Flickr photo by Kevin DooleyOne of my best friends from college recently asked me to be her maid of honor for her wedding (congratulations, Courtney!), which means I get to plan the bachelorette party.
But, I know my friend, and she'd rather join a convent than take a shot off of some stranger's stomach.
Bachelorette parties are more than just boa-wearing, drunken debaucheries -- they're about celebrating the bride with her closest friends. No shots required for that. So here are five alternatives if the bride-to-be isn't comfortable wearing a condom-covered veil:
- Tea Party: There's nothing girlier than a tea party, which makes it a perfect option for a bachelorette party.
- New Age: See what's in the stars for the bride's future with her new husband by hiring a fortune teller. Or you can buy a set of tarot cards and look up their meanings online.
- Visit a Winery: Most wineries have guided tours of the vineyard as well as tastings.
- Have a Spa Day: It's a good assumption that the bride may be slightly stressed, so a day full of pampering with the girls is the perfect medicine.
- Go Camping: If the bride is an outdoorsy-type of a gal, a hike into the deep woods with her best friends followed by s'mores made on a bonfire would be a memorable experience for her.
But feel free to still have a penis-shaped cake.
What was the most unique bachelorette party that you've ever been to?