bridal shower help
my mother and my sister want to throw a bridal shower for me but it's a bit difficult due to timing and location. i live out of the country and will only be in the bay area in october and then in the week before the wedding. because of this, they want to have the shower the week before the wedding but i think there will be too much going on (his entire family will be there as well as some of our friends and we'll have a lot of entertaining to do).
so i was going to suggest doing it in october but first i wanted to have some ideas on what to do. gifts are kinda out of the question as i won't be registering in the US and i can't really take a lot home with me. because of this, there was the suggestion of a lingerie shower but i'm a bit shy and would find it excruciating to sit there and open piece after piece of lingerie in front of my friends and family. similarly, i would not enjoy any games that involve people guessing/sharing very personal details about me and my FI.
i realize it sounds like i'm unappreciative (or unfun) but i'd like to get a few shower ideas that don't involve gifts or overly embarrassing games.