I love this ’50s housewife-themed bridal shower!

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50s housewife bridal shower
Susan, of Susan Sabo Photography, explained, “[My daughter's] friend had the most awesome bridal shower last week, it was '50s housewife-themed, decorated to the nines by her friends.” The moment her daughter told her about it, she volunteered to shoot it. And thank gawd she did because it looked amazing.

pinup girl centerpieces alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)The centerpieces kill me! Simple flowers next to a framed pinup photo really set up the whole sexy, girly, good-times mood.

50s housewife bridal showerIt looks like they asked everyone to bring a recipe to share with the bride, which is a perfect idea for this shower theme. The favors were wooden mixing spoons. I wouldn't mind pretending I'd know what to do with that spoon if it got me one of those yummy cupcakes!

50s bridal shower food and decor alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)Speaking of food, I love how they broke out all their mid-century-style home goods; like those old Coco Cola cups, the tiered serving tray, and the vintage Baking Soda boxes. Also, you GOTTA serve deviled eggs and make sure to have toothpicks in ALL your appetizers.

50s bridal shower fashions alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)But we all know you're gonna throw this shower for the fashion! Look at all those amazing colors and styles with the combination of '50s housewife dresses …

adorable 50s apron alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)… and adorable aprons …

grandpa and grandpa tattoos alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)… and awesome ink!

Now THAT is a shower that I would actually enjoy attending. Ladies: steal this idea (and then invite me, and feed me cupcakes)! If you ARE thinking about throwing a '50s housewife shower, head over my guest post on MyWedding.com for more inspiration and party ideas.

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Comments on I love this ’50s housewife-themed bridal shower!

  1. Yes, yes, yes, and more yes please! This just melted my heart. I am such a retro/vintage/rockabilly nut so this just falls in line with it all.

  2. That’s a pretty cute idea! Also, digging the “prenuptial events” post–would love to see more of that!

  3. LOVE! This is sooo amazing! What’s even better is you can purchase those old coke glasses, and wooden spoons at the dollar tree. I’m exploding with ideas. I gotta steal this idea 😀

  4. I wish i would have had that shower! We’re having a rockabilly wedding on our 5 year anniversary and i would love to do something like this for my unbachellorette party!

  5. Words cannot describe how amazing this party looks…I am so stealing this idea!

  6. It looks like it was such a fun party! I’d like to know where some of those dresses are from, though – super cute!

  7. Yay! I just had a retro kitchen shower last weekend too! We used green, red, and yellow 🙂

  8. I MUST KNOW where that gorgeous aqua/red giant floral print dress is from. MUST.

    Can you help? 🙂

  9. This was what i was planning on doing for my kitchen tea but we ended up eloping & i didn’t have one. I might use some of these ideas for a future baby shower!

  10. does anyone know where I could find those adorable white ceramic (?) photo frames? I’d love to use them for my reception centerpieces!

      • Can you please e-mail me or post and let me know where you bought the red paper placemats? Thank you! You did a wonderful job!

        • I made the placemats out of red construction paper and used wavy scissors to cut around each side. All of the wooden spoons and Picture frames were from Ikea and i used the etsy website to purchase the invitations, matching recipe cards and games from “Madebyaprincess”. I printed the pin-up pictures and drink tags from online using card stock and a color printer.

          • LOVE this!!! Planning a retro themed bridal shower and love the pin-up pictures – can you tell me where you found them online? Thanks!!!

    • Hi! i actually got them at Ikea..they were $1.99 i think. You could check to see if they have them online if you do not have one near you.

  11. I am SO stealing this idea! Either bridal shower OR bachelor/bachelorette party. Can you imagine Mad Men style cocktail party for that? Yes. Times a million. Now if only I could convince the boy… Lol.

  12. Looks so awesome!
    I had a 1950s style hen party in London. We wore awesome party dresses and went to a vintage styled bar to decorate cupcakes!

  13. Ahhh!! I wish I had thought to do this for the bridal shower I threw for my friend back in February. It actually wasn’t too far off from this though, it was retro Hawaiian psychobilly themed, complete with pineapple ham kabobs, leopard print cupcake liners (oh yes, there were cupcakes) and lots of vintage Hawaiian and Nekromantix music 🙂

  14. Aside from this whole day being awesome…uh, Susan was my wedding photographer in Vegas. SHE IS AMAZING!!!!! No for real, if you live in the West Coast (or want to fly your photog out) and you’re an offbeat bride (like I was) she is the perfect photographer!

    And her kiddo is super rad as well 🙂

    • Ok, Sorry I got excited- on closer inspection I saw this was his source image. Mark always takes originals and then tweeks them to comment on modern society.. can you spot the difference? lol.

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