Afternoon tea not your friend's style?  For some women, a co-ed couple shower makes more sense than a traditional bridal shower. Of course, if you have a co-ed shower the event has to be as non-traditional as the guest list. Toss out the menu of cupcakes and cosmopolitans. Lose the bride bingo shower games. For this type of shower, you need to make sure to have a party that appeals to all.  The goal here is to honor the couple, not just the bride, so make sure that the activity is something that they both enjoy.

For the sports fan couple: Plan a shower around a televised game with their favorite team.  Fire up the grill and serve a menu with barbeque favorites.

For the game aficionados:  Do your friends live for Trivial Pursuit or Balderdash game nights?  Plan an evening filled with their favorite board and party games.As gifts, the guests could bring new games to add to the couples' collection. For the menu, prepare lots of small bites and appetizers.

For the outdoor enthusiasts: Have an overnight shower at an accessible campsite.  Pack in all the campfire goodies: hot dogs, s'mores, and pancakes for guests in the morning.