When my best friend told me she was getting married I was very surprised. She had always been dead set against marriage. I thought maybe it had something to do with same sex marriage being illegal in the state we grew up in and maybe that was right because she met someone that she couldn’t live without and everything changed. She informed that since I was the maid of honor I was in charge of the bachelorette party, complete with party bus service .
I was sort of stumped about how to plan it, we couldn’t go the typical bawdy, novelty route for her. I always found those sorts of bachelorette parties to be boring and predictable anyway and not a little bit sexist. So I decided we would have a adventure themed night, with a treasure hunt. A couple of our friends scoffed at the idea, saying it sounded childish but I knew my best friend and I knew she would love it.
We started off by having the party bus pick us up and bring us to the wooden park. It looked very similar to the one that we had in our hometown. We went around and found various odds and ends as we were supposed to and my best friend figured out our next location, the water park. I had talked a guard into letting us in after hours. We went down the slides and out into the lazy river where we found our next clue. This went on for several hours, we basically just goofed off and acted like kids. I could tell she was enjoying herself and even the naysayers of our group had fun. Clearly it wasn’t the typical adult night out that you would expect from a bachelorette party but it made the bride happy and put her in a good frame of mind for her nuptials and I think that is what she really needed.