Part of the fun in choosing your bridal party (and sometimes much to your chagrin of having to decide who makes the cut) is mixing some of the most important people in your life. You have people who love you and have been with you at various stages in your life. Even though their common thread is you, you just know they would love each other once they get together. Here are some innovative ways to do something special for your friends to create a welcoming, fun atmosphere:
Spa Parties: Spa parties allow everyone to take a break from their busy lives, relax and make new friends. You can book something at a local salon or spa or have a licensed masseuse come in to your own location. Plan to have your infused waters, teas, robes, and candles to create an atmosphere of relaxation, peace and fun. Add some light foods and music and you have a special time on your hands!
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Swap Party: These can be exciting and a great way to get rid of clothes that fill your closet that you have never worn (or will never wear again!). Your friends can bring everything from clothes to shoes to jewelry to swap with other participants at your party. Paired with great hors d’oeuvres and wine, you’ve got some of the best staples in life: good friends, good food and clothes!
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Spirits Tasting Party: Nothing is more fun than getting your girlfriends together for great food and drinks. At your spirits tasting party, you can pick out some of your favorite ideas for your signature drink at your wedding reception and get feed back from your girls. Have them bring some of their favorite recipes or check for some of our favorite cocktail recipes, because you know we’d never steer you wrong.
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These are just a few ideas to get you started on bringing some of your favorite people together. Do you have something special planned? Tell us about it!