Samantha
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50's plus brides...bachelorette party?

Samantha, on June 28, 2021 at 11:25 AM Posted in Parties and Events 0 13
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I'm 52 and my MOH is one of m adult daughters and she is beyond excited to handle the bachelorette party. I had to talk her down a bit from a wild night of clubs and debauchery ;-) but she found an great idea, sort of like the "escape rooms" BUT you have to break stuff!

It sounded kind of silly but then pictured us all with sledge hammers breaking copy machines like in Office Space and I was sold. (you wear all kinds of protective gear, so no worries about hurting myself!)

I did tell her we needed to do it a few weeks before the wedding because I know I will be sore LOL

A friend of mine is also talking about going to a Brunch Drag Show. We used to go pre covid - feels like ages ago - and there were always bach parties there as well.

Anyone else have any non-nightlife plans?

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Latest activity by Ellen, on July 13, 2021 at 9:04 AM
  • Kayla
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    Those sound like awesome ideas! Not sure where your party will be held or where you are from, but in my town, in the downtown area, we have the trolley pubs. You don't necessarily have to drink on them! I feel like it may be fun and really pretty to peddle around town Smiley smile

    A lot of them offer music as well during the ride so you can choose your own music or just enjoy peddling around with your bridal party.

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  • Ava
    VIP May 2022
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    I’ve never done a smash room, but I’ve seen people do them on TV! It looks very cathartic LOL
    Do the drag brunch!! They are such a good time!!!
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  • Samantha
    Rockstar October 2022
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    Oh that sounds fun!
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  • AJ
    Super October 2022
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    Wine and painting night is always a good time if you have something like that around you!

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  • Allie
    Super November 2021
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    We aren't doing a nightlife style bachelorette! I'm in my 30s, but I was over that scene a long time ago, and my state has a wine trail and it's a whole thing, so we are doing a few wineries and having a nice lunch or dinner. I'm looking forward to it!

    I've ALWAYS wanted to do a smash room, so that sounds like SO much fun! I hope you enjoy it!

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  • Kari
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    Both of those ideas sound amazing!

    I will caution that if you are smashing things, I would absolutely wear full coverage protection and have an ample gap between the event and your wedding. I do a lot of outdoorsy things (mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, gardening) and am constantly getting harmless but unsightly scratches, cuts, bruises, and bug bites, so I had to "cut myself off" from "dangerous" activities a few weeks beforehand just to ensure I wasn't covered in war wounds.

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  • Samantha
    Rockstar October 2022
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    I told her it needs to be a month prior because I know I’ll be sore at the very least!
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  • Sharon
    Expert September 2021
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    That's a great idea!!! I'm in my 50's also and the wild, crazy nights are behind me.. We were looking into a murder mystery dinner but that didn't pan out. We're just going to dinner out, followed by drinks at a rooftop bar (maybe lol). Enjoy smashing stuff!
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  • Rosie
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    These ideas sound amazing! I'd love to smash things, LOL!

    I am doing a non-night event. I wanted a boozy brunch or high tea! Cucumber sandwiches, little cakes, scones... and alcohol. The one game I wanted to play was for my bridesmaids to ask my fiance a bunch of questions, and I try to answer them. If I get them right, everyone else takes a sip. If I get them wrong, I take a sip. I've seen it played at a few hens nights, and it's such a fun game! It can include questions like, 'what one item would you throw out of his wardrobe? What job did your fiance always want to do when he grew up? Who said I love you first? What does he do that annoys you the most. What do you do that annoys HIM the most What does he love most about you?" and so on. Afterwards we'll go elsewhere for a few more drinks.

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  • Samantha
    Rockstar October 2022
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    The Regis in DC does an amazing afternoon tea I’ve always wanted to go to - it’s a bit pricy but seems worth it!
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  • Rosie
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    The best ones are expensive... I've been to a few really fabulous teas in quite a few countries - Ireland, England, Scotland, plus Australia of course! My sister and I have often been together, so she knows which ones I've liked most. I love how they are often pink, which is my favourite colour! I forgot to say that my sister and SIL who are organising the event are suggesting people wear pink if they want, and I will wear white-and-pink! I'm excited about it!

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  • Samantha
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    That sounds like so much fun!
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  • Ellen
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    My FSIL and a couple of other ladies are staying at her townhouse in PA. It will be a weekend thing with a winery visit. We’ll be low key, movies, hanging out. I didn’t want anything elaborate just being with my favorite ladies and enjoying our time together. We’re doing it September 25 weekend and wedding is October 9.
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