(Closed) What to do for the bachelorette party?

posted 8 years ago in 40 Something
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I know one idea that my BM’s are thinking about is going to a local ‘tourist spot’ (so we have Niagara Falls) and just hanging out. Maybe splurge on a good meal, check out the local spots, and take some ‘touristy’ pictures.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper

What about brunch and a mani/pedi type thing?

Or you could hire a masseur to come to someone’s home and just hang out together

You could get together at someone’s house for appetizers and pre-dinner drinks and then go have a nice dinner somewhere.

Think about the types of activities YOU really enjoy and then weave it around your friends.  I know for my friends with kids doing something either shorter or in the afternoon is sometimes easier.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

What about a nice brunch and then paint your own pottery?  I also like the brunch and mani/pedis.  You can always do an old fashioned game night.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I hate the whole getting trashed and going to party in town idea… so my Maid/Matron of Honor is organising a hotel room where we are having a PJ party, doing our nails and drinking wine (and grape juice for the preggy ones!)

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My wedding party threw me a shower at my aunt’s house. It was a very typical luncheon event (was supposed to be a pool party, but it was cool and rainy all day). Then they took me out for drinks in the evening and a “sleepover” my aunt’s. Certainly not a wild “bachelorette party” (we joked about how we were all asleep by midnight) but a nice chance to connect with close friends before the busy wedding weekend.

I might’ve passed on either/both events if I were an encore bride, but as a first-timer, it was nice to have the experience.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I love love love the idea of going to a winery, its usually so pretty and not everyone has to drink but you can if you want. I always have a good time at wineries!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

How pregnant are they? Would you want to go camping in a lovely area? That can be really fun.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I also did not want a typical bachelorette party or bridal shower. (I’m discouraging wedding gifts and did not register for “stuff” – only a honeymoon, and a couple of charities to receive donations in lieu of gifts.)

Instead, I and a dozen of my girlfriends have reserved three suites at a small, charming hotel near the beach with a tiki bar and pool (we live in Florida) where we can throw our own intimate party. Everyone is bringing an appetizer and drinks of choice, since the tiki bar only serves wine and beer. The hotel has a reggae performer on Saturday nights, also. Most of my friends have kids, so they appreciate the night away.

Later in the evening, we may decide walk a couple of blocks to catch some local entertainment (live music), or we may just stay at the hotel tiki bar all night. The next morning, we’ll go for brunch and Bloody Marys before heading home.

A few friends said they really wanted to do a shower for me, so I told my Maid/Matron of Honor that if they want to combine this with a “lingerie/kinky gifts shower,” that would be fine, but also not necessary.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

How do you do a game night?

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

For my sister’s shower, we painted pottery.  And a lot of those places will let you bring your own drinks/snacks.  For another friend we went to a shop where we designed our own purses.  Both were a lot of fun and we ended up with a keepsake to remember the day!

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