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Hosting Series: Bachelorette Party

If you’ve been anywhere around the wedding industry lately, you will have noticed that the bachelorette party is having a major moment. No longer is it just a simple girls night out-it is now common for the celebration to involve travel and last for days. I LOVE excuses for quality time with girlfriends and was totally guilty of having a girls getaway weekend before my own wedding (in Brown County, IN. so lovely!), but I also get that all the special events connected with modern weddings can start to get exhausting. And expensive.

But we still need bachelorette parties! I find it so odd that we spend so much time showering the bride with gifts for the cooking, cleaning, and decorating aspects of her married life and don’t take the time to honor and celebrate the sexual part of her nuptials. Maybe it’s just me, but I think sex should should overshadow the new mixing bowls. But that aside, one of my besties is getting married next month, so I offered to host a party for her. And lucky for me, she suggested a more low-key event instead of a trip to Vegas.

But low-key can still be fun. So, here’s what I did:

1. I mailed these adorable invitations (printed from Paperless Post).

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2. I made reservations at Fort Wayne’s trendy new restaurant, Black Canyon, for dinner and at Fort Wayne’s awesome jazz club, Club Soda, for drinks.

3. I prepped this adorable craft (supplies from Michaels. help from Mom).

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4. I planned some fun, lighthearted games.

5. I bought underwear.

6. I showed up!

Ta-da! Easy, classy, and no male genitals involved.

Anyone else have any fun bachelorette party ideas?

Lindsay Sig

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10 comments on “Hosting Series: Bachelorette Party

  1. I love the invite & frame! I just had mine in early April, and I really enjoyed making things for my girls beforehand — esp the shatterproof wine glasses! https://coastalkelder.com/2016/04/10/misc-bachelorette-goodies/

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  2. LOVE it ALL! And thank soooo much for the lament over how expensive things have gotten, to the point of wanton extravagance in many cases. (I still feel that if half as much money and creative time and energy were invested in preparing for the marriage like it is for the wedding, we’d have less divorces….) M-A-N-Y years ago, Bob and I honeymooned in Brown County!

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  3. Abigail Snyder

    I didn’t plan anything, but I attended a bachelorette party for my friend Katie when I was in the U.S. over Christmas (and for her wedding), and we did a Wine & Paint night–again, simple, relatively inexpensive (I think it was $20 per person–and we each paid our own, plus like $2 to cover the bride), and lots and lots of fun. Plus, we now all have our own paintings of Oregon’s Twin Sisters to remember the day by!

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  4. thebeelife

    Yes!!! I am planning one right now for my best friend, and we are going the route of low-key and fun too! I also have organizing a pantie box and asking everyone bring a pair of lacy panties or two for the bride, so she can have a whole box of panties! I too agree, need to give more of the sexy side for married life!

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  5. Great idea! I never had a bachelorette party (my bridesmaids wanted to do on, but I was too overwhelmed with life), but if I did, I’d want it to be like this one: sexy but very classy. Love it!

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  6. Kiss the Miss goodbye!!! I love that. I am in process of planning a summer bridal shower and bachlorette party!!!!!!!!!! and it is stress and I’m not even the bride lol. your post was cool tho!!!!

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