The last night out before saying “I do” is almost here. Whether you’re the bachelorette or just one of the girls, you can make sure that this party doesn’t get stale and boring by adding some fun ideas to spice up your bachelorette party.
Before the big celebration happens, you’ll want to ensure that you have all the details covered. After all, planning a bachelorette party isn’t exactly something you do every day. Use these ideas to add excitement to your bachelorette party and give yourself and your bridesmaids one last hurrah before the wedding day craziness takes over.
Create a Guest List
Start by creating a list of friends who will attend your party. You don’t have to be as detailed about it as you might for a wedding, but make sure you have everyone’s contact information and that you have everyone on board with being invited. It is where having an event coordinator can come in handy; she will likely know all of these details before you do and can help orchestrate with bridesmaids, other family members, or friends who will be attending.
Celebrate in Style
Throwing a bachelorette party is much like any other type of party you might host: it’s about gathering friends, having fun, and celebrating someone special. A bachelorette party should do just that—it should celebrate your last days as an unmarried woman. Have a limo pick up your friends and start with some champagne at a nice hotel or restaurant in town before heading out for dinner or drinks at a club.
Also, come up with a theme for your bachelorette party. You can even incorporate elements from your wedding into a few ideas. Ask friends to dress according to these themes. Hosting a themed bachelorette party can help ensure guests don’t get bored early in the night. It’ll be more fun to dress up, too.
Have a Spa Day with Your Gal Pals
While there’s nothing wrong with a little relaxing time, it’s also good for your girls to bond as you get dolled up for your big night. Have them over for an afternoon of pampering, including massages, facials, manicures, and pedicures. You can even prep for bachelorette activities by taking turns doing each other’s hair and makeup.
Include Hangover Kits in Gift Bags
If your bridesmaids are heading out of town for a weekend, don’t forget to include hangover kits in their goodie bags. A kit should consist of hair ties, some travel-sized Tylenol, breath strips, and sunglasses. Also, be sure to send them off with a few bottles of water, so they can make it through their night without feeling too dehydrated. The morning after all that drinking is no fun if you can’t get anything down your throat.
Come Up with a Photo Booth and Props
Throw a party with a photo booth and props so that you and your friends can take cute photos of yourselves that you can keep forever. These are sure to be good keepsakes, especially since everyone will look forward to seeing them on Instagram. It is an easy way to add some fun to your bachelorette party. Be prepared to spend some money as it’s not cheap renting out a photo booth if you’re going for an elaborate one like in Las Vegas or New York.
Prepare Customized Gifts for the Bridesmaids
One of your most important goals as a maid of honor is ensuring that your bachelorette party ends up being everything you dreamed it would be. The best way to do that? Tailor all elements of your shindig — from decorations and games to food and drinks—to match what each bridesmaid loves. Personalized gifts go a long way toward expressing your gratitude, so consider making custom tumblers with shining gold glitters for all your friends or special beer glasses for those who love good brews.
Have the Best Accessories with Your Outfit
Accessories are key for completing any outfit, but that doesn’t mean you need an armful of costume jewelry. Buy a few pieces that can be worn over and over again — and throw in a couple of pairs of outrageous statement earrings or killer heels for good measure. Do your hair and put on a tiara. Try adding some shimmery designs to your hair to make it more spectacular.
Think of The Best Games
If you’re at a loss as to what you should do for bachelorette party games, think of some of your favorite childhood games. It doesn’t have to be a time-honored favorite, just something that takes you back and makes you remember good times with your closest friends. You can use props or create wacky scenarios—it’s up to you. Just make sure everyone gets into it so that everyone has fun. Have drinking games, too! You have prepared hangover kits anyway.
Planning a bachelorette party can be overwhelming with the pressure to do it right. We hope these ideas help make planning a little easier and more fun, but remember: above all else, have fun. Your bachelorette party is meant to be memorable and fun—not something you worry about endlessly.
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