Tired of boring bridal showers and bachelor’s parties? As a wedding guest or friend of the bride or groom, consider planning a couple’s shower, AKA “Jack and Jill Parties” or “Stag and Doe Parties“. It’s more fun, rewarding and having a Jack and Jill shower together with friends and family is easier to plan than two separate bridal shower and bachelor parties.
The California Room can accommodate up to 150 people. Invite everyone who is going to the wedding to the Jack & Jill! However, newlyweds may be on a tight budget and a Jack and Jill party is a great occasion to invite those, that may not be on the final invite list.
Jack and Jill’s are usually held from two months to two weeks before the wedding. However reserving the date is usually done as far in advance as possible. There are no customary rules. The party can be any time after the engagement up to a week before the wedding day. The Jack and Jill is not intended to surprise the soon to be couple so, ask them what works best for date and time. Jack and Jill showers are casual dress, unless otherwise noted on the invitation. Like any event, dress comfortably and wear those dancing shoes! The best gifts to give at Jack and Jill parties are gifts used by both the bride and the groom. Money is a favorite!
A themed party can be fun and if you have one it should be different from the wedding theme. You wouldn’t want the wedding to be a letdown with the theme being repeated. The most successful Jack and Jill’s sometimes include fun games featuring the bride & groom and the guests. Having raffle giveaway baskets seems to be a big winner too. Ask us about games that are played and how to raise money! We see these types of parties all the time and can help you with what works best!
Contact us today to hold your date for a Jack & Jill party!
The California Room is conveniently located in Hudson, NH, just outside of Londonderry.