- 3 years ago
I’m looking for ideas for a “women’s activity” for my small destination wedding. The wedding and reception will be in a small mountain town in Colorado (Breckenridge and Georgetown, specifically). This will be the closest thing to a shower, but I’m not keen on getting gifts and playing games. I’d really like to use this time for the women in our two families to relax and get to know each other better. Since it’s a destination wedding, we will be doing some touristy things and renting cabins, so things like playing board games and eating out together will be inevitable, albeit co-ed.
The guests: 7 women of varying ages: five are 28-35, then we have a 54 yo and a 72 yo. The latter is a bit fragile. She has balance issues and she won’t be comfortable with hiking or paddling. Two of the younger women will be from overseas and are not native English speakers, but they can get by. None of us drink.
Current list of ideas:
- Henna, using a kit.
- Making and flying kites
- Teaching each other something, in 20 minutes or less
- Soak in hot springs (3-hour drive roundtrip)
- Afternoon high tea at a tea house (2-hour drive roundtrip)
- Making something together like a quilt or a painting that my husband and I can use in our home.
- A multicultural potluck – it might be a bit much to ask them to cook when they are far from home and are purportedly on a mini-vacation.
- Writing, practicing and then performing a play for the men. Is there a theater activity/exercise we can adapt to draft a play in just a couple of hours?
- A sunrise or sunset ceremony in nature marking the transition to a new phase in life…not sure what to do during this ceremony, though.
I’m opening to spending a little bit (as much as 150-200) on this.
Looking forward to hearing your ideas!