The other day, dh went to a shower for the groom! The son of a good friend of his was getting married and his buddies thought it would be unusual, fun, crazy, whatever, to throw him a shower. So, they invited guys he knew and took up a collection for a group gift.
They had a barbeque, sat around, eating and talking then they gave him the gift (it was Craftsmen tools, things he'd need for handy-manning it around the house.) This was not a bachelor party with silly (and questionable) stuff going on. Everyone had a great time and the groom was absolutely blown away that his friends were so thoughtful (although he had to express this in a very 'manly' way).
Anyone else out there heard of this or been to one? Until now, I hadn't known about it.