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Why the Fire Pit Party Is Even Better than the Crappy Dinner Party — Around the Fire Pit

Last fall, we surprised a lot of you by talking about the Crappy Dinner Party. The idea is that we all need to get back to the roots of entertaining (having people over to catch up — not to impress them with our Insta-worthy house, cooking, or party decor). There is to be no housework, no special grocery shopping, and no real preparation.

Read all about it: 5 Rules for Hosting a Crappy Dinner Party (and Seeing Your Friends More Often)

The Crappy Dinner Party was invented to take the stress out of entertaining and to make sure we actually get together more often. It's great, of course, but there's something even better for this time of year: the Fire Pit Party.

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10 Bridal Shower Favors Guests Will Actually Want to Keep — The Spring Bridal Shower

When it comes to throwing a bridal shower, whether it's for your sister or your BFF, picking the favors for guests can be one of the hardest decisions. You want the favors to be cute, not cheesy, and something guests will actually use (read: you don't want to give everyone another cheap-o wooden cheeseboard emblazoned with the couple's monogram).

Keep calm: We've rounded up 10 bridal shower favor ideas that definitely won't be left behind. Carry on.

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10 Cute and Easy Bridal Shower Themes — The Spring Bridal Shower

Good news, all you maids of honor: You only need two things in order to come up with the most ingenious bridal shower theme of all time. First, start with a food the bride really likes. Got it? Now just think of one other thing that goes with it. That's it! There's your theme for the bridal shower! From there, planning the menu and the decorations is a piece of, um, three-tiered wedding cake.

Here are 10 ideas to get your wheels spinning. Of course, you can just steal one of these and call it a day.

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What’s a Stock-the-Kitchen Bridal Shower? — The Spring Bridal Shower

Bridal showers have come a long way since our moms (or maybe even some of us!) got married. These days, the guest list sometimes now includes the groom and all his buddies. Sometimes the gifts don't even get wrapped (it's called a display shower). And sometimes there are no gifts at all!

There are all sorts of themes, games, and decoration ideas (thanks, Pinterest!). And we love seeing all the new takes on the traditional event, but there's one that's quickly become our favorite: the super-fun — and appropriately named — stock-the-kitchen bridal shower.

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What’s a Stock-the-Kitchen Bridal Shower? — The Spring Bridal Shower

Bridal showers have come a long way since our moms (or maybe even some of us!) got married. These days, the guest list sometimes now includes the groom and all his buddies. Sometimes the gifts don't even get wrapped (it's called a display shower). And sometimes there are no gifts at all!

There are all sorts of themes, games, and decoration ideas (thanks, Pinterest!). And we love seeing all the new takes on the traditional event, but there's one that's quickly become our favorite: the super-fun — and appropriately named — stock-the-kitchen bridal shower.

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5 Food-Themed Bridal Shower Games That Are Actually Fun — The Spring Bridal Shower

Bridal shower games have a reputation for being, well, kinda brutal. There's the one where teams of women have to construct a wedding dress ... on another woman ... using toilet paper. And there's the one where all the guests bring a pair of underpants to ultimately hang on a clothesline and make the bride guess who brought what. (Note: That might be the only time the word "underpants" has appeared on this site.) No, thank you!

These activities don't have to be so terribly cheesy or embarrassing! And they can actually revolve around something that the couple likes: food! Check out these fun bridal shower games that everyone will actually want to play.

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