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Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 | 6:57 p.m.
Singer Nick Carter of The Backstreet Boys celebrated his upcoming nuptials to fiancee Lauren Kitt with joint bachelor and bachelorette parties Friday and Saturday with 15 close friends at the Palms.
On Friday, the future Mr. and Mrs. Carter and their wedding group kicked off Night 1 partying at a VIP booth in Moon. When the nightclub’s cocktail waitresses presented the entourage with Ciroc bottles, Carter showed off his playful side grabbing glowsticks and twerking with staff. The couple was seen throughout the night kissing and dancing together.
On Saturday, Carter, the last member of BSB to wed, and his pals spent the afternoon partying at Ghostbar Dayclub. Upon his arrival, the blond heartthrob and DJ threw on a pair of neon green sunglasses while posing for photographs with daytime revelers before being blindfolded in the center of the room for a game of pinata.
Partygoers erupted in cheers as a few strokes into the game, Carter sprayed the hotspot with confetti as he smashed open the pink-and-white donkey-shaped pinata. (What? No candy? I don’t want it that way!)
Carter and his friends returned to their VIP booth, where the former sported the pinata’s head on top of his head. Carter was all smiles when he spotted two cocktail servers wearing unicorn heads and capes, asking them to come over and take a photograph with him. He later hopped on his Instagram account to post a photo, saying, “Check out these horse heads!”
Later in the evening, Kitt and her girlfriends, which included sister Alexandra, dined at chef Barry Dakake’s recently renovated N9NE Steakhouse and enjoyed seafood, filets, caviar and, for dessert, s’mores.
Kitt, who wore a white Jay Ahr dress with peek-a-boo cutouts, showed off her 7-carat diamond engagement ring on the red carpet upon arrival to Ghostbar. Carter joined Kitt on the carpet, gushing to onlookers how excited he was to marry Kitt and how he’s been letting her take the lead on planning their big day.
“Wedding planning is going fantastic. … I let her plan the wedding,” said Carter. “It’s been going really well.”
Carter mentioned that he’s been filming an upcoming reality TV show with VH1 that documents their wedding experience. Inside Ghostbar, oversized scorecards that spelled out “Lauren” and “Nick” and a three-tier pink-and-black cake with a blinged-out diamond-ring topper awaited the couple.
Kitt hand-fed Carter cake before heading outside with Carter’s two best men, Shadrick Ferrer and Chris Stensby, and the maid of honor, Alexandra Kitt, for a champagne toast overlooking the Strip 55 stories below.
Thanks to Joe Fury of 9 Group and David Becker of WireImage for their photo gallery of Carter and Kitt.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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Palms Casino Resort has come a long way since its "Real World" debut in 2002. The boutique property features three distinct towers and a diverse mix of bars and restaurants across a 95,000-square-foot casino.
Palms, which features more than 1,200 rooms and fantasy suites, is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation that will encompass an Ivory Tower room and suite redesign, new culinary additions, re-imagined gaming spaces and new, distinctive nightlife experiences.
In addition to newly designed rooms, during the first phase of the renovation, Palms will welcome Heraea, a high-energy American restaurant and lounge, and XISHI, a pan-Asian restaurant and lounge.
Fantasy Suites include the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in the world with its own basketball court.
Other amenities include the all-new Cantor Gaming® race and sports book, one of the few sports books in Las Vegas to include a poker room; SOCIAL; Scarlet; Chocolat Bistro; tonic bar; ghostbar; Pearl Concert Theater; Moon Nightclub; N9NE Steakhouse; Nove Italiano; Simon Restaurant & Lounge; Palms Pool & Bungalows; Kim Vō Salon; Drift Spa & Hammam; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre cineplex and more than 60,000 square-feet of meeting space.