Our gem of a bride is quite the disney fan, so incorporating that love into her bachelorette party was an absolute must! And when I discovered that her favorite character was Tinkerbell due to “how sassy she was in the book,” the inspiration really started flowing.
My sister in law (Annie) and I put our heads together & came up with a night that included a bit of sass and feisty wedding night prep, but still kept it wholesome and lighthearted enough to tote our babies along. This worked out to be the perfect balance; it wasn’t clubbing, but it wasn’t just chocolate milk and Mickey Mouse pancakes either.
A SUMMARY OF THE NIGHT
– Pixie Juice
– A Fairy Tale
– A Visit from Tinkerbell
– A Fairy Makeover for the Bride
– Lingerie Games
– Sassy Tasks in Downtown Disney
– Character Dining
DETAILS, RESOURCES, & TUTORIALS
RINGS & WINGS:
We had all of the guests arrive 15 minutes early to put on THESE Tinkerbell wings and Ring Pops. The original plan was to have wings just for the bride, but I am so glad we went all out. It visually identified us as the bride’s crew and made us all an active part of the night. Besides, ten fairies in a room negated the need for much decor. Even baby Darla was dressed to impress!
As soon as the bride arrived we served up Sparkling Peach Martinis that Annie had made for us. They were delicious, refreshing, & beautiful! She topped them with fresh blueberries, giving a very elegant “enchanted forest” look!
The ingredients she used:
- 3 parts Belvedere Vodka
- 1 part DeKuyper Peachtree Schnapps
- 1-1.5 parts Cranberry Juice
- 2 parts Pink Champagne
- Squeeze of Fresh Lime
- Fresh Blueberries to garnish
A PERSONALIZED FAIRY TALE:
I wrote a “fairy tale” centered around our bride that we used as a script to introduce activities throughout the night.
Lived a beauty and her architect, Awaiting their big day.
As their big day drew nearer, And happily ever after was in sight
Friends gathered to prepare the bride, For her wedding night.
A bit of sass and magic, Were every bit a must
So they called upon a sexy fairy , And her pixie dust!
We sent the bride to answer the door, and Tinkerbell was waiting on the other side!
Wives need a bit of spice, To flavor their sweet dispositions
So Tink is here to give saucy tips, On your upcoming sexy mission!
Sass 101 calls for feist, And looking hot!
Body language: Flirty nods, And hips that move a lot!
Tink presented the bride with her fairy makeover kit, got her dressed up, and the sassy tips began!
Tink is always ready, To show a little cheek
Raise her shoulders, Blow a kiss, or give a scandalous peek!
There are 3 things that Tinkerbell never gets quite right
Three things you mightn’t want to implement past tonight:
1) She never grows up
I explained that one of the joys of the marital relationship is growing in maturity and age together.
2) She focuses on the competition
I rambled on about how eliminating some competition can be a healthy, but focusing on this goal more than simply building an unshakable relationship with Peter was one of Tink’s downfalls. After instructing the mermaids to take Wendy down, Peter scolds Tinkerbell, even banishing her from Neverland! And by giving Wendy’s location up to Captain Hook in hopes that he would eliminate the competition for her, Tink also gave away the secret hiding place of Peter Pan and risked the welfare of the very man she was trying to protect.
3) She never gets her man.
Tink’s youthfulness and sex appeal, Can only carry her so long
Unity and faithfulness are built, By growing together and a selfless bond.
So be young at heart, full of sass, And initiate steamy fun
But say goodbye to Neverland, And cling to qualities that won’t come undone.
This is how our beauty, And her architect will master
A real-life version of true love, And Happily Ever After!
Then we loaded up the cars and headed out for our sassy tasks and dinner!
A FAIRY MAKEOVER FOR THE BRIDE
Hands down, the best part of the night was having a surprise visit from the infamous pixie herself! We arranged for Gillian from Enchanted Entertainment to stop by for half an hour, which worked out brilliantly. Her first task was giving our bride a Tinkerbell makeover! She presented her a “Fairy Makeover Kit” and then helped her put everything on.
Fairy Makeover Kit:
- Fairy wings (we used THESE fancy ones)
- Homemade shoe pom-poms (see tutorial below)
- Homemade veil comb (which literally just involved hot gluing tulle to one of these)
- Green headband (from 99 Cent Only)
- Green glow stick wand (not pictured, like these ones)
To Make the Shoe Pom-poms:
- While still on the roll, wrap tulle around two of your fingers 15 times. Cut the end of the tulle that is still attached to the roll. This creates a ring or donut, if you will, of tulle around your fingers.
- Cut a separate piece of tulle off the roll that is about 5-6 inches long. Feed this piece through the center hole of the tulle ring. Tie this piece in a double knot. This should secure your ring/donut.
- Cut all 15 layers of the ring across from where you have just tied it. This, in essence, will give you a bundle of tulle strips tied together.
- Fluff the pieces and trim until desired fullness is achieved.
- Place hot glue on the knotted part of your pom-pom (this will be the underside). Attach clothes pin. Push to secure, but bec carefull, the glue is warm!
Once the kit was presented, I threw the bride’s hair into a quick Tinkerbell bun and then Tink put the wings, veil, and pom-poms on her, as well as sprinkling her with a bit of pixie dust! Baby J approved of the shoes!
TINKERBELL’S SASSY TIPS
We had arranged for Tink to give our girl some sassy tips. Tinkerbell taught her to pout & stomp her feet when she didn’t get her way, how to pop her hip out and look sassily over her shoulder, and talked about taking “Wendy birds” down and protecting her man. It was so cute!
(Really, guys, if you live in So Cal, I highly recommend Enchanted Entertainment!!)
Annie did a great job coming up with games! One was a personalized questionnaire in which the bride had to answer a series of questions and for each one she answered “correctly,” she was allowed to open a lingerie gift.
All of the questions were based on one of two templates:
a) Go take care of the babies (deal with the situation). Of course the “correct” answer was always keep making out! 2) Your husband wants to vacation in Lake Como, Italy AGAIN (or some activity the groom is notorious for wanting to do). You’ve done this for the past 7 years (or some ridiculous amount of time appropriate to the activity). Do you…? a) Say, “No way!” It’s time to change things up. The “correct” answer for these questions was to always go along with what the groom would want.
b) Throw them in bed and hope they stop crying (deal with the situation in a different way).
c) Keep making out.
b) Say, “Let’s try somewhere new this year and return to Lake Como next summer (or some type of compromise.)”
c) Say, “Sure, I’d love to!”
a) Go take care of the babies (deal with the situation).
Of course the “correct” answer was always keep making out!
2) Your husband wants to vacation in Lake Como, Italy AGAIN (or some activity the groom is notorious for wanting to do). You’ve done this for the past 7 years (or some ridiculous amount of time appropriate to the activity). Do you…?
a) Say, “No way!” It’s time to change things up.
The “correct” answer for these questions was to always go along with what the groom would want.
This game was HILARIOUS. Why? Because Annie did a fantastic job of coming up with extremes about the groom that the guests may or may not have known. They were so ridiculous that they were comical, and they also gave this feeling of getting to know the groom better too. I strongly recommend this game & encourage each party planner to use extreme creative liberty to make the game unique!
Many bachelorette parties include some kind of cheeky scavenger hunt or list of embarrassing tasks for the bride and/or her crew to complete. Implementing a little bit of sass and boldness was a good way to keep up with our feel of the night, so I created three Tink-worthy tasks to be completed in downtown Disney.
- Help out a lost boy. The bride had to approach the guy of her choice and say, “You look lost! Second star to the right & straight on til morning!” Then she was to sprinkle him with pretend pixie dust.
- Catch a piggy-back ride to Neverland. She had to approach another guy of her choice and say, “I seem to be out of pixie dust. Can I catch a piggy-back ride back to Neverland?
- Be the main attraction. Tinkerbell loves attention, so our bride was challenged to make herself the center of it by belting out an entire Disney song and seeing what kind of crowd she could draw. We did this after dinner, while dark, and had her hold her glow stick wand too. Our bride did fabulously and easily acquired quite an audience!
We decided to treat the bride to dinner at Goofy’s Kitchen. This certainly turned out to be the most appropriate character dining location of the places I researched. I wouldn’t say it was super fancy, but they offered a nice buffet ($50 per plate) and dimmed the lights for dinner which helped it feel atmospheric. There was a constant flow of characters coming by our table which was also a plus with our group.
All in all it was a great day/night and we were home by 9:30pm, we did have two babies with us after all!!! Sure, many bachelorette parties may kick up the daring notch a bit and this theme could certainly be taken further down that route, but from the feedback I’ve received, the balance of sexy sass, sobriety, and good clean fun got an emphatic two thumbs up.