A Fun Bachelorette Party Activity That Doesn't Involve Dollar Bills, Body Oil, or a Three-Day Hangover I have nothing against dollar bills or body oil (from a respectable distance), although at this point in my life I think I'd rather die than suffer a three-day hangover. I understand why brides want to get rowdy with their lady friends and dance until 5 A.M. And there were plenty of times when I was the last bridesmaid on the dance floor.
Still, some brides don't want to party to the breaka-breaka dawn. And sometimes there are bridesmaids or friends who just aren't going to hit the club scene. Maybe the bride's kid sister is still in her teens. Or maybe the groom's older sis is in her 40s and a mom of three who can't afford the hangover. Perhaps there's a pregnant bridesmaid. (I had THREE mamas-to-be in my wedding party!) In any event, even if there's a traditional, booze-heavy bachelorette, I think it's nice to offer an alternate activity. And if the bride doesn't do the strip-club scene, you can skip it all together and do something a little more civil, like this sweet jewelry-making bachelorette that I spotted over on The Bride's Guide.
Crafty bride Meg opted for night of bridesmaid bonding and necklace making over a traditional bachelorette, and it looks super-fun from where I'm sitting! And the bridesmaids wore their necklaces in the wedding. So lovely!
I get that jewelry making (or pottery painting or whatever crafty activity) can seem l-a-m-e if the bride is looking for plastic penises and drinks served in fishbowls, but I think we can appreciate that that's just not every bride's scene.