The Q: I'm planning a bachelorete party for my sister and I'm totally at a loss for what to do. My sister does not drink at all and she's not at all into the stripper thing. However, her bridal party is made up of my other sisters and cousins, who are a hard partying crowd. I Know can't do the usual girls' night out, running around town and drinking thing, but at the same time, I don't want to do something so serene that the other girls are bored. Any suggestions at all would be super appreciated!
The A: That is a quandry. First, you should know that bachelorete parties are NOT mandatory, though it is nice to get the gals together without the formalities of a shower. That said, you need to remember that the most important guest is your sister, so while you want everyone to have fun, it's mainly about what you think your sister would like. Does that mean that you need to do pottery painting or something like that? No, not at all. But I think you should consider the degree to which you accomodate your more wild family members. But enough with the scolding, how about I give you some real suggestions?
My first thought is to do something home based, with an activity around it. This way you can create a comfortable setting for the drinkers and non-drinkers a like. Why not have someone come in and teach a cooking class? THat's a great treat for a new bride to be and everyone else will get a kick out of it. The DJ Chef services the Northeast and looks like a ton of fun.
Or, how about a make-up class from a make up artist. The woman at My Hair and Makeup can come to your home here in the NY area and teach 6 or 8 women at a time all the tricks of the trade.
I think the best tip is to come up with an activity that has a class leader, this way it gives room to showcase your personalities, but it isn't centered around an activity (like drinking or clubbing) that your sister wouldn't be comfortable with. Best of luck!