Y’all, I can’t tell you how many bachelorette parties I’ve been to. I always have a blast at every one I go to. There’s nothing better than celebrating the end of a friend’s single days. Yet, as fun as they are, they’re really tough to organize. I’ve compiled this guide on how to plan a bachelorette party based on my experiences. If you follow my advice, the bride-to-be will have the time of her life.
Keep the Bride’s Wishes in Mind
The most important thing to remember when planning a bachelorette party is to keep the bride’s wishes in mind. A bachelorette party should be fun and exciting. No one should feel uncomfortable or miserable during the festivities. That’s why it’s crucial that the bride is comfortable with everything you have planned. I always sit down with my friends during the planning process to see if they have any insight before anything is set in stone. I typically ask them to provide me with a list of activities they’d like to do and choose from that, so it can still be a surprise.
Every great bachelorette party needs fantastic cocktails! Ladies, don’t just serve the traditional beer and wine. Use this bachelorette party as an opportunity to show off your mixology skills. Make pretty cosmopolitans or tasty margaritas. Try out some creative recipes too, such as grapefruit spiced gin and tonic with clove and cinnamon. The guests will rave about this recipe for days to come. Be imaginative. People will appreciate that you thought outside the box to make it a spectacular evening.
Dazzling Decorations and Awesome Accessories
Nothing kills the vibe of a bachelorette party more than lackluster decorations. You need to go all out if you’re planning a bachelorette party for one of your friends. Buy tons of balloons and try to stick to the wedding theme as much as possible. Buy a giant ring-shaped balloon and festive wedding confetti. Hang streamers around the area and make sure everyone dresses the part. When my sister got married, I bought her an obnoxious pink boa, a crown, and a sash that said, “bride to be.” Don’t worry—the guests looked equally ridiculous in matching t-shirts and massive heart-shaped sunglasses. Striking decorations and accessories really set the tone for the entire night.
If you’re wondering how to plan a bachelorette party, you should try to personalize the night as much as possible. Customized games are a must at every bachelorette party. Specified games are a great way to learn more about the happy couple and embarrass the bride-to-be. We played, “who knows her best” at my sister’s bachelorette party. I wrote down a list of questions about my sister, and whoever got the most right won a prize. We also did a mini-scavenger hunt around town based on things that my sister likes. We had a blast, and everyone learned more about her. Probably more than they ever wanted to know. Perhaps the most personal aspect of her bachelorette party was the temporary tattoos of her fiancé’s face. We all wore them all night long—and the pictures speak for themselves.