So, I'm planning my sister's bridal shower since I'm her MOH, and I'm starting to put together some ideas. I spoke with her about what she's looking for, and she indicated she wanted something very traditional since her wedding is going to be very non-traditional (costumed Halloween wedding, I think she wants to give our family's older generation something so they aren't as appalled, lol). She specifically mentioned a tea party, so that's what I'm going with (right up your alley, McJag!).
I THINK I've found the place to have it (have to check dates and verify the rental cost), I've begun to enlist some women we know to help out with things like decorating and actual assembly, but I'm also in the idea gathering stage too.
We are probably going to end up doing all of the catering ourselves due to the cost, so what I'm looking for are recipes and ideas for what food to serve (and really any other general ideas anyone may have).
I think the favor is going to be the actual tea cups we use at the party since there is a full kitchen in the space where we can wash them before people leave, but I'm totally open to any suggestions.
Right now the only "game" I have planned is asking each guest to bring a small card with their wishes or tips for my sister, we'll share them at the shower and then I'll compile them into a scrapbook or something as a gift for her.
We also already have an activity planned, we are going to make her chupah (the tent Jews get married under, you either rent or use your own, so we are going to make hers) at the bridal shower, and this will probably eat up a good chunk of the time.