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Top Left: Mandy. Top Right: Diana. Bottom Left: Aisha. Bottom Right: Courtney

Bachelorette Party is one of many stories in Pixelberry's Choices: Stories You Play collection.

You're off with your girl crew to a Vegas bachelorette. But will you get lucky, or lose it all?

  • Absurdly High-Stakes Game: Chapter 7 shows that the buy-in for the poker table is $1000 per hand, but the girls are there for the briefcase. "Lucky" Langostini decides to change it from poker to go fish.
  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: Diana is normally the most composed of the group, but when she gets drunk and goes into Destroyer mode, she loses it.
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: Chapter 3 introduces a mechanic where you get to play as other members of the Girl Scouts.
    • Chapter 3, you switch over to Courtney.
    • Chapter 4, you switch over to Diana.
  • And the Adventure Continues: The book ends with the Girl Scouts about to embark on another package delivery in Dubai.
  • The Apunkalypse: Chapter 12 takes place at Doomsday Desert, a festival that invokes the whole Mad Max look. There's even apocalypse-themed premium outfits for the Girl Scouts
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  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: According to the Magnusson brothers sans Lukas, their father's "other gifts" besides a good taste in architecture and interior design are dismemberment, murder, and flower arranging.
  • Art Shift: Courtney's Mushroom Samba in Chapter 11 has her meet a fox and alternate version that are more in line with Endless Summer.
  • Back for the Finale: Chapter 15 shows that everyone that the girls have met over the book are invited to Courtney and Mario's wedding from the recently met Ariel Hernandez, the apocalypse raiders and even the mandas!
  • Banging Pots and Pans: Courtney wakes the group up in Chapter 4 this way, making them wonder where she got them.
  • Berserk Button: Skip doesn't like being called "Skippy!"
  • Big Damn Heroes: Brainmelt comes to the rescue in Chapter 15 by turning Lukas's knife into a bouquet of flowers.
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  • Big "OMG!": The girls do a shared one at least twice throughout the story.
  • Biggus Dickus: In Chapter 1, if you pay the premium choice to have Diana enjoy Frank the male stripper and then have her get a lap dance, she tells him to keep a six inch distance.
    "Six inches? Honey, I'm packing nine."
  • Bookends: If you get the premium bonus scene, Mandy's first and last appearance will be her spending time in her bedroom.
  • Born Lucky: "Lucky" Langostino is this when it comes to poker, like betting thousands on a high card draw or playing hands without looking at them.
  • Bridal Carry: In Chapter 5's premium flashback, regardless of what's used on Diana the Destroyer, Aisha has to carry her like this.
  • The Cameo:
    • Even if it's in a painting, there's one of Duke Richards in Chapter 3.
    • Chapter 6 has one of Aisha's former clients be Priya Lacroix The premium scene extends it to also involve the Baron as well.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: Diana. If she drinks more than two shots, she goes into "Destroyer Mode", which generally involves a lot of reckless behavior and property damage.
  • Caught on Tape: The Girl Scouts chasing Frank was caught on camera and posted on the internet where Diana's fiance saw she was involved.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: In Chapter 7 as the girls discuss how to get into the VVIP lounge, Diana says she looks like Beyoncé. Aisha says she looks more like Luther Vandross's daughter, which gets Di mad saying he hasn't topped the charts in years.
  • Chekhov's Gun: For Chapter 13, more like Chekhov's Rocket Launcher if you paid the premium choice for the Deathmobile. The rockets can be used to blast open Lukas's truck.
  • Combat Medic: Reed spent five years as an army medic, though now he works at the ER.
  • Content Warning: The game outright tells you that this book is more risque than most Choices books with "What happens in Vegas" style choices.
  • Contortionist: In Chapter 6 if you choose to hide in the serving cart, the girls can't all fit and Aisha even says Courtney is stepping on her boob until she tucks her legs behind her head. She says it's from hooking up with Cirque du Soleil performers, but anything more is Too Much Information.
  • Cooldown Hug: One of the ways Mandy can keep a drunken Diana from embarrassing herself is giving her one of these.
  • Cosplay: A premium group outfit in Chapter 8 allows the Girl Scouts to dress up in Pretty Panda Princesses cosplay to help blend in with the fans.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Courtney's plan to get the Girl Scouts into the VVIP lounge is to flirt with the bouncer, Tony. At first he doesn't budge, but soon as he looks at her, it's love at first sight. It works, and the group plus Ash slips through.
  • Dumb Blonde: Courtney is Blonde and is not the sharpest tool in the shed.
  • Easy Sex Change: Aisha, one of the Girl Scouts, transitioned from male to female ten years before the story.
  • Elvis Impersonator: The officiant at Courtney's wedding in Chapter 15 is one of these.
  • Expy: Pretty Panda Princesses is this to My Little Pony. Mandas are this to Bronies.
  • Exotic Extended Marriage: The Doomsday Empress in Chapter 15 tells Mandy that she has 9 spouses and she offers to make her her 10th.
  • First Girl Wins: Reed is the Boy in the boys' side, while in Aisha's case, she wins by default. Chapter 15 reveals Mario is this for Courtney as the two of them quickly get married to each other.
  • Four-Woman Band: The group is this, with the default name of Girl Scouts.
  • From Bad to Worse: Chapter 8 ends with the girls Chasing after Larry, the guy who now has the briefcase...and running into Diana's fiancé, Skip.
  • Gay Best Friend: Aisha is the only one of the group who is exclusively homosexual. Mandy can also be this depending on player choice.
  • Gay Option: Aisha is this for Mandy.
  • Get a Room!: In Chapter 15 after Mario proposes to Courtney and she says yes, the two immediately start making out on stage. This trope is one of the options to say to them.
  • Gilligan Cut: At the start of Chapter 2, when Aisha's mysterious briefcase goes missing:
    In-game text: No big deal. You're definitely not freaking out.
    Courtney: I'M FREAKING OUT!
  • Giving Them the Strip: In Chapter 3, the Girl Scouts chase Frank through a casino, but he either throws his clothes at them or lets them rip his clothes in an attempt to grab him. Later on, Larry sheds his jacket in the same manner. In the final chapter, Mandy wishes she invested in tearaway clothes after being grabbed by the clothes and held at knifepoint.
  • Go Through Me: In Chapter 5 after learning that Skip is coming to take back Diana, Mandy has the option to say he'd have to physically go through her. Aisha says it as well.
  • Hair of the Dog: In Chapter 6 in a premium scene with Ash, he makes a bloody mary for a hungover Mandy.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Courtney was one in the Scouts' college days, and she hasn't slowed down a bit in the years since then.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: As usual, you can name your character whatever you want, though the default name is Mandy Berg.
  • Hollywood Silencer: The mystery man at the end of Chapter 5 has one on his gun to show it's very real.
  • Hotter and Sexier: This is by far the raunchiest book in the entire Choices franchise. The Content Warning at the start even says so, and it's not kidding. Within just the first two chapters, references are made to toe sucking, stripping, ball-gagging, a guy in a banana suit with a ferret and a jar of mayonnaise, an orgy in a pool of expensive lubricant (in a Premium scene in Chapter 2) and more. Chapter 12 has a premium scene where Mandy can partake in another orgy!
  • I Can't Dance: In the karaoke scene in Chapter 4, if you pair up Diana with Courtney, the narration throws this gem.
    "So, little-known fact about Diana. Actually, well-known fact: she can't dance to save her life. Like, she is literally up there doing the funky chicken. Don't blame her. It's all she knows."
    • Happens again in Chapter 15 if you decide to dance instead of steal the spotlight or harmonize.
    "You are not a trained dancer. Not even remotely. But you can do the robot, and you can do the funky chicken, and you are not afraid."
    Mandy: "Nothing to lose now."
    "As Ariel sings her feminist anthem, you break it down with your best robot dance...or is it your worst robot dance? One of those."
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: The Chapter titles are named after Vegas game quotes.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Once Diana starts doing this, it's a sign that she's out of Destroyer mode.
  • I Never: Chapter 5 has the Girl Scouts playing this, especially so they can keep Diana the Destroyer from coming out.
  • Innocuously Important Episode: Chapter 8 having the girls going through a "Pretty Panda Princesses" convention might sound like some more Vegas weirdness for them to run into at first... until they learn what's in the suitcase.
  • Karaoke Box: A premium scene in Chapter 4 allows the Girl Scouts to do some karaoke as part of the list.
  • Knife Nut: Chapter 15 has Lukas grab Mandy and put a knife to her throat.
  • Macguffin: The high tech suitcase that Aisha lost is this, with the group going all over Vegas looking for it.
  • The Mafia: Chapter 6 reveals that Aisha's client was the Norwegian mafia.
    • Chapter 10 fills out that they're the Magnusson family and it's run by patriarch Sven, with his sons Erik, Karl and Stoli as his heavies.
  • Meet Cute: The game even describes Diana and Skip's first meeting as this for her premium scene in Chapter 5.
  • Mushroom Samba: Chapter 11 has the Girl Scouts go on one from the "soup" Courtney made. Aisha is throwing rocks at imaginary aliens over Area 51, Courtney is laughing at a beetle's stand-up routine, and the fire is changing color. For Mandy's trip, the girls end up in college where they fight Professor Dragon, Skip turns into a shadow monster and takes Diana away, Courtney leaves with a wizard and Aisha is fighting off mandas. Each of the girls has premium scene trip.
    • Courtney ends up on with Fifi the Friendship fox and meeting her toon version, which ends up being a "The Reason You Suck" Speech about how she can't handle responsibility.
    • Aisha is cornered by mobsters which she can decimate. When she goes into the bar, the place is cluttered with bats and wolves which turn into vampires and werewolves. Regardless which one she attacks, the other gets her and a voice tells her to give up, only to fill up with more monsters.
    • Diana is living like a queen being presented gifts by suitors. Her next one is Skip and she realizes she can do better than him.
  • Must Have Caffeine: One of the options for dealing with the after-party hangover in Chapter 1 is "All the coffee."
    • Happens again in Chapter 5 when a hungover Mandy wakes up.
  • Naked People Trapped Outside: Chapter 6 has the Girl Scouts forced to flee their hotel room when the Norwegian Mafia shows up, despite the fact that all four women are barefoot and Mandy is wearing only underwear.
  • Name One: Courtney has a veritable folder of Noodle Incidents with the Girl Scouts over the years.
    Courtney: Name one time.
    Aisha: Flooding the campus square with bubble bath mixture.
    Courtney: Name two times.
    Aisha: The bee incident at Pottery Farm.
    Courtney: Name three times.
    Diana: Court, I have your antics listed both alphabetically and by severity. You don't want to start this.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Aisha freaks out at the end of Chapter 1 when her mysterious briefcase is gone.
    • The other three Girl Scouts have this reaction when they see Diana has drunk an entire bottle of tequila, knowing her Destroyer side is about to come out.
    • Chapter 9 ends with the girls being cornered in their hotel room by the Norwegian mafia just as they're about to leave.
  • The One That Got Away: If Courtney had sex with the Superfanda, he'll be at her wedding in Chapter 15 and call her "the panda that got away."
  • Panda-ing to the Audience: The Girl Scouts follow the briefcase to a "Pretty Panda Princesses" convention at the end of Chapter 7.
  • Periphery Demographic: In universe. The Girl Scouts realize that most of the fans at the "Pretty Panda Princesses" con are grown men.
  • Putting the Band Back Together: The whole party is one for the Girl Scouts.
  • Really Gets Around: Courtney has had the most sexual partners in Choices history. As well as the premium options listed below, her dialogue suggests that she has been with many men in the past and has performed many sexual acts.
    • Chapter 3 has her able to hook up with Mario "Brainmelt" Bautista. Out of all these partners, she gets married to him.
    • Chapter 7 has her able to hook up with "Lucky" Lorenzo Langostini.
    • Chapter 8 has her able to hook up with a Pretty Panda Princesses "superfanda".
    • Defied in Chapter 10 when she can try this on Erik, but he replies that he has a boyfriend.
  • Returning the Wedding Ring: In Chapter 15, after giving Skip a "The Reason You Suck" Speech, regardless if she lets him down gently or angrily, she gives him back his 24-karat engagement ring.
  • Rule 34: Discussed In-Universe in Chapter 8 at the Pretty Panda Princesses Con.
    Diana: So you're saying... a bunch of adult men are obsessed with a cartoon meant for five-year-old girls? I'm... not sure how I feel about that.
    Mandy: I'd be willing to bet money that there's reams of NSFW Pretty Panda Princesses content floating around the deep web.
    Aisha: Not even the deep web. I just searched 'pretty panda princesses nsfw' on my phone, and look what came up.
  • Shoe Slap: One of the ways Mandy can "greet" her cheating lover is by throwing her shoe at them.
  • Shout-Out
    • In Chapter 1, when Aisha comes back with a mysterious high-tech suitcase, Mandy can ask if she's the next Walter White or planning an Ocean's 8 style heist.
    • In Chapter 2, when the others ask if someone's going to be coming for the suitcase, Aisha assures them it's not going to be like Pulp Fiction where they end up trapped in a basement with Bruce Willis with a ball gag in their mouth.
    • In Chapter 3 when Ash says the Abracadabra Club has a strict dress code, Courtney asks the list of what kind of dress is needed before thinking Eyes Wide Shut. Inside the Abracadabra Lounge, Courtney calls it “sexy, grown-up Harry Potter.” If Courtney asks what Hogwarts house Mario was in, he instead says he went to Penderghast as a Metal-Att.
    • In the premium scene in Chapter 5, if you choose the jukebox, Mandy puts in five plays of "What's New Pussycat" and one "It's Not Unusual" before fourteen more Pussycats. Also, the Girl Scouts can ask what musical Diana the Destroyer got a group of frat boys to sing: Wicked, High School Musical, or Les Mis. If you take the premium scene to go with Reed, you have the option to play Pac-Man or Street Fighter.
    • In Chapter 8, the "Pretty Panda Princesses", a show about colourful animals aimed at little girls with a large adult male fanbase (who even have their own Fan Nickname)is heavily inspired by My Little Pony.
    • In a premium date with Reed in Chapter 9, if you choose to act like royalty, Mandy says they must summer in Cordonia again next year.
    • Chapter 10 shows the reason Courtney picked Vegas over Cape Cod was because the latter is NSFB: not safe for brides ever since that bride who was kidnapped on her wedding day.
    • In Chapter 12, where do the girls fight at the Doomsday Festival? Why, Thunderdome!
    • In Chapter 13, after learning that the girls risked their lives over a plastic Pretty Panda Princesses Tiara, Courtney says the only children's cartoon she's willing to die over is the She-Ra reboot.
  • Skewed Priorities: In Chapter 15, Skip is more worried about how much he's being charged for cancelling his flight over Diana being on stage in Hernandez, especially in costume.
    Skip: "We missed our flight, Diana. Do you have any idea how much Fauntleroy Air charges for business class cancellations?"
  • Spiteful Spit: In a premium scene in Chapter 14 after the girls capture Larry, Mandy has the option to give him this.
  • Split-Screen Phone Call: Courtney's phone call to Mandy in Chapter 1. Notably, this is the first instance of a split screen being used in the Choices franchise.
  • Squee!: Courtney lets out "another permanent-hearing-loss" squee when she sees Aisha in Chapter 1.
  • Stag Party: A whole book of one about Diana's bachelorette party.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: One of the options for Mandy to react to Doomsday Desert is to want to do this trope.
    Mandy: "I honestly can't imagine anything more cathartic right now."
    Aisha: "Yesss. Come over to the dark side!"
  • Stunned Silence: In Chapter 3 if you take the premium option to get new outfits for the Girl Scouts, Courtney lapses into this from the quality of the clothes. Ash has the same reaction once Mandy comes out in her premium outfit for the chapter.
  • Tears of Joy: Diana and Aisha let these out in Chapter 15 at Courtney's wedding.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Chapter 15 has Skip feel the Girl Scouts are this to Diana when she calls off the engagement.
  • Trans Tribulations: A premium scene with Aisha in Chapter 3 shows that cisgendered lesbians usually won't date her once she comes out to them. She also has medical bills from the surgeries needed for her transition and it's hard for her to find a decent job as an open transgender.
    Aisha (to Mandy): You don't know what it's like...Have you ever worried about a new employer checking out your driver's licence and seeing an "M" by your name?
  • The Unfavorite: Lukas Magnusson is treated like a slave by his father and brothers, even being called Enkel, which means "simple."
  • Villainous Breakdown: Lukas has his in Chapter 15, snapping at everyone getting happy endings all around starting with taking Mandy at knifepoint....and even moreso when his knife turns into a bouquet of flowers courtesy of Brainmelt!
  • Viva Las Vegas!: The story takes place in the city of Las Vegas.
  • Wedding Finale: After all the hell the girls went through throughout the book, Chapter 15 ends on Courtney getting married to Mario.
  • Wham Episode: Chapter 13. Lukas shows up to pick up the case, then tells Old Sven that the Girl Scouts backed out of the deal; he then reveals to the Scouts that he is taking the plastic tiara for himself, and has been working with Larry the entire time.
  • What Are Records?: The premium flashback in Chapter 5 shows Courtney playing this straight, as Aisha has to explain it to her.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: The party in Chapter 1 ends with Mandy hungover from the celebration.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Chapter 5 has the group ask Diana why she's marrying a guy like Skip who hardly respects her.
  • What's a Henway?: Courtney's first scene in the story in Chapter 1 has her do this. Mandy can either ask or not be in the mood for jokes.
    Courtney: Hey, is this Mandy's Pizzeria? Can I get a deep-dish pizza with pepperoni and uppdogg?
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: Completing each premium task reveals what's happened to each character you've met in the story, as well as the Girl Scouts.
    • Courtney introduces her new husband Mario to her parents, revealing she's now working as his stage assistant.
    • If you took the premium choice to capture him, Larry is in jail with a cellmate named Big Al who he screwed out of a deal five years ago. Larry gave him $50 for his mother's antique diamond brooch when Antiques Roadshow revealed it was worth $5000. Al threatens to make Larry's nickname "Three Fingers" Larry.
    • As punishment for his actions, Lukas is made to be his cousin Astrid's horse while Old Sven watches in delight.
    • Diana is at the Doomsday Festival as the reigning Thunderdome champion as Diana the Destroyer where her opponent happens to be Skip who had to drop out of the senate race after being indicted for fraud. He tries to beg for her back, but she ends up destroying him with her foam sword.
    • Aisha is in the audience watching Diana beat on Skip. A girl in the crowd is awestruck and Aisha has opened up a new school of self-defense, offering to teach the new girl as well.
    • Mandy is preparing to spend some time with her love interest when her phone buzzes. Kyle, her ex-boy/girlfriend from way back in Chapter 1, calls that their rent's up and that they're about to be evicted. Mandy of course has No Sympathy for them, even as they beg to be taken back in. Regardless of how Mandy answers, they're confused how she found a new partner after they've been broken up for a month. After they say nobody will ever like her they did, she says they're right...they LOVE HER. She hangs up and goes back to the bedroom where Reed, Ash, or Aisha is waiting for them.
  • Why Waste a Wedding?: More like why waste a Bachelorette Party but after Diana dumps Skip, Mario proposes to Courtney who accepts.
  • Worthless Treasure Twist: Chapter 13 finally reveals what's in the briefcase. It's a very expensive-looking tiara which the Girl Scouts quickly realize is actually made of plastic. However, the trope is subverted when it's revealed that the plastic tiara was worn by Ariel Hernandez for a Pretty Panda Princesses special and is a highly prized collector's item.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: One of the premium hairstyles for Mandy is “Think Pink” which gives her pink hair.

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