I go crazy for themed parties and the lastbachelorette night I hosted was a platform to fuel this party passion. As a bacheloretteparty veteran I wanted to steer away from the conventional party ideas. I wasworking with a really fun group of girls who would dress up and play along withalmost any theme. This was used to my advantage when deciding on Kristen’sBachelorette Bar Golf Classic.

I sent out the argyle print invitations for the ladies to reservetheir tee time and started planning, booking hotel rooms, scoping out localpubs, and hunting for golf décor.

The Check List

1. Food and Drink: Coordinating an out of towngathering has its set backs when you’re trying to dig for local eateries orbringing food to coincide with the theme. We teed off at Dan McGuinness Irish Pub for some classic fish n’ chips, frosty pints and live music.

Here are a few more go-to golfer cocktail and starter recipes


2. Gift Buckets: I found these great little buckets (pictured) for a dollar and had to use them. They were stuffed with a miniature bottle of Yellow Tail wine, a "Who's Your Caddy" cocktail napkin, green party beads, golf balls, and a score card. We wore the score cards as necklaces. These were originally intended for the girls to jot down places we visited, but everyone we encountered that night wanted to autograph.

3. Attire: Kristen (pictured holding the coveted golf tournament cup) sported an adorable golf fanatic baseball cap with a vale drapeddown her back, argyle socks, a plaid skirt, and the classic polo with herfuture initials on the front and bride-to-be on the back. To pull it all togetherKristen carried around an enormous, blow-up golf club. Hilarious!

We truly had a memorable night and the golf theme was a hit! I'm ok with always being a bridesmaid, never a bride.