Post # 1
So I have an idea for a bridal shower that I am going to present to my AMAZING Maid/Matron of Honor whenever we find time to schedule lunch. Before I do that, though, as she is super busy, I want to bounce the idea off of you guys.
I really like artsy things, and I think sitting around actually doing something with people is a nice way to spend time. For years when I visit back east, I’ve taken my young cousins to a paint your own pottery place. It is easy and fun, and you spend good quality time together.
There is a PYOP place that looks really nice about a 25 minute drive from where I live. According to their website, we can bring food and alcohol, as the paint is non-toxic. The fee for painting is under $10, and items to paint range from $5 to $50.
The big concern I can think of is that you have to pick up the pottery at a later date. I work near this place sometimes, so I could help people with that, but not everyone. Is this a big problem?
My other concern who pays for what. I assume Maid/Matron of Honor and I will work out food and drink, but should we (probably my mom with MOH) also cover the studio fee?
Finally, is this too childish? I am a 27 year old attorney inviting colleagues, friends, and family. My Maid/Matron of Honor is extremeley awesome, so I know she will add style, but is this too goofy?
Thanks in advance! Any comments would help, as I don’t want to waste her time making something happen for me that is too tough.
Post # 3
This is too funny! We did this for my sister’s shower a few years ago and it was a lot of fun! One thing we did was note that the items we painted were our gifts to my sister. That way, people didn’t have to purchase a gift beforehand, plus she got a bunch of really personal gifts from her close friends and family. Also, it meant that we didn’t have to worry about picking up the pottery a few days later and distributing it to all the ladies.
It is not too childish at all! My sister was 29 when we did it. A lot of her friends are artsy or crafty, so it was perfect for them.
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I think this is an AWESOME idea! I am a big giant fan of paint your own pottery places – I think this would be a blast!!!
Post # 5
I think that is a cute idea and unique. I’ve been to so many boring standard showers that would be a fun change!
Post # 6
we also did this for my sil’s shower. my mom covered the cost of the pottery. she went above and beyond and had my sil pick out whatever she wanted for people to paint, but they also had everyone paint a tile, which the people at the pottery place put around a mirror so you have a nice mirror surrounded by pretty tiles. you could see if they have something like that there because it’s a reasonable price and you get to keep something memorable from your guests at your shower.
we’ve also thrown a shower for a friend that was scrapbooking. a few of the bride’s friends are scrapbookers so they had a TON of stuff and we just laid it all out on a table. we told everyone to bring their favorite pictures of themselves with the bride, and everyone created a scrapbook page and we put a whole book together by the end of the night.
Post # 7
I think that this is a fantastic idea! I know that if my MOH’s did something like this for me, I’d be all over it. Great thinking!!