Post # 1
I am a Maid/Matron of Honor trying to find something unique for my bride. She requested that her shower be simple and for that (and a variety of other reasons) we are holding a non-traditional shower. That is – no games or quizzes. But we still want to keep our guests engaged. Currently we are set with brunch and…. insert clever idea here? Most of our more fun/unique ideas (for example, a tarot card reading) were cut as the mother of the groom is somewhat conservative. We are focusing on a spa party – manis are something that everyone can enjoy. So my questions are: For those in the Chicago area: Any recommendations for a mobile spa or in home manicure service? And in general: does anyone have any other ideas or inspirations? We kind of drained the well and I thought I would reach out for help.
Thanks for reading!
Post # 2
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
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.