After reading about a groom who took revenge on his groomsmen for heckling him into dancing around a pub in a leopard-print thong on the night of his stag party (i.e. bachelor party), I started wondering where brides- and grooms-to-be should draw the line.
The question of how one is forced into dancing in one’s underpants aside, what is up with the all of the crazy crud marketed to women planning bachelorette parties (i.e. hen parties)? Paper-plate ribbon hats are one thing — who remembers those? — today’s bachelorette party accouterments are just insane. Jenna of Girlspoke discussed the prevalence of penis-related products pushed on unsuspecting brides-to-be by their well-meaning bridesmaids and sisters.
So let me get this straight…you’re out celebrating your last moments of single girl behavior, and you’re wearing a penis?
In my opinion, if you have to ask yourself when the right time to don your blinking penis tiara is, you should ask a trusted friend to monitor your behavior for the rest of the night because you are obviously drunk. Bachelor parties are simple. The recipe: Get plastered and ogle women. Gals get craaaaaaazy. Riona of God-awful Wedding Crap has profiled pińatas, cookie cutters, snack trays, and more, all shaped like or in some way associated with the male member.
Bachelor and bachelorette parties can be seen in two different lights. Many people see them as a last hurrah before men and women are shackled to a ball and chain. Well, I’d like to posit that stag and hen parties should be a celebration of lasting friendship that does not seek to actively humiliate the bride- or groom-to-be.
If you’re planning a bachelorette party, consider that the bride’s boundaries may not mirror yours. The penis cake you think is hilarious may make some (many? Most?) people profoundly uncomfortable. If you want to plan a truly memorable event, check out The Everything Bachelorette Party: Throw a Party That the Bride and Her Friends Will Never Forget for tips. I <3 the Everything series.
Oh, and if you were wondering how the aforementioned groom got his revenge on the aforementioned groomsmen, newly married Matt Edgley,
sprang a surprise after the ceremony at the Dean Row Chapel, Wilmslow, by handing his pals toy scooters decked in ribbons to get to the reception at the nearby Deanwater Hotel.
Stunned motorists saw the eight men hot-footing it down main roads still dressed in their fancy wedding outfits in the sweltering heat. Each scooter had its own personalized “number plate”.