Post # 1
Hi all –
So, this is the year of the weddings – my Maid/Matron of Honor and one of my BMs are each getting married within about a month of me, so we’re all planning weddings at the same time! It’s crazy…
Anyway, I’m running out of time to figure out a venue/theme for the shower I’m supposed to be planning for my Maid/Matron of Honor (I’m her Maid/Matron of Honor… cute, right?). I know she already has my shower booked and mostly planned (she has a lot more free time than I do), but I feel really behind. It’s doubly tough because (a) she’s not really a girly-girl, and (b) she’s pretty particular about things she likes and doesn’t like, and when you couple that with my perfectionist tendencies… let’s just say I’m stressing out over this more than my own wedding!
Has anyone been to a unique but fun (and hopefully budget-friendly) shower in the Boston area? It’s going to be in July and I’d like to have it in a restaurant or some other venue (not someone’s house – partially because I know the bride doesn’t want that and partially because no one has a house that’s big enough to host 20 or so women). I have no problem going all-DIY with food, decor, etc. Some things the bride loves: medieval & renfaire types of things, 80s music, costume parties, board and card games. I’m just at a loss to come up with a non-traditional shower that still has traditional elements (during the day, time to open presents, etc.).
Thanks in advance for any suggestions! 🙂
Post # 3
What about bowling?! There are some great bowling places in Boston (Kings, Gillians) that you could totally rent out a function room and reserve a few bowling lanes! You could open gifts and eat in a function room and then move out to the lanes to enjoy some relaxed fun times! Since she ins’t a girly girl — it won’t be pink and frilly — but you can definteily decorate the room however you want.
Where are you actually thinking? In the city of boston? or a suburb? maybe you can help by telling what towns would work for you and maybe some of other Boston girls can help!
Post # 4
If she like non-traditional and renfaire what about doing something like:
I haven’t been there myself but I’ve wanted to go…
Post # 5
What about planning an 80’s shower to celebrate the years that they were born? You could really play on the theme writing that "some of the best things in life came out of 1981…etc…)" You could make cookies in the shape of cassette tapes from this website (they have cookie cutters shaped like everything!) You could also…
- Make it a costume party
- Play 80’s music in the background
- Use a Teal/Hot Pink/Electric Yellow color palette
- Decorate with tons of tulle, large satin bows, lace, etc.
- The possibilities are endless! AND inexpensive!
I am hosting my sisters shower in a hotel suite. It was less expensive than renting a banquet room (even a small one) but the biggest bonus is that I am able to bring in my own food and beverages.
Post # 6
You could include pictures of moms, friends, grandmothers, etc. that are from the 80’s. Very fun!