If bridal showers just aren't your style, consider hosting a couples shower. Coed, or "Jack and Jill" showers — in which the groom invites his male friends and family — are becoming more and more common. Think of a couples shower more like an engagement party. Host the party on the weekend and choose a menu that will please both men and women. For more tips on hosting a couples shower,
- At a bridal shower, alcohol may not play an important role, but at a couples shower be sure to offer guests cocktails.
- Plan the party around a theme, event, or activity. If you or your fiancé are foodies host a cooking class, wine tasting, or mixologist bar shower. Attending a sporting event or hosting a tournament is fun for adventurous, athletic couples.
- The present opening ceremony is optional. If you prefer, open them later in privacy. However, be sure to send thoughtful, prompt thank you notes.
- Remember a shower is a chance for everyone to get to know each other before the wedding, so encourage mingling.
- Finally, it's your party so do what you want. If a Mexican themed fiesta with a mariachi is what you love, go for it!
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