This past weekend was one of a kind: my best friend’s Milwaukee bachelorette party!
I have known the bride, Jaclyn, for about 14 years… which means we met in 7th grade, when we were 12. I was the new kid in school and she took me under her wing, and we’ve been besties ever since. When she asked me to be her maid of honor, I wasn’t surprised, but I was very excited and honored that I was the person she wanted standing next to her on the biggest day of her life.
Now I already have a penchant for event planning, so the upcoming festivities were going to be a blast. My mom and I pulled together the shower in early June, but I was looking forward to planning the real deal – the bachelorette party. I don’t think bachelorette parties are something you generally plan more than one or two of, so I knew I had one shot to make this baby perfect… and I’m thinking I delivered.
The only guidance provided by the bride was that she wanted the bachelorette party to be in Milwaukee, where she currently lives & the rest was up to us. So we started planning. I’ll show you what we did below because it was so much fun & hopefully gives you some inspiration for the next bachelorette party you plan or attend!
We reserved 3 rooms at the Double Tree Milwaukee Downtown, one suite and 2 double doubles, which worked perfectly for our 10 girls (and 1 guy)! The co-MOH and I bought all kinds of decorations ahead of time, including penis straws & shot glasses, fun games, penis balloons, a ring balloon, banners, and had snacks & drinks ready to go. We decorated the room, and started getting ready for the night while all the girls arrived to the hotel. At 10pm, we hit up Comedy Sportz – a fun improv show in Milwaukee. They pulled Jaclyn on stage for one skit and she honestly was really funny (check out the clips in my YouTube video!) After Comedy Sportz, we went to a bar called Victor’s and got their champagne package… 4 bottles of champagne, shots for everybody, and pizzas at the end of the night. It was slightly creepy in there, but the drinks were a steal and it was a good atmosphere for a bachelorette party. We came home and went to sleep!
Saturday started off a little slow, which was okay because we didn’t have anything planned for the morning! We got ready and headed down to the Motor Bar at the Harley-Davidson Museum, and I was diggin’ the motorcycle vibes. We sat down and had a ton of appetizers and some delicious beefy bloody marys. From there, we hopped on a river pub cruise, where we went to a couple different bars and had free drinks at each! Honestly, it was an absolute steal – we were definitely feeling the drinks and only paid $35 (+ fees) for the boat tour. We ended up actually staying at the last bar so the bride and her SIL could keep playing cornhole. Finally, it was time to head back to the hotel and get ready for dinner. Dinner was delicious (we ate at The Rumpus Room) and then we walked over to Trinity, where we had bottle service, and I loaded up on one of my favorites, Red Bull Vodkas. From there, the party continued at The Pub Club, where Jaclyn was a dancing queen and we partied the night away. Back to the hotel for some much-needed sleep.
We planned to get up for breakfast around 8:30 before everyone headed out of town… but then we stayed up until 4am so obviously that wasn’t happening. We finally rolled out of bed around 9:30 or 10, and had to pack up to hit the road. I was dropping my friend Brian off at the airport in Chicago, so we had to leave the hotel by ~11am. It was sad to say goodbye but only makes me more excited for the wedding in August!
Have you planned a bachelorette party before? How did it go? What was your favorite part?