Post # 1
Ok, I am the friend of someone planning a "Tame" Bachelorette party of one of the ladies at church getting married next weekend.
Just to preface this … the bride to be is 40ish (as well as a few guests), I am in my 30’s (as are the majority of guests) and my friend planning is in her mid-20’s.
The hostess’s idea is that we meet at the house on Saturday evening, change into our PJ’s and head out to dinner. Then come back to the house for a faux-sleepover … you are welcome to stay but most of us will need to leave. All of the women invited are married and most have kids (well I am engaged, but I have kids).
Is going to dinner in PJ’s appropriate for women our age?? Yes or No? HELP!
Post # 3
1, i dont own pj’s so i guess if i was going it would be very inappropriate
2, where are you having dinner? maybe it wouldnt be appropriate for the other dinners
personally if it was me i would be a no on this – but then im not into the shower/bachelorette thing
Post # 4
What kind of PJs are we talking? I’d pick something like yoga pants and a funny t-shirt. Not a nighty or anything.
I think it’s ok but I’m not personally a fan of the idea of going to DINNER in my PJ’s though! I’d rather get all dressed up for a "tame" bachelorette party and treat the bride to something fun like fondu.
Post # 5
I think going anywhere in your PJ’s is a highschool student thing. You might pull it off if you were going for a spa day.
Post # 6
i think i’d vote wierd. I’d go classy since some people might be embarassed to go out in jammies. maybe if you rented out a place but with other people there…
Post # 7
The only place I’d go in PJ’s is a Waffle House or IHOP. I’m sure there’s something more fun and less embarassing to do, even if it’s just a regular dinner with all the friends.
I do like the "faux sleepover" idea. You could rent movies, eat popcorn, paint fingernails, even play truth or dare.
Post # 8
As it stands the resturant will either be Applebee’s or Buffalo Wild Wings.
Here is the email she sent out:
Here is the information for XXX’s Bachelorette Party
Saturday Night we meet at XXX’s after church, about 8:00ish
Wear or bring you Jammies!
We will be going out to dinner in our jammies! Either Buffalo Wild Wings or Applebee’s
Then we will go back to XXX’s for some good clean fun. Designated drivers will be available and sleeping over is an option.
Everyone please bring a $5.00 contribution, we can get XXX a gift card to Victoria’s Secret from all of us and she can pick out something nice herself.
Bring a dessert if you like to share.
Please call me if you have any questions.
I know that one other lady has kind of protested the pj’s to dinner idea. I just don’t wanna crush my friends idea of a "good time" I am also worried because this person is kind of planning mine (since I am not having any bridesmaids/MOH)
Post # 9
We are doing a slumber party with an 80’s theme and dressing up 80’s and going out to dinner then back for the slumber party. I guess it depends on where you are going to dinner if it would be appropriate to wear PJ’s (i.e. a fancy restaurant). Id also make sure the other ladies are OK & comfortable with dressing in their pjs for dinner, some might not be.
Post # 10
Honestly, I would not want to go to dinner in my PJs, it really doesn’t sound like fun to me! However, if you think the bride to be would love the idea,I would go along with it. I am just not sure what that sounds like fun though! I think it would be funnier to go to Appelbees dressed to the nine 0- everyone in cocktail attire looking glam, than to feel frumpy
Post # 11
I think everyone was kind of given an "out" since she said "wear or bring your PJs." Just bring them and tell her you’ll change when you come back from dinner. Wearing PJs to BWW in your 30s? Weird. Seriously.
Post # 12
Applebee’s in my PJ"S oh no way. Cant you guys just change into the pj’s after dinner? i think i would feel like a child going to dinner in my pj’s. Heck i wont run to the grocery store at 10pm in them. I think the slumber party idea is cute tho,def a girls thing. I would be afraid someone of importance would see me out in my pjs and before i knew it the local news stands would have it front and center the next morning..lol
Post # 13
Totally weird. I would be embarrassed to wear my jammies out to dinner anywhere. I was even embarrassed to wear them to drop off my husband at the airport at 4 AM this morning!
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA
I agree with the others, it’s a pretty odd idea, and not something I’d want to do. But I like the idea of getting totally glamed up in LDBs to go to Applebees, now that would be fun and different! Is it to late to suggest that to your friend, gently, of course?
Post # 15
Thanks ladies! At least I don’t feel like an odd ball for thinking this was "out there". Now I will just pray this isn’t her idea for MY Girls Night out as well.
Post # 16
Lol! I love BW3’s (I wish we had one here) but I would not go there in my jammies. Other than that though, it sounds really fun!