Traditional showers are great, but showers where both future spouses are involved are a bit more modern.
There are many things to keep in mind when considering to throw a fun couples shower. How can I make it geared towards both the bride and the groom? Should it have a theme? Where do I even begin? From why you should have a couples shower to suggestions on themes, activities, and more, there’s a lot to consider. So, if you’re the couple, keep reading and pass this on to those who may be hosting one for you!
WHY HAVE A COUPLES SHOWER
One benefit to having a couples shower is knowing your “better-half-to-be” will be involved. After all, you’re planning the wedding — everything from creating the budget to the guest list to arranging the vendors, and maybe he’s asked you to take the lead on most of, if not all of, that? If someone throws you a couples shower, the groom is guaranteed to show up, and gifts will be catered towards the both of you, so you’ll not only have him at the event, but you’ll be gifted with things you can both use, and use together. Fun, right? Here are some things to keep in mind and how to throw a fun couples’ shower.
Some fun couples shower invites come in a variety of templates. Here are some from Ida Claire Designs:
Traditional showers are great, but showers where both future spouses are involved are a bit more modern. You can really have fun with a couples shower, using a theme that applies to the couple throughout from the invites to the activities to the favors. While you don’t necessarily need a theme, we have a few suggestions that will make even the shyest groom-to-be happy to be there.
COUPLES SHOWER THEMES: HOW YOU MET
One theme can revolve around how the couple met. Especially fun for college sweethearts, you can use school colors in invites and décor and the mascot within your favors. You can also use the location of the school to inspire your favor choices. We love these accessories from Anne Cate that come in various city skylines.
And these wine glasses from Uncommon Goods with city skylines make the perfect gift for the couple that met away at college or some other home-away-from-home city.
If you met online, there are lots of ways to be punny and incorporate the internet into the décor and favors as well. Trivia games that require guests to look up answers on their phones also loosely ties to the theme. And since every guest will bring their phone, you could even break out Game of Phones as a game all guests will enjoy.
COUPLES SHOWER THEMES: HOBBIES
A shower for the future spouses can use shared hobbies to drive the theme. If the couple love sports, you can make the party similar to a football game party with betting games relating to how well the couple knows each other, and make the shower co-ed, friendly and fun for everyone.
If the couple of honor loves movies, make the shower like an Oscars watching party, filled with movie trivia games, movie bingo, popcorn, and movie candies, you get the idea. And if the couple are true foodies, consider making food part of the main event. An interactive cooking shower is always fun, while a wine and cheese tasting will please guests and the couple of honor alike. You can even hire a sommelier to come to teach guests a thing or two about pairing wines and cheese. We love these sophisticated treats from Fruition Chocolates as favors for this contemporary and collaborative shower.
Another cute gift idea for the foodie couple is this apron set by Deluxy:
For more ideas like these check back to our blog, where we’ll be showcasing unusual shower gifts and other creative ideas to make showers unique and fun.
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