The Sims 3: Generations
Parties have always been a fun way to spend time with friends and meet new Sims. “The Sims 3: Generations” added new ways for Sims to throw parties including having sleepovers (for the younger Sims), teen parties, going to prom, and even having The Sims 3 bachelor party or bachelorette party for those Sims who are about to tie the knot. These new types of parties are only available for Simmers that have the “Generations” expansion pack installed, so if this is something that interests you, be sure to buy this expansion pack!
Fall in Love and Propose
Sims falling in love is a beautiful thing. Those first flirtations and first kisses are to be remembered and often build a very strong relationship for Sims. With the expansion pack, Sims can even save these memories in their scrapbook to remember forever! With “The Sims 3: Generations” expansion pack, Sims can now propose differently than ever before. If a Sim has a parent in the game, the Sim that wants to propose can ask the other Sim’s parent for their permission to get married. To do this, the Sims must first be going steady and also have a romantic relationship. Then the Sim can interact with their future in-law and “Ask for Daughter’s Hand.” Asking for this hand in marriage from the parents is very classy and Sims that go this route earn extra brownie points for doing so. They even receive a positive moodlet for ten days for this special blessing! Of course not all of the parents will give their blessing. Generally though, if the Sim has a high enough relationship with the parent they will agree to the marriage and give their blessing. If they don’t, they will yell at the Sim that asked them and deny the request! Don’t worry too much if the parent says no though because really it doesn’t matter, your Sim can still propose and it is quite likely the Sim will say yes anyways. For the best memories of the proposal, be sure to do it somewhere romantic!
Throw The Sims 3 Bachelor Party for the Groom
Before the couple gets married they have the option to throw a wild party where only adults are allowed and some risqué behavior may take place. When engaged, your Sim will receive the wish to throw a party, and the groom can throw his very own The Sims 3 bachelor party at a venue of his choice or at his own bachelor pad. If you have bars from the “Late Night” expansion pack, that is really a great option to have these parties at because it is a similar location to where such parties would be thrown. The dress code for the party is “Dress to Impress” and the groom has a unique outfit that he will wear to the party. Before the party starts, a limo will come to take the bachelor to the location of the party.
During the party the best friend can “Make a Toast” and/or “Give Speech.” These social interactions are exclusive to this type of a party. So, be sure to include the best friend and have them attend this special party too. Another unique thing that happens during this party is that dancers will show up in uniforms entertaining guests at the party and tempting the groom. For a groom’s wedding (if the groom is marrying a woman), the dancers that show up will be women and they could be in police women uniforms, in bikinis or in some other sexy outfit to tease the male Sims at the party. Sims at the party can also spray one another with nectar (similar to champagne) and get each other soaking wet!
Throw a Bachelorette Party for the Bride
The Sims 3 Bachelorette Party is pretty much the same as the groom’s party. Preparing for this one would be a little bit different though. You would of course need to invite all of the bride’s closest friends to celebrate and get them ready to have fun too. If you have The Sims 3 clubs from the “Late Night” expansion pack, any of those would be great venues to have the bachelorette party at so the girls can dance. At “The Grind” they can even dance on the tables!
The bride also receives a special bachelorette outfit for the “Dress to Impress” attire for the party. The dancers that will show up at her party are men though (if she is marrying a man) and they can show up in different outfits such as policemen, firefighters, cowboys, and other sexy outfits that buff men will dance around in for the guests. The women can also enjoy in spraying the nectar and making toasts and giving speeches at the party too. Have fun with these because most Sims only have one of these parties in their lives!
To officially get married in The Sims 3, you will need to have either a private or public ceremony for the couple. It is more fun to have a public wedding so you can invite friends and family to the event. Be sure to have everyone in their selected formal attire before the big day! This can be a bit annoying to do, but planning ahead really helps get some amazing screenshots for the wedding day!
The “Generations” expansion pack also added more content for items that can be used to decorate the area Sims get married at. New wedding arches were added as well as a wedding cake to really make the day special. Again, preparation is key for these to be used the best way possible. When the day of the wedding finally arrives, simply have the wedding at the location with the desired guests and say “I Do!” Be careful that your Sims getting married also have a good reputation and aren’t cheaters. If they are unfaithful, someone might show up at the wedding with footage of the unfaithful Sim and ruin the wedding! There is no official “honeymoon” that the couple can go on, but since they are married and now living together, you can take them on a romantic trip to one of the locations in “The Sims 3: World Adventures” if you have that expansion pack as well.
Wedding Presents and Thank You Notes
When Sims get married publicly now (not a private ceremony) they will now receive wedding presents. These arrive at the mailbox where your Sims live from the guests that went to your Sim’s wedding. After receiving a gift, your Sim can select the mailbox again and select to “Write Thank You Notes.” You don’t have to do this, but it is a nice thing to do.
All screenshots and references from The Sims 3. Screenshots provided by the writer.