Ideas needed: Wedding shower for a male coworker!

So as a social worker, most of the people I work with are women (or gay men). We do have a couple straight men that work in our office and one of them happens to be getting married in a couple months. We've had a gazillion showers, bridal and baby, for all the women already and he always contributes so we figured we should do something for him now that it's his turn. He's agreeable to a having wedding shower as long as it's not girly or froo-froo. Any thoughts about how to keep it "manly"? :) FYI - usually, the work showers consist of decorating the conference room, providing the food/drinks, and opening gifts...
Posted on May 28, 2008 at 12:29 pm
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HolyMolyMatrimony
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I LOVE the idea- just have it more 'manly' haha

Gear it towards his personality, sports, etc. Maybe get him gifts that are more for him on their registry (grill stuff, etc) or honeymoon related??? Like Dirty bought her FI- tshirts, flip flops, travel stuff??

The BS is for a girl to be pampered and get what she wants, now take that concept and put it on him :)

- HMM :)
Posted on May 28, 2008 at 12:38 pm
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Well, I don't know if he is into outdoorsy things, but if so, you can throw a "Mud Bath" as opposed to a shower. So everyone would get him gifts for like camping or mountain biking (things you get dirty doing).
Another option, if he is into a certain sports team, decorate the room in their colors or logos and everyone can get him "fan gear" as gifts.
My dad's co-workers threw him a shower when he and my mom were getting married that was a "tools for life" theme, everyone got him a tool for a tool box (bought by the boss) and they shared their advice for marriage during the shower, so there were tools and advice for married life (they had beer and pizza also).
Have fun!!
Posted on May 28, 2008 at 12:39 pm
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hahaha thats awesome jharkins!!!! GREAT IDEAS!!
Posted on May 28, 2008 at 12:48 pm
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Thanks ladies! I know he likes the Raiders so maybe I'll go black and silver...and the pizza is a great idea. I WISH we could do the beer but being government employees and all... :) Thanks for the help ladies!
Posted on May 28, 2008 at 12:55 pm
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ohhh and maybe a "custom" cake- Raiders? That would be cool!
Posted on May 28, 2008 at 1:34 pm
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just no raiders table lamp for their bedroom! hahaha

sports themed or jharkins' idea of "tool time" would be awesome!

if they still have raiders Christmas ornies for their 1st Christmas as a married couple????
Posted on May 28, 2008 at 4:47 pm
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DH's grandma threw us a shower geared towards him and it had a tool theme. All of the gifts were geared towards our new house. We got tools, gardening supplies. We got tons of useful stuff that was not kitchen related.

What about a bbq or tailgate theme to go with the raiders?
Posted on May 28, 2008 at 5:24 pm
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I also really like the idea of the mud bath. Those were GREAT ideas Jharkins!
Posted on May 28, 2008 at 5:43 pm

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