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Throwing is one of my favorite types of parties to throw. My best friend is getting married this summer and as the matron of honor I get the pleasure of throwing her shower! More details will be disclosed on that
later this spring. If you are throwing a shower here are a few things
you will want to consider. Location, food, guest list, decorations and
games to name a few.

So let's start with the location. So what are the options. Your home or another family member's home, your
backyard, banquet hall, local restaurant, local park or your local city
center. This will also be determined by your guest list. If you have 30
or more guests having the shower at your house is not a good idea. Now
if planning an outdoor shower keep in mind the weather and have a
backup plan. Outdoor showers are great for a tea party theme!

Now my favorite part of the event Food! I have been to my fair share of
showers and I must say I have only been impressed by one. My favorite
meal of the day is breakfast and this shower was a brunch. They served
quiches, breakfast bakes, banana bread,mini muffins and mimosas. The
best way to impress your guests is to get creative in a simple way.
Instead of a big huge meal serve appetizers but make them a mini version
of the original. I like mini sandwiches and tiramisu served in tea
cups. If you are having it at a restaurant or catered ask if they can do
tapas. Similar to appetizers, they are plates full of mini bites
served to each table. They can also be served in courses. Another
favorite is serve a signature drink. It doesn't have to alcoholic but
it should be fun! My biggest piece of advice is avoid items like taco
dip and boring veggie trays. We have seen them at a million showers.

Onto the subject of games. I am going to have to admit I am not a big fan.
Some hosts get crazy and have 5 or more games to play. That is just too
much. Especially when the games are centered around questions about the
couple. There are a lot of guests who won't know most of the answers.
If you are going to do a quiz on the couples I recommend making them
multiple choice and no more than 5-8 questions. If you absolutely have
to have games keep them simple and do 3 or less games. Your guests will
thank you :)


To be continued.....

Make sure to check out my wedding shower invite designs at www.takeitpersonallybychristine.com

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