Five Tips for a Healthier Bachelorette Party
By Natalie Tsang
November 7, 2011
Did you know that although the practice of giving a party to honour the bride-to-be goes back for centuries, the bachelorette party is linked to the sexual revolution of the 1960s and is largely tied to concepts of gender equality.
Back in the day, bachelorette party often involved displays of sexual freedom, such as getting drunk, and enjoying male strippers. Parties that honored the bride-to-be without these things avoided that label, but now the term is used for a wide variety of parties.
Here are five tips for a healthier bachelorette party!
1. Limited Alcohol
I don't mean to sound like a party pooper, but do you really want to be binge drinking that close to a wedding. Calories aside, alcohol in excessive amounts can dull your skin and make your face puffy.
While sitting and chatting is fun, it's also a bit ordinary. Mix it up by going having a group activity. It can sexy as a group lesson in the art of strip tease, as wild as white river rafting, or as relaxing long hike that is both a great form of exercise but gives you time to talk.
A spa day can help everyone look and feel their best right before the nuptials. Remember that facials should be done at least a week before the wedding to receive the full effects. If you're looking to have your hair tinted or colored, the color is the best within the first two weeks.
Surprise the bride with a weekend getaway where she is not allowed to bring her laptop or do any wedding planning. She's with her besties. Guys had the right idea that it's important to spend time with your friends before you tie the know.
5. Have a Great Dinner
Have wine complement the food instead of being the main course! Keep it intimate by cooking up a gourmet meal with a glass of red wine -- great for your heart -- or hit up that restaurant that everyone has been recommending.