(Closed) Don't throw me a party I won't enjoy

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 17
893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@SarahCF:  I am actully planning a bachelorette party for a friend who really doesnt like drinking….but there will be alcohol for those who do want to drink.

1. We are picking her up for breakfast a nice Buffet lunch at Sofitel.

2. We are going to get Poll dancing lessons 

3. We are going To bota bota Spa for a Bridal package ( mimosas for those that are interested)

4. We are going to take the party bus to a ” Afrodisiac Cooking Lesson”

5. We are then going to a restaurant to have drinks and a meal they have prepared a room for us and a menu and we will be playing games and so on.

And then we will all go home.

Post # 18
262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Did they say no to the alternative party? Or is it that they just didn’t understand? I would push/clearly state what I want to my friends. It seems like they want to spend the time with you and for you to be happy…

Post # 20
370 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Surrey, BC, Canada

This is so funny because I am in the same boat but role reversal! Haha. I am worried my BMs are going to throw me a spa party or something like that (I don’t mind sober daytime activities but I hate spas), when I actually want a night-time, drinking, dancing party. πŸ™‚

Anyway to each their own and I think you are totally in the right for saying something. It is a party about you and FOR you, so it should be comprised of people you love (check!) and also activities you enjoy. If other people don’t like it, too bad. It’s your party. Good luck and I hope it works out.

EDIT: Oops! Didn’t look at the date. Anyway glad it was so fun!!! πŸ™‚

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 6 months ago by  michy604. Reason: Didn't see the update or that the original was a year ago, haha
Post # 21
2690 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I agree with you, hopefully those planning your party hop on board and plan you something you would really like.

Edit: Glad to see they threw you an amazing party!

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Post # 22
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Honestly I love dancing and having a drink or two and your ideas all sound more fun. Hiking and spa days? Can I come to your party? πŸ˜›

Post # 23
6523 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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SarahCF:  ugh!! please take my advice, and do what YOU want. I made the mistake of letting my girlfriends plan my bachelorette party and that is one thing I regret. 

We went to Ocean City, MD. Its a party city. Do I like to drink, sure, but not to get smashed and intoxified. Have I been drunk before? Yes, but I am past that stage in my life. 

If I could go back, I wouldn’t have done a long weekend, I would have had a spa day with everyone, something relaxing or maybe go to my house in PA. 

I loved Ocean City because during the day it was pretty cool, pretty laid back and the food was great! But at night it turns into a shitshow and its just not my scene πŸ™

So please, don’t end up like me, have a Bach party thats to YOUR LIKING! This is YOUR time!

Post # 24
1318 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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SarahCF:  I definitely feel you here. I don’t dislike drinking, but I don’t enjoy it either. It’s a very special occasion when Fiance and I go out to a nice restaurant and share a mixed drink, and that’s it. We’re not having alcohol or dancing at our wedding at all, and everyone initially looked at me like I had two heads also (except for my mom, because she understands that a lot of our family members are a little inappropriate even when they’re sober). Personally, I thought that all the bachelorette party ideas that you suggested sounded really fun…sign me up!! You really shouldn’t go to something that you don’t feel comfortable with, and it would be silly of your bridesmaids to spend money on something that you won’t like.

Post # 25
127 posts
Blushing bee

I like drinking but unfortunately I now get sick if I get even a bit wasted so I can’t drink that much. And I don’t like dancing. One thing I’ve wanted to try is this place where you go with a group and you taste wine and paint art at the same time. Just an idea!

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