Want A New Idea For Bachelorette Parties? Try A Life Drawing Party

A new start-up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is offering a rather surprising service that women are really getting excited about. Graphic Stallions is an alternative to the standard bachelorette party, divorce celebration, or even birthday parties. Instead of the standard male strippers, full bar, and insane ogling, this option is a little more genteel. This is a life drawing party with a bit of bubbly and nude male models.

Graphic Stallions Life Drawing Party (Image via Graphic Stallions)Graphic Stallions Life Drawing Party (Image via Graphic Stallions)

Okay, the basic construct is the same -- women getting together to celebrate the male form -- but this avenue allows a certain level of bohemian sophistication. Women get to study the nude male with a purpose not just with lustful inhibition. Some women just don't inhibit that well, and there are no embarrassing gyrations in the party girl's face. 

Graphic Stallions Life Drawing Party (Image via Graphic Stallions)Graphic Stallions Life Drawing Party (Image via Graphic Stallions)

The life drawing gives women a reason to look intently with the purpose of drawing a picture. This helps alleviate the sense of overt voyeurism. It also gives them something to do with their hands to help them stay relaxed. Oh, and it doesn't have to be just for women. Gay men are welcome to hold the parties as well.

Graphic Stallions Life Drawing Party (Image via Graphic Stallions)Graphic Stallions Life Drawing Party (Image via Graphic Stallions)

Two women, Martha Malloy and Kirstin Bojanowski, started the "cheeky-yet-stylish" parties this month. They came up with the idea after attending too many of the standard bachelorette parties and realized that there needed to be a new alternative on the market. Their idea isn't completely new. Companies that provide such "hen parties" already exist in England and Australia. Graphic Stallions differs in that it is more upscale in its approach to the concept.

Graphic Stallions Life Drawing Party (Image via Graphic Stallions)Graphic Stallions Life Drawing Party (Image via Graphic Stallions)

They arm the party guests with pads of paper and sticks of charcoal, give them a brief lesson in drawing, and then bring out their subject. The men are all buff, charming, and un-phased by their audience. Depending on the package that is chosen, the party can be a potluck affair, or catered with champagne, cheese, crackers, and fruit. Naturally, a service like this doesn't come cheap.

The company currently has a stable of five "stallions" that have been carefully chosen. The company uses what they call the PECS method. That stands for Personality, Easy on the eyes, Charming, and Sophisticated. They want to make sure that each one of their models is the total package.

This business idea is one that definitely fills a need and one that brings something new to the table -- or easel.

Sources: Graphic Stallions, blogTO, The Star