Bachelorette Party Fun
By Kathryn M. D'Imperio
What if your best friend is unexpectedly pregnant and she asks you to be her maid of honor? You know you can't plan an alcohol-laden bachelorette party with a little one on the way.
Here are a few ideas for fun, alcohol-free, low-key bachelorette parties:
Plan a spa weekend. From soft, plush robes to pedicures, massages, facials and more wonderful pampering, what's not to love? You can get all your girls together for a fun day of facials and body wraps. Next day, get your manicure, pedicure, and a massage. You'll all be on cloud nine!
Hit up a karaoke night. You don't have to drink to have fun! You can still go out to the bar and play along with the traditional bachelorette party, but keep a leash on things and require ahead of time that all the attendees avoid ordering alcohol so the bride does't feel left out.
Make it a milkshakes and smoothies night. Gather up your favorite snacks and some delish toppings and make milkshake masterpieces. Add items like fresh fruit - I highly recommend raspberries, strawberries, and bananas - or follow the temptation and opt for candy - peppermint patties, peanut butter cups - or even cookie pieces, especially Oreo cookies. Trust me. You won't be disappointed.
Book a room at a posh resort for the weekend and gather up all the girls. Play the games you used to play in high school, have a movie marathon and watch Patrick Swayze over and over again - in slow motion - in Dirty Dancing.
Rock out at a concert. Who needs alcohol when you've got hot, sexy - sometimes shirtless - sweaty men singing to you from above?!
Wind down at the beach. You can relax, catch some rays, take a nap, ride the waves, and check out the hotties, all in the same place. Sounds like heaven, doesn't it?
If all else fails, discuss some ideas with the bride and see where her interest seems to lie. You may want to keep the party a secret, but that's what bridal showers are for! Whatever you do, be sure you have some fun activities and party favors for your best friend or sister, the bride-to-be.