Are we even surprised that, in addition to her gorgeous Tennessee wedding and that heartwarming wedding video, Kelly Clarkson had an awesome 1920's-themed "adult tea" bachelorette party, complete with Gatsby-inspired costumes? (Answer: not at all) Before marrying Brandon Blackstock, Clarkson said goodbye to her single-girl status with a few close friends (and plenty of racy fun) last month.
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At the party, held in Austin and organized by the Marvelous Vintage Tea Party Co., Clarkson and her friends got dolled up in retro-style birdcage veils, embellished headbands, and, of course, a "Bachelorette" sash for the bride-to-be. While it was a "tea party," what would a bachelorette party be without a few cocktails? Sophie Parrott, the company's owner, can't reveal exactly what went down, but she did tell E! News that, "These tea parties are usually for adults, so there are usually liquor-infused tea cocktails There is always champagne involved and hot teas, as well as cakes, treats, and savories. They are quite indulgent." Pastel teapots with labels like "whiskey" and "moonshine" contained the special beverages.
While the traditional "night on the town" bachelorette party is always a great option, a night like the one Clarkson enjoyed is a great alternative for a more low-key girl's night. Brides can have their saucy, sexy tea party in a fancy hotel room, or even in their own home—no bar-hopping required! That's not to say that Clarkson's tea party was sedate, though; there were plenty of, ahem, risqué gifts, not to mention the possibility of "live music and dancers," according to Parrott. Even if a bride isn't gung-ho on Gatsby, there are plenty of other decades to pick from—imagine a naughty 1950s housewives party, a la Mad Men, or an eighties throw-back party (Scrunchies? Check. Saved By the Bell hunks? Yes, please!) After all, what bride doesn't like playing dress-up?
—Caitlin Van Horn
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