Throwing a Bachelorette party, and an awesome one takes a lot of teamwork and organization to create an unforgettable night for the bride and her friends! I recently had the opportunity to throw one of my closest friends a Bachelorette party, and I definitely wanted to share how we pulled it off to make the night a success! I know party planning can be stressful. Hopefully you can learn some tips from how we organized the event, to keep your party completely stress-free!
BACHELORETTE PARTY ATTIRE
The bride-to-be let me pick out her dress (YAY!), and it was everything a Bachelorette should wear at her party! It was perfect! It was gold sequins! I feel that the bride always needs to be the center of attention. Great ways to do that are by sequins or glitter, a colorful dress, or flared dress/skirt. Another way we tried to make the bride stand out is by having all the guests in other colors. We encouraged everyone attending to be in black or red to match her wedding theme. Definitely a great idea to try! It also looks great for photo ops. Don’t forget the sash!
The Bride-To-Be of course has a sash to match her color scheme!
I opted for a jumpsuit because I wanted to be comfortable as I knew it would be a long night. I also wore my most comfortable heels! Your goal is to make this night about the bride-to-be, so the last thing you want to do is be in an uncomfortable dress and achy feet. Be wise when choosing your outfit!
HAVE A DREAM TEAM
It was a full team effort to pull off this Bachelorette party. While I love throwing parties and typically can come up with some good ideas, you still need a team! For a Bachelorette party it is a great idea to collaborate with the Bride’s closet friends to be able come together and work as a team for a few different reasons.
1. There are so many small details in planning the party, and it is nice to divide the tasks to ensure nothing is missed.
2. Two heads are better than one! We as a team would bounce different ideas off one another. There were things one person thought of that I completely didnt remember and vice versa. Every one has strengths, so when you bring them all together it creates an awesome party.
3. Saves cost! Of course planning a party by yourself will have more cost associated with it, so if you can try planning with a team of ladies to help divide the costs.
MAKE AN OUTLINE
We got together to figure out what we wanted the night to look like that would give the bride everything she was wanting and more. The outline that seemed best was an activity, dinner, and then head out for night life. This allowed us to then start figuring out what places to choose from. We did our best to make everything in close proximity so we would have to worry about getting an Uber or drive.
In between events we also had a room that we were able to collectively go back and change for the night, exchange gifts, and pre-party. If it is within the groups budget I highly recommend getting a room for the night near the activities. It’s nice to hang out there in between activities, get ready together, and having a place everyone can crash at the end of the night. Not all the guests were close to the party location, so this eliminates the need to travel after the party has concluded.
This was definitely one of my favorite parts planning. I love party planning, and I love paying attention to the small details. I truly believe the small details are what sets the decor apart.
We decorated the hotel room, as that was our hang out in between events, it became somewhat like our version of a banquet room. We mingled, partied, got ready, and exchanged gifts.
The bride-to-be’s color scheme was red, black, and gold, which I love because it allowed us to get more glam decor. I tried to keep the decorations simple so it didn’t look gaudy, but still make a statement.
Here are some ideas of great decorations that took the room to the next level:
Flowers: We bought roses that will simple yet went with the theme, but kept it cost efficient.
Balloons: These are a must, and especially when you are working on a fixed budget. If you are in a smaller room all you need is really a dozen to elevate the room. Another great idea is to get I DO balloons, they look awesome and would be a nice added touch!
Backdrop: All ladies love a great picture backdrop so we got a gold and black foil streamers to place on the way, that way it doesn’t look obvious of a hotel room.
This was so much fun to create! It doesn’t matter the amount in it, having a favor bag is definitely a nice gesture for the ladies that attend. Plus you can put in some fun items to wear for that evening.
To help give you some favor bag ideas, here is a list of items I included:
Name Badge: Bachelorette parties are an opportunity to be your alter ego! The name badges had a great selection of funny alter ego names for the night! So we got the most creative and outrageous selection. Each girl wore them for the night!
Nail Polish: Red nail polish was included in each bag. Around each was a tag that said “Here’s a lifetime to getting nailed” LOL! It was a nice touch.
Hangover Kit: Included Tylenol, makeup wipes, water (because obviously after that night getting hydrated was key)
Jelly Shots: Because what Bachelorette party does not include a jelly shot?!
Tattoos: I saw this on Pinterest and had to do it! The tattoo read “I’m with Lindsey’s Bachelorette party if lost, buy me a drink” HA! They were super cheap and a fun addition.
Penis Straws: Because yes…that was a must for this Bachelorette party. Again, not all brides are into that, so make sure you check with your bride first!
I put all the items in a black gift bag and found on Etsy a label that could be customized with the bride’s info to finish everything off. It was a nice added touch.
*Don’t forget the diamond ring confetti for a nice added touch!
Since I mentioned Etsy let’s chat about it…if you have not experienced Etsy yet, then you are MISSING OUT! I swear they have so many creative items. Any time I throw a party Etsy is heavily involved in the decor. I got majority of my decor for my wedding from Etsy, my wedding invites, Calvin’s newborn picture props. The possibilities are endless. If you really want to take your party to the next level really spend some time on Etsy, I guarantee you will find some awesome items.
Food and Drink: Our biggest priority as hostess was that we wanted everyone to enjoy themselves and not worry about drinks or snacks. We did go out to dinner, but for the room we help plenty of drink varieties.
It’s important to have an accurate guest count so you can plan accordingly for all aspects of the party.
Activity: The bride chose Painting with a twist which is a fun way to ease into the evening! We picked a woman in a dress painting to go with the bridal theme! Try to incorporate an activity that everyone can participate in. Another great idea is always pole dancing class or Drag queen bingo! What’s most important is think about what the bride really likes for this. Another thing to consider is you have many different people that are friends and family of the Bride, and the goal is to really getting people to mix and mingle.
Another thing to consider is think about the people attending the party. Typically most Bachelorette parties have a contribution of some sort. However, you want to make sure you plan a party that all guest can afford. The goal of the party is to give the Bride an amazing night. You don’t want to price people out because you made it way too expensive than what they could afford. So just keep that in mind when planning the events for the evening.
You want to make this night memorable for the bride and guests! We had an amazing time! I hope you can use some of these ideas when you plan your next bachelorette party!