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Pampered Chef: Theme Show Bridal Shower w/ No Bride! :-)

  1. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    So, on the 9th I have a Bridal Shower....but the bride won't be there. (she's out of state). I've done bride-less showers before, but they were catalog shows.

    Usually I interact with the bride, and have her help with the demo, and have other people interact with the bride, and make it a lot of fun...but I'm sorta stumped with how to do that w/o the bride there.
    I do have an apron for everyone to sign - we'll still do that...but I'd love to hear others ideas and suggestions for a Bride-less Bridal Shower!
     
    Oct 29, 2009
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  2. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    Can you call the bride and get some information from her and make up a quiz? ...have her share her favorite tools/recipes...

    Maybe she could record herself on a webcam and send a greeting too...
     
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  3. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    ...or pick someone in the room that is the "oldest bride" and have them help...

    ...or people taking turns being the bride and guessing what she'd do and how she'd react...
     
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  4. Jules711

    Jules711 Veteran Member Silver Member

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    Are they taping for her at all? Heck, with technology, she could be watching even via a webcam.

    Will the maid of honor be there? She can step in for her if that's okay. Because, again, people are there to celebrate someone and it's fun to have memories of people they know or may want to get to know (I'm realizing many maid of honors may not know everyone).

    I find it's a little easier to get people involved when it's for her as well. I did have a bride-less shower when she had to go to another state unexpectedly! It went fine and people could openly purchase wedding gifts for her to and plot a little more :). Just be aware if it's on tape...will she get it before or after the wedding? Make sure comments on tape are appropriate then unless they don't mind her knowing.
     
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  5. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    They are planning on using Skype to have her "there" for at least part of it. But with the time difference, she will be at work still when we start the shower.

    I like the idea of having the oldest or maybe the longest married bride help out!
     
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  6. Nanisu

    Nanisu Veteran Member Gold Member

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    We did one of these about 3 years ago for my cousin, her sister threw it...and we dressed her husband (the sister's) as the bride and had him open the presents and filmed it. It was hilarious.
     
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  7. Jules711

    Jules711 Veteran Member Silver Member

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    Depending on the group assembled, definitely check with the host. At mine, the oldest would have been 60+ and not very interested in doing that much. It's a cute idea though!
     
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  8. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    It all depends on your crowd. My 60+ guests are often the most talkative and lively. It is fun to compare the past to the conveniences of today!
     
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  9. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Yes, I was thinking of the mother of the host of the shower. She has been to several shows, and is always alot of fun!
     
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  10. Ginger428

    Ginger428 Legacy Member Gold Member

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    That is pretty KEWL!!
     
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