Whether you’re arranging your own bachelorette party, or you are a matron of honor or bridesmaid taking control of the party duties, it can feel like a big responsibility. You want to make sure everyone has a good time and that it’ll be a memorable event without spending more money than needed – after all, weddings are expensive for guests as well as the couple getting married. However, there are certain things that every bachelorette party needs…
A Perfect Playlist
No party is complete without a playlist of classic tunes so be sure to compile a playlist that’ll have everyone dancing. Ask guests for recommendations and be sure to include the bride-to-be’s favorite tracks.
Whether you’re hitting the town or staying home, have fun with accessories. From feather boas to bridal sashes and wigs to tiaras, dressing up is a traditional part of the fun. Don’t forget a wedding veil for the bride-to-be! If you don’t want to wear them all night, consider making your own photobooth with a box full of random accessories – take plenty of photos and use them to create a scrapbook of the night for the bachelorette.
If you’re renting a house or getting ready to go out, cocktails are a must. Choose a variety of cocktails with a different base drink so there’s something for everyone and don’t forget the mocktails – there are plenty of delicious non-alcoholic cocktails for the non-drinkers.
Every party needs decorations, but you don’t need to spend big to create a fabulous look. For a traditional look, handcrafted bunting matching your theme is ideal (and can be used again) or choose natural decorations – garden flowers are beautiful and eye-catching. For a fun, personal touch ask guests to bring photos of the bride-to-be and use them to decorate the walls or create a pinboard display and don’t forget the fairy lights – perfect for any party.
Whether you’re staying in or going out, it’s well worth having snacks on hand. Simple options such as popcorn are great for nibbling as you get ready to go out or opt for food you can share such as nachos or pizza. If you’re planning on drinking lots, have packets of chips ready to eat when you get the inevitable munchies.
Games are a traditional part of any bachelorette party and a great way to bring together people from all parts of the bride-to-be’s life. Classics such as Never Have I Ever mixed with a quiz about the bride-to-be’s favorite things are great for getting to know people.
A Gift for the Bride-To-Be
As the guest of honor, it’s only right for the bride-to-be to be given a gift from her bachelorettes. Club together and buy a piece of jewelry or make a book about her life as a ‘Miss’ – it will be much appreciated and treasured for years to come.
Most importantly, bachelorette parties are about having fun! Look after each other and create happy memories that will last a lifetime.