July 30 2013
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For the bachelor or bachelorette with a sense of humor…
This party theme would work well for a stag or stagette, bridal shower, or even a surprise party at work for an engaged coworker.
Make your victim (oops, I mean the engaged person) wear this ball and chain for the duration of the event. You can get these at most costume stores – also available online for as little as $3.99.
Or, make the bride to be wear this sexy convict costume. Bride-it-up with a veil and write ‘Sentenced to Life as a Mrs’ or something like that across her chest or back.
Use black or silver construction paper to make chains for decoration (you can use black balloons as the balls). Hang them on the walls or from the ceiling or attach them around all of the table and chair legs.
Or, you can get fancy and order some pretty precut paper for your chains:
The ‘Ball and Chain’ martini is made from berry flavored vodka, orange liqueur, lime juice, and fresh blueberries (recipe at foodnetwork.com)
Dessert is a piece of cake with this cake topper – just stick it on top of any store bought cake of your choice (ice cream cakes are always popular with the boys).
Black mini chocolate balls.
Fun and Games
Write down a list of rules everyone has to follow – guests have to take a drink or lose a point every time they break the rules (things you’re “not allowed” to do once you’re married).
Examples: Catch other guests or the guest of honor flirting, checking out men/women, dancing with men/women, ignoring a phone call from significant other, etc. The goal here is for the party guests to lure the guest of honor into doing these things (and then catch him/her at it!).
Something to Take Home
Great party favors or a souvenir for the bride and groom.
Songs to stick on the record player or request from the DJ…
Ball and Chain – Social Distortion
Ball and Chain – Sublime
Ball and Chain – XTC
Lucky Ball and Chain – They Might Be Giants
- comgwats! Cake misspelling typo (funnytypos.com)
- Bridal Shower Themes (myweddingideas.net)
- Unique Bridal Shower Themes (myweddingideas.net)
- Amazing Theme Cakes (bizarrebytes.com)
- Best Candy Store Sites (verybestsites.com)
- Wedding Planning: Fun Wedding Reception Ideas (weddingservicesreceptions.suite101.com)