanks!
DIY Flower Bar Bridal Shower
This is such an exciting idea! We did this at a real-life shower, and it turned into a flower arranging party for the guests. It was the perfect activity for people to do as soon as they arrived while we waited for others to get there. Our pop-up flower bar enabled everyone to be creative, have fun, and go home with something they made that would last for days afterward.
What You Need for Your Own DIY Flower Bar
Bridal shower, baby shower, or bachelorette party? This idea is perfect for any of these events as essentially it’s a mini flower arranging class. Party away with your guests as they take flowers and express their artsy side at a pop-up flower bar. Here is what you need for your own DIY flower bar.
Flower Arranging Party Supplies
- Container – Use whatever kind of container you see fit for your DIY flower bar, such as a mini white metal bucket.
- Plastic Baggies – Use small, clear bags that will easily fit into your container.
- Oasis – Cut your oasis into pieces that will fit into your container. The purpose of this is to retain water so the flowers will live longer.
- Flowers – Flower parties are fun when you use in-season flowers, but you can always order flowers if need be.
- Flower Cutters – Have something available to shorten the stems.
- Water – Have a water source or pitcher of water available at your pop-up flower bar.
How to Manage Your Build Your Own Bouquet Bar
It’s fairly easy to get attendees to make tiny arrangements at your flower bar. Bridal shower guests can be given instructions either when they arrive or at a certain point in the shower. Give them steps – either verbally or via a sign – as to what the pop-up flower bar has available. Make a sample beforehand, instruct the guests, and then let them create their own arrangement to take home.
For bridesmaids, a build your own bouquet bar works in a similar fashion, yet a flower arranging party isn’t quite necessary when your guests are taking mini-arrangements home to enjoy. It’s fun to have live flowers as a memory from flower parties so that people can think about the bride-to-be every time they look at their arrangement.
Do you think the theme of a DIY flower bar bridal shower is feasible?
One thing to remember is that you are not putting on a flower arranging class. Party guests can have fun, but this is truly a make-and-take activity that is easy to set up and implement. Flower parties are fun, and your attendees can use their DIY flower bar creations to help decorate the bridal shower itself. We think that a pop-up flower bar is a fabulous idea!
Pop-up Flower Bar Vendors
- Concept & Implementation – Hill City Bride
- Photography – Jae Studios
- Flowers – Fifty Flowers
- Floral Design & DIY Help – Fleur
- Venue – Atelier Studio & Gathering Space
- Day of Coordination – Ashley Rose Events
- Vintage Rentals – it’s FOUND vintage
- Cake (not shown) – Smith’s Sweets
CarolynI’ve never heard of a DIY flower bar before, but I think it’s a fabulous thing. If I had known about it way back when I would have definitely done it!
KileenWhat a cute and fun idea! I want to make a flower bar for my house!
StephanieThis has got to be one of the cutest and most creative ideas I’ve ever seen for a bridal shower! Honestly, I could see myself doing this for something entirely non-wedding related, just because it would be so fun. I’m sure my girlfriends would enjoy themselves thoroughly – and I know I would!
Morgan TynerThis wedding bar looks absolutely amazing!! I love all the colors in this! So much vibrancy, pretty greens, and it’s so simple! This look has been brought together so perfectly!
JenniferYes! I think it would be fun for a girls’ night in activity!
JenniferThank you! The theme was lemons for an actual shower, so it really turned out well.
Candace HamptonThis is so cute! I love the idea of doing it myself. Honestly, I find that doing little things for the wedding is special. I made all the favors for my wedding and I enjoyed the whole process.
Nicole FlintDIY projects are always fun when preparing for your big day!
JenniferVery true! I don’t think this would work well for a wedding (unless it was small), but it’s perfect for a shower. I’m glad you like to make things – I think it’s fun, too!
Delia AteneaOh my gosh I had never heard of this idea! A flower bar sounds so amazing! I think I need to use this for my next girls party! This is amazing!
JenniferYes! I love that it has so many different applications.
Erin @ Her Heartland SoulHow freaking fun!! I love this idea!!
Julia ComilThis flower bar is so cute! It is such a great idea! Your pictures are also so beautiful!
Azanique RawlWhat a fun way to create and celebrate together! 🙂
WhitneyWow what a great idea! I never thought of doing this. Definitely have to keep this in mind for the next shower I help with 🙂
roxySuper fun idea! I took floriculture classes in high school and they were so fun, I can see this being a really great bridal shower event too!!
ValerieIf you were doing this for a shower where would you order the flower so it would be inexpensive?
JenniferValerie, hi! We purchased ours from Fiftyflowers. It was economical, yet we had SO many – it’s best to order a bit less than you think you need, but then again…who could complain about extra flowers? Ha! Here is a link to their site – Fiftyflowers.com.