Non-traditional bridal shower and spa party question – Chicago Suburbs

posted 3 years ago in Parties
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I didn’t want a traditional bridal shower either, I hate games. A couple of things weee looking at: wine and cheese tasting or a Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme. I’d love to hear of other ideas people have. I don’t think you need too many activities, people are usually happy just to hang out and chat In my experience.

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think a spa shower sounds fantastic!!! Mayb jewelry cleaning as well? I know I should clean my rings more than I should. Then you could take pretty pictures of everybody’s hands with their pretty manicures and shiny jewelry! Also, I think yummy cocktails and nibblys make any party better! And soft background music. Basically, throw a good party and open presents in the middle.

I had pretty untraditional showers. Both were couples showers because I wanted my husband there and because I find things more  fun with couples/both genders rather than all women. One was hosted by my husband’s aunt and was German themed because she’s into that – brats and German potato salad and such for dinner, German beer, German flag colored balloons and crepe paper. We did have games, but they were cornhole, ladder ball, and croquet. The other was a nice cocktail party/game night by a family friend of mine. She’ a big wine person so we had several great wines, tons of yummy finger food apps and some board games going on. We kept the present part to a minumum – we did it about 2/3 of the way through both events. My husband and I traded off opening so it went more quickly. We basically opened, showed everyone, expressed excitement and moved on. It went pretty quickly, so I didn’t find it too awkward, which I was super afraid of.

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