(Closed) Help me plan this bridal shower!

posted 5 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
Hostess
4797 posts
Honey bee

@awndrayuhh:  That cake looks awesome! And I think the dirt pies are very cute.  

For games:

-Traditionally there’s a type of Bingo, where you hand out blank Bingo cards and the guests write in what presents they think the bride will open. When she opens the present, the guest crosses it off on her Bingo sheet. When the guest gets a “Bingo” she gets a small prize (typically: hand towels, candles, etc.).

-Another game: a host takes a platter of different candy bars and walks around with the platter to show each of the tables. Then each table has to write a love letter from the groom to the bride using the candy bar names. For instance: Dear Susie, you are the butterfinger or my Baby Ruth. When I see you my Starbursts. …and etc. The table who uses the most candy bar names wins a prize.

-I’ve also seen a “what’s in your purse” game. There’s a pre-determined list and point values. The woman with the most points gets a prize. Here’s an example: http://delightfulendeavors.blogspot.com/ 

-Along the same lines: “he said/she said” the guest with most right answers wins a prize. http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/my-take-on-he-said-she-said

In regards to food? Is it going to be a breakfast, brunch, lunch, linner, or dinner -time shower? Or are you having more like a tea? 

Oh, the point of the bows. While the Bride is opening her gifts: you know the bows that go all the way around the gift? However many of those she breaks is how many children she will have (she can’t use scissors). Then the bows are taped on a paper plate/tied together and that becomes the bouquet the Bride uses at the wedding rehersal (as a stand in for the real thing so you (MOH) know when you have to take it from her/what to do with it. 

Post # 5
Member
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I was going to suggest the bingo game for gifts — I find this makes the gift opening much more interesting for guests!

Post # 6
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2059 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Here’s a cute gift that my sister is doing for me:  http://voices.yahoo.com/unique-bridal-shower-wedding-gift-3800584.html?cat=23

Looking for a creative gift for the bride and groom? Something not off the registry but creative and unique? Then I have the perfect gift for you.

Wine.

Yes, you heard me wine. We, as a society, tend to toast all the important milestones and occasions in our lives with some sort of drink. Why not set your favorite newlyweds up with their own basket or box of toasting bottles?

There are 2 great ways to do this, and I have done it both ways. For the first way you will need the following:

A basket (large enough to fit all the bottles of wine)

1 bottle of champagne

8 bottles of wine (wines of your choice)

Ribbon, fabric, wrapping paper or wine bags in the following colors: lace, silver, blue, gold, white, green, purple, pink and red.

Large cellophane gift bag or paper.

Tags with the parts of the poem written on it and attached to each individual bottle OR a fully typed out poem attached to the outside of the basket:

A basket of wine for a special pair – wrapped in all different colors for you both to share.

We hope that you are both always as happy as today. Please share this wine just the way that we say.

First, drink the champagne – the bottle all wrapped in lace – on your first married night in your new chosen place.

The silver one you must wait to unseal ’til you have your first guests over for a meal.

Love as you might, you’ll have your first fight… Drink the blue one while you make up all night.

The gold bottle is for Thanksgiving; to toast to the love-filled life you are living.

The winters in your hometown might get a bit cold, drink the white bottle during your first snowfall.

The green bottle’s for Christmas, so put up your tree, drape the ceilings in mistletoe and get tipsy

On January 1st, while sharing some kisses, drink the purple bottle to toast the New Year as Mr.. and Mrs..

Drink the pink bottle, romantic and sweet, when it’s time for your newlywed Valentine’s treat.

And when your first year of marriage is done, drink the red bottle in honor of anniversaries to come.

Cheers to Bride and Groom on the start of their lives together – may this basket of wine symbolize the beginning of your forever.

Decorate each bottle of wine with your corresponding color (I tend to use ribbon as I think it’s just easier but you can use any of the items listed above) and tag (if you choose to tag instead of doing the full poem), then arrange bottles in your basket. Once all bottles are in the basket, wrap the entire gift in cellophane and tie off with some of your extra ribbon. Attach the poem (if you are using the poem) or a card explaining the gift.

 

Post # 7
Member
3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We did a bunch of “Mini” foods at my bridal shower, because they are easy and they are my favorite!  We had mini pulled pork sliders (DH smoked all the pork), caprese salad skewers (basil, tomato and mozaralla cheese on a toothpick), we had different little cups with hummus and ranch in them with carrot and celery sticks, and then of course chips and such.  We also had premade drinks, beer, and wine.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
Post # 10
Hostess
4797 posts
Honey bee

 @awndrayuhh:  \Sounds great! I would consider a type of hummus and pita bread for the buffet. As well as a fruit cocktail/salad. Pink lemonade is a great drink to keep it light.

Some venues I’ve been to were: Church halls, small banquet rooms at motels, botanical gardens, Moose/Elk/VFW lodge-type places, etc. 

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