In the U.K., they call them stag (mens’) and hen (ladies’) parties. I think it’s similar in Canada, eh? What I am referring to is the bachelor/bachelorette party. The ever-on-the-ball Mr. Swan already has his planned… sigh. I, on the other hand, am struggling with whether or not to even have one.
I am not sure if I’d like to have the traditional wild night on the town. I’m in my early 30s and now start to get crabby at around 1AM (yes, I know…boo!). Also, being me, I just have to have some standards:
- No stripper – I did it once, and it was fun. I’m not sure if I’m ready for repeat performances.
- I do want to be able to remember the evening the next day.
- Since I love food, I’d love to have a meal thrown in there somewhere.
- I do struggle with how relaxing I want the outing to be, because I want to chill out a bit with my homegirls.
One day while reading Daily Candy, which I hardly read enough, I came across what I would love for my bachelorette party:
Soho House NY’s Pretty Party. The evening is for up to ten people and includes cocktails, dinner (with wine), two half-hour spa treatments for each person and our own exclusive space from 6PM-12AM. Sounds like a plan to me! The only problem is, well… this is Soho House, which is a very exclusive place in NYC’s Meatpacking District (it’s actually a members only club, except for certain opportunities to rent out its space, such as this one), and it will not come for cheap. I just can’t ask my friends to drop a couple benjamins on a night out, even though this sounds absolutely fabulous.
I’m still thinking about trying to find a way to incorporate food, maybe a spa thing, maybe some dancing, and maybe something else (like a mechanical bull!!) into a nice evening with my friends. I’m also open to the idea of not having a bachelorette party at all. I’ll live. I know I’m being a bad bride again, but sue me.
Any suggestions out there? What was the most fun bachelor(ette) party you’ve ever been to?