April 23, 2010, Newsletter Issue #288: Jack and Jill Bridal Showers

Tip of the Week

Don't leave the bridegroom out of your bridal shower party. A co-ed shower is typically called a "Jack and Jill" shower. This could be a barbecue at the park, beach, or in your back yard.

A popular theme for a Jack and Jill shower is a western or barbecue themed shower. Barbecue-themed bridal shower invitations and decorations are easy and set a relaxed tone. You'll find bridal party supplies galore. Have fun with checkered tablecloths, party lights, and props that draw attention to the bridal couple. It's easy to customize western hats for the bride and groom. Wrap white tulle around hers and a black bandanna around his. The father of the bride could wear a sheriff's badge.

Keep the food simple with hamburgers, beans, potato salad, chocolate cake, and plenty of iced-down drinks. The happy couple will appreciate getting party gifts like a barbecue pit, chef's apron, barbecue tongs, checkered hot mitts, grilling cookbooks and lounge chairs. Even charcoal, lighter and barbecue sauce will come in handy after they're married.

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