Post # 1
This is just not my week, I feel. So many issues going on with my bridesmaids and other crap.
So, I’m having the traditional hard-partying girls night out with my sister, friends, older cousins, etc. Super-excited about that.
My sister and I felt a little bad about my younger cousins (15, 17, and 19) being left out of the party thing, so we decided to plan something separate. I finally came up with what I thought was a great idea — Six Flags! A fun day together with matching t-shirts and the whole thing and they wouldn’t feel like it was a “kid’s” bach party.
Perfect, right? Now we’re hearing that two of my cousins “don’t ride rollercoasters.” They’re kind of weird, so we’re not sure if they don’t ride because they’ve never tried, or that they’ll just sit on the bench all day at the park.
Soooo, I’m trying to come up with a backup idea in case this Six Flags things doesn’t pan out. I already thought of a spa day (won’t work bc two of the girls are tomboys), midnight bowling (my one cousin does it all the time and it wouldn’t be “special”), concert (there’s no one touring in the area that weekend), anddddd I’m fresh out of ideas.
I really wanted to do something special for the girls, but I feel like they’re making it sort of hard. Any other ideas? We’d be in upstate NY (but able to travel a bit) and it would be at the end of May.
Post # 3
How do you feel about camping? A day of hiking and a night around a fire making s’mores together could be really fun. I’m not familiar with the upstate NY area, but I’m sure you could find a fun campsite within a short drive of where you are.
Post # 4
wow I never knew there could be a human being who wouldnt want to veg out at a spa?!!
How about just a nice dinner. Im not sure if they have something like this in your area but dont see why not. I have 18 and 17 year old cousins that I LOVE being around.. although its hard to do things because im 24 ..
we go to this really cool pizza joint / bar .. that allows underage on the restaurant / lounge side .. it still has a bar atmosphere … so maybe you could play bach games .. and so on?!
Post # 5
OoOoO i like the camping idea!
Post # 7
Bowling would be SO fun!!!!
Post # 8
Oh jk I thought you were GOOD with bowling. Well I think any time of something + bowling could still be fun… like maybe shopping, or a cooking class or something?
Post # 9
OK, so maybe it’s a little out there – but it’s SOOO much fun and you said they’re tomboys right? So… paint ball? We went recently for a friend’s 30th (he doesn’t drink). It’s a TON of fun!
Post # 10
I wouldn’t rule out the spa thing. My sister is a big tom boy and she still goes and gets clear on her toes. It doesn’t have to be a “girly” spa day.
Other ideas – Paintballing? What about the Melting Pot/other fondue?
Post # 11
How about going somewhere for a cooking lesson? Depending on where you live, you can typically find a one-time cooking lesson (full course meal) and they can gear it to a kid crowd if you request it.
Post # 12
@owlbride: That’s a thought – thanks!
@Janana: good idea….I would have to see if there’s any places in the area who would be cool with kids under 18.
@JustLikeHeaven: That’s an idea too because they enjoy playing pool. I know there’s a pool hall that allows all ages.
@Dancy and caszos: Paintballing is definitely a thought too!
I will say that the spa thing is probably totally out. It’s going to be a battle to have the one get her hair and makeup (which I’m paying for) done for the wedding.
For everyone mentioning dinner. I was planning on us all going to dinner after whatever we do anyway :o)
Post # 13
My girls and I had a pool party for one of their bachelorette parties. We bought sandwich wraps, had cheesecake for dessert and bunches of appetizers. We had a fun game where everyone brought the bride a pair of panties with a hint as to who bought them for her and hung them all over my backyard. We also had a cute bachelorette party questions game that we played. We had signature drinks. And, although we weren’t at a bar or out partying, it was a great time. I’d definitely recommend that to anyone!
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
What about doing a day at Lake George? There’s like, mini-golf and other silly, fun things to do and it’s a cool town to just wander around…
Or a day in NYC? I’m not sure if these cousin’s live in Albany or somewhere else but I know when I was in high school and a little older, it was always pretty awesome to take a trip into New York City…Just another thought…
Post # 15
@trailmix: They are all from Albany and they’re kinda Lake Georg-ed out. They have a house in Minerva so they do the Lake George thing all the time. The city was my original idea, but I’m paying for all of whatever we’re doing and getting them all down to the city and paying for activities while they’re here is a bit out of the budget ;o)
Post # 16
camping sounds fun! i’m not a partier, so my girls took me on a weekend trip to vermont, we did a food tour, we went to a play, etc. and i had a local bachelorette party with jewelery making and game night. i get that some of your girls are tom boys, but i have a friend who’s a tom boy too and she just sucked it up and came to make jewelry with us. just like for her wedding (if she ever comes out of the closet to her parents) i’ll go to the clubs/bars with her for her bachelorette party, even though i hate that. that’s just what you have to do for your friends!