Our Take: It's 2018, so customize your vision around the guest (or guests) of honor. What's your person's idea of a fun, awesome day with her (male and female, because co_ed means more Best Humans involved) people? If she's more of a hiker than a pinkies_up tea drinker, throwing a campfire lunch at a cabin in the mountains would be a killer way to celebrate. And if you get the feeling that your BFF would rather be doing literally anything than having people watch her open a pile of presents? Well, you can either let people know you'll be skipping the ritual present opening, or ditch the traditional gift_giving.
Traditionally: Something low_key but casually elegant and, ideally, pretty, such as someone's home, garden or backyard, or a restaurant or tea house. Our Take: Keep your budget and abilities in mind. Traveling to Chicago for a fancy brunch makes sense if a lot of attendees live just outside Chicago__but not if you're all based in Florida. Also, don't ditch the backyard just because it seems super traditional. Backyards have the distinct advantage of being free, and there are so many ways to make someone's backyard feel special. You can go with the tried and true__fresh flowers and paper garlands are classics for a reason. Or you can go for the unique_to_them touches__a tropical_themed collection of homemade desserts for your Hawaii_obsessed pal, for example.
by Margo D. Pelt on Jul 30, 2018 Bridal Shower