I have two separate groups of friends. The first is my bridesmaids, the girls I've grown up with and who are my closest friends. I love our girly nights in, usually involving wine and someone's couch.
And then there's mine and Mr. B's shared group. I met them back in high school, when I became friends with Mr. B himself, and they're my Saturday nights friends- the people I booze with, go on vacations with, and do all sorts of crazy things (ie, ghost hunting, 4 am karaoke, etc) with. The group is huge, and a ton of fun.
(There's Mr. B mean mugging in the sweater combo)
So at a party with the guys last weekend, bachelor/ette talk came up. I wanted to go out in NYC, and I wanted both groups of friends to come. But when I mentioned this to the boys, they were appalled. Reactions went something like this:
"What! We don't want to come to a bachelorette party!"
"Shouldn't that just be with girls? I mean...isn't there going to be like, penis stuff there?"
And my personal favorite, said in complete horror:
"Oh no, does that mean you're going to want to come to Mr. B's bachelor party now?"
(FYI, no, absolutely not).
I was really surprised at the reactions! All I want for the bachelorette (which, I realize is months away and not my place to plan anyway) is to have an awesome night out with everyone I love, kind of like a huge birthday party. The girls are cool with it, but apparently I'm going to have to call it by a different name if I don't want the boys to freak out! But I'll get them there, I know it!
What's your take on co-ed bachelor/bachelorette parties? Would you do it? Would your friends?