In Iceland, Bachelor and Bachelorette parties are a big thing!
Before a wedding the bride and groom are treated to a day full of surprises carefully planned by their friends. These can be good surprises or nasty surprises 😉
The date of the party is usually a surprise for the bride or groom as well as the schedule. They are visited by their friends in the morning, dressed up in costumes (often with a reference to an awkward phase in their lives) and then they are off to spent they day drinking and fooling around.
If you are planning on spending a Saturday afternoon in downtown Reykjavík this summer be prepared to meet parades of bachelor and bachelorette parties in full costume and high spirits.
If you want to give your friend a GOOD surprise party check out this lovely From Ice to Spice blog by Ása 😉