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Holiday Wishes in 2011 from your Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Experts

We had hundreds of people depend on us for the 2011 bachelor party and bachelorette party season!!! It was insane!!! A huge thanks to all of our Customer and Vendors for make us feel like we have friends. Have a great holiday season!!! (you can click the photo for a larger version)

 

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN from your FAVORITE Bachelorette Party Planner

Nadine got a little twisted for Halloween… so we thought we’d share her child scaring costume with all of you.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! From the FireFly Crew!

 

History of the Bachelor Party and Bachelorette Party

Origins of the Bachelor Party:

Cover of "Bachelor Party"

Cover of Bachelor Party

Think back beyond color tv and records to the 5th Century B.C, it is believed that the ancient Spartans were the first to celebrate the groom’s last night as a single man.  The Soldiers would hold a dinner and toast the groom.  Since then, bachelor parties have evolved and become a little more raucous.

The meaning of the term Bachelor used to be a young knight or a student with a bachelor’s degree, Geofffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales first used it in reference to an unmarried man in the 14th Century.  It wasn’t until 1922 that the world saw the term Bachelor Party  in a Scottish publication. It was used to describe a ‘jolly old’ party (Time Magazine).  It was also thought of that in the 1800′s gentlemen of the Victorian Era wanted a night to say goodbye to friends that won’t be allowed to come over to the house once the bride has moved in (Oakland Tribune).  The more recent traditions of humiliation, hazing and debauchery come from a bunch of 80′s  comedies like the Tom Hanks movie Bachelor Party. Continue reading →

Another Quirky Holiday Card from Us

Thanks to all our friends, clients, vendors, and everyone else that has made this year a success!!! We’re looking forward to another great year, full of bachelor/ette party craziness. =) We dragged ourselves away from the computer machine long enough to shoot a christmas card. If you didn’t see last year’s, it’s worth checking out here.

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Writing a Best Man Speech – The hilarious approach

The wedding toast/speech is a huge part of a Best Man’s duties. Will you be hilarious, sentimental, or crash and burn? Luckily for you, we’ve got the computer machine working so that you can combine all three outcomes. Our scientists deep inside our underground hidden terrorist proof bomb shelter thingy, have created an artificial intelligence whose sole purpose is to write kick awesome speeches for guys like you. Sound too good to be true? Believe it. The future is here We say.  Click here to attain epic – http://www.fireflygroupevents.com/best_man_speech_generator.php

Best Man Speech Generator

Check out some of our best man speech writing tips – http://www.fireflygroupevents.com/bestManSpeech.php

Bachelor & Bachelorette Party Links

Sunday Suppers DIY Martini Bar

Here’s some funny, cool, and out there bachelor/ette party links that we scrounged off the interwebs this week.

DIY Martini Bar – http://sunday-suppers.blogspot.com/2010/05/rustic-italian-martini-bar.html

Man is “abducted” in front of a restaurant “Old Schoo” style  for his party – http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2010/05/27/Police-Abduction-was-a-bachelor-party/UPI-96531274980343/

Adorable “Unmentionable” bachelorette invitations: http://www.etsy.com/listing/45078791/unmentionable-bachelorette-fill-in

Another set of adorable invites: http://www.etsy.com/listing/44268434/go-go-girly-stationery-set-of-8-cards

Avoid Bars that Hate Bachelor parties(the man registry): http://www.onewed.com/blog/savvy-scoop/category/expert-answers/2010/05/26/man-registry-bachelor-party-avoid-bars-hate-bachelor-parties/

Unmentionable Bachelorette Party Invitations

We came across a set of fun bachelorette invitations over on bride-buzz.com. The ladies at bride-buzz had this to say

And, after many requests from our Bride Buzz readers to write about a great bachelorette invite collection, we’ve finally found one that meets our high expectations: the Unmentionable Collection from graphic designer Heather Kintner.
Chicago-based Kintner created her vintage-looking designs after she struggled to find invites that were “soft, pretty and spicy?—?all rolled up in one” for a friend’s wedding. And viola, the Unmentionables line was created. Ruffles, embellishments, bows, ribbon, polka dots?—?they’re girly and a little naughty at the same time.

And, after many requests from our Bride Buzz readers to write about a great bachelorette invite collection, we’ve finally found one that meets our high expectations: the Unmentionable Collection from graphic designer Heather Kintner.

Chicago-based Kintner created her vintage-looking designs after she struggled to find invites that were “soft, pretty and spicy?—?all rolled up in one” for a friend’s wedding. And viola, the Unmentionables line was created. Ruffles, embellishments, bows, ribbon, polka dots?—?they’re girly and a little naughty at the same time.

To get a link for these darling invites, head over to the original article: http://www.bride-buzz.com/buzz/party/2010/05/24/unmentionable-bachelorette-invitations/

As the Pole Turns

This video diary series popped onto our radar and made us do a double take. It’s adult film star Mercedes Ashley documenting her time between gigs. She’s got a mouth that would make a sailor blush and doesn’t hold back. Ever wonder if strippers and porn stars live large? You’ll see Mercedes and her crew travelling to Vegas, battling pink eye, working a bachelor party, and trying to stay out of trouble. It kinda sounds like an episode of I Love Lucy. =) It’s a unique look into a sub-culture that often intersects the bachelor party world.

Here’s one of the episodes – Fleeing the Scene

A little love from Utterly Engaged

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The extremely hot and trendy girls at Utterly engaged recently passed us some of their mojo. We’re hoping it takes and we can take the wedding world by storm like they have.  Check out the nice things they had to say about us here on their blog – http://www.utterlyengaged.com/for-the-grooms-bachelor-parties-by-firefly-events/

If you haven’t checked out Utterly Engaged, do so now. We’ll wait….

Ok, so now you know why we’re their biggest fans.  Great photos, fun writing, amazing design, and they do it all in a skirt! It also helps(our adoration) that they included us in their “Man” issue. We’ll blog more on that in a different post. For now, go soak in some of their fabness and see what’s hot.

Cheers,

Nadine

Married On Myspace – Go vote for us!

We’re providing two bachelor party options for the online reality show Married on Myspace. We’re contributing Trapeze lessons and a high-performance Karting Grand Prix. Graeham and his guys should have a great time on either. And yes, we do advocate swinging on a trapeze for the men. =)

Heres the trapeze package: http://www.fireflygroupevents.com/married_on_myspace_trapeze.php

Here’s the carting package: http://www.fireflygroupevents.com/married_on_myspace_cart.php

Show some love and go vote for us at their website. Doesn’t matter which on you vote for as long as it’s ours!!!!

You can vote by visiting: http://www.myspace.com/marriedonmyspace

While you’re voting check out episode 7 to see what the girls got up to on the bachelorette party. Our package was chosen for that one!


Thanks for all the support!