For me, summer bridal shower ideas must include charming potted plants and freshly picked flowers, centerpieces overflowing with old-fashioned garden roses, peonies and brightly colored tulips. And having the party on the deck or outside under the shade of a flowering dogwood tree. Fresh summer fruit - purple grapes, strawberries, cantaloupe and honeydew melon - cut in bite sized chunks and made into fresh fruit kabobs are light and luxurious. My friends love these sweet little details. They want to be pampered and I'm happy to oblige.