The traditional bridal shower with it's all female guest list and gifts of towels and kitchen supplies is not as popular as it once was. Couples showers and engagement parties with mixed gender guest lists are taking its place. Still, there's something special about getting together with "just the girls." Not every bride wants a raunch, drink-filled bachelorette party and not every bridesmaid can afford a trip to the spa or Vegas. That's where these sweet girly bridal shower ideas come in to play.

OK, if you told me you were having a "Hello Kitty" themed wedding, I would worry about you, but come on, as a cute, pink idea for a bridal shower, why not? I found these cupcakes and this great photo-booth prop on Bridal Musings.

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Photos from 161 Studios.

Want something just as cute but a little more grownup? What about this hilarious 1950s retro bridal shower idea from Perpetually DayDreaming?

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Need something a little less girly-girly? Follow the bride's interests as with this cute baseball themed bridal shower cake.

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Or this biker-chic cake

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Looking for more great ideas for pre-wedding parties? Check out our article on Trends in Pre-Wedding Parties.