Post # 17
@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
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 # 19
They just gave me a weird look, like what I was saying didn’t compute. I’m sure they’ll be happy with whatever I want. I was just venting. 🙂
Post # 19
So, I was going through my old posts and realized I didn’t update last year after my party. I had the best bachelorette party I could have ever imagined, and it was planned partially by the friends who inspired this post. My maids of honor (sister and childhood best friend) got together with my close college friends (the ones who made the comments above) and planned a party that was so….me. I had a blast.
The day started with us driving back to our old college campus. It happened to be my 10-year homecoming so it was a cool time for me to be there. We started at one of my favorite restaurants where I was given a clue. I had to complete a scavenger hunt around my college town and campus to get all my bachelorette gear. The stuff I had to find were things reminiscent of our college days (our old dorm, our old sushi joint, etc) adn the prizes were like a veil, a ring pop, etc. Then we went back to the city where I live and had a nice dinner then went out and re-lived a silly party we had when we were in college: bowling in prom dresses. The first time we did it we were all like 19 so we got out our old prom dresses and went bowling. This time we got out old bridesmaids dresses and went bowling in those. It was great silly fun. Then we went back to my place and were just silly with penis balloons, traditional bachelorette party stuff like that. Then we went to bed at a not-too-late hour, then woke up and took a run (because daytime is for doing things, people!) and had a nice brunch. After that, a cousin who couldn’t make it the night before came and we hung out. It was the best weekend.
I should have had more faith in my dear friends 🙂 I eat my words now.
Post # 20
- 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. 🙂
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!!! 🙂
Post # 21
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!
Post # 22
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? 😛
Post # 23
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 🙁
So please, don’t end up like me, have a Bach party thats to YOUR LIKING! This is YOUR time!
Post # 24
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
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!