As you approach another stage in your life, it is important to take a look back at the life you are leaving behind – when you were still young, single, and carefree! While it is not mandatory to have a bachelorette party before the wedding, it is always fun and interesting to do so.
And no – it doesn’t have to be the traditional “party all night” thing with male strippers everywhere. If you’re after a unique bachelorette party for the bride, consider these 10 tips:
10 Tips for Planning the Best Bachelorette Party
Pick a theme
A fun and well-organized party start with determining the theme. It is always recommended that you talk to the bride first. What does she hope for on her bachelorette party? Does she want strippers or not? You have to consider what the bride prefers. After all, it’s her party! Pick a theme that resonates with the bride. Even if it’s just her favorite color, it’s easier to decorate and prepare for the party when you have a theme in mind.
Plan ahead. Create a timeline
The bachelorette party is best held 3-4 weeks before the wedding. As the one in charge of the party, you want to make sure that it coincides with the bride’s schedule. Planning ahead will save you the time, hassle, and money.
Take it “out”
Who says you can’t have a bachelorette party outdoors, under the bright skies? Actually, outdoor parties are the trend these days. Instead of going classic (night party with strippers), make it more interesting this time by going for an “adult camp”. Adult camps are a great time to act like a kid, with more mature games. Don’t forget to host an open bar. The girls need some cocktails too.
Go “all-out” with decorations
A major factor for a memorable bachelorette party is the decoration. Make sure you spend time and effort setting up the venue. Among the usual decors are party banners, welcome notes, balloons, and champagne glasses. For a more appealing setup, have some air dancers especially if you are holding the party outdoors. These fun inflatables that you can find in the Skyerz are very eye-catching. They also make a great background for photo ops.
Make the bride stand out
After preparing the decoration, it’s time to do the accessories for the bride. She has to stand out. She has to feel that the party is for her! Must-have accessories for a bachelorette party are a sash, crown or headband, and of course – a special cup. She’ll look pretty amazing on the photos too.
Include “hangover” survival kits
What’s a bachelorette party without booze (a lot of!)? To make sure the bride and the girls don’t get “bedridden” the next day, consider packing some hangover stuff in the guest gift bags, such as breath mints, wipes, and pain reliever. Do make sure you have plenty of water and juice. They need it to get over the hangover.
Great food makes a great party
It’s not just what you serve. It’s also HOW you serve the food at the party. Your food presentation is critical for a memorable and exciting bachelorette party. Some fun and deliciously good ideas are cotton candy champagne cocktail, a sweet and salty charcuterie board, a cake (of course), and fruits or fruit floaties. Certainly, you can serve some filling meals like pasta or sandwiches. But pica-pica works fantastic too and pair better with drinks.
Consider an old-school sleepover
Don’t have enough budget or time to prepare? It’s okay! You can still pull up a memorable bachelorette party through a sleepover. It’s fun and makes a great excuse for an extra serving of carbs, unlimited drinks and ice cream, and endless bonding.
Games make any party fun. One classic game is the Groom Quiz wherein you ask the groom things about her bride like “Who said I love you first?” or “What’s the bride’s best feature?” and have the bride guess it. Other fun ideas for games are scavenger’s hunt, lingerie shower bingo, bachelorette ring toss.
Don’t forget the photo ops
A party is incomplete without a photo shoot! Take time to pose for amazing photos. Once the bride becomes officially a “wife”, she can go back to the “good old days” by looking at her bachelorette photos. Set up a photo booth. You can rent one or make one on your own. It’s easier and cheaper. You just need a camera, a tripod, a nice backdrop, and some photo accessories. Set the camera in 10-second timer and hooray – you have an instant photo booth!
Planning a bachelorette party shouldn’t be stressful at all. With these 10 tips, you can pull up a one-of-a-kind, amazing bachelorette party for the bride.