So my bachelorette party was this Friday!
Two of my housemates, Natasha and Hillary, are bridesmaids for the wedding, so they planned the whole thing for me! All I knew was that it was on Friday, who was on the guest list, and that I had to wear my little black dress ;) Of course, that was pretty much given.
So pretty much I’m just going to tell you everything that they did, because if you ever need to plan a bachelorette and do it exactly how they did, you’ll do an amazing job.
1. Have Fun Decorations
My friends completely decked out the place! There were streamers, balloons, and they made me a throne, complete with my bridal attire ;)
I’m sorry to spam you with so many photos, I just loved it so much!! :) I was so impressed. They cleaned the entire house and made it look so great!
Fun decorations are such a great way to spice up any party!
2. Every bachelorette party needs some great food & drinks!
Let’s be honest: every party needs good food, and a bachelorette party definitely needs some good drinks.
My roommate Catherine made some great desserts, and Natasha and Hillary bought so many finger-foods like mozzerella sticks, samosas, fruit, brie, nachos, etc.!
Then we went out to Milestones with the girls where we all got drinks and cake! Which leads me to my next point:
3. Don’t enjoy too many drinks
In Canada, the legal drinking age is 19, just so you know ;) So I can legally drink here, and that’s actually why my bridesmaids planned it instead of my sister, the maid of honour, since she’s underage so I didn’t want her to have to plan something she couldn’t fully participate in.
I don’t drink very often, but I really enjoy fun girly drinks. We got mojitos and sangrias, and it was a blast!
The trick is, though, to remember that getting drunk is bad. I don’t think we would have had as much fun if even one of us was drunk. Sober times are good times, and being drunk is not classy. ;) None of us woke up the next day with a headache, and all of us were completely in control of our mental functions so that the next point was even more fun!
4. Think of some fun games
The girls did a great job with this, too. I’m sure I sound like a broken record at this point, but I’m just so lucky to have them :)
The first thing they did had to do with the gifts. The way it worked was that I had to guess who gave me each gift, and if I got one wrong I had to pick a dare from a box! Here are some of the ones I drew and did when we went out:
Let me tell you, though–the foreign accent one was very difficult! We had a hard time keeping people around for the full 3 words, so we settled for just one! (I think it ended up being “loogen-flugen” or something. I don’t even know. If I were brave enough I’d post the video on here.)
Second, we played something similar to the newlywed game. Here’s how you do it:
- They asked Connor questions and got his answers
- They asked me what I think Connor answered!
I thought there would be more points when I started numbering those, but actually it’s quite simple. Some of the questions were great, too! “What is Becca’s weirdest quirk?” and “what is the most embarrassing thing Connor has done in front of Becca’s parents?” were very dangerous, though, since I didn’t want to answer the WRONG one or else I’m giving people more blackmail material!
Connor’s answers were generally a lot sweeter than mine, too. And obviously he thinks that I’m a better person than I actually am, because for the question “what is one item Becca cannot live without” I immediately answered “laptop” and he put down “her Bible.” I felt so ashamed of myself!!
5. Be encouraging and supportive of the marriage
Marriage is really scary. The most amazing scary thing in the entire world, but it is still a big deal, and one that should never be taken lightly.
I’m getting married very young, which means that Connor and I don’t really have friends who are married, too. I feel like if you get married at 25 or so, there are more people in your age group that are also married, so your peers can give advice and stuff like that. I don’t know.
I am so excited and so ready to marry Connor, but I still need support. I think it’s dangerous to live as a totally reclusive couple, especially at the beginning of the relationship, so knowing that you have friends who will support you and be there for you is such a great blessing.
The entire night would have still been wonderful if they had ONLY done the last one :) But the first four would have been shallow and incomplete without the last. So if you have a friend getting married, be there for them! Have fun with them! Be excited with them! It is the best gift you can give.
What about you? If you are married, did you even have a bachelorette party? I know many girls don’t. What was your favourite part, if you did? Any more ideas or fun games?