Post # 1
Hi hive! I need some help!
My sister is getting married at the beginning of October – and as her Maid/Matron of Honor, I’m throwing her a bachelorette party. I need some ideas though! She is expecting, and therefore we will not be having a booze-induced party. Since the wedding has been done really quickly – we also didn’t have a shower for her, so I’m thinking about trying to sort of combine the two.
I was thinking maybe laying things out for everyone to do nails…sort of spa inspired? And then ask everyone to bring some sort of lingerie, and then have some sort of game?
Anyone else have ideas?! HELP!
Post # 3
How far along is she? My girlfriends planned my bachelorette for me and we did a pole dancing class….believe it or not it was an absolute blast! One of my friends, who was almost 4 mths pregnant at the time, participated fully. We then all went out for dinner (at a pub type place), and they had actually bought me some lingerie that I opened at dinner (the old men sitting at the table beside us definitely got a kick out of it). Then we did go out to the bar, but could have easily just stayed at the restaurant and hung out.
Having said that, if your girlfriend is more into the relaxation mode, then I think a day at the spa would be wonderful. Maybe do the spa with her closest friends, and then invite more people out for a meal afterwards, so that they can join in the celebrations.
A fun game, that my SIL planned for my shower, was she photocopied a bunch of celebrity and royalty wedding photos, coloured in their faces, and had people guess who each couple was (they wrote their answers down on paper). The person with the most correct answers won.
All the best planning!
Post # 4
Spa was the first thing that came to mind. I had a nails day/bridal shower. I think it’d be nice and relaxing and you could bring food and maybe non alcoholic margaritas or something!
Post # 5
I love the spa idea – there are some spas that have rooms or areas for bridal shower/bachelorette party rooms. My friend did a spa day and then went back to the mother’s home and did presents, food and lingerie party.
I don’t know when you are planning it or for how many people but dinner cruises are fun – with dancing. They aren’t all about drinking unless you do a booze cruise.
Where are you thinking of hosting the party – NY? MA? I might be able to be more specific if you are doing it in MA.
Post # 6
Ah! Thats another thing I should have mentioned – I just graduated from school, and therefore my budget for everything is only about $100 – so it all has to take place at my parents place!
And yes – I will be hosting in MA
Post # 7
Although…if I do the spa thing, are the guests expected to pay for themselves, and I only pay for my sister and I?
Post # 8
I love spa events – so fun to indulge!
I think everyone should pay for themselves and split the cost for the bride.
Another idea is to go to one of those paint your own pottery places. My sister’s friends planned a night out like that before she had my nephew (we don’t do baby showers in our family) – it was really fun – they booked the place for the evening and brought snacks and drinks and everyone painted something fun. A couple gave their ‘creations’ to my sister but mostly it was just a chance to get all the girls together before the baby came. I’m sure you could make it into a shower with presents etc… too. How exciting – double blessings for your sister!
Post # 9
I had a shower/bachelorette thing for a friend who doesn’t drink by choice. It was a same day thing…the shower was a regular shower. Then after some of the older guests left we had the girls all do a scavenger hunt to get them out of the house so we could redecorate with penis decorations lol. We had a passion party thing (where they show you sex toys and stuff) that’s totally free and most of us added money for the bride to buy things to our total order. It didn’t cost that much. If you need game ideas or anything let me know. It IS tough to think up ideas for dry bachelorette parties!
Post # 10
My bachelorette party is not a booze fest! We will have one new mom (breastfeeding so no alcohol), one possibly pregnant, and one underage lol. Here’s what I’ve been told is the plan:
purse making party at my stepmom’s house in the afternoon
then dinner in the North End of Boston
then a comedy show, where those who want to drink can have a few, and those who can’t, don’t have to. No pressure! We’re going to the Improv Asylum in Boston.
Afterwards we might head to a bar depending on how late it is. I’m not sure on the exact details but I think this is pretty much it.
My SIL had a sex toy party for her bachelorette and when we all “checked out” we contributed a dollar amount towards the bride-to-be. Then when she checked out, she was able to get almost her whole wish list for free! That was a fun night.
Post # 11
The spa sounds great! I would just make sure everything is safe for pregnancy. I know when I was preggo I didn’t really love having all the nail polish fumes around me. It would be fun to have some mocktails too! http://allrecipes.com//Recipes/drinks/mocktails/Main.aspx
I’m not a drinker, so my bachelorette was pretty tame. We did a jewelry making class (my friend did painting pottery for hers which was fun too), and then we just went back to a friends house with tons of food and games.
Post # 12
my Future Sister-In-Law just got married last month, her Maid/Matron of Honor was 7 mos pregnant at the time of the shower (July) and they did a spa day at a salon. we had our own back room, we brought wine and snacks (they provided coffee, tea, etc) and then we went out to dinner afterwards. her Maid/Matron of Honor had a pregnancy massage (specifically for pregnant ladies) and she loved it. the way we did it is that each girl paid for themselves (her Maid/Matron of Honor sent out an email with the prices and services offered, we told her what we wanted and she made the appointments). we all chipped in for the bride for her spa services. i think it came out to $30 each (7 girls) and the bride had a mani/pedi and a full body seaweed massage. same thing with dinner, we all chipped in for her as well. everyone had a great time – pregnant or not!
side note, FSIL’s Maid/Matron of Honor gave birth a week before the wedding and was a trooper throughout the day. she looked fantastic!
Post # 13
Thank you all so much for the ideas! I really love the idea of mocktails 🙂 I went out today and bought some of those penis straws, so I’m glad I’ll have something cute to put them in!
Usually you see everything geared towards drinking, so all of these are awesome options! I’ll let you know how everything goes!