We all know that not everyone looks forward to their bridal shower. Previously we've talked about anxieties over someone bringing a gift to a no-gift shower, getting stuck when it comes to including dudes, and agonizing over not wanting a shower at all.
Then Offbeat reader Julie offered an awesome suggestion for a bridal shower perfect for both literary nerds and those who don't want a typical wedding shower…
My wonderful friends offered to host a shower and didn't understand the concept of a feminist, gift-less, pre-wedding party. So I sized up my priorities and asked if we could do a book shower. Each person brought a book that reminded them of their relationship with me. We played one game, too. It was a nice way to meet them halfway.
Oh, and think of all the fun decor options. I'm thinking use some of these book decor tutorials (Psst: If you're worried about the horrors of book mutilation, Offbeat Home has great advice for you)…
- Use this origami book folding tutorial to make awesome centerpieces.
- Turn your plain ‘ol votives into themed votives and party favors with this book page votive tutorial.
- Turn your old books into decor with the tear drop folded book tutorial
- Use these book origami peices both decor items and the prizes, if you're going to play games!
Speaking of games, what kind of game ideas can y'all come up with for a book party shower? Let's crowdsource the perfect book party shower right now!