First off, this was not for MY bachelorette party. That won’t happen until hell freezes over and the flying pigs go ice skating.
But I digress.
I’m the Maid of Honor in my friend Helen’s wedding in October, so I was in charge of helping plan the bachelorette party. We’ve known each other since we were about 2 years old (no joke), and did I mention she’s preggers?! Yea, needless to say, I wanted to make sure she had a fun time with as little stress as possible. The pressure was on…
I had to find a suitable place where things are close to each other, fun, and not completely dependent upon booze. Enter Foxwoods! We don’t have to fly, and there’s great options for food, nightlife, and gambling. We obviously decorated the room in that good old fashioned Bachelorette way, aka, lots of penis paraphernalia.
The best part about Foxwoods has to be the shopping; there’s a Tanger outlet mall INSIDE the resort and steps away from the casino. It’s actually genius when you think about it: you just won $500 at the slots? Go buy yourself something pretty. Like a penis hat.
Being that I don’t like to gamble much, I spent my hard earned money at the Norwich Spa at Foxwoods, where I found the most comfortable spa robe on earth. They should sell these. In fact, I think they do for $40 or so. WORTH IT. I swaddled myself in one and hopped in the sauna. Good photo opp, obviously.
We gifted Helen with a prenatal massage, which she absolutely loved! You have access to the indoor pool and the rest of the spa facilities for the whole day when you book one of their services, but you can also buy day passes. Highly recommend the Norwich Spa.
As for the restaurants, we visited Junior’s for breakfast one particularly hungover morning (for some of us), Guy Fieri’s Kitchen + Bar, Red Lantern, and Scorpion Bar. We loved everything, but I think the popular vote went to Red Lantern and Shrine, the nightclub below the restaurant.
Delicious upscale Asian cuisine in a fun setting, and they sent out a shotski (which I couldn’t do) and even made a “virgin” shot for Helen. The steak teriyaki noodles, the sushi, and the rock shrimp tempura were my favorites.
Post shotskis and many dumplings to the face, the manager was nice enough to set us up with a table downstairs at the club afterwards. Things got turnt, but in a good way, and I was still in bed by midnight or so because I have the tolerance of a 6 year old.
If you’re going to have lunch anywhere, I definitely suggest Guy’s. The Trashcan Nachos are so good, they disappeared right before my eyes. The presentation alone makes it worth ordering. To be honest, I wasn’t overly impressed with the burger last time, and I had a big breakfast, so I ordered a Caesar salad and picked at my friends crabcake burger. It was a perfect lunch!
Scorpion Bar was probably my favorite in terms of the setting. There was something really fun about the dark, leather-y vibe goin on in there. They gave us a great table at the back and made a delicious virgin margarita for the bride to be. Then we proceeded to order EVERYTHING because we were so hungry. Ok, not literally everything, but we ordered a lot.
The jalapeno popper fried ravioli were unlike anything I’ve tried, and I could eat about 10 of them right now. I ordered fajitas, since that’s my Mexican go-to, and happy to report that I was NOT disappointed.
Pro tip: they open up around 10 pm for music and dancing, which we didn’t get around to, but we hear it’s a lot of fun! And if you ate dinner there, you don’t have to pay the cover, just save your receipt.
This is the second time I’ve been to Foxwoods in one year, and I’m going back again in October for a weekend. I kind of love it there. Here’s a slideshow for you to enjoy with some more photos from the weekend. Hover over the photos to see where they’re from!
See ya soon, Foxwoods!
Foxwoods Resort Casino
350 Trolley Line Blvd
Mashantucket, CT 06338
Foxwoods Website: Foxwoods