Although traditionally exclusively dudes enjoy the debauchery of bachelor parties, my friend Miguel allowed girls to join in on his. And why not? Anyone’s “last night of freedom” should be celebrated with a group of best friends. And those best friends — it’s not their fault that they are girls. You see the one with her arms raised in the air? She was Miguel’s best woman at the ceremony.
In case you’re interested, our wild evening included relatively tame activities like craft beer, cigars and jumping on stage to join a salsa band. The reason strippers and (that many) shots weren’t involved wasn’t because ladies were present, it was because we were an hour’s drive from any strip joints and the wedding was the very next day. The best woman, Devin, and I asked Miguel (in green) if he minded going light on the madness. He assured us he’d actually prefer it and didn’t need any lap dances to enjoy time with his friends.
Although I am far from the altar myself, I feel my own bachelorette party would include both dudes and girls in attendance. Some of my closest friends are guys and just like Miguel, I feel like that special night should involve awesome people — regardless of gender.
And yes, I brought and distributed the masks. Those are Disney princesses adorning them. They weren’t easy to see through.
What do you think about lady-only bachelorette and guy-only bachelor parties? Is it an important tradition to uphold or is it time to let all join the party?