3.15.2011

"The Bachelor" Finale Party

So, the Bachelor proposed last night...did anyone watch?! eeee. (that was a squeal, by the way.)

You shoulda heard the screaming in my house the moment that Chantal's limo pulled up first. We all knew that meant that she'd be the first to go...and that left Emily there with Brad. She was the one. Bittersweet moment, really. Chantal seemed to really have her heart set on Brad and as great as she was, Emily was just, well, Emily. That's hard to top.

THEN..... the "after the rose" special was heart-breaking! They are finding out that love isn't as easy as receiving the Final Rose. I guess it's a good lesson to learn, but I hope they can keep it together!

A few girlfriends and I have rotated houses most every Monday this Bachelor season.. I thought we'd end it with a big affair.

I'm sharing my party details mainly because I searched the internet high and low for "The Bachelor" themed parties and found nothing! So, here it is for you to adapt for future Bachelor seasons.

It started with invites to the ladies....

(PS...the word "suite" reads like "sweet".... I know, if I had to explain it's just not as cool. oh well.)
*also, if you'd like the Photoshop file of this invite, feel free to leave a comment with your email and I'll get it to you!


...That was shortly followed by 2 favors asked of the husbands (without the wives knowing!)

1. To plan a date for their wives in the near future and tell me what he's planning (so I could make a "date card" for each girl).

2. To show up that night in a suit right before the Final Rose Ceremony to give his wife a rose.

If you'd like an example of my email/letter to each husband, you can download it HERE.

Our guys were such good sports and the night was so fun because of them!


Decor/Food

The girls brought the "suites" and I had chips, salsa, and dip along with punch.

You can download the food table label/photo for the
Cocktail Party Punch HERE
Fantasy "suites" HERE


Game

Prior to the Finale starting, I had the girls split into teams and each team had strips of paper which had facts about both Chantal and Emily. They had to determine which fact belonged to each girl. The team with the most correct won. (I found these facts from just google searching each contestant).



...and the prize?
Yup. {seriously} They are about that big, too. I found these ginormous rings at the Christmas Tree Shops for 3 bucks a pop! ....(they are actually napkin ring holders, but just for that night they played the part of giant diamond rings).


Commercial Breaks

I quizzed the group with trivia about The Bachelor and the contestants, but the funnest part of our commercial breaks were "knocks" at my door when a DATE CARD arrived for each girl. (They came at random times all throughout the night. By "came" I mean, I tried to sneakily set them by the door and then I'd pretend to hear a knock)


Some of my favorite lines during the reading of our date cards that night:
"My card doesn't say anything about LOVE!" (quoting Michelle from this season)
"I hope I don't get on a group date...I'm not here to make friends." (quoting Michelle again)
"There's a date card, girls...eeeee! I hope it's me!" (quoting every girl in Bachelor history)

These were dates the husbands actually had planned for their wives!


And then, the time came for the Final Rose Ceremony. During the final commercial break, in came our Bachelors with roses. The girls were surprised and so excited to their suited "bachelors"!

We all graciously accepted our roses...especially considering that we were the ONLY ones getting a rose from OUR man. :)

I sent each couple home with this little item from my table decor... (found these at the Dollar Tree 10/$1) that had 2 Ring Pops (heart-shaped, in fact) in them.


We are missing a few Bachelors in this shot, but all of them were there!

What a fun night! We got two for one.... a Girls Night turned Group Date. Who's ready for next season?! (The Bachelorette premiers in May with Ashley H...)

Oh. PS. I went searching to see if anyone else had done a Finale party last night, and found this...free printables from Emilie Handmade! sweet...wish I had found them sooner!

59 comments:

Lindsay said...

This is beyond cute :)

K. C. said...

What a cute idea! I'm SOOO doing this after next season!!

Adrienne said...

Oh my goodness this is SO cute! You are so sweet! Can we be friends in real life?! I want to attend your next party! haha :)

Jen @ lil Mop Top said...

How sweet is this?! My eyes actually teared up at the pics of the hubby's all dressed up. What a fun surprise! :)

em-il-ie said...

Holy COW! Crazy-fun!
If I ever move to Boston...we are instant BFF's. Deal?

-Emilie
www.emiliehandmade.com

Cher said...

haha....you girls crack me up! And yes, we've got a deal. Let me know when you're Boston Bound!

Chelsea said...

This might be my favorite of your posts yet, what a cute idea. Definitely need to remember this for next season. This was my favorite season so far. Hope they make it! :)

felicia said...

i would love a copy of the invite. snsfan@hotmail.com

Tamika said...

what a fun idea! thanks for sharing it

J-Bird said...

That was such a cute idea! You've got serious talent.

Becky said...

Oh my how stinking cute!! We had a party too that night but def not as cool as yours!!

Kari said...

So fun to read! What great ideas! You really went to a lot of work. Awesome you had the hubbies come with roses. Loved it!

Tara said...

Cher!! I LOVE LOVE this idea...and all of your ideas. Too bad we don't live close, because that sounds way too fun!

computer lover said...

very cute :) thanks

Sommer Clark said...

that is so totally FUN! i wish that was something my girlfriends and i did -esp this season =) my husband, God Bless him, actually sat and watched it with my but I have to say getting together with a room full of gal-pals for a show/season like that would have been a Blast! Great Idea- Thanks for sharing =)

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Jackie Koll said...

I love all of your ideas - missing your posts and hope all is well

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Amanda said...

what an awesome party! what a great friend you are

Carolyn said...

Such a fun Idea! Thanks!

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Autumn Twig said...

that is such a great idea! why wait for an occasion right :) lovin' it

Inspiration said...

Wow. cool!
Thanks for sharing. :D

Jackie Koll said...

Been watching for more creative ideas - hope that everything is ok as nothing new has been posted :-( Miss your fantastic ideas!

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Love your blog theme, and I watched the bachelor- so glad he chose Emily!!

Kate said...

What a cute idea!!

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Allyson said...

Just found your blog through stumbleupon. Your date ideas are all so precious, and I'm sure I will be using them often! Thanks for the ideas!

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Stephanie Tobler said...

You are so darn creative!! I wish all of my friends had bachelors/ bachelorettes so I could do this this season.

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Heidi said...

Miss your blogging... hope all is well!

Seattle Coffee Girl said...

Missing your new posts, I hope you are having a great summer!

Anita Bonney said...

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Hill said...

Could you please send me the invite. I would love to use it for this new season. Using AUGUST 1ST as the new date.
dianahill2002@yahoo.com

Thank you in advance :)

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Elisabeth said...

what a fantastic party! i am so impressed :)
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Cassandra Rosek said...

I love the invite would you be able to email it to me. Cassandrarosek82@gmail.com. I want to use them for a bachelorette party. Thank you!

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