Post # 1
Has anyone ever done this for a friend, or had to do this as the bride? It’s a list that’s given to a bride at her bachelorette party with things she MUST DO, like get a guy to buy you drink, sing the Star Spangled Banner (I just made that one up, do people do that?), or dance with a stranger (again I just made that one up, I’m really bad at this…). Basically, things that she would never do, all in the name of fun.
If you’ve ever witnessed or been part of this, what were some of your favorite items on the list?
We’re heading to the beach in Newport, RI for an entire weekend of fun. Does anyone have some ideas of items to add to my list?
Post # 3
I am reading the bachelorette party and they did this! I have never seen it in real life tho but it sounds fun!
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
We did this for my friend’s wedding, but instead of a list just for the bride, I found these bachelorette party cards at Michael’s and we all had to draw a card at random intervals throughout the night and do whatever it said. Some of them were a bit crazy, but we just took those out before we left! It worked out well because then the bride wasn’t the only one getting embarrassed all night 🙂
Post # 5
I’ve been to a bunch of bachelorette parties and this is always funny.
One that was HILARIOUS, was making the bride sit on the back of someones motorcycle and have a picture taken. I almost died.
Post # 6
I planned a bachelorette party for one of my best friends in Nashville this year. We had an amazing time! I will admit, I got some ideas for things to do from Foursquare and Gowalla, but we went to an AWESOME speakeasy called The Patterson House. BUT, I digress.
We set up a weekend long Scavenger Hunt of little tasks she had to complete (and take photographic evidence of) in order to win little prizes along the way. We made her sing karaoke with us one night, take a picture with a police officer on horseback, line dance…etc. Her prizes were super cute gifts that we made/bought, like a small photo album of our favorite pictures, a Victoria’s Secret gift card for her honeymoon-ware, etc. I LOVE interactive weekends where the focus isn’t entirely on drinking.
Post # 7
Yes we just did this! It was so much fun.
We had 5 things for to do, let’s see if I can remember them..
1) Get someone to buy you a drink
2) Find out a bartender’s name
3) Dance on top of the bar
4) Get your picture taken with a stranger
5) Ugh I can’t remember the last one, but we managed to get her to do everything except dance on a bar, so I think it was a successful night!
Hope that helps and have fun!!!
Post # 8
my girls did this for me and it was HILARIOUS.
Some of the things I had to do:
-get a piggy back ride in a bar — the picture of this is ridiculous
-tattoo my name on a guys butt
-order a “blow job” shot by screaming as loud as possible “I WANT A BLOW JOB!”
-get a guy to serenade me
-dance with a random stranger
-get 5 guys to give me marriage advice (I only got 2)
It was so much fun I would highly recommend doing this!
Post # 9
@clarebee: Tattoo your name on a guy’s butt?! What??? Tell me you mean with a pen….
Personally, I’m not into the embarassment factor of a lot of what are on these lists. I’m into having fun, but I don’t want to see some dude’s hairy butt, and I wouldn’t be happy if FI came home with a photo of him and a stranger, so I wouldn’t do it myself… But to each their own. I think you need to aim it towards the personality of the bride and how far she’s willing to go. I’d be up for the karaoke or a picture with a police officer, but I wouldn’t feel comfortable with some of the other stuff.
Post # 10
Haha yes with a pen. it wasnt really his butt…more like the lower part of his back and i just wrote my name. That was the farthest I would go with anything and felt okay because FIs twin sister was there with me!
I agree though – not everyone likes this type of thing. Honestly I danced with a guy and felt more uncomfortable doing that than I did when I wrote my name on the dude!
Post # 11
@clarebee: *whew* I was picturing some poor guy out there with Clarebee written on his butt! How do you explain that to a new GF?! LOL! I’d have to agree, I’d be more comfortable writing my name on someone than dancing with a random. I always think of if the situation were reversed, how would I feel about FI doing these things? I also find that guys flock to girls at bachelorette parties like somehow they’re looking for one last wild night and they have no holds bar on how they approach you. It totally freaks me out! I mean, maybe some bachelorette parties are like that, but not mine!
Post # 12
Yeah, I’d be really careful of these types of lists — be VERY sure your bride will be into it. You say the lists have things she’d never do, all in the name of fun… but maybe there’s a reason she’d never do them, and maybe it won’t be fun for her. I would have just about died of mortification if my gals had made me do this, but I do know that some brides eat it right up. So if you know she’ll think it’s fun, then by all means, GO FOR IT (in which case, I don’t think there are any rules, just brainstorm things you think would work, or get the other bridesmaids to help you with ideas)! But if you’re not sure whether she’d like it, I’d run the idea by her first — you don’t have to tell her what’s on it, so that stuff will still be a surprise, but then you guarantee you won’t mortify her or piss her off.
Post # 13
Haha oh yea, this is a disclaimer – we told her beforehand if there was something she REALLY wasn’t comfortable with we wouldn’t make her do it!! It was a surprise and we told her about it right before left to go out… “these are the things you have to do tonight” but we were ready to scrap the idea if she was totally embarrassed by it.
Post # 14
We did something like this in college (not as a bachelorette party). Honestly I suggest making these things about the bride and not about random guys for just the reason that clarebee said… We are all grownups with a fiance waiting at home. Have good fun but when there is alot of drinking involved don’t get strange men involved. Just better to not regret anything the next day.
Post # 15
@clarebee: HAHAHA, wow. That’s hysterical! My jaw dropped when I saw the tattoo on someone’s butt, and then I saw the part about the pen. awesome
@cardigan: I like the idea of having everyone involved! It only seems fair. And if we’re talking karma here, my wedding is only a year away!
And don’t worry, nothing that she would actually be uncomfortable doing. We want her to laugh, not cringe. And, I love her FI and I wouldn’t want him to be upset with either of us, totally not the point of the weekend.
Post # 16
i just did this in vegas! but my friends had cards and every once in a while they would pull one at random and give it to me.. i forget some of them.. due to drinking… ha. but i did have to get a condom from a guy but NOT ONE would give me one. i got a few “i have one up in my room…” ew. haha made me so happy to not be single.