The “Dos and Don’ts” of a fabulous bachelorette party weekend

4 Oct




I’m taking a page (literally) out of one of my favorite magazines, Glamour, for this one!

One of my closest friends in the whole entire world, Katie, is getting married this month. So we, of course, had to throw her an amazing bachelorette party! But Katie is too special for just a little ol’ party, so we made it a weekend. With a spa. And food. And drinks. And Hummer limos.

Oh, and cupcakes.

The Dos and Don’ts of a fabulous bachelorette party weekend.

Do bring your own food and alcohol to the hotel. It’s not only cheaper, but I’m pretty sure that hotels won’t supply you with the giant bag of Chuy’s chips we had.

Don’t be offended when the guy at Subway asks if you want a different sandwich because it has more meat than the one you ordered. Um, what?

Do pay a little extra for a balcony room.

Don’t worry about actually using it. It’s just nice to know it’s there.

Do write down things that are said during the lingerie shower. “Is that a slingshot?”

Don’t be embarrassed if the only thing you lust over is the pair of super comfy looking pajamas the bride’s mom got her. Hey, I’ve got nobody to impress!

Do get up the next morning, shower and get right back into bed. Spend your time waiting for your friends to come back from the Spa by watching various kid’s shows.

Don’t do the above if you’d rather be pampered. For sure do the Spa thing if you’ve got the funds.

Do eat a lunch that consists of chips & salsa, Cheetos, kolaches and cookies.

Don’t think about the fact that the wedding is in three weeks and you need to fit in a bridesmaid dress.

Do pour your alcohol into water bottles to take to the pool. If your bag is big enough, throw in a bottle of cranberry juice, pineapple juice and sprite.

Don’t forget to label the bottles. Vodka instead of water isn’t always a fun surprise.

Do spend hours just laying around outside, drinking and talking. SO nice.

Don’t make eye contact with the old creeper blatantly staring at your group. He WILL come over and talk to you/ask for a pen.

Do tell yourself that the other guy staring is with his sister.

Don’t believe the lie you just told yourself. I’m like 95 percent sure that was his girlfriend.

Do decide that you should go back to the room to get ready for the night. However, it’s okay if everybody ends up back in bed watching the Disney channel. Hair and makeup don’t take that long, right?

Don’t forget that doing your hair takes an entire episode of Hannah Montana.

Do ride in a limo. Just do it.

Don’t flash the limo driver as you’re trying to get out of the vehicle. Whoops.

Do make your bride walk around the River Walk in a bachelorette sash, tiara and studded veil.

Don’t stop anybody from trying to sing to your bride. Even if it’s an old guy who might not actually work at the restaurant you’re at.

Do know it’s time to head to the bars when Rachel has finished her pitcher of margaritas.

Don’t be too sad if you can’t find a table. Just means you can stay closer to the bar!

Do know that if one girl is wearing a tiara and another is wearing a veil, somebody will think they are lesbians.

Don’t hesitate to leave the bars early so your group can ride around in a limo. Hey if you’ve got it until 12:30, you might as well use it right?

Do enjoy the stares as you climb into said limo.

Don’t worry if you forgot the bring the champagne. Charles, the driver, will take you to get some.

Do ask him to go to Jack in the Box for you too. Just do it.

Don’t eat in limo.

Do, however, attack food once back in the hotel.

Don’t be afraid to eat spicy foods while buzzed. Flamin hot cheetos after 2 margaritas, multiple shots and 3 glasses of champagne? Not so flamin.

Do cram 6 people into 2 beds so you can all watch a movie.

Don’t eat a cupcake right before bed. Ugh.

Do take cupcakes home and give to your mom. She will love you (even more) FOREVER.

And most importantly, DON’T forget that weekends like this are rare. Enjoy your time with friends and DO what makes everybody happy!

We love you Katie!



6 Responses to “The “Dos and Don’ts” of a fabulous bachelorette party weekend”

  1. Vanessa October 5, 2010 at 12:20 am #

    You’re limo driver’s name was Charles?!

    • Mansee October 5, 2010 at 1:04 am #

      Yup! How perfect is that?!

  2. Rachel Erin Harvey October 5, 2010 at 5:43 am #

    AWESOME entry. I laughed my butt off when i heard the tales of this crazy weekend…. I think you’re missing DON’T stumble in to a cop and almost get arrested, but DO take a picture with said cop if he gives you the go-ahead!

  3. Christine October 5, 2010 at 2:21 pm #

    I LOVED your post! You, literally, did not miss one thing! Overall: Excellent Weekend!!

  4. Sonia @ Master of Her Romaine October 5, 2010 at 5:28 pm #

    how much FUN! I have never been to a bachelorette party, but it sounds like a blast!
    I loved reading all of the Do’s and Don’ts 😀

  5. katie October 6, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

    Ok so this is definitely my favorite blog post EVER!! It recaps our wonderful weekend perfectly!! LOVE IT…I may or may not be printing this out and putting it somewhere…

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