I made a simple personalized wedding date with a heart and cross with mountains in the background. I put the design on a nice smooth towel. They LOVED it and I felt a little guilty because it didn't take long at all. Their dad framed it immediately. If they don't want it to be displayed forever, it's their choice and I'm not decorating their home. For another couple I made a small quilt out of the Love Chapter bunnies on Embroidery Library. It's on their couch 7 years later.....
Maybe an old fashioned "pounding"? Even if they have household items, they can always use food like coffee, flour and sugar. And pantry items like foil, napkins, etc. Doesn't have the lasting memory of a piece of pottery or silver, but would make for a memorable shower if the givers got creative.
Hi Nan, I was thinking you could always have a purchasing party shower, like a Linnen Party or, Aromatherapy, Lingerie, Tupperware, ( which is quite popular again now), or any number of other sales parties, but instead of bringing little gifts everyone can contribute an amount they choose then your 'adopted' daughter, who you have named as the Hostess, can choose something she'd really like from the goods for sale.
These are quite popular here, among the younger generation, for all sorts of showers.
The guests, of course, can always purchase items for themselves if they want and then the commission on their purchases can also help towards the cost of something she really wants.
hugs n roses, Meg
I should have added that several Tupperware parties we have had have been held outside in parks and our distributor has used the modern Tupperware to make cocktails and such. They were a huge hit. :-)
Sounds like an opportunity to get really creative.
My suggestion would be for every 'guest' to provide a favourite or 'secret' family recipe including the origin and story behind the recipe. non perishable ingredients to make each recipe could be included. To make it more special each recipe could be hand written and then placed in a special binder or book.
My dh and I had one gifted to us when we first got married and we have added our own family recipes to it over the years. Since my kids were little I have for each of them a binder where I have hand written more family recipes in over the years. It will be gifted to them when they leave home.
How about a dinner "out" at a nice place? A gift card and a menu from a great restaruant that does take out?
This was an usual shower.
The niece by marriage that I travel with, has a niece that's expecting. They had a 'baby shower' where people drove through the circular drive and dropped off gifts on the walk. Callie, the pregnant one, was sitting outside close to the house but where people dropping off could see, wave, shout to her. Later after all gifts were dropped, Callie and hubby had a camera set up where they opened gifts and everybody could watch her open & she could remark or thank them live via Facebook or something. Definitely an unusual & memorable shower!
Maybe you could do something like that.
Now that is a fantastic solution!
My daughter in law did something like that for my grand daughter's birthday, only they also had an ice cream truck.
What a neat idea, the perfect answer.
Something like a grill out shower could be fun.......have guests bring gifts that have to do with grilling out or outdoor activity.....also would be safer to do outside too with this virus hanging around. Food coupons or gift certificates could also be good gift suggestions for people that have everything....Good luck, Nan!!