I asked this over on Hell's Bells (http://www.weddinghellsbells.com/smf/index.php?topic=116872.msg2703420#msg2703420
) but have not yet received any replies, so I thought I'd ask here, too. I figure any ideas generated could be used for baby showers, if any e-Hellions have one of those on their radar. I don't mind in the least if this becomes a "oh here's a neat idea" thread. :-)
So, I am getting married in May, and my MOH wants to throw me a bridal shower, and we're looking at the last weekend of Feb in Denver (or surrounding area), and neither of us has any idea where to have it. She doesn't live here, and I've only ever been to one bridal shower, which was at a winery tasting room.
My biggest concern is that I will get very self-conscious if the whole thing is about watching me open gifts. I went to a baby shower once at an upscale bowling alley, which was a lot of fun - people could bowl or not if they wanted to, there was food & drink available, and watching the parents-to-be open gifts was only a small part of the fun.
So, does anyone have any suggestions to offer - either specific, if you know the area, or things to look for in general? I thought maybe a paint-n-sip type deal might be fun, but I've never actually been to one much less to a party at one. Thoughts?