When the Duggars Plan a Bachelorette Party, Be Prepared to Do a Whole Lot of Nothing

The Duggars do everything differently, thanks to their strict conservative views. From the strict rules they follow to the whole courtship process, it doesn’t exactly surprise us that the family doesn’t do bachelor/bachelorette parties like everyone else. We don’t exactly expect them to be getting drunk in Vegas or puking at a strip club. However, the Duggars do have bachelor parties — albeit a tamer, more sanitized Duggar version, of course. The Duggars’ bachelor/ette parties are usually at home, with family, and with no alcohol (obviously). Also, the bride and groom don’t have separate parties, they have joint get-togethers that include both the bride and groom’s friends and family. It’s sort of sweet in a Brady Bunch kind of way.

Joy-Anna Duggar and her hubby Austin Forsyth actually had a pretty cool-looking camp party. The couple, along with their friends, went tubing, kayaking, and then slept in hammocks. “We were trying to think of ideas for what we should do for our bachelor and bachelorette party and actually Ms. Caldwell was the one that thought about a camping trip and floating down the river,” Joy-Anna explained in a Counting On clip. “I think I like outdoor activities because I grew up doing that,” Austin added. “My dad took me camping at a very young age — our whole family — and it’s just something we’ve always enjoyed as a family and I hope to transfer that over to our family.”

And if you’re thinking of “glamping,” that’s not what happened. On the show, Joy-Anna let her guests know that they were about to endure an authentic camping experience. “Guys, please don’t cheat!” Joy told her partygoers. “It’s not going to be fun if you cheat… No makeup, no electricity… We’re roughing it!” It might not sound like much fun, but her party was lightyears better than Jessa Duggar‘s! Below, a look inside all the Duggars’ “clean” bachelor/bachelorette parties.

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