My family is very non-traditional and I don't think my mother would have any idea where to even start with a shower. For example, no one in my family was planning any sort of bridal shower for me, so my sweet hubs stepped up to the plate and threw a surprise shower for me...I was completely surprised and amazed that he did that. My hubs' family is similar, and both of our families are out of state. So while it may be unconventional, we're just throwing a big co-ed party for ourselves, our family and our friends. We host a lot of parties so it won't be out of character for us to host a party. Gifts will be completely optional but we will register somewhere in case people do want to bring gifts. It'll be the weekend of Cinco de Mayo so we'll have a fun party theme. Has anyone had and/or been to a "shower" where gifts were not opened?