(Closed) Any Suggestions to a Shower that’s not a Shower?

posted 9 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Jewel Box in Forest Park and Windows on Washington

Just call it something like an "Open House."  I friend of mine did the same thing and we are planning on doing so too.  It will just be a gathering with food, drink and friends.  Obviously guests will be gifts, but there will not be any games.  It’ll just be friends and family spending time together before the wedding.

Hopefully this helps.  You can have it casual or fancy, depending on what fits you both as a couple best.

You can include your registry information on your shower invites….it isn’t tacky, even Emily Post says so! 

Post # 5
161 posts
Blushing bee

When my son got married we sent out invites that said "Shawn and Mary are going to make Beautiful Music Together"..we invited couples and singles of both genders. We included registry info and we played music trivia and name that tune. (they were both conservatory majors) The guys had as much fun as the women.

For my daughter we are having a movie themed party/shower. Again, all sexes. They are getting married in a historic theater with a "Red Carpet" theme.  So, for the shower/party we are doing all movie food and lots of movie games/trivia. Prizes will be DVD’s.

You can include both genders and take the spotlight off you if you make it fun.  (my son and daughter in law waited to open gifts but sent out thank you’s right away) 

Post # 6
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

A good friend of mine who is doing a reading in our wedding and three other girlfriends are having a shower for Fiance and I in a couple of weeks-it is a tailgate themed UGA shower-for guys and girls, single friends too-serving tailgate food, coolers on the deck, a UGA cake (we’re big Georgia fans), pop up UGA awnings in the yard-I’m so excited bc I think it will be a blast-be very different & lots of fun. The printing shop that did the invites told my friend that she thought it was “the neatest idea and you’re going to start a trend”. I threw a cookout for one of my friends (a close colleague) I knew him, but didn’t know her-as a baby shower-and everyone had a great time-guys and girls both invited, some couples and some singles. It was fun & the cookout theme helps everyone feel comfortable.

Post # 7
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

In the small southern town I’m from brides are given a tea (held on sunday afternoon) or a coffee (held on saturday morning) where ladies attend and socialize while having finger foods and tea or coffee.  Gifts are taken by the hostesses and opened to be displayed on tables for guests to look over.  A tea is more formal and the coffee option is more casual with brunch served.   The nice thing was I didn’t have to open any gifts and people just wandered around and looked over the gifts and chatted with me and other guests.

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