I was musing the other day about how much fun it would be for adult women to play dress up. Why not dress up in wedding attire even though you aren't getting married or attending a wedding. Let's consider a new type of girl's night out where every month or so you and the gals go to the local bridal shop after hours and have fun!
Let's have a Supper Wear party!
What you will need -
You must either own a formal wear/bridal shop or find a shop that is willing and able to make this concept happen. Of course party guests will need to sign a damage waiver so that expensive gowns, dresses and accessories are protected. And, guests will be charged admission to make it worth the while of the store and to cover the cost of appetizers and drinks.
Now let's have fun!
Once a month, say on a Thursday night, a group of ladies are invited to your Supper Wear party. As the guests sign in the attendance register, they are given a small wrist corsage with a name tag where they can write their names. This will keep the formal theme, yet help everyone get to know each other. To avoid mishaps with the delicate fabrics, serve appetizers and drinks before anyone tries on anything. You can have a makeup session, as well, with the guests helping one another or by hiring a professional makeup artist to attend the party.
When it's time to try on the dresses, the shop owner and/or a “designated attendant" will assist with choosing appropriate wardrobes and helping guests into them. You can hire a photographer to take pictures of the guests as they “model" the smartest and hottest formal fashions and wedding attire.
If you like, play lightening try-on where each person only has 10 minutes (or some appropriate amount of time) to get into any full outfit, have a picture taken and then move on to another outfit. Remember that guests are fully responsible for any damages.
Copyright 2007 by Mindy Makuta. Mindy and her husband own a small resort in Lyons, Colorado where they host outdoor weddings and family reunions. For more fun party ideas, read about wedding reception activities and games on her web-site which covers topics on weddings and romance. Many of these activities and games can add fun to any party. Mindy and her husband also publish http://www.168colorado.com , a site that helps plan Colorado vacations, including referrals for where to stay in Colorado and what to do when you get there.