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A Gentlemen’s Bachelorette – An Alternative to Tradition

August 18, 2022

Yes, thats right I said Gentlemen’s Bachelorette. This is not a typo. For those looking for an alternative to the tradition – filled with ideas on themes, decor, what to wear, party favors/gifts, and menu inspiration. How to Plan a Gentlemen’s Bachelorette Theme and Location Casino Royale – Poker Night Saloon/Pub – Crazy Eights Rack […]

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A Gentlemen's Bachelorette - an alternative to tradition

Yes, thats right I said Gentlemen’s Bachelorette. This is not a typo. For those looking for an alternative to the tradition – filled with ideas on themes, decor, what to wear, party favors/gifts, and menu inspiration.

How to Plan a Gentlemen’s Bachelorette

Theme and Location

  • Casino Royale – Poker Night
  • Saloon/Pub – Crazy Eights
  • Rack Em’ Up – Billiards Game
  • Mad Hatter – Chess

Guest List and Invitations

Have the bride give you a list of all her favorite people. Determine which family members need to be there and whether a formal invitation is necessary.

For an informal email invitation, ask your stationer (that hopefully is me 😉 ) to design a header and font suggestions. Make sure you include all pertinent information. If you decide to go formal, call me. I would like to work on a project like this.

  • Theme
  • Location
  • Date
  • What to Expect
  • Costs
  • What to Wear
  • What to Bring

Decor and Ideas

Casino Royale – Poker Night

  • Color Palette: Black, White, and gold or silver
  • martini or lowball glassware
  • heavy crystal, gold plated utensils

Saloon/Pub – Crazy Eights or Dice

  • galvanized buckets of peanuts
  • String lights
  • Card tables with green tablecloths or green felt placemats

Rack Em’ Up – Billiards

  • Use triangle and round shaped trays, plates
  • Bistro tables and food baskets
  • Chalk, chalkboards/black butcher paper

Mad Hatter – Chess

  • Long Tables covered with layers of patterned tablecloths or fabric
  • Mismatched chairs, China, and silverware
  • Giant game pieces: chess, dice, cards
  • Hats, mirrors, clocks

A Real Gentlemen’s – What to Wear

Sophisticated and Formal.

  • Lounge Suite: a dark suit with a tie
  • Cocktail: formal, tailored, statement threads with patterns and bold colors
  • Black Tie: Tuxedo – white dress shirt, black bow tie, evening waistcoat or cummerbund, dinner jacket, satin-striped trousers and highly-polished black Oxfords

Casual and Whimsical

  • Steampunk: suits with vests, top hats and long, straight coats and bear a traditional Victorian appearance. A roguish variation exists, often found wearing high leather boots, gloves, and goggles.
  • Mad Hatter style: a cross between cocktail and steampunk wearing colorful coat jackets with large cuffed sleeves, pattern vest, satin scarf bowtie, large brooch or hat pins, and oversized top hat.

A Gentlemen’s Bachelorette Favors and Gifts

Looking for a hostess gift or a commemorative gift for the bride? Check out this game-tin post.

Here are a few ideas for favors/gifts for your gal pals:

A Gentlemen’s Bachelorette Inspired Menu

Themed Charcuterie Boards

  • A Real Gentlemen – mini bottles of Whiskey Bourbon, crisp bacon, candied orange peel, dark chocolate, gouda, sharp cheddar, almonds, sea salt caramels
  • Whiskey and S’moresgourmet marshmallows, semi-dark, spicy chocolate, and 85% cacao squares, and graham crackers
  • Saloon/Pub Board – Beer, soft pretzels, stuffed pretzel bites, pretzel rods, beer pub cheese, hard cheese, bratwurst, pickles, blackberries, honey crisp apple slices, mustard and sauerkraut
  • Milk and Cookies – 3 to 5 of your favorite cookies paired with shot glasses of different milks, Irish cream or other cream based shots like this Snickers Shot
  • Sweet and Salty – pretzels, caramels, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, shortbread cookies, chocolate and hazelnut spread
A Gentlemen's Bachelorette Alternative

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