Woohooo ladies! My best friend is getting married, and her Bachelorette Party is fast approaching. Now, we all know that strippers are pretty much an accepted past-time at Bachelor parties, but what about the ladies? The thought has occurred to me, but honestly I don’t think a male stripper would serve much of a purpose beyond grossing us out, at a very expensive rate no less.
The idea of some sketchy stranger covered in baby oil gyrating his way into my personal space just doesn’t sound like fun to me. Don’t get me wrong, we’re still going to have a dirty cake, and some sexy gifts for the Bride, but as for the main activities, I think we’ll go bar hopping and dance like crazy. Here are a few popular choices for Bachelorette parties that don’t center on the penis balloons, Vegas, or shots with naughty names(not that there is something necessarily wrong with those things!):
This is ideal for the bride who likes to be pampered. You can plan a day for the girls to head out to a nearby spa, or find a “mobile spa” service that will bring their supplies to your house, and relax the day away. If you’re on a budget, you can buy some face masks, nailpolish, and scrubs and veg out will watching some movies.
This is for the classy bride. You know, classy like the cast of Jersey Shore. Seriously, though, if you ring up a few nice local restaurants, you’ll find that many of them are more than happy to accommodate a small wine tasting. Many restaurants hold regular wine tastings on a monthly basis, as well, so you might not even need to book a special event. The added bonus here is that you can get nice and tipsy, all under the pretense of learning and becoming more cultured. Brilliant!
Bowling/Laser Tag/Horseback Riding
This is good for the bride whose idea of fun is all about being active, rather than lounging about. Paintball has become a fairly common Bachelor party activity, and I like the idea of getting all your friends together for a group activity you probably wouldn’t all be available for otherwise. It might sound silly, but silly usually ends up being a good time. You’ll probably want to stick the less “athletic” sports as it’s more about having fun, you’re not looking for an intense competition.
Do you guys have any other good ideas? Have you thrown any Bachelorette parties before? What would you want your friends to plan for your party?