Pre Wedding Parties

If you are planning to host a party for a newly engaged couple - usually a shower, here are some good themes for that event.


*Around the World -  Food served would be cocktails and hors d'oeuvres from many countries.  Gift ideas would include maps, travel accessories, gifts for the home with an international flavor, ethnic foods from the place the couple plan to visit and a selfie stick for memorable photo shots.


*The Wonder of Nature - A perfect theme for couples who love the great outdoors.  Plan to hold the party or shower at a picnic site with a camp fire.  Food served would be picnic fare.  Shower gifts would include gift certificates for outdoor providers, camping equipment, comfortable outdoor clothing items, cooking equipment, back packs or maybe a cookbook made up of camping recipes from friends.


*Gardening - This is perfect for couples who love to dig in the dirt and watch things grow.

Foods could be all "organic".  Possible gifts could include gardening tools, seed packets, favorite plants, cuttings from a friend's garden, reference books.


*Hospitality - This theme works well for an evening party for the couple with guests bringing gifts of wine, cheeses, unusual or favorite beers, glassware to match the wine or beer gifts and serving pieces.


*Tools /Gadgets - A fun themed party for the couple who BOTH share enthusiasm for these items.  Gifts can come from hardware stores, home improvement or interior design stores and catalogs.  Guests should try for the unusual or the basics depending on the couple's preferences.