Thursday, July 14, 2011

Burlesque Bachelorette

My original plan for this weeks post FAILED...not once, not twice, but three times. By the third time, I gave up on the mantra "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." Sometimes you just have to know when to let a dying chicken lay...or something like that. :p

So...instead of the failed kids party idea...we're heading in the OPPOSITE direction to a more adult-themed party. Bachelorette party to be exact.

When planning themes/activities for parties, I always think of these two things -

1: Is it unique? A different spin on a classic idea? Like my Trimmings & Tapas party here. It was a classic Christmas party but I gave it a different title & put a unique spin on it.

2: Offer something that will allow everyone to participate. For the Trimmings & Tapas party, we had each girl 1) wear a bow somewhere on either their outfit or themselves 2) & bring a piece of jewelry that they never wore anymore but could put into our jewelry exchange.

For my Bachelorette Party, after I watched this movie....


I thought it would be fun to learn a "Burlesque" routine to one of the songs from the musical. Instead of just going dancing where there'd be weirdo guys asking to dance with you, it would be something unique that everyone could participate in & do together. 

I called a dance studio I had taken a couple classes from called Dance 101 & told them what I was thinking of doing. They were wonderful! There happened to be an instructor there that has choreographed Burlesque shows & actually performs in them too. His name? Apollo. :-)

Here are some snapshots from the party -


I'm not sure if I was confused or that was actually part of one of the dance moves. :p 


That's my sister with the blonde hair, in the corner. She organized the whole thing & did a great job!!! 


Look at that poor lonely feather boa in the floor. I think we were all just trying to get the moves down. :p And please take note of my friend Kauri's getup. Pink leggings, jean skirt, pink scarf & tee shirt that said, "You Crank my Tractor." She wins best outfit!! Loved it!


Do you remember Legally Blonde? The part where Elle teaches the "bend & snap" move? There was one move we did that was soo similar. It cracked me up every time. 


Me & Apollo. I have to give props to my friend Kareena who got me that cute tank. It said "Bride" on it & was perfect for the party!


The whole group! Everyone did sooo good & I'm pretty sure everyone had a good time. 


By the looks of this pic, Deb & Jo did! I have to admit...I'm a little jealous of Jo's flexibility! 

After we became Burlesque dancing pros, we went to eat at a mexican restaurant & I got a whole bunch of "cute pajamas." ;p Thanks to everyone that came & for the gifts!

Do you have a unique/out of the box Bachelorette party idea? 

Coming up next week...I'm taking you on a tour of my favorite Atlanta cafe, Souper Jenny, & getting great tips from their manager Marcie. Good stuff...no...great stuff!  










2 comments:

  1. That looks like so much fun! Definitely a great twist on a bachelorette party, you can tell everyone had fun. I can imagine how excited you are about your upcoming wedding - such an exciting time!! Enjoy every single minute of it! : )

    Aimee

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  2. This is indeed a great post, I would surely love to know more about it. I will look forward to see more

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