Monday, January 11, 2010

baseball isn't just for bachelors

The bachelorette party is the last right of the bride while she’s single.  It is a girls night out (or day out or weekend out) honoring the bride-to-be just weeks before she walks down the aisle.  It is up to her friends to show her a fabulous time.  There are a variety of ways to do that. You can do the mellow party of dinner and drinks with all of the bride’s besties. That’s always a good time but maybe not as memorable as the party where the cop turned stripper arrives at the door. Yes, memorable but also slightly raunchy.  And my favorite is the destination bachelorette party.  But if not everyone can jet off to Vegas for the weekend you can always stay home and do a spa bachelorette party. Who doesn’t like to be pampered?

What’s most important when planning the bachelorette party is the bride, of course.  It had better be a party that honors her personality and interests.  That is why we’re planning a baseballette party honoring one special bride-to-be this summer.  Because she loves the Phillies, we’ll tailgate and attend a game against one of their biggest rivals in August. Since there will be about 20 of her closest friends along for the bash, we need to start planning now so we can get great seats and enough for everyone!

I am sure the MLB bachelor party has been done but it is still an evolving tradition for bachelorettes.  One difference is that we won’t get kicked out of the stadium for being too rowdy like the boys.  We’ve derived the title “bachelorette” from the bachelors so why not take a lead from them on party themes as well?

-The perennial bridesmaid

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