Do It Big in the Big Apple: A New York City Bachelorette Guide

Take your bachelorette party to the city that never sleeps- New York City! NYC will make her Last Night Out her BEST NIGHT OUT!

*A popular New York City Bachelorette destination is the Beauty Bar (231 East 14th Street). The Beauty Bar combines salon and saloon. You can drink a martini while you get a manicure! This place gets terribly packed though if you go after 9PM or so and the manicures are not the best you’ll ever experience, but fun for the unique concept.

*Another terrific destination for a New York City bachelorette party is The Awesome 80’s Prom at Webster Hall. The great thing about the Awesome 80’s Prom is that you don’t have to worry about planning (they plan it all for you) and you have a dance, bar, and Off-Broadway show all in one event. Definitely a great choice for bachelorettes who don’t want to have male strippers grinding on them all night or ladies who just want a fun girls’ night out- 80’s style! And you can stay and party until 4am at Webster Hall with the price of the Prom ticket- can’t beat that.

*You can visit a Psychic for your bachelorette party in NYC. There are tons of psychics who offer palm readings, face readings, chart readings, tarot readings all over the city! This can get costly quick, so make sure you know the prices before you begin. One tarot reading will be at least $80 if not more. (And hopefully Madame Cleo won’t tell the bachelorette that her fiancé is not her soul mate….)

*Babeland- one of the NYC’s best known sex toy shops offers Blow Job Classes that you can attend with your bachelorette party. This might be way over-the-top for some bachelorettes, but others may love getting to display their ‘skills.’

*Rent a Limo and Stop for Planned Photos: Take a picture in NYC’s Times Square of all the ladies in your party walking away (Sex in the City style). P.S. If you are going to the Awesome 80’s Prom be sure to take city pictures in your totally rad 80’s garb.

*A fun, but quite expensive alternative to a bar party is the Designer Jewelry Party Lunessa Designer Jewelry in Soho hosts jewelry-making parties for up to six people. The fee is $495 for instruction, a glass of wine, and light snacks. For an extra fee, you can add elements such as precious gemstones, flower centerpieces, a psychic tea-leaf reader, a masseuse, a henna tattoo artist, t-shirts, and an event photographer/videographer.

August 6, 2009. Bachelorette Party Destinations, Bachelorette Party Locations. Leave a comment.

Here Comes the Booze: How to Serve Unforgettable Bachelorette Party Drinks

Serve up your bachelorette party drink recipes with a shot of style. If you’ve decided on a classic bachelorette drink recipe (or even if you’re going the wet n’ wild route) shake things up with colorful glassware, shaped ice cubes, and glam garnish. For bachelorette party drinks it’s all about your presentation! Below are some great bachelorette party drink ideas to get you started:

Glassware Glamour!
Every bachelorette wants to feel like a queen, so let her drink out of a glass fit for royalty. Purchase inexpensive martini or daiquiri glasses and decorate them with glass pens, glitter, and stencils. Add a custom wire tag to the stem of the glass so each bachelorette party attendee knows which glass is hers. Search online for creative bachelorette party glass samples.

Pour Some Sugar on Me!
Frost the top of the glass by dipping the rim in lemon juice and then rolling it in sugar. Consider using food coloring to dye the sugar. A pink, sugar rimmed glass is perfect for bachelorette party drinks. Be careful not to use too much dye. One drop goes a long way. (You don’t want to end up with blue stained lips) For bachelorette margaritas, repeat the process with salt instead of sugar. You can purchase larger ‘margarita’ salt at most grocery stores.

Bachelorette Question Coasters!
Create custom coasters for your bachelorette party. Write the date and the bachelorette’s name or add a design that will serve as a theme for the night. One great bachelorette party idea is to write a question (something sexy and fun to answer!) on the backside of each coaster, when an attendee puts her drink down on that coaster she has to flip it over and answer the question. You will have your bachelorette party guests trading coasters all night!

Ice Ice Baby!
Use shaped ice cubes for a fun bachelorette drink effect! We’ve even heard tell of ‘penis’ shaped ice cube trays for the wild bachelorette party drink! If you are making fruity bachelorette drinks freeze juice cubes instead of water to help the drinks keep their flavor and look great. Also consider using crushed ice for your bachelorette party drinks.

I Do-Decorate!
Consider adding drink umbrellas, paper flowers, sparklers, and twisty straws to your bachelorette drinks. Placing plastic ‘engagement’ rings on your drink straws is also a great bachelorette party idea.

Bachelorette Skew-hers:
Skewer fruit on cocktail sticks. You can use any fruit that might be complimentary to your bachelorette party drink recipe. Melon balls, coconut, and orange wheels look fantastic and taste great! Place your skewers on the rim of your bachelorette party drinks!

August 6, 2009. Tags: , , , . Bachelorette Party Drinks. Leave a comment.

Favorite Party Bachelorette Favors Guide:

So you want to be able to give your bachelorette party guests fabulous, personal, and inexpensive favors to remember this amazing pre-nuptial party for the rest of their lives (or at least through their 30’s).  So where should a well-intentioned Maid of Honor/ Party Planner Extraordinaire turn? To the Favorite Bachelorette Party Favors Guide, of course!

  1. Look to the bachelorette herself!  Use your bridal BFF as inspiration for your bachelorette party favors.  If she’s a runner get everyone a Nalgene in her favorite color. If she’s especially proud of her Italian heritage send everyone home with a bag of specialty pasta. She’ll love whatever you choose and will be so honored that you chose to include her personal touch.
  2. Keep it SIMPLE! Never, never, never over do it! One or two items are plenty, if you start adding more than that your favor seems cheap and impersonal.  You may have found a great deal on an oil burner, mud mask, and manicure set, but if you put them all together it will look like you got a great deal on them. Keep it streamlined with a common theme or just one item and your bachelorette party favors will look polished and well planned.
  3. Match your party! Use the bachelorette party itself as inspiration for favors.  If you are going to New York City for the night then get everyone an I  Love NY t-shirt. If you are visiting Webster Hall’s Awesome 80s Prom then prepare a goodie bag with Pop Rocks, Ring Pops, and other 80’s candies.
  4. Wear your favors!  Get the girls something they can wear during the bachelorette party like feather boas, bead necklaces, or scarves. These gifts are fun for everyone and will help your group to stand out from the crowd and get the bachelorette the attention she deserves.

Use these tips to send your bachelorette party guests home with favors that are perfectly suited to your bride and her bachelorette party, without looking tacky or unorganized!

August 6, 2009. Tags: , . Bachelorette Party Favors. Leave a comment.

Bachelorette Drink Recipes

A good bachelorette party deserves the best of bachelorette drink recipes. Get creative with your bachelorette drink choices and don’t be afraid to try a new recipe.  Simple, sexy, or refined- here are some great bachelorette party drink recipes you and your bridesmaids will love:

Classic Bachelorette Drinks:

The Pink Lady

1 1/2 oz gin
3/4 oz applejack
1/4 oz lemon juice
1-2 dashes grenadine
1 egg white
maraschino cherry for garnish

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the cherry.  The Pink Lady is a perfect bachelorette party drink recipe.

The Diamond Ring Fizz

1 shot of gin
Juice from half a lemon
Tsp. powdered sugar
Your favorite champagne, chilled

Shake first three ingredients over ice and strain into an ice filled highball glass.  Top off the glasses with champagne.  Add in a couple of frozen raspberries for that extra pop. This bachelorette drink recipe is sure to be the new ‘girl’s best friend!’

Bachelorette Party Punch

Strip and Go Nuptial Punch

Ingredients:
* 6 pack of Beer
* 12 oz can of frozen lemonade concentrate
* 12 oz Vodka

Mixing instructions:
Empty 3 cans of beer into a large pot or punch bowl. Next add vodka and lemonade, followed by the last 3 cans of beer. Mix the liquid gently and pour into a tall glass over ice.  Although ‘Strip and Go Nuptial’ sounds like a bachelorette drink disaster- it’s actually quite a delight!

Pink Panty Pulldown Punch

Warning: you might need to wear a belt for this bachelorette party drink idea! Lose your panties and lose your mind for this bachelorette party drink favorite!

Ingredients:
1 750ml bottle of Vodka (1/5)
3 oz Lemon Juice (or 1 can of Lemonade Concentrate)
9 oz jar of Maraschino Cherries
2 L Sprite

You can mix everything at the same time, even the juice in the cherry jar.  Pour the drink into a punch bowl. Use caution when the bachelorette goes dunking for cherries!

‘Just Married’ Jello Shots:

How to Make Bachelorette Jello Shots:
Boil 1 cup of water and dissolve 1 packet of Jello into it. Next substitute 1 cup of cold Vodka for the second cup  (the cold cup) of water. Pour the Jello mixture into dixie cups, those little ketchup cups, or  even penis shaped Jell-O shot molds.

You should aim for 12 shots per pack of Jello and each one with have about 1/2 shot of Vodka in each. That way the Jello shot is potent put not too deadly for your bachelorette party guests.

Violet Veil Shot

If you are looking for an impressive bachelorette drink recipe this is it.  Jello shots are always fun at bachelorette parties, but this one will have your attendees bowing to your Maid-of-Honor skills.

12 ounces Parfait Amour liqueur
Two ½-ounce envelopes unflavored gelatin
1 tablespoon superfine sugar
3 ounces vodka
1 ounce Cointreau
Garnish: (optional) 20 freshly picked edible violets or orange nasturtiums

Bachelorette Party Paradise Shot

Want to taste sweet Bachelorette Party Paradise? This citrusy, giggly bachelorette party drink recipe will calm the bitchiest of bridezillas!

One 3-ounce package orange Jello
1 cup water
1/3 cup gin
1/3 cup sweet red vermouth
1/3 cup Campari
Garnish: (optional) One 3.5 ounce can of mandarin oranges

Sexy n Scandalous Bachelorette Drinks:

The Bad Ass Bachelorette Blow Job

Every bachelorette party needs a good…. Blow job?? Well, not exactly. This bad ass bachelorette party drink recipe is a must for some bachelorettes.

Ingredients:
3/4 oz Kahlua
3/4 oz Bailey’s irish cream
Whipped cream

This drink is layered (Kahlua, Baileys, then Whipped Cream). Flip the shot glass using only your mouth. Compete to show off your sensual skills at your bachelorette party!

Pop the Cherry

Pop her cherry, with this little bachelorette drink concoction.  Don’t worry the bride can still wear white her wedding.  (o:

2 oz. Cherry Brandy
Fill with Orange Juice
Stir together in a Highball glass

Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice! Guests will definitely chuckle over this tasty bachelorette party drink recipe.

Flirty and Feminine Bachelorette Drinks:

Chocolate Covered Cherry

Ingredients:
1 oz Kahlua
1 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
1 tbsp Grenadine

Layer this bachelorette drink: Grenadine, then Kahlua, and finally Bailey’s. This bachelorette drink recipe has a sweet name and a saucy kick for those sweet n spicy bachelorettes!

Lavender and Peach Bellini

Ingredients:

1 part peach puree
2 parts Prosecco or another sparkling wine
1 pinch of edible, nontoxic, dried or fresh lavender

Pour the puree in the bottom of a champagne glass. Add the sparkling wine on top.
Don’t stir, but use a spoon to pull the puree up along the sides of the glass, so that you won’t lose the bubbles. Decorate with lavender. This classy bachelorette drink both tastes and smells incredible. It’s a sublime choice for the refined bachelorette.

July 20, 2009. Bachelorette Party Drinks, Bachelorette Party Ideas. Leave a comment.

Bachelorette Party Cakes

A bachelorette party cake is a fun and fantastic way to celebrate your bride-to-be.  Bachelorette party cakes can range from cute and simple to funny and naughty .  First determine what your bachelorette would prefer. You don’t want to spend hours sculpting a pastry penis to find out she’s absolutely mortified by the thought of confectionary coitus!  Many brides would prefer something fun and feminine to celebrate their bachelorette party. Consider  designing a bachelorette party cake with a floral design, a Louis Vuitton design, or even use her  favorite sport as inspiration.

Here are some great bachelorette cake ideas:

A Corsette Bachelorette Cake:
Bake your bachelorette a sexy little number!  Start with a full size cake sheet, then cut out the torso shape.  Bake two cupcakes to add to ‘fill out’ the corset.  Frost and decorate- this is a great looking bachelorette cake that isn’t too complicated.  You can choose whatever colors, then use black icing as the piping.  Use a zip-lock bag with a small hole to pipe the icing on your bachelorette cake. Feel free to add the brides name or personalized text for fun effect!

The 80’s Bachelorette Cake:
Relive the days of her youth with an 80’s themed cake. A ‘Ring Pop’-topped cake lets her relive her childhood and celebrate this momentous occasion. Put a Ring-Pop in each slice so that each bachelorette party attendee gets one! If you can find the light-up ones even better! Or better yet, top it with pop rocks for a fun n’ sweet shocker! For a fun 80’s visual ice the cake like a Rubix Cube. This looks really professional and doesn’t take a ton of artistic effort.

The Purse Bachelorette Cake:
Recreate her dream bag out of sugar and flour. It’s a challenging project but sure to impress the bachelorette and all her friends. Get sugar fondant to make fun handles, buckles, and tags for a certain ‘wow’ effect.

A Castle Bachelorette Cake:
For a bachelorette cake fit for a queen stack to circular cakes on top of each other then add ice cream cones on top to make ‘castle towers.’  It’s best to use one regular cone as the bottom and then place a sugar cone on top for the point. You can then ice the whole thing and design it as you choose.

Erotic Bachelorette Cakes:
Sexy bare six packs and penis cakes galore. You can buy penis shaped cake pans for your bachelorette cake at Spencers Gifts or at many online retailers. If you want to order an erotic bachelorette cake in the New York City area, we recommend Cookie Fetish NYC http://www.cookiefetishnyc.com/index.html.

July 17, 2009. Tags: . Bachelorette Party Decorations, Bachelorette Party Ideas. Leave a comment.

Bachelorette Party Planning

Bachelorette party planning should not make you crazy. Whether you’re planning a clean bachelorette party or a wild bachelorette party, it is very important to stay organized. The best way to ensure everyone has a great time is by keeping a Bachelorette Party Planning Checklist. Write down everything you need to throw an amazing party and that way nothing gets overlooked or left out and you can give that bride-to-be a fantastic send-off.

1. Location

Bachelorette party locations can make or break the event. You want to pick someplace high energy and obviously fun. A great new trend are bachelorette party getaways. New York City is a popular bachelorette party destination and filled with options for the perfect Ladies Night Out. Bachelorette getaways are a sure way to make the event unforgettable, and you also increase the amount of the bachelorette party places to choose from. Some venues even offer Bachelorette Packages where they include bachelorette decorations or maybe even some special bachelorette party drinks! Being creative with the location can open up a world of options that will not only make your evening successful, but will make it a night to remember!

2. Activities

Now that you have your bachelorette party location, its time to plan some activities. This can be intimidating, so here are some fun bachelorette party ideas to help you out. First off, souvenirs are always the way to go for a girls night out. Everyone loves bachelorette stuff! A good way to go is make up some bachelorette party tank tops for all the women. If you have a bachelorette party theme, you can coordinate your decorations and games for bachelorette party around that. Secondly, bachelorette food and bachelorette drinks are a must! Whether you’re pouring champagne in a limo or toasting the bride at a restaurant, plan it all in advance. No detail is too small to be left up to chance.

3.  Invitations

OK, so you know where you’re going, and you know what you’re going to do when you get there. Now its time to rally your troupes for the big night. Gathering ideas for bachelorette party invitations can be tricky, especially if you want unique bachelorette party invitations. Decide what aspects of the evening, if any, you want to leave as a surprise and know in advance how many people you want to attend so you can coordinate with whatever activities you are planning. You can makes your own bachelorette party invitations, which is always a nice gesture because then you can write a personal message. Another popular method are the bachelorette party e invitations you can email to your friends online. There are hundreds of ways to come up with invitations for a bachelorette party, just use your imagination.

With a well thought-out Bachelorette Party Planning Checklist, you are practically guaranteed a wonderful evening, and who knows, maybe even planning the bachelorette party can be fun too!

July 14, 2009. Tags: . Bachelorette Party Planning. Leave a comment.

Bachelorette Party Themes

Spa Bachelorette Theme: A Spa themed bachelorette party is perfect for the stressed bachelorette and her bridesmaids. Splurge on a trip to the spa or to save some cash set up a spa in the hostess’s house. Foot soak tubs, oil burners, and face masks go a long way. You can even have a masseuse come privately to the bachelorette party location- that way you can continue drinking margaritas as the masseuse kneads those knots away. For themed bachelorette parties in the summer set up a fun fabric tent and light candles outside. You can create your own outdoor bachelorette theme party luxury spa!

Girls Night Out Bachelorette Theme: This is a popular bachelorette party theme for many brides-to-be. Girls’ Night Out bachelorette parties usually includes ample rounds of martinis, manicures, and raucous behavior. Make a Girls Night Out bachelorette theme party more original by including scavenger hunts and group dress codes. A great example is to have the bride dress in all white, while the rest of the party wears black. The bachelorette stands out and everyone looks great!

Wine Tasting Bachelorette Theme: For the wine-connoisseur bachelorette let the juice of the god’s flow! Your bachelorette party can spend the day at a local vineyard or attend a wine tasting at a local winery or wine store. Again, you can also have a wine-tasting themed party at one of the bridesmaids’ homes. Wine-tasting classes are also available at many local community colleges and you may be able to get a private demonstration if you have enough ladies in your bachelorette party. Don’t forget to pair the wine with great cheeses. You can also decorate wine glasses for each bridesmaid. The Wine-Tasting bachelorette party theme is great for brides who want to avoid the crazed bar scene.

Pirate Bachelorette Theme: For bachelorettes who want to avoid the ‘girly-themed’ bachelorette parties, try a Pirate-Themed party! Splurge on a ship rental (or dinner cruise) or simply plan a pirates’ picnic on a local beach or river. Don’t forget to give each bachelorette and her bridesmaids a custom eye patch for the evening. You can also get custom bandanas and toy swords for the bachelorette party. Bar hopping with plastic swords can turn into quite the adventure. If you are going out, decorate the bachelorette car with a pirate flag! For even more fun add a treasure map scavenger hunt to the bachelorette party agenda.

Chocolate Bachelorette Theme: Every girl loves chocolate! Why not make a chocolate bachelorette party theme? If it’s at home get a chocolate fondue fountain and lots of fruits to dip. If you are going out arm your bridesmaids with Hershey’s syrup, whipped cream, and cherries so you can make impromptu bachelorette party sundaes… and then see who you can get to lick them clean! Ask guys to pay $1 to get a kiss from the bachelorette and then give her a bag of Hershey’s kisses to hand out if she doesn’t want to kiss him!

Princess Bachelorette Themed: Every little girl (and bachelorette) wants to be treated like a princess! Let the bachelorette live her last night out as the queen she is. Get her a crown, tiara, and robe and let the rest of the party wear jester hats. Get a guy at the bar to bow down and kiss her royal shoes! Or bring plastic swords so that guys can joust to prove who will be the bachelorette’s knight in shining armor for the night. Even send the bachelorette party horseback riding or rent a horse and carriage to take your group around town!

July 13, 2009. Tags: , , . Bachelorette Party Ideas. Leave a comment.

Bachelorette Party Music

Great music is vital to the success of a bachelorette party. Try to combine some classic bachelorette party songs with newer dance hits for a great bachelorette party music mix. Add sultry songs and powerful ballads for a perfect bachelorette song list. Or make a themed bachelorette song list, like an awesome 80s music playlist or a list of your favorite chick flick soundtracks. We recommend the following songs for a fantastic bachelorette party playlist:

1. Girls Just Wanna have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
2. Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend – Marilyn Monroe
3. Man I Feel like a Woman – Shania Twain
4. These Boots are made for Walking – Nancy Sinatra
5. Like a Virgin- Madonna
6. I Touch Myself – The Divinyls
7. Lady Marmalade – LaBelle
8. Pour Some Sugar on Me – Def Leppard
9. Material Girl – Madonna
10. White Wedding – Billy Idol
11. Ring My Bell – Anita Ward
12. Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – TLC
13. The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss) – Betty Everett
14. Hit Me with Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
15. Whatta Man – En Vogue & Salt ‘n Peppa
16. I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston
17. I Touch Myself – The Divinyls
18. Melt With You – Modern English
19. Cherry Pie – Warrant
20. The Thong Song- Sisqo
21. Bad Touch – Bloodhound Gang
22. Work It – Missy Elliott
23. Funky Cold Medina – Tone Loc
24. Wild Thing – Tone Loc
25. I Want to Sex You Up – Color Me Bad
26. Let’s Talk About Sex – Salt N Pepa
27. Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
28. Milkshake – Kelis
29. She Bangs – Ricky Martin
30. We’ve got the Beat – Go Go’s
31. Cream – Prince
32. Little Red Corvette – Prince
33. Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
34. Talk Dirty to Me – Poison
35. You Can Leave Your Hat On – Joe Cocker
36. I’m Too Sexy for My Shirt – Right Said Fred
37. Closer – Nine inch nails
38. Don’t want no short D*ck Man – Salt ‘n Peppa
39. Where My Girls At? – 702
40. Mambo #5 – Lou Bega

July 13, 2009. Tags: , . bachelorette party music. Leave a comment.

Bachelorette Decoration Ideas

Bachelorette Car or Limo Decorations:

• Using car markers, streamers, and balloons as bachelorette car decorations will let everyone around you know (or warn them) that you’re coming to party!

•  Mobile bachelorette decorations will keep the party hopping all night and give the bachelorette plenty of special attention.

Bachelorette Room Decorations:

Gossamer

• This miracle fabric makes for great bachelorette décor. It is a light material that looks more expensive than it is. You can drape it over doorways, tables, walls, over chairs, and up columns.

• Even hang it from the ceiling to make a tent-like accent for your bachelorette party decorations. If you are renting a space that has an eyesore (or unsightly artwork) it is a great way to transform the space into a bachelorette party bash without using gaudy bachelorette decorations.

Balloons

• Never underestimate the power of decorating a bachelorette party with balloons!

Balloon arches are great for bachelorette party photo backdrops, not to mention entranceways. Penis shaped balloons are silly and funny for some bachelorettes. But other bachelorettes may prefer glossy balloons for a more classy effect. Customized balloons with the bachelorette’s name on them also make for great bachelorette party decorations.

• To fill the entire room, line the walls with helium balloons in your theme colors. You can also hang balloons from the ceiling for an all-encompassing effect.

Bachelorette Table Decor:

Flowers

• As an alternative to cut flowers, use a potted plant as a bachelorette party centerpiece and then let the bachelorette take it home with her.

Custom

• Create custom bachelorette party table decorations by making it yourself!  Get photos of all the bachelorette party girls and put them on a photo tree.  Or better yet, get photos of hot guys for a photo tree for some bachelorette party eye candy.

Theme

• Go with a bachelorette party theme and decorate accordingly. If the bachelorette party is a wine tasting party- then fresh grapes as the centerpiece (for a scandalous alternative get a nude male statute to put the grapes around). If the bachelorette party is a spa theme then use a zen-like rock sculpture garnished with fun and relaxing salts and oils for the bachelorette and her guests.

Sexy

• For a sexy bachelorette centerpiece you can order an ‘Ice Cube – Pecker Ice Sculpture’ which creates a ‘frozen (or jello) pecker’ that will be the highlight of your bachelorette party decorations.

• A catalogue of sex toys also makes for a great bachelorette decoration and also a hilarious conversation piece!

July 10, 2009. Bachelorette Party Decorations. Leave a comment.

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