Post # 1
My sister (MOH) has been on me about bachelorette party ideas and rough number of guests. I live about an hour away, and the two other bridesmaid’s both have kids and aren’t much into leaving them for an overnight. We could do something in my hometown, but there aren’t a whole lot of options there.
I’m not into the bar-hopping or club scene and just don’t have any other ideas. The guest list would be split, 3-4 from my hometown & 5-6 from where I currently live. Because one group would have to travel for the night, it seems like more of a hassle for everyone, so I’m thinking of just doing something small with my sister and two BM’s.
Is this okay? Is it even worth it? Chances are, we’d just meet for dinner and a couple drinks because I really don’t have the time or energy to even think of other suggestions for my sister. And with spa days, it doesn’t seem like you can really do that much chatting. I’m thinking about telling my sister not to worry about doing anything, but I don’t want to be even more of a party-pooper, stick in the mud.
Post # 3
girl im doing the same thing… i agree with you… its your last hoorah, do it how you wanna do it… me and my fi are going out to serperate dinners/drinks then meeing up the two parties and everyone will just have to deal with it. i promise everyone will understand… its your night, your comfort zone….. i think dinner and drinks is a good idea…but i would think you would at least wanna do that do you dont regret not doing something
Post # 4
I could care less if I get a bacchelorette party or not.
What if you gals went for a day trip clothes shopping for stuff to wear at the rehearsal dinner? Or at the very least, just window shopping? And end it with a round of drinks so you can call it a bacchelorette party.
Post # 5
ooo @jenbrander, good idea..shopping is a good one…hey im gonna take this idea!!
Post # 6
I just want to hang out with my friends. I may do a slumber party. Since we are all from the same area. I am not into the strip clubs, clubs, or bars and they all know that. We will just spend some good ole quality time together.
Post # 7
Phew! I’m not the only one….thanks girls! Some of the more fun nights I’ve had with friends involve dorky game nights & wine. 🙂
Post # 8
I’m not big into the whole bachlorette party. A few of my bridal party and I are spending a night or two at the beach 🙂
Post # 9
My daughter so wants to throw me one but I really dont want it. I’m 48 my daughter is 20 could you just imagine this Bachelorette party. I wish she would just throw me a shower and be done with it.
Post # 10
I much prefer a spa day or something like that. A day trip with my besties to the outlet malls or just wine and a nice dinner. Im not into the weekend away thing though
Post # 11
We are going to get a mani/pedi and a bit of shopping. 🙂 Then maybe some wine and a dinner at home. I am super low key and don’t go out much, so just hanging out is fun to me!
Post # 12
Spa and wine — now that I could not only handle — I would enjoy!!
Post # 13
I’m not really sure what the plan is, my sister has something up her sleeve, but she did reassure me it isn’t the typical ‘Bachelorette’ party…more low key, simple, just like me and like I wish for…and I trust her to not go to wild because she wouldn’t want me to not have a good time.
Post # 14
Clubbing, bar hopping, gratuitous drinking, and generally making an @ss out of myself with gag tasks and penis shaped novelty items is just.not.my.thing.
I have been to waaaaaay too many b’ette parties to know that the “typical” last hurrah is not for me.
Girls night (in!), shopping, some pampering or even a nice dinner with friends sharing a glass of wine is much more up my alley.
It is your party, so just be frank with what you are up for, and definitely set boundaries for what would be outside your comfort zone.
Post # 15
A bachelorette party doesn’t have to be a wild and crazy bar-hopping thing. I don’t want that either. Maid/Matron of Honor is just planning a low-key girls weekend at the lake instead. It’s perfect.
Post # 16
@Honeybear – I totally agree. A nice relaxing spa day/night with some nice chilled wine sounds SO much better to me.
Anyone thinking of actually having their ‘girls day/night’ in advance (i.e. a week before the wedding)? I can’t fathom the thought of having our rehearsal dinner on Friday night, then trying to hang out into the wee hours of the morning…these days I can’t stay up much later than 11 pm! Plus I’d like to look fresh for the wedding day pics!