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Photos: Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, fiancee toast joint bachelor, bachelorette parties at Palms


David Becker / WireImage

Alexandra Kitt, Lauren Kitt, Nick Carter, Shadrick Ferrer and Chris Stensby celebrate Carter and Kitt’s joint bachelor and bachelorette parties at Ghostbar on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in the Palms.

Nick Carter and Fiancee at Palms

Nick Carter and Lauren Kitt celebrate their joint bachelor and bachelorette parties at Ghostbar on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in the Palms. Launch slideshow »

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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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