Planning an Unforgettable Wedding Shower

Wedding showers are a way to celebrate the bride and groom before their wedding day, and are also a way to let friends and family mix and mingle. Showers can be hosted by anyone other than the couple. For the person that is doing the planning, putting together a wedding shower can be nerve-wracking, but it doesn’t have to be.

Who Should Be Invited?

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A traditional bridal shower is typically just for the bride, and the guest list would include her female friends, family and coworkers. A wedding shower is for both the bride and groom, so the guest list will include friends and family of both, usually people who will also be invited to the wedding.

Where Should the Wedding Shower Be Held?

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By inviting a mixed crowd, you are free to get very creative with the location of the event. While there’s nothing wrong with hosting the shower in your own home, for a more unforgettable experience, consider a location that is personally meaningful to the couple.

For example, if they share a love of nature trails or the beach, these might be good locations for a wedding shower. Or choose any other location that signifies a shared interest, such as a bowling alley, golf course or skating rink.

Choosing a Memorable Theme

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Choosing a theme isn’t a requirement, but it can give the shower more focus and make it more memorable. A theme can also help with decoration choices and menu. Themes can revolve around gifts, meals or interests. A few examples include a cookbook wedding shower, a garden shower, a wine tasting shower or a household gadget shower.

Food and Fun

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The time of day you plan the shower will affect what type of food should be served. A morning or brunch shower could include coffee, tea, bagels, pastries, yogurt and fruit. An evening shower might include cocktails and appetizers or a dessert buffet. For outdoor wedding showers, consider a barbecue or finger sandwiches.

 

Planning a few games can make it even more fun and can help to break the ice between guests who don’t really know each other. Try a scavenger hunt, charades or trivia questions about the couple.

Ask for Help

Make sure you ask for help from other family members or friends. The more people that are involved in making suggestions and helping to plan the event, the less likely you will forget an important detail. Extra hands will be important when it comes to decorating and preparing food.

 

With just a little bit of help, you can plan a wedding shower that the bride and groom will really appreciate and will always remember.

 

 

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The Top 10 Best Party Themes of All Time

Everybody loves a good party, and the one thing that can beat a good party is a party with a great theme. But coming up with a winning theme party idea can be tough, especially if you’ve never done it before, or have lots of fun-loving friends who have already thrown a few of their own. If you’re looking for awesome ideas for themes, here are 10 of the best that are sure to make for an unforgettable night.

 

1. Murder Mysteries

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These types of parties are born successes because they have all the makings of a memorable party built right into the premise: intrigue, food, theatrics, and a healthy dose of whodunnit.

 

2. Christmas in July

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It’s been said that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but that doesn’t mean it only has to come once! With a Christmas in July party, you can experience everything great about the Yuletide without the hassle of snow, cold, and bulky clothes.

 

3. High School or College Revisited

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High school and college were golden years for most people thanks to the late nights and epic parties, so this is a natural fit for a great theme party idea that’ll be sure to get your friends reminiscing.

 

4. Casino at Home

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People say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but there’s no rule against bringing the excitement and exhilaration of the casino to your home. You can even rent table games and everything else you’d need to throw the best casino bash in your neighbourhood.

 

5. Costume Party

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Who doesn’t love Halloween? There’s mystery, lots of candy, and, of course, there are costumes. With a costume party, you can bring the magic of Halloween to life at any time of year.

 

6. Oscars Party

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Continuing with the theme of dressing up, throwing an Oscars party will allow your guests to experience the glitz and glam of Hollywood in the comfort of your home. Just don’t forget the fancy finger food, red carpet, paparazzi, and goody bags.

 

7. Decade Party

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Are you in love with the Roaring 20s, or are you a 60s flower child at heart? Or maybe you just can’t get enough of 80s neon or 70s disco. If one of these sounds like you, or you’ve got another period in mind, then a decade party might be the perfect theme party idea.

 

8. Favourite Movie

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If you and your friends share a love for a particular flick, then a specially themed movie night is just the thing for you. You can dress up as characters, have appropriate snacks, and plan a screening.

 

9. PJ Party

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Slumber parties aren’t just for kids anymore, and there’s nothing more fun than getting a group of adults together for some good ole fashioned pyjama-ed fun.

 

10. Glow in the Dark

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A glow in the dark party may sound difficult to pull off, but all you need are some white-clad guests, luminous paint, and black lights to get the whole thing glowing.

 

 

Themes are an excellent way to liven up a party, engage guests, and bring a new element of fun to your social life. No matter what theme you choose, your party is sure to be unforgettable, and these top 10 best themes will get you on the way to planning and hosting a legendary party.