Friday, March 26, 2010

Bachelorette Parties (and a Drink to Go With Them)

Since I've been in the business, bachelorette parties have gone from occasional to required. But gone are the days when your only option was putting on a veil and bar-hopping. Now brides and their best girls do everything from a weekend at the beach to a weekend in Rome (yes, one of my brides did do this!). Here are some fun ideas for non-strip club parties:

Go Zen--Now this is my type of party! Pick a favorite day spa or have everyone fly out to a destination spa for a few days.

Amuse Yourself-- Our very own Sara and her gals had a blast hanging out in Disney World. Mickey isn't just for kids, you know!

Beach Bums-- Rent a house on the water for a few days of sun and margaritas. This is a great way to get some sun before the wedding, too.

Big City Weekend-- Gather in a fabulous city like New York, Chicago or London for lots to do. Think dinner and drinks in a swanky restaurant and plenty of shopping!

Rough It-- If you're more of an outdoorsy type, try a white water rafting or rock climbing weekend.

Head of the Class-- Learn something together. Arrange a group cooking class, take salsa lessons or even try a pole dancing class!

Stay In-- Have an old-fashioned sleepover. Give it a grown-up spin by bringing in a tarot card reader to predict the future!

And if you do decide to spend a night at bopping around to strip clubs, here's a drink to start you off courtesy of "The Bubbly Bride" by Natalie Bovis-Nelson.


1/2 ounce vodka
1/4 ounce cinnamon schnapps
1/4 ounce cream
3 red hots

Pour vodka, schnapps and cream into a shot glass. Drop three red hots into the bottom of the glass. Bottoms up!


Natalie / The Liquid Muse said...

Thanks for the shout-out ladies! Cheers to you and all your brides-to-be...

Natalie - author of The Bubbly Bride: Your Ultimate Wedding Cocktail Guide

Engaging Affairs said...

Thanks, Natalie! We love your book!