I am the MOH and pretty much at a brick wall with the BMs in planning this shower. They all have pretty much stated that it would be too much to plan an activity of sorts for the guests to do during the shower. The bride has requested no games. So I have come up with one bigger activity of scrapbooking pages for the first year of their marriage as the bride loves scrapbooking. I also came up with the idea of small little activities that guest could do as please of writing a note of encouragement for the bride that I will mail randomly during the first year of her marriage. The other is a date night jar. Basically guest would visit the table, and write a date idea and put it in the jar. The BMs all think this is just too much for the shower. I have gotten the feeling they want to just serve food (not a meal as we are planning for 2pm) and have the bride open gifts. I am just not comfortable with this, seems gift grabby to me. Also there is 9 of us in her party and 10 paying for the shower, so we have a very decent budget even with each just paying $50. The location at the moment is at a church since none of the ladies have a home that we can use to host the shower.
What would be some good alternative ideas for this shower. I would like at least one activity we can do together that will take about 30 minutes. We are doing a beach theme in décor. Also I do not have a guest list yet, but could be 30-70 invited. Thanks for any help!