The bachelorette party is consciously modelled after the centuries-old bachelor’s party, simply because why should the men be the only one to celebrate their last moments of single life. I totally agree with that.
Although the practice of giving a party to honour the bride-to-be goes back for centuries, in its modern form, the bachelorette party may have begun during the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Its cultural significance is largely tied to concepts of gender equality, which is probably why I really wanted to have one.
I am not your typical bride, at least not has they are usually depicted in mainstream romance movies. I’m pretty sure that there are a lot of women out there who do not see themselves represented in Hollywood’s idea of what brides should look and act like.
In my case, I’m in my late 30’s, I am an introvert, I have a chronic illness that affects my mobility and I love nature. My maid of honour, with whom I have been best friends with for the last 23 years old, understood that my bachelorette party should reflect who I was, not what people typically expect.
“Throw her a bachelorette party that she will enjoy, not one everyone else thinks she should have.” —Christine Piotrowicz
Since most of the people invited were in their 30s and 40s, we wanted to throw a bachelorette party that was more intimate (and mature) than a trip to Las Vegas, for example. We therefore decided to organize a bachelorette weekend party at a chalet.
Bride and maid of honour arrived first. We decorated the chalet making it more festive. It was simple, yet quite beautiful. We had a great time reconnecting. The first night was about our friendship.
The next day, we were joined by those who could. We had amazing food, amazing drinks and some silly fun with naughty boardgames. If some of the girls don’t know each other that well, games can be a great icebreaker. A game like, “Disturbed Friends” is definitely a ice breaker! 😛