The purpose of bridal showers is to help couples set up their new homes.
Generally, the shower is given by the maid-of-honor or a good friend.
Some people think it is in poor taste to have a family member throw the party.
Well nowadays anything goes. Especially if you are having a close-knit group at the get-together.
Shower themes are very popular now.
Some party theme ideas are:
*Stock the bar
Pick a theme that compliments the bride-to be. Or one that you know she will have fun with.
Showers are usually informal with simple menus, fun games and presents. (smaller and cheaper than wedding gifts)
Remember, personal thank you notes are always the right thing - no matter how informal the bridal shower.