Updated on: Mar 03, 2024
Want to experience a home away from home, but at a party? A bed and breakfast theme party is an excellent way to allow your guests to kick back and relax. It is the perfect party theme for bridal showers, adults, birthdays, and slumber parties. However, pulling this off can be a bit complicated, especially if you aren’t familiar with B&B do’s and don’ts. Luckily, we have you covered. Here is a list of essential bed and breakfast theme party venues, décor, menus, and activity ideas to help with your party planning. We also include a helpful budgeting tool as well as ideas for presents.
Bed and Breakfast Theme Party Venues
1. Bed and Breakfast Facility
Perhaps this is obvious, but holding your party in a real B&B facility is the best way to get an authentic bed and breakfast feel. It’s also tons of fun to relax in a new setting with people you love. This for sure will be an amazing bed and breakfast ideas for anyone.
The modern twist on the B&B facility, an Airbnb is perhaps the less expensive alternative to traditional hotels or lodging. You’ll have to do all the cooking yourself, but it allows for privacy and tons of fun, especially if your Airbnb is a larger home or condo. Even better, doing this bib theme will most likely attract so many people since it will complement very well with airbnb.
A garden is a beautiful idea for holding a morning party. It will still have the feel of a B&B country inn venue. The fresh flowers will look lovely and fit perfectly with your bed and breakfast country inn theme.
Bed and Breakfast Theme Party Décor
You can make guests feel invited with smaller décor accents, like bowls of fresh fruit, flowers or potpourri. These aroma-heavy decorations can remind guests of home and create a cozy atmosphere for them to enjoy.
5. Hurricane Lamps
Homey light fixtures, like hurricane lamps, are classic B&B lighting staples and can be a fun addition to your décor. Thus, making it look like a beautiful bed and breakfast decor.
6. B&B Sign
To match the ambiance of a real bed and breakfast, you can buy a sign for your wall.
7. Tiered Cake Stand
When you sit down at the dining table at a bed and breakfast, you may see a tiered cake stand holding small breakfast items like muffins, scones, and tarts. Buying this item can be an easy way to make your party seem more sophisticated.
8. Candelabra Stand
A candelabra helps convey a more elegant vibe to your guests. There are multiple different colors and types for you to look into.
Bed and Breakfast Theme Party Favors
9. Homemade Soaps
Homemade soaps are lovely ideas that are perfect for your bed and breakfast theme party. If you don’t make them yourselves, many artisan-made soaps are available in small stores, farmer’s markets, and online.
10. Kitchen Utensils
Kitchen utensils are a necessary element to any bed and breakfast, and they make good party favors too. Utensils like wooden spoons or wire whisks are great gifts for guests - tie different kinds of kitchen utensils together with a cute ribbon for a nice aesthetic. You can also provide guests with unique utensils such as an avocado slicer.
11. Recipe Books
Give each of your guests a breakfast recipe book so that they can treat themselves every morning. Or, if you used a special recipe to make a menu item at the party, you could give guests the recipe so they can make it at home. It will make a great breakfast decor ideas for your breakfast party.
12. Throw Blankets
Throw blankets are always useful and a great way to make any home more comfortable. Choose designs that fit with your bed and breakfast theme and color scheme.
13. Potpourri Sachets
The scent is a key part of making a house feel like home. Give your guests potpourri sachets to help keep things fresh and cozy. If you are having a bed celebration, the sachets can be an awsome bed party ideas.
Bed and Breakfast Theme Party Menu
Serve ice-cold milk with your breakfast menu. Make sure to provide non-dairy alternatives, too, such as oat milk or almond milk. This bed and breakfast menu ideas will surely be useful for those who can't have any dairy.
15. Orange Juice
Orange juice is a breakfast classic. Make sure you provide both pulp and no pulp, as some guests may be picky. Provide fruits that guests can garnish their glasses with for some extra fun.
For an elegant breakfast drink, serve plenty of champagne or sparkling cider. Mix with the orange juice for mimosas! Don't know what to bring to a breakfast party? Champagne is something all breakfast celebrations should have.
For the “you wouldn’t like me before my coffee” people, you will want to make sure to have plenty on hand. Provide different sweeteners and creamers so people can customize their brew. Also, make sure to have ice in case they'd prefer iced coffee!
For non-coffee drinkers who would still enjoy a hot beverage offer a variety of teas. It’s always a good practice to provide honey, sugar, and stir sticks as well.
19. Hors d’oeuvres
Stick with light hors d’oeuvres like bite-sized fresh fruit, pastries, and miniature treats, like fruit tarts.
Nice and easy, and inexpensive, too! Create a cereal bar with a few different options. You can also have a creative bed and breakfast names bar.
21. Muffins and Bread
Carbs are many people’s go-to breakfast food. Blueberry muffins, banana bread, and so many more options. Is your mouth watering yet?
Serve toasted bread with plenty of butter, jam, and honey.
23. French Toast
There are many ways to make French toast, including stuffing it with cream cheese and berries. Make sure to provide syrup and whipped cream for toppings!
If you are planning on having a bigger breakfast, you’ll want to make plenty of pancakes to serve your guests. Don’t forget the syrup!
Where you find pancakes, you’ll probably find waffles, too. Waffles served with berries and whipped cream is a delicious breakfast treat, and also a breakfast ideas for a party.
26. Fresh Fruit
Fresh fruit is a staple breakfast food. Keep it seasonal with apples and pears in the fall and fresh berries in the summer. It will be perfect for any breakfast themed party ideas.
Serve plenty of varieties of yogurt - it’s great with the granola! Make sure to keep them on ice if you will be serving breakfast outside and away from a refrigerator.
Perhaps the first protein-heavy food item on this list. Serve several varieties of cooked eggs so that each guest can have their eggs just the way they like them.
29. Bacon and Sausage
Sometimes considered the most essential breakfast foods. You can never bring enough!
Delicious and nutritious, granola is a great addition to any breakfast. It can double as a cereal or a yogurt topping.
A french, yummy treat! Serve different varieties, sweet or savory! Have plenty of toppings available to put on top!
32. Cheese and Ham
For a heavier breakfast option, try platters of ham and cheese.
Bed and Breakfast Theme Party Games and Activities
If your party is outdoors, put together a picnic! It’s a classic way to enjoy all of the food you are providing. Don’t forget large blankets for your guests to sit on.
34. Card Games
For a simple activity for everyone, take out a deck of cards, and play some card games. For guests who are not interested, bring extra decks for card castles.
35. Board Games
Another sit-down activity that everyone will love. Keep in mind that some games, like Monopoly, can go on for a long time. Both traditional and new games are sure to keep your guests entertained. Another option is to play bingo and provide prizes for the winner! You can also have a guessing game that deals with guessing all the breakfast event names.
If you have a fairly large backyard, set up a croquet game! This is the perfect activity for a warm morning or a sunny afternoon.
If you live near hiking trails, take advantage of a beautiful day by going on a hike. Keep the weather, your guests, and their shoes in mind when choosing a trail. If your guests are not up to or dressed for a hike, keep it simple by going for a walk on the beach or around the park.
38. Horseback Riding
If you have access to horses, take your guests out for a horseback ride. Make sure it is an easy trail so that your guests can still relax. This will make them truly feel like they are staying at a real country inn.
If your B&B theme party is at night, build a campfire for your guests to enjoy. You can tell stories, roast marshmallows, and have someone play the guitar. A campfire makes for a very comfortable and relaxing evening. As well as a fan favorite breakfast party themes.
Bed and Breakfast Theme Party Supplies
40. Elegant Napkins
When you are hosting a Bed and Breakfast Theme Party, napkins are a necessity! Why not spruce it up with an elegant design?
41. Lace Tablecloth
When you go to a bed and breakfast, you want to go back in time. One way to achieve this is to buy a classic lace tablecloth for your tables.
42. Cutlery Holder
When having brunch or snacks at your Bed and Breakfast themed party, a good way to spruce up the table is by using cutlery holders. You can design these on your own or buy predesigned ones.
43. Bed Trays
Bed trays are the epitome of breakfast in bed. You can either stick to a simple wooden design or go for more of a modern twist.
44. Plastic Plates
These are a necessity for a bed and breakfast themed party, especially if you don't want to wash tons of plates after the party is over. To help your tableware look more on-theme, you can choose different designs of paper plates.
Bed and Breakfast Theme Party Invitations
45. Brunch-Themed Invitation
The brunch theme pairs excellently with the theme of bed and breakfast. There are multiple different types of brunch-themed invitations to choose from. If your audience is more all about simple elegance, you might want to pick a design that suits them better. If your audience is mostly kids, I would suggest going for the invitations with animated breakfast items.
46. Dinner Party Themed Invitation
Another theme to use for your invitations is a dinner party. This theme helps your guests be able to tell right away that this will be a food-related party.
47. Simple and Classy Invitation
Your invitations don't have to be food-themed. You can also just use an invitation that looks simple but classic. I would recommend invitations that include a floral pattern, lace pattern, or leaf pattern.
48. Breakfast at Tiffany's Themed Invitations
If you are going for a more classy bed and breakfast theme party, Breakfast at Tiffany's themed invite would fit perfectly. You could even ask your guests to wear some of their fancier jewelry!
49. DIY Invitations
If you are a more creative and/or artistic person, you might want to try your hand at making your own invitations. You can either do this from a blank, white invitation card or buy a invitation that doesn't have any illustrations or wording yet.
Bed and Breakfast Theme Party: Conclusion
We hope that this article can help you plan a special and memorable event. All of these ideas will ensure that your bed and breakfast theme party is one to remember!
Written by Jessica Bundy and Allison Knowles; Contributors: Jillian Smith and Anna Wertman