Post # 17
I do apologize, I did not mean that Canada as a country is dirty, I meant that the bars in Windsor are not my style. Yes, Detroit is also dirty as are many other cities in the US. I wasn’t intending on offending anyone. I was just looking for ideas as to what to do with my girls.
Post # 18
Maybe this is a totally lame suggestion but what I really wanted for my Bachelorette party was a board game night because I rarely get to play them.
I also had someone underage at my party so we had beer and wine and whoever wanted to partake could. We ate pasta, played games, and had a great time.
Post # 19
I vote resturant that serves drinks, there are plenty of nice resturants where you guys can drink and she can eat and be part of the party. Not sure what your drinking plans are but at least you have a designated driver 😛
Random idea, but maybe do something in someone’s house; like a party where you guys can drink, maybe play games, watch cheesy movies and she can have entertainment (and a Coke)
It would be really rude to not invite her and if I were her I would be really anxious about feeling like I didn’t fit in w/ the older girls or that I was dead weight.
Post # 20
I am in the same boat, kind of. My 2 Maids of Honor are my sisters — one is 26 and the other is 19. I knew I wanted to go to a bar for my bachelorette party, but I did not want to leave my maid of honor out.
We are doing a “bridesmaid slumber party” one night. We will stay at one of our places, make appetizers and fun drinks, watch movies, play games etc. Sort of a “pre-bachelorette party.” This way my sister can be part of something. I will go to a bar at a later date for a bachelorette party.
This worked for my group dynamic. It may not work for others.
Post # 21
@FutureWife517: Hey there fellow Michigander! One of my girlfriends got married and one of the other BM’s was under age. We went tubing during the day, had a cookout, then went bar hopping on a party bus. The underage Bridesmaid or Best Man came along, just didn’t drink IN the bars. Good luck!
Post # 22
+1… Canada is an amazing country, cleaner than most of the US!! Don’t base your opinions on our country off of one city, or portion of a city!
AS far as your question, I agree with many PP’s, do something like have a girls day at a spa or something and then go out for a nice dinner!
Post # 23
There is a lot more to Canada than Windsor. Plan a weekend, drive a few hours past Windsor to another city that’s not a border town (and therefore full of drunk 19 year old AMERICANS) and have it there. It’s only about 4 hours from Flint to Niagra-on-the-Lake, where you can find nice accomodations and do vineyard tours, some artisan shopping, spa treatments, etc.
Post # 24
Yep, the wording was bad but OP is right that immediately over the bridge in Windsor is pretty flooded with 19 year olds from MI. But I’m sure that isn’t true of ALL their bars OP, maybe check out some reviews on Yelp and look for somewhere good? Although a potential issue with that is that you used to just need your birth certificate and ID to cross the border, now you need either a passport or one of the advanced drivers licenses – do all your BMs have one of those?
I had an underage Bridesmaid or Best Man, but since I don’t really drink it wasn’t an issue anyways, so I’m not much help, sorry!