- Planning a wedding shower is a big undertaking. You want to make the guests feel welcome and the bride happy. If possible, follow the themes of the wedding and apply them to the wedding shower. For example, if the bride and groom or Irish and are planning on integrating an Irish theme into the wedding itself, than you should do the same with the wedding shower.
- Use candles as decorations for the Irish wedding shower. Purchase votive candle holders with the Celtic knot or claddagh on them. Light candles during the shower, but allow guests to take these home as little favors when the shower is over. Decorate the table with four-leaf clover confetti, which you can purchase online or at a craft or party store. Sprinkle the four-leaf clover confetti all over the tables and then place the gifts or food on top. You can decorate a little bit more with green and white streamers, but you can also include quilts with an Irish design as a wall hanging to make the atmosphere a little cozier. The wall hanging idea works especially well if the shower is at a church or some other large building besides a home.
- Use the food as part of the decorations for the Irish wedding shower. A cake can be mostly white with a little bit of green. Find a cake topper that is the Irish knot or use frosting to make an Irish knot on top of the cake. Think green as far as the food is concerned, but also think Irish style. Prepare foods that are popular in Irish homes, such as small potato pancakes jazzed up with chives and corned beef finger sandwiches served on Irish brown bread.
Music and Flowers
- Set the ambiance for your wedding shower by playing some background music. Find all sorts of Celtic and Irish folk music CD's at different music stores and even iTunes. Most of this music is perky and will keep the shenanigans happy and upbeat. For a more subtle background music, try anything by Enya or Celtic Women to quietly play at your wedding shower.
Set each table centerpiece using wildflowers, which are the traditional wedding flowers of an Irish wedding. Some brides also carry Bells of Ireland in their flower arrangements. Integrate the Bells of Ireland flower and shamrocks, both red and green, into your centerpieces.
- Present the bride-to-be with a horseshoe. The Irish have always thought the horseshoe to be good luck. Give the bride a horseshoe, up side down of course, so that she and the groom will have a long life of happiness and good luck. She can then hang the up side down horseshoe in her new home.