Tips, tricks and thrusts

23 Apr

The Watermelon

As you know, I went to NYC over the weekend for my good friend’s bachelorette party. I am one of her bridesmaids and thrilled to be a part of her big day. I told you all about her shower and the bridesmaid who gave a Yankee Candle as a gift. This particular girl and another bridesmaid were late to the shower so for the bachelorette, the maid of honor and I told them to be there an hour before the other attendees, assuming they’d be there when everyone else showed up. Shame on us! They outsmarted us and showed up an hour AFTER everyone else arrived. While these girls won’t be winning any bridesmaid of the year awards, my friend was still happy with the night and that’s all that really matters. Right? Right!

After everyone graced us with their presence at the apartment, we sipped on drinks while the bride played one bachelorette party game I actually didn’t get second-hand embarrassment over. Each guest had gifted a pair of panties (hate this word!) and the bride had to guess who brought each one. It was good for some laughs and to break the ice for people who didn’t really know one another yet. The bachelorette looked absolutely amazing and her smile was so genuine it was contagious. Seriously, there are some times when I am just so thankful to have people like her in my life, but this was one of those times I felt lucky she allows me in hers!

We then headed to dinner at the Hurricane Club, which ended up being bachelorette party central. Everyone indulged on drinks in watermelons and coconuts while we waited for our table. Once we sat down, the service and kitchen seemed to be on the same timetable as the errant bridesmaids, because it could not have been worse. The restaurant ended up comping the entire meal, all the drinks and gave us three rounds of shots- for a table of 13 girls headed to a wedding in St. John next month, the common consensus was we’d take waiting around for food all night anytime if it resulted in a zero balance.

Our final stop of the night was a club called The Box. I am pretty much a prude when it comes to some things- like people dressed as vaginas and tongues on stage, transgender couples sticking turkey basters in one another while singing about pregnancy, a man thrusting while he “seductively” swallowed a sword and a woman simulating sex with a monkey. No, I am not kidding and no, there are no words at this point I can use to describe the madness. Once I get over my shock, I might write a more in-depth post of the scenes that will be giving me nightmares for weeks. Luckily, the DJ was decent so we could occupy ourselves at our table dancing the night away into the morning. And laughing. A lot. It was actually a blast.

We did experience one scandal that night. I hadn’t had a lot to drink, because I tend to go into “mom mode” in big groups and become ultra responsible and cautious. Someone’s gotta do it! We received the check for our table and found out the waitress had overcharged us significantly. Giving her the benefit of the doubt, I asked her about the bill and she redid it. Again, it had several hundred extra dollars on it. Finally, I told her despite it being 4am, I was sober, had worked in the service industry for years and knew how her computer worked. She handed over the correct bill without a word. Tip included. Nice.

Tips for having a bachelorette party in NYC:

  • Double check your checks, then check them again.
  • Make sure all your bridesmaids have working watches.
  • If your service is bad, speak up!
  • Bring blinders if you want to avoid your eyes being scarred by stripping monkeys.
  • Drinks in watermelons make everyone happy.
  • Just keep that bachelorette smiling!

I am still catching up on my sleep. And I can’t get the song “I want to get pregnant- what’s in your cooler- a turkey baster” out of my head. Argh! One thing is for sure- I am excited to get to St. John to see her walk down the aisle! Jaws will be dropping and the look on her groom’s face will be a must-see.

Today was Day Twenty (or Day T) of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

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41 Responses to “Tips, tricks and thrusts”

  1. J. A. Bennett (@j_a_bennett) April 23, 2013 at 8:00 am #

    Glad you told the waitress what’s what. Geeze that’s crazy. I’m dying to go to New York. Someday 🙂

    • Another Clean Slate April 23, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

      You should definitely try to go! I love visiting but would never want to live there. It’s a bit too much for me.

  2. megan April 23, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    What a night! Sounds like a blast. Nothing like good friends, good music, and good drinks!

  3. Ellie April 23, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    LOL, sounds like a crazy night! What’s with people showing up late, even when you do that trick? It’s a talent, I swear!

    • Another Clean Slate April 23, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

      I know! We thought we were smart for switching the time on them, but they managed to beat us regardless!

  4. Janine Huldie April 23, 2013 at 9:29 am #

    Sounded like a great evening all-in-all and good for you about double checking that bill. I am sure you will enjoy the wedding next month and can’t wait to hear all about!! 🙂

  5. Bradley Charbonneau April 23, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    I wonder if the bill was truly an accident …

    Whew, what a night! Pretty sure I’ve never had a drink in a watermelon, will have to put that on my list.

    • Another Clean Slate April 23, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

      The bill was definitely not an accident. I am sure she thought we were easy targets- group of girls drinking champagne until 4am… jackpot. The watermelon drink was definitely worth a try!

  6. TheJackB April 23, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    Sex with a monkey- that is serious entertainment. 😉

    • Another Clean Slate April 23, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

      That’s an understatement. Something I had not seen before at least!

  7. The Next Step April 23, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    wow – I don’t know what is more repulsive – the show you described, the waitress trying to scam you, or the ladies who were 2 hours later than you told them to be. I’m glad you held your cool and the Bride’s good time was your top priority, cause I might have left without those two when they were 1/2 hour late!

    • Another Clean Slate April 23, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

      Trust me- If they were mutual friends, I would have been texting and calling them!

  8. Jules (@mymomsawhackjob) April 23, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    How rude of those girls to be that late! I would have been pissed and given them toilet duty or something disguesting!

    • Another Clean Slate April 23, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

      Haha- toilet duty would have been funny! I don’t know how people can be so late without feeling badly!

  9. dmauldin53 April 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    Sounds like a good time was had by all! I like that you kept your head straight. I tend to become the mama of a group, too. Like you said, Somebody has to do it. 🙂
    A to Z April Blogging Challenge

  10. julescam April 23, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

    Nice try New York! She was probably afraid of getting stuffed! Glad it was fun although those club people would probably scare me too!

  11. JccKeith April 23, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    Sounds like a great time although the bar sounded a bit odd

  12. Tina April 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    My goodness! Sounds like a good time was had by all…except the turkey basters. And possibly the monkeys.

  13. ttoombs08 April 23, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the dancing vaginas and sex with a monkey…and your tips for checking the bill is dead on! I can’t believe how many times I’ve caught the wait staff trying to add little ‘extras’ to the bill because they think it’ll get over looked. Looking forward to the nightmare post! 🙂

    Adding your button to my “Crazy-good bloggers” page on my blog. 😉

    • Another Clean Slate April 24, 2013 at 8:44 am #

      Aw- thanks! I will steal your button and put it on my “Friends” page. Although I only have two others currently- yay for three!

  14. Joe Owens April 23, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

    It sounds like you had a great time. I see NYC is still standing, so apparently you did not destroy the town in the process.

  15. Jean Heff April 23, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

    I had a friend who actually thwarted an attempt to steal her credit card from a server. Way to handle it, though. I probably would have just paid and figured I had done the math wrong. Also, I love a night out, but that might have been a little too wild for me. I would have been yelling “YOU HAVE A MOTHER. PUT SOME CLOTHES ON DAMMIT!” haha

    • Another Clean Slate April 24, 2013 at 8:45 am #

      That’s what I wanted to yell- I never realized I was so conservative!

  16. Kerri April 23, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    Tell me some one put in Granny Panties as a stumper!!

    • Another Clean Slate April 24, 2013 at 8:45 am #

      I was going to but with the madness in Boston I couldn’t get to Target. Instead I stopped at an iParty and got edible ones!

  17. helen jameson April 23, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    I will not look at my turkey baster in the same way ever again or furry little monkeys either. And that waitress? Dishonest! Yep!

  18. The Dose of Reality April 23, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    I am the WORST when it comes to looking at bills. I never check that closely, I just pay. I am impressed that you caught it and stood your ground. Good for you…and I am going to start paying better attention!!

    • Another Clean Slate April 24, 2013 at 8:46 am #

      Yah right. I am an overtipper when they deserve it, but am so cheap there is no way I’d pay extra for a deceitful waitress.

  19. pnkheelspnktrk April 23, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

    OMG…that’s all. 😉 LOL I go in mom mode all the time. 😉

  20. Julia April 24, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    I have not been to a bachelorette party in SO long! I’m definitely just a boring mommy now.

  21. dishofdailylife April 24, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

    Sounds like fun! But shame on that waitress!

  22. Kimberly H. Smith April 25, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    Great post! There’s always lots of stories that come out of a bachelorette party. These were priceless.

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