For those of you who don’t know, we run a monthly contest to win an extra $50 gift for showers, festivities, galas-extraoirdinaire using a Deposit a Gift registry — the more creative the better!!
Giving away gift money?! That’s crazy! No it’s not, and don’t be a name-caller 😉 We believe that a Deposit a Gift registry is the ultimate in creativity and flexibility, and that this sense of fun can easily transform a traditional shower, giving it a unique flare and pizzazzzzzzz — so it’s our pleasure to reward you with a little something extra for your effort (ahem…the party-planner’s efforts, but it’s up to you if you wanna share). We know ya’ll are having fabulous fiestas, so don’t be shy and get in touch for a chance to win! The contest deets are here.
And if you’re in planning-mode, now is the perfect time to slip this info to the party-planners to get their creative juices flowing and win you an extra gift. Since a non-traditional registry is a new concept, even the best planners among us can use a helping hand. Some Tips:
- The tone is set by the party-thrower: creativity, enthusiasm and out-of-the-box thinking is infectious
- Themes and activities that coincide with the registry narrative tie it all together
- Permission to have fun and be silly granted! Use the dream experience or larger goal as an opportunity to get creative
- Yes, gift opening is often the main event, but that doesn’t mean it has to be business as usual…make it a game! And remember to thank your guest for the ‘gift item,’ not the 40 bucks 😉
Here are some creative shower ideas that won our hearts – Inspired yet?
Sharon Naylor is the author of The Ultimate Bridal Shower Idea Book and if you’re looking for green shower ideas, look no further and click here: This post, featured on her book blog was originally featured on Gorgeously Green, which also has fabulous green ideas for home, travel, kids and more!
For more party theme ideas, we’ve been impressed by the creativity available at Hostess with the Mostess. Bridal and Baby shower ideas galore, plus other special occasions too. Let them do the brainstorming on your behalf…all that’s important is that your party planners get the credit and you win our prize!