Post # 1
I definitely like to have fun, but I’m not the type to go out to the clubs or bars every other weekend. I am much more comfortable in a less crowded atmosphere with mostly people I know. Not that I’m anti-social either, it’s just that louded, crowded places with tons of people just naturally raise my anxiety level.
I know it’s not the bride’s business to plan her own bachelorette party, but my Maid/Matron of Honor and bridesmaid know me well and want to make sure they plan something that they know that I will enjoy most. I only have one idea so far, and I’m not so sure I’m crazy about it.
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I’ve been to a couple Pure Romance parties already, and they’re always a riot! They’re so fun and both consultants that have hosted parties I’ve been to created a very safe environment where all the girls felt comfortable asking questions and just relaxing and having a great time! I think it would also be good because it would be a smaller, at-home party, but still have that sassy bachelorette feel! I feel like this would be a fun option, but the thing that’s holding me back a bit is wondering how awkward it would be to have my mom there also. I know it’s easiest for me to be the judge of that since I know our relationship best, but I feel like it’s right on the edge of where it could be totally fine and fun, or it could just be weird.
What do you think? What are some fun ideas you have for this kind of low-key but fun bachelorette party?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2009 - Beach Social Hall
I am on the same boat with you! I’d also like to have a low-key bachelorette party. The Pure Romance party sounds like it would be fun, and maybe go out to dinner with your friends? I’m not sure how close you and your mom are, but I don’t see anything wrong with your mom being there. Good luck 🙂
Post # 4
What’s more fun then reserving a private room at a great restaurant and then having a slumber party with the girls? You could also rent a hotel room and have a girls night in. I saw a cute post on low key bachelorette parties a few days ago and the blogger was thinking of a chocolate bar and shopping at Saks. dessert bars are fun or a cooking, candy making, or paint your own pottery night with cocktails (my groomsmen owns one here so he’s been on me about it). A few years ago my fiance and I had a date night painting pottery. It’s so zen and so much fun. We had cupcakes and wine. Did the same thing with a volunteer group that I work with and they go back every year. Those are all things you can do with your mom. To make my mom feel comfortable, we piggybacked the bridal shower to the bachelorette party and invited a few of my bridesmaid’s mothers and my Future Mother-In-Law. Some know each other, others don’t but that way they can retire if we want to go out later. Plus I’m so happy to have them there!
Hope that helps!
Post # 5
Do you have a hobby you like to do? My girls and I love to snowboard together, and *I think* that’s what we’ll be doing this weekend. (At least they told me to bring my snowboard…)
What things do you like to do when you hang out with the girls? Then you know that you’ll enjoy whatever it is that you decide 😉
Post # 6
I Can’t wait to find out what mine will be like, but I also requesting a low key party. Theres always a spa party, or even having a chef come into your home and cook for/with your girls.
Post # 7
I should have found this blog before posting mine! All of your ideas sound wonderful!!
We are actually having a slumber party too!!
Post # 8
I rarely go out because of kids and work but wanted a fun night out with the girls. I told them I wanted to go bullriding at the PBR BigSky so that’s what we did. We live an hour from Kansas City and went to the new Power & Light District. We stayed at a hotel within walking distance and had a great night. It was nice to be able to either enjoy the free concert on the main stage or go inside one of the many bars if you wanted to dance. I rode the bull so many times….and I couldn’t walk for three days, it’s a good thing we did this the week before the wedding, lol. Whatever you do, just enjoy the night and the fact that you’re with your girls having a blast. Good luck.
Post # 9
My bachelorette was unique! There is a really big historic inn in the downtown where I live. They have decorated it amazingly and they have all sorts of activities. We decided to get about 15 girls together and have a"murder mystery" dinner there. It was so much fun because they have a huge room full of costumes and props that you can borrow, so we all dressed up and had dinenr together. The funniest thing was that they play is written for both men and women parts, so some of the ladies had to dress up as men! Afterwards, we had rented 4 rooms, and drank wine all night while playing silly bachelorette games. "Pin the Macho on the Man!" Ha! Needless to say, the prop room is open all night, so it came in handy after finishing multiple bottles of wine!!!
Post # 10
you could always have a "date" night where you and your girls get all dressed up and have dinner at a fancy restaurant and go see a show afterwards. (i.e. stand up comedy show, musical, play, etc.)
You can go on a wine tasting tour. My Mother-In-Law and her best friend went on a cookie tour once. That sounds yummy to me! Or a slumber party, or sign up for some sort of fun class (belly dancing, hip hop dance, ceramics, etc.) and grab a bite afterwards.
Post # 11
ohh so cool I love the idea of murder mystery dinner theatre!!!
Post # 12
Hello! One of the best bachelorette parties I’ve ever been to involved a pottery class (at a local ceramics shop) and a low-key potluck dinner back at the bride’s parent’s house. It was also a lingerie party, so we brought gifts of that variety and just had a blast hanging out and chatting.
Good luck! 🙂
Post # 13
I love the (inexpensive) spa day. Some spas allow you to pay a flat fee (~$30) and use the facilities for the day. That doesn’t include any treatments (mani, pedi, massage are extra) but does include stuff like the pools, hot tubs, sauna’s, lounge areas, etc.
For a friend’s bachelorette we spent the day lounging around the spa, having lunch in the cafe, etc. I liked it a lot more than actually getting the treatments, because you have to spit up to do those. This allowed us to spend the day together.
Post # 14
We rented a house by the beach for a weekend, it was a ton of fun! 9 of us all stuffed into this place, hung out in the jacuzzi, wine tasting, cooked the first night and dinner and dancing at an awesome low key bar the next. one of
Post # 15
We rented a house by the beach for a weekend, it was a ton of fun! 9 of us all stuffed into this place, hung out in the jacuzzi, wine tasting, cooked the first night and dinner and dancing at an awesome low key bar the next. I just loved spending the weekend with my girls, that was really all I wanted and it was awesome!
Post # 16
We got a hotel room, some booze, and cake. I brought my karaoke machine and we partied. Simple, totally fun.