My cousin got sloshed, ripped the behind of her pants and started chanting sorority songs at her bachelorette party. And none of it slowed down her drinking through a penis-shaped straw.
That evening was only slightly less classy than her wedding -- where she ended the night by dry humping another woman on the dance floor. (Her marriage is actually much better. She and her husband have two seemingly normal kids and live in an upscale neighborhood.)
Thankfully, businesses are now catering to the grown-up bride looking to kick back with her old pals before her wedding day. No veils, penis paraphernalia or screaming renditions of "I Will Survive" are needed.
Thank God. It's bad enough when you see it, let alone are part of it.
Wining in the Spa
The Knot's blog recently included one suggestion, a fabulous day at a wine spa.
Yes, that's Wine + Spa. It's two of my favorite things, and probably yours. Throw in your best gals and it's off-charts-better than going to a stinky bar and toting plastic bits of male anatomy. You might even want to spend a day doing some "research" on your own, or with your maid of honor.
Many cooking schools do corporate events, where everyone divides up into teams and makes one part of the evening's dinner. Even though the wine flows freely -- at least at the ones I have attended -- the instructor is usually able to keep things from getting burned or undercooked.
These events are a blast, folks, even when you don't know too many of the people you're cooking shoulder-to-shoulder with. It's probably doubly good when it's with the people you love.
Secretly I have always wanted to have a bachelorette party at a dude ranch, but one with a really good spa. Most of us can't cough up for a weekend at Canyon Ranch on top of wedding costs, so there are a number of great affordable dude ranches out there, which cater to bachelorette parties.
A Google search will turn up a number of dude ranches -- even some near urban areas. That's getting away from it all!