Setting Up at Home
All three of these shower themes can be staged at a home. In the case of the digital shower, you could start and finish at home; however, there is a segment that involves a bit of travel. The nursery construction and décor shower must be done at the home of the new parents, while the sports-event shower just requires a wide-screen television and a remote control.
When setting up at home, décor is less important than clutter removal. Discard old mail, magazines, and newspapers, and put away clothes — even if they’re tucked in a laundry basket in a closet.
Serving a meal at a man-shower can be as easy as fanning an assortment of take-out menus or as flavorful as fanning the barbeque flames. Forget your cholesterol concerns and go for the gusto of a real meal. If you have a good pizza parlor or burger joint in your neighborhood, you can order out.
Set up stations for the bar and food presentation. A galvanized tub or your kitchen sink (clean, of course), filled with ice, can act as a beer and soft-drink station. Munchies and dips can go on the coffee table. Save a place for the main entree — whether it’s pizza, a six-foot hero sandwich, or a platter of juicy steaks.
Serve buffet style, every man for himself, but encourage offers of helping at cleanup time.