Sleepover on the night before wedding

posted 10 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Do it old-fashioned. 

  • Play Mystery Date
  • Order pizza. 
  • Rent Grease.
  • Pop popcorn. 
  • Bake cookies. 
  • Drinks:  Margaritas!
  • Don’t forget about breakfast.  I have a great recipe for Overnight French Toast (you can make it before anyone arrives) and it is so tasty!
  • Mimosas with breakfast.

Wow.  I want to have a sleepover now!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Oh, and music.  Whatever was popular when you two were in high school.

Post # 6
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Newbee

oh and what is this french toast recipe  please please

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

How about renting Muriel’s Wedding?

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

have a sex in the city theme night- that would be awesome- some swanky drinks or wine, cheese, watch episodes of the show. play games, get into p-jays.  Get a boa or something special for the bride and you can make her her own little bed (like on an airmattress). . . . just an idea

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I love this idea and you can really have fun with it!  That said, you should g oout of her way to make sure that your plans also help her to look and feel her best the next day, including avoiding alcohol, planning to start earlier so you get plenty of sleep, and making sure she has a really comfortable and quiet place to sleep (sleeping bag parties are great, but not for this night).

Some other activity ideas could include an at-home "spa" party where you can do eachother’s nails, etc (if you aren’t already going to a salon).  Avoid full-on facials the night before, though (they should be done at least a week in advance).

I also second the breakfast idea; find out what her favorite foods are but be sure to have some fresh fruits etc available too! 

I also have a fabulous baked french toast recipe I love:

Assembled a day ahead to so sauce can soak into the bread. Makes 6 Servings.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 cup (packed) gold brown sugar
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans (optional)
8 Large eggs
1-1/2 cups half and half
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1  1-pound loaf unsliced challah or other egg bread, cut into 1-1/4 inch thick slices
Additional warm maple syrup

Stir butter, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup syrup in heaving medium saucepan over medium heat until melted and smooth.  Transfer to 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish.  Sprinkle pecans over butter mixture.

Whisk eggs, half and half, cinnamon, and vanilla in large bowl to blend.  Dip bread slices into egg mixture and arrange in single layer in prepared dish.  Pour remaining egg mixture over bread slices in dish.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake French toast uncovered until golden brown and puffed and knife inserted into center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.  Cut into 6 pieces.  Serve pecan-side up with additional warm maple syrup.  This would also be great with fresh berries!

Enjoy!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

if you want to forego alcohol , why not do mocktails??? we did some for a baby shower a week ago and they were yummy!

I agree go classic. There are some great trivia games out there for ANY T.V. show. Why not get the bride to be ( and yourselves) a super lux set of silk
 p j’s?  If you went to school togther bring out old yearbooks. 
  We have girls night once every few months and we swear by Dale and Thomas popcorn! Yum! 
    

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

It is very similar to blushing audrey’s but, here is the recipe for those who were interested:

Overnight Caramel French Toast

2 T. light corn syrup
½ cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup packed brown syrup
12 slices of bread (Texas toast or challah)
6 eggs
1 ½ cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. salt
powered sugar

Night before:  In saucepan, combine 2 tablespoons light corn syrup, ½ cup butter and 1 cup brown sugar.  Simmer until all dissolved and syrupy.  Pour on bottom of 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish.  Lay slices of bread on caramel mixture (2 layers of 6 slices).  In a bowl or blender, beat together eggs, milk, vanilla and salt.  Pour over bread slices.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.  Next morning:  Preheat oven to 350.  Uncover dish and bake 35-40 minutes until light brown.  Cut into servings and place upside down on plates.  Sprinkle with powered sugar.  Can be reheated.

Enjoy!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Deonise:  I know this is an old thread but another super fun game is technically for birthdays. The night before my cousin’s wedding we went to buy champagne in our pjs and then broke out this game. It’s called “how well do you know the Birthday Bitch?” and it was a total blast. It is a bit dirty but we were dying laughing. We just played it sort of like never have I ever. It’s like truth or dare only it’s all thruths and the cards have the questions. I will absolutely be bringing a set to any future bachlorette party or girls night sleep over/birthday from now on! 

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