A Very Merry Die-Hard Bachelorette

“T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except… the four assholes coming in the rear in standard two-by-two cover formation.”

It’s Christmas Eve, so what better time to showcase my sister’s Die Hard-themed bachelorette party? Straight up, my sister is a complicated lady. One of her favourite movies is Princess Bride (hence the Princess Bride-themed bridal shower), but her other favourite movie is Die Hard. Go figure.

BUT the theme was a surprise, and didn’t come in to play until later in the evening; first we spent a full day doing fun stuff around Toronto, including a food tour around Leslieville. It was a fascinating and delicious time, filled with lots of historical tidbits about the area that I’d never have known.

Next we went to Che Bella Spa for manicures, pedicures and blowouts. We had the whole place to ourselves, and because I got a Special Occasion Permit we were able to bring wine and bubbly (which obviously makes any spa day approximately 10x more fun).

Then we went back to my place for food and drinks. Before we walked in my sister took one look at the door and went “OH MY GOD.”


My place was all decked out, with my favourite part being in the bathroom:


And we obviously had custom t-shirts, which I got printed here (a friend of mine did the artwork though). They came out pretty kickass:


We had water guns, food and games. Everyone was given the name of a character from the movie, and had to pull pieces of paper from a hat. Each piece of paper had an action for a different character they had to do, like challenge someone to a thumb war, arm wrestling, or do a god-awful shot of something.


Our final stop was El Convento Rico, a very popular bachelorette destination. They play Latin music and put on a hell of a drag queen show.

We stayed out drinking and dancing, and did pretty well considering we’d been out and about since morning. From beginning to end, our bachelorette party was a 14 hour extravaganza that perfectly celebrated my sister’s great loves: food, friends, and Bruce Willis.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

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