I happened by chance to see a news magazine program the other night that talked about the evolution of the Bachelor Party. They talked about how the “stag” party evolved into the Bachelorette Party in the past ten to fifteen years.
Initially, the girls would get together and go out to dinner. Soon after that, they moved their parties to a local bar, which shortly thereafter turned into private parties involving male strippers or visits to male strip clubs. (Magic Mike anyone?)
Well, ladies … even those days are gone. The Bachelorette parties of today have gone extreme. According to this program, the daring women of today are looking for more of a thrill. Today the typical bachelorette party involves such activities as bungee jumping, riding a zip line and even skydiving. Yes, you heard me … skydiving. Now I know you ladies love the bride to be and would do just about anything to calm her nerves and make her happy, but seriously … skydiving? One bride even had the entire wedding party enter into a 5 mile race. Honestly, that scares me more than the skydive! Another had the entire wedding party playing a baseball game (not as daunting as the 5 mile race). Now I have gone bungee jumping, road a zip line and have 56 skydives under my belt, but I would not run 5 miles for anyone!
I wonder, dear readers, what is the most outlandish and extreme thing you have ever done, or someone you know has done, for a bachelorette party?