Posts Tagged ‘Showers’

SAS Groom’s Tip of the Week from

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Gretchen, from is here with the SAS (short and sweet) tip of the week for you grooms out there.

Hey Guys!

Scheme with the Maid of Honor (MOH) to present your Bride-to-be (BTB) with a special gift from you to be given during her Bridal Shower or her Bachelorette Party!

It could be anything from a handwritten love note and flowers, to a Video iPod with all of her favorite movies ready to watch on it.

This simple action will definitely have her missing you while celebrating at the ‘all-female’ shindigs!

You stay classy, grooms. Cheers!

Gear up for the Honey-Do List with a Home Improvement Shower

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

In the wise words of Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, there’s nothing wrong with a little “more power” or with doing things “the man way.”

AAAAOOOGGGHHH (or whatever that sound he always made was)

AAAAOOOGGGHHH (or whatever that sound he always made was)

But, does doing things the “man way” end on the wedding day? Many grooms say that their #1 fear associated with marriage is that they’re going to become “domesticated sissies” (their words, not ours). Is this a legit fear? Will grooms be forced to put their buffers, sanders, and grinders into storage and learn how to knit? For you future grooms reading this – rest assured. Your manly days are not over. We’ve got one very important phrase for you to get used to: Honey-Do List.

Not familiar with the honey-do list? Here’s a sample:

  • - Clean the gutters
  • - Stain the new bookshelf
  • - Install the new ceiling fan in the spare bedroom
  • - Clean up the empty beer cans scattered throughout the backyard (from when you last mowed the lawn)

As you can imagine, this list never stops growing. We recommend getting prepared for these duties by planning a home improvement wedding shower so you won’t be attacking this honey-do list empty handed. You can even create a guy-friendly wedding registry to fill in the gaps in your tool collection. Some popular gifts at home improvement showers are drills, saws, wet dry vacs, and power paint equipment. Oftentimes, groups of friends or family will go in together on tool sets and tool storage chests.

Any great home improvement shower stories or suggestions out there? Let’s hear ‘em! Leave a comment below.

Keep Walking, Johnnie: Scotch Tasting Party Idea

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Okay guys, most of us have heard of Johnnie Walker Scotch. For those of you who haven’t, we highly recommend trying it. There are several different types (or blends) of this great scotch. The cheapest, which most of us are familiar with, is called Red Label.  Red Label is common in many bars and is a great scotch for making cocktails or even drinking straight or on the rocks. For those of you with a more distinguished taste, Johnnie Walker has the scotch for you. In addition to Red Label, there are several other blends, in order from cheapest to most expensive: Black Label, Green Label, Gold Label, and for the most distinguished gentlemen, the famous Blue Label. At The Man Registry, we prefer Johnnie Walker Blue Label. However, because this is the most expensive of the blends, we’ve devised a way for every person and their friends to be able to enjoy the heavenliness that is Blue Label on the lips. It’s a fun and creative way to get your friends together and have a cocktail party like celebrities do: a cocktail party we like to call “Keep on Walking, Johnnie.”

Believe it or not, this blog post is not a paid advertisment from Johnnie Walker

Believe it or not, this blog post is not a paid advertisement from Johnnie Walker

This party idea isn’t cheap, but broken up between friends and fellow gentlemen, most groups can make it manageable. (If you’re looking for a theme for a guy-friendly couples’ shower, this may be it). First, you’ll need all of your friends to chip in and come up with a total of about $400. Not bad, considering that for $40, you and nine of your friends will all be in for a great night. For the average 750ml of scotch, there are roughly 17 shots, so everyone in the party should have a good time if you have all five common types of Johnnie Walker scotch. Before the party begins, disguise the bottles so that no one, including you, knows which bottle is which. With all of the scotch that will be consumed, it’s a good idea to have plenty of food or appetizers available as well (see our past blog about app day to possibly combine the festivities).

When everyone arrives, make sure you have enough shot glasses or highballs available so you aren’t drinking this divine scotch out of plastic cups. When all of the participants (read: investors in fun) have arrived, start pouring the scotch. Each player should then record each scotch drink of shot in order of their most favorite to least favorite (similar to a mystery wine tasting event). Once all of the scotches have been sampled, uncover the different bottles and see who has the most distinguished pallet. We recommend congratulating the winner or winners with the remainder of the Blue Label bottle. Of course, the most gracious winners will allow the others enjoy the remainder of the bottle with them, but that’s up to them. Most of all, this is an opportunity for all of you to get the chance to drink with the best of ‘em. Have fun, and help Johnnie Keep on Walking.

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What’s your favorite blend of Johnnie Walker scotch? Do you shell out for the blue or stick to the red? Tell us in the comment section below.

App Day: A New American Tradition

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009


By Jimmy Horner, Co-Founder of

Today, I’m proposing a new American tradition, hereby dubbed: App Day. This tradition should be treated as every other holiday in this grand country, either by taking the day off work, or to make it even easier to receive approval from the federal holiday commission, it could even be held on a Sunday every year. On second thought, maybe easiest of all would be to collocate it with another existing time-honored and manly tradition — Super Bowl Sunday.

Now that we have the day carefully chosen, let’s expand upon the concept. First off, every citizen (or guest) will be tasked, no — honored, with bringing at least two appetizers to the occasion (read: party). One stipulation: one of the food items must be fried. I know what you’re thinking health-conscious America, “That can’t possibly be on my new 2009 diet!” But fear not, there are multiple ways to thoroughly enjoy this holiday, even with lighter fare. On the healthier side, appetizers could include fried mushrooms, zucchini, ochre, squash or fish. On the more traditional end, dishes could focus on fried chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, sausages, you get the idea. The key to this holiday is to think outside the box — don’t just let your imagination wane. Think chili, little smokies, quesadillas, fried pickles…the possibilities are virtually endless.

If you already have another tradition in place for Super Bowl Sunday that simply can’t be broken, this is a perfect opportunity to extend this holiday to a groom-to-be’s man shower instead. “Man Showers” have become extremely popular in the last several years as men are getting more involved with weddings. I personally can’t think of a better way to celebrate a man’s impending nuptials than by downing plate after plate of fried foods chased by cold beer with close friends and family. So find a day that works for your buddy and get started.

TIP: If you don’t already have one, I’d recommend picking up a deep fryer ASAP because this day will soon become one of the great American holidays citizens look forward to each and every year, so the investment will be well worth it — cheers!

Have a great appetizer recipe? Let us know about it in the comment section below.

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