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  1. lovecookn

    lovecookn Member Gold Member

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    My first Bridal shower also happens to be my first co-ed show as well. What in the world do you do at a co-ed shower. I have never been to co-ed shower of any kind!

    So what advice can you offer for making a co-ed shower really fun and successful???:confused:

    Thanks for your insights!
     
    Sep 23, 2009
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  2. ChefGwendolyn

    ChefGwendolyn Member Gold Member

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    My Director, just did one and she had 2 gift bags neatly displayed with some tissue paper on top so no one could look in, on the inside of the bag were 2 rolls of toilet tissue. One was for the men and one was for the women. The women and the men were placed into 2 teams, you could do this for the guys w/ the bride and the women w/ the groom, or you could do battle of the sexes. Each team went into a room and had 15-20 minutes to create wedding attire for the bride and the groom. The team who one got a small prize.

    She said it was a lot of fun, and the guys got really creative!
     
    Sep 23, 2009
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  3. Blmal

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    FYI- The Bride (or I guess Bride and Groom) are normally the judge for the winner
     
    Sep 25, 2009
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  4. pampcheflisa

    pampcheflisa Advanced Member Gold Member

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    When I did a Bridal Shower, I didn't want it to seem that I was there to "hock" product, but wanted to focus more on the event/bride. I got the Apron off the supply order and after eveyone signed it, I had the bride put it on and come help me "prepare" our recipe. For the co-ed thing, you could either make them come up together and put a recipe together with you guiding along. Or, if you want make it really fun, you could have some time of "challenges", like having the groom squeeze a lemon with his hand and the bride use the citrus press, and see who has more juice (should be the bride w/ the press!). Or challenges using the knives, etc.
    One thing I'd recommend though is not going on and on and on about the products, but focus on the couple and focus on products used in a demo or a 'challenge'.
    Also, if you can make a registry board that guests can easily pick gifts from, will be a good idea.
    I wish you the best, bridal showers are so much fun!!!
     
    Sep 25, 2009
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  5. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    One really fun game I like to play is "Test Your Observations."

    I have the bride carry around a platter of products, passing slowly by every guest. I entertain questions about anything on the platter. Once everyone has had a chance to see the platter, I have the bride (& groom, if he's there) leave the room. I have the guests number their blank sheet of paper 1 to 10. Then, I start asking questions:

    1. Is the bride wearing a skirt or slacks?

    2. Is she wearing a ring?

    3. What color is her shirt?

    You get the idea. In the case of a co-ed shower you would ask questions about both. My last question is always, "Does the bride look happy?" This way they're guaranteed one correct answer.

    Be prepared for lots of groans when you start asking questions. I never, ever, tell people to remember what's on the platter. I usually say, "Susie's going to come around to each of you. We're going to test your powers of observation."

    One really evil thing I do to get those people with great memorization skills is to make sure I have only 8 products on the platter. I know. I'm really evil.
     
    Sep 25, 2009
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  6. How exciting!!! Bridal showers are my favorite!!! I have done a "couples" bridal shower before and it was a blast. This is what I did:

    I had 8 to 10 products (sometimes higher priced items, but ones in which look complicated. :) for example the salad berry spinner, mix n chop, etc. I would have all of those products on the table when the guests would arrive. Attached to the product was an envelope numbered 1 - 10 (or however many you have). Inside the envelope, I have a question for the men. The men are to tell us what they think the product is they picked out and also I would read them the question in the envelope to answer about their spouse/significant other. for example:

    "Which tool does your spouse need to be more like?
    ~ Easy opener (Always shy) ~ Boil Control (Hot Tempered) ~ Clock Timer (Always Late)

    This gets the group laughing and having a blast. and the other game I play at every bridal show is "Ask Dr. Phil/Ruth" - giving the bride advice - They ALL love this one!!

    Hope this helps anyone out. If you need more info, just let me know. Thanks! Good luck!! HAve fun too!!!!
     
  7. lovecookn

    lovecookn Member Gold Member

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    Oh thanks for the ideas!!!

    Love the bride/groom challenge!
    Can anyone suggest more challenges? I think maybe 5 would be good! Love battle of the sexes!

    Tell me more about the "which product does your spouse need to more like?" Not sure I am grasping the whole concept?!

    And keep'em coming....they're GREAT!
     
    Sep 25, 2009
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  8. lovecookn

    lovecookn Member Gold Member

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    Bumping!;)
     
    Sep 28, 2009
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