I'm actually joining because I wanted to ask a question about the bridal shower. Originally, I was just going to do a spa day with my sister and 5 or so of her friend in Los Angeles (that's where we live). My sister was told that, near the wedding, all the female relatives and out-of-town friends would want to throw a party too, so she told me to just combine them. Now, instead of the resources of Los Angeles, I've got a small town in Northern California to work with. The wedding is taking place on her fiance's uncle's ranch in Paskenta, CA. The nearest 'big' town (where all the hotels people are staying at) is Corning, CA.
I looked, and they don't have any spas. So that's out. I was thinking....maybe a nice restaurant that I can reserve a party section for.....It looks like they have fast food (Burger King, Jack in the Box) and a place called The Olive Pit (which is apparently not a restaurant but is a place that just sells olives).
I'm hoping that a super bridesmaid here might have some ideas. The wedding is sneaking up on me (only about a month left!) and I need time to send out invitations. I found an idea for a "day of beauty" theme where I tell the guests to bring something that will make the bride feel beautiful (i.e. her favorite makeup, skin care, etc) and my sister really seemed to like that idea. I'm just not sure where to have the party or what specifically to do beyond sending out invitations. If you guys have any ideas, I'd really appreciate them. I want this to be as special and nice for my sister as possible.
Thanks for any and all help!