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Planning a Bachelorette Party: The Nantucket Edition

Nikki Schuster

With a 5 day countdown to one of my best friend's weddings, I thought it only seemed fit to write about her bachelorette party! For many, the thought of planning a bachelorette weekend sounds daunting, but the key to a successful weekend is an early start! So if you have any bachelorette parties looming in your future, don't let a fun time turn into a stressful scenario. Take a look below for some tips and suggestions I came up with after hosting a bachelorette party at my Nantucket house!!

BACHELORETTE PARTY TIPS

Start Early

I cannot stress this enough. The earlier you can convince the bridesmaids and bride to pick a location, the earlier you can get started with the planning. Given the fact that most people aren't FUNemployed, this helps immensely when trying to juggle your job with coordinating the gals. Starting early also means you have more options and availability for the activities you are interested in 

SplitWise

I highly recommend using this! Splitwise is a mobile app (also available on your desktop) that allows you to keep track of all costs incurred by each person. At the end, it calculates what is owed and then allows you to pay back your friends instantly with PayPal and Venmo, all within the app! This app was a savior! It ensured that everyone paid an equal amount at the end of the weekend and it saved us from having to convince restaurants to split the meals 10 ways.

Pre-Order & Ship Booze

I pre-ordered 30 bottles of wine: 10 bottles of prosecco, 10 bottles of white wine and 10 bottles of rose and had them all shipped to my house. This saved us from having to lug 30 bottles to the house ourselves, but it also allowed us to save money. When you buy by the case it is cheaper than buying the individual bottle. 

Become a Coupon Clipper

One of the most expensive parts of any group trip is usually the food. So why not get what you need from the grocery store and cook at home? Not only is it cheaper, but all that alcohol you just had shipped to the house makes for a cheap night of eating and pregaming! At a restaurant, one glass of wine can cost $10, but buying by the case can get you a good bottle for $10-$15!! That being said, a few weeks prior to the party, I sent out a schedule of meals to be eaten at home and made a tentative menu and grocery list. This gave the girls a few weeks to make edits. After all the edits were in, I went online and signed up for a Stop & Shop card. I then sifted through the sales and added as many coupons to my card as I could. If there is a local supermarket that delivers, I suggest ordering online and having it shipped the day you arrive. The Stop & Shop in Nantucket doesn't have Peapod, so I went shopping with a friend early in the morning before anyone else arrived. We ended up saving $60 with the coupons and the cost of 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and a dinner only ended up being $50 per person!

SUGGESTIONS FOR BACHELORETTE PARTY ACTIVITIES IN NANTUCKET:

Grey Lady (Booked on OpenTable)

OpenTable is the best! You get 100 points for each reservation and eventually, those points can be converted to cash...for more dinners! I booked dinner at the Grey Lady because it is a fun spot with great food! Ask for the outdoor table on the second floor - it is only one table on the patio, it is big enough for a party of 12 and it is perfect for a boisterous group because there are no other tables! The Grey Lady is also right next door to the Chicken Box so it makes for a seamless transition from dinner to dancing without paying for a cab or having to wait in line...which for the Chicken Box is quite the accomplishment. 

Website: The Grey Lady  | Address: 2 Chins Way, Nantucket, MA | Phone: 508.901.9858

Chicken Box

If you have never been to Nantucket, the Chicken Box is a must try. It requires enough drinks to dismiss the sloppy youngsters that flock the box, but once liquored up the Chicken Box can make you feel young again. With live music and a dive bar atmosphere, you might wake up thinking you are late for class. 

Website: The Chicken Box | Address: 16 Dave Street, Nantucket, MA | Phone: 508.228.9717

Booze Cruise

We booked through Shearwater Excursions and we got a 26 foot boat called Minke that had a bench around the perimeter and spot in the middle for wine, cheese and music! It was a classic crosby launch and it was perfect for our group. We had 11 girls and there was room for more. They allowed us to bring our own booze, food and music (I recommend bringing a portable bluetooth speaker) and we just sailed around and partied for an hour and a half. It was such a great, easy and affordable activity!

In fact, prior to the bachelorette, I rented another boat through Endeavor Sailing, called The Endeavor, with a different group of friends as a test run. The boat was too small for our group of 11 but it was a beautiful option for smaller groups! The Endeavor was also a sailboat, which visually is more appealing than a Crosby Launch. 

Website: Shearwater Excursions | Address: Slip 1011 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA | Phone: 508.228.7037  

Website: Endeavor Sailing  | Address: Slip 1015 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA | Phone: 508.228.5585

Cisco Brewery Wine Tasting

The brewery is always a good time but I had never done a wine tasting! The wine tasting tables are tucked away next to the wine hut but hidden behind trees. It feels like a secret oasis and it is very casual! If you are looking for a high class wine tasting, this is not the place. However, if you are looking for a fun, easy going host who will mingle and hang like one of the crew, Michael is the best!! He told us the history of the winery and the history of each wine. And after you enjoy the wine tasting, the live music, food and fun of the brewery await you!

Website: Cisco Brewery | Address: 5 Bartlett Farm Road, Nantucket, MA | Phone: 508.325.5929


Cisco Bewery

MINKE BOOZE CRUISE

Photo from: http://shearwaterexcursions.com 

Photo from: http://shearwaterexcursions.com 

ENDEAVOR BOOZE CRUISE

THE GAZEBO

A Gazebo mudslide should never be missed, even if it means grabbing one on the way to the ferry!

A Gazebo mudslide should never be missed, even if it means grabbing one on the way to the ferry!


THE OUTFIT

Shirt: Jonathan Simkhai (Click HERE for the Equipment off-the-shoulder shirt from above)| Shoes: Forever 21 (SIMILAR, SIMILAR, SIMILAR, SIMILAR, SIMILAR) | PANTS: Paige

Summer Stripes

Nikki Schuster

THE OUTFIT:

SHOES: Manolo Blahnik (sold out) Below are similar denim pumps for as low as $62!!! I also linked a denim block heel for $168 just because they are adorable!

SIMILAR: Asos, SIMILAR: Gianvito Rossi, SIMILAR: Charles by Charles David, SIMILAR: Jimmy Choo

Denim Block Heel: Boden, Denim Slip-On Sneaker: Kate Spade

SHIRT: Rails - Exclusive for Intermix

PANTS: Helmut Lang. SIMILAR: Rag & Bone, SIMILAR: Hudson, SIMILAR: Cheap Monday, SIMILAR: KUT, SIMILAR: Isabel Marant Etoile, SIMILAR: Frame Denim

Leather & Layers

Nikki Schuster

Looking for great date night plans in Boston?

Check out the details below for my reviews of our latest date night adventures: some food at Scampo, some fun at the Celtic's game and some night-caps at Tip Tap Room!

THE OUTFIT

DRESS: Nadia Tarr from Intermix. I got this a few months back, click here for SIMILAR , SIMILAR

Jacket: Helmut Lang now 85% off! (Runs small, I would suggest getting one size up.)

Sneakers: Ked's

THE MEAL

Scampo is one of my favorite spots. The food is consistently good and the atmosphere is great whether you are out with the girls or just looking for a romantic date night spot.

 Either way, Scampo's centrally located bar is a great place to start the night with some good food and drinks. Then you can make your way into the main lobby, which fills up by around 10:00. Once the night wears on, Alibi is located across the hall from Scampo and is a cool, dark, dungeon lounge. During the winter its great because it feels cozy and warm. During the summer, they open up the porch and the fresh air floods through the bar. On Wednesday's during the summer they also do Yappy Hour. I have still never been so stay tuned for a post on that one!

We both ordered the Spicy Tangerine - Don Julio, spices and tangerine juice. Not only was it amazing, but even Keegan was tipsy after one drink - a whole lot of bang for your buck! I got the fried calamari to start and then the Pink Swordfish 'Picata' & Broiled Royale. The fried calamari was good, but nothing to write home about. The Swordfish, however, was amazing. The grilled swordfish sat on a plate of pasta with green olives. A must try!

THE GAME

After Scampo, we went to the Celtics game. It was only a 10 minute walk to The Garden so we were able to enjoy our meal longer. Once we got to the game, they were serving Don Julio margaritas which I had never seen before. I would not recommend as they were pre-mixed drinks on tap so they couldn't control the amount of drink mix that went into the margaritas :( It was very sweet and tasted like fake sugar. Either way, Don Julio is Don Julio and Keegan and I had a blast!

THE AFTERSPOT

I love the Tip Tap room. It is another local favorite of mine. The food is consistently good and well priced and the beer/cider selection is great.

Thanks for reading!

Hurry!! Intermix Flash Sale: 40% Off!!

Nikki Schuster

Intermix is one of my favorite stores and they are having a flash sale! Great transitional items for Spring are 40% off online and in stores!!

Just click the pictures below for some of my favorite items, but hurry! The sale ends today!