Post # 1
Hi, Everyone this is my first Blog experience so I hope I’m doing this right. I need serious help with this bridal shower I’m planning for my sister. My sister is not your typical bride. I love to plan Parties down to the T and like to have a theme to go with them so here is what I’m working with, if you have any ideas I would greatly appreciate them.
My sister mentioned a Kid’s Birthday theme…both her and her husband act like big kid’s and love out of the ordinary things, While I’m very traditional. See my dilemma.
Bride: 29 Groom:31,
Type: Co-ed Shower (this is what is making it hard!!)
Day/Time: On a Saturday in July/August, dinner time or a little before
Theme: Young at Heart/Kid’s Birthday
Favors: goodie bags or mini-bubblegum machines
Food: ???? Cookout/With Alcohol (Did I mention They are vegetarian
Center pieces: ????
Games: ???? (The guest don’t really know each other and I don’t really know them plus most will be older than me.
My sister has done a lot for me over the years so i realy want to make this special any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!</font>
Post # 3
maybe some board games, even board game themes would be whimsical! You could play charades with a wedding theme or pin the ring on the bride. for center pieces you could use silly party hats and multi colored baloons. just google image search birthday party. Also for a vegetarian at a cookout, marinated egplant is yummy and a skewer station would be fun. guests could make their own skewers and you could grill them all (just make sure to separate the veggie ones! You can even buy marinated tofu that is super good on the grill.
Post # 4
For decorations, balloons are cheap and very kid-like. Nothing says child like a bunch of brightly colored balloons everywhere. I would do a cookout as well, maybe throw some veggie burgers or portabella mushrooms on the grill? Make a big salad as well and you’re set. For centerpieces you could do what I did for my daughter’s 3rd birthday! I took lime green metal flower pots and "planted" giant lollipops and Gerbera daises in floral foam, then filled the empty spaces in the top with jellybeans, gumballs and lemon drops. Very cute. I like the board game idea. Get Operation and Twister and have a competition. I also saw a darling invite that was made like a game spinner somewhere or you could do a "cootie catcher" for the invite. Oooo I want to plan this!
Post # 5
Ooo you could also do grilled marinated veggies as a salad. It’s so easy to make in advance.
Serve cupcakes or have an huge make-your-own sundae bar as the dessert. I did this at a crawfish boil last summer and people had a blast!
Post # 6
What about a pinata? And of course you can have games like Twister, Red Rover, water balloons, a bouncy castle even?
Post # 7
Favors: How about nostalic candy from when they were growing up (FunDips, Pixie Stix) there are a lot of sites out their just google candy and the decade! You could also add some kazoos or noisemakers
Food: Pizza? I always had that as a kid. You could make it a little more "grown up" by having a variety of pies like veggie, garlic, roasted red pepper and spinach and a couple meat pies for the carnivores 😉
Center pieces: You could do something festive with slinkies, big bowls of candy, or maybe use gumball machines here OOOH! You could get big sheets of white paper and have that as table clothes, then get big buckets of crayons for the center of each table, they can keep the colored paper as keepsakes! If you want to go flowers I would suggest "fun" like daisies, gerbera daisies, sunflowers
Decorations: bright colors, polka dots
Games: hehe it wouldbe fun if you could come up with a spin off of "pin the tail on the donkey" like "pin the ball and chain on the groom", you could get a pinata
I can’t wait to hear the other ideas.. I think this would be FUN!
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
You should check out the Hostess with the Mostess feature on Trista Sutter’s Candyland-themed birthday party for her son. Super cute and full of inspiration, especially if they’re hoping for something sweet. Plus, I think that the "knot" cupcakes would tie in perfectly with a wedding shower!
Post # 9
Do they make bounce houses for adults? Whenever we have them at family parties we wait until the kids are done and jump in. You could make party hats for the guests that say "Bride and Groom’s Wedding Shower" and a special hat for the Bride and Groom. You could have a tub of crayons or markers and construction paper and have the guests write a message to the couple. Board games sounds like fun. Water guns, a slip and slide if it’s warm? How about a magician? You could get pictures of the bride and groom as kids and make it as a centerpiece. There are tons of ideas! I would walk the toy section of Target for more ideas. Good luck!
Post # 10
I really enjoy this post and I was linking my blog to it (http://crosscountrywed.blogspot.com/2009/04/blog-love-contest-week-3.html) I thought about how it will be a co-ed shower. I referred to it as a "Jack and Jill" shower and then it clicked! You could incorporate that into the decorations.
Post # 11
They do make bounce houses for adults, but I realllllllly don’t suggest them combined with alcohol. It’s not pretty.
Post # 12
I didnt read alot of the responses so sorry if this is repetitve. For food, I would do traditional "kids" food, maybe with an adult twist to it. Mac and cheese, mini grilled cheese sandwichs, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, pizza…
For games you could do pin the tail on the donkey, or if you can make it something simliar but wedding related (pin the veil on the bride?) I love the idea of a bounce house and a pinata.
For decor you can go really simple with lots of different color balloons or get really detailed with doing centerpieces of lots of kids items like board games stacked on top of each other, silly putty, slinkies, etc.
This sounds like a great idea and alot of fun!!! Id love to see pics after the party 🙂
Post # 13
Oh your theme sounds so fun and exciting! Sorry if it’s repetitive, but I’m writing before reading the responses so I don’t forget my thoughts.
Favors: Goodie bags…awesome idea! You can just fill it with candy and maybe some pens they can use at work. You could also do a candy bar as a favor like people do for weddings.
Food: You can do kid favorites like mac & cheese, veggie nuggets, french fries, pb& j, grilled cheese, mini bagel pizzas/english muffin pizzas, etc. You can also have juice boxes and you can make drinks like kool-aid and add a little booze for the adults.
Centerpieces: You can do something with balloons, maybe lollipop centerpieces-like those huge rainbow kind, crayon/marker centerpieces (can use them to do an activity where everyone gives one piece of advice on "how to play nice" aka fight fair?)
Decorations: It goes along with the centerpieces, balloons and such would be awesome and inexpensive! You can wrap up those cheap, colorful, bouncy balls or balloons in cellophane paper to make it look like candy and hang it around.
Games: Board games – ones that are good for groups likes Guesstures, Twister, etc. , a pinata, water balloon toss since it’s summer time, water gun fights, cupcake/cake decorating contest.
I can’t wait to see pictures because this sounds like it will be SOOOO fun!