Product description Your best friend is getting married, it's up to you to throw the shower. Now what? Forget the paper plateribbon bouquet. Times have changed and people are delving into tradition with contemporary flair. With four unique party themes, Wedding Showers offers menus, decorating ideas, creative projects, and activities to suit a range of personalities and visions, making it the ideal guide for today's shower host. A traditional afternoon of tea invites guests to a selection of mouthwatering cakes, tarts, and cookies. A tropical cocktail party carries the festivities outside. The day-at-the-beach shower takes a fun and casual approach with its bountiful barbecue and brightly colored canopies. An intimate beauty shower centers around luxuriant home-spa treatments followed by pretty boxed lunches. From making the plans to decorating the venue, the authors breathe new life into the long-standing tradition of the wedding shower. About the Author Michele Adams is a stylist with a background in product, interior, and floral design. Formerly the associate weddings editor for Martha Stewart Living, she now lives in Santa Monica, California. Gia Russo is a writer and stylist with a background in design and architecture. She currently resides in Santa Monica, California, and was the associate editor of gardening, weddings, and style for Martha Stewart Living. Jonelle Weaver -- whose clients include Food & Wine, Martha Stewart Living, and Gourmet -- lives in New York City.