Post # 1
So for my bachelorette party, we are getting together for drinks/food at my parents’ house before heading out to the bars. My shower ended up costing my Bridesmaids more than I wanted them to spend…it wasn’t a crazy amount but like $150/person so my mom offered to keep the bachelorette party costs down to host dinner and drinks before going out. There will be approx. 25 women in attendance.
My mom isn’t sure what to do for food. It will be 6 pm and we definitely want food but aren’t really leaning towards a sit down dinner. Pizza/burgers doesn’t seem special enough. Does anyone have ideas for dinners or appetizers? The other thing is I really don’t like eating a heavy meal before going out and I think most of my friends agree, but I don’t want anyone going hungry.
It will be in September if that makes a difference.
Post # 3
You could do Italian style tapas/hors d’ourves. Something like: Caprese, antipasto platter, cheese and olives, meatballs, maybe a small pasta bar with one kind of pasta and a few different sauces. Each girl could seve themselves as much or little past as they wanted. You could have biscotti and and cannolis for dessert. And of course, lots of wine and sangria!
Or, if you want to keep it really light you could do a build your own salad type thing. A salad base with chicken, different nuts, veggies, fruit, dressings…
Post # 4
How about fondue? Its fun, easy and very social.
Cheese fondue is easy and you can dip ham, apple, bread, broccoli etc. You dont have to have an actual fondue pot to make it work. (just google it)
you could also do a broth fondue and ask the butcher to slice beef very thin so it cooks in the broth.
And of course chocolate for dessert!
Post # 5
@MrsRight: Agree with the pasta bar idea!
Post # 6
I planned (and paid for) my sister’s bachelorette party and did the same thing, hosted dinner and drinks at my house before going out. Btw, we spent essentially nothing at the club. After the club we came back to my house for a slumber party. I’m pretty sure everyone had a blast.
I did a pasta and martini pairing. I served meatlasagna, fetuccine alfredo with broccoli and chicken, macaroni & cheese and…something else, but I’m pretty sure there were 4 dishes to choose from. Then I pre-made 4 different martinis and let people mix and match. It was easy, filling and didn’t take a lot of day-of prep. On the coffee table, I had 2 kinds of dip and two kinds of chips and I believe there was fruit salad.
I did it all by myself with no help (except I outsourced the making of the lasagna to my mom). At the time I was in law school, so $200 seemed like a lot, but I fed and entertained 13 grown women with it!