The COVID-19 pandemic has taught future brides everywhere that, no matter what, the bachelorette party can and must go on! While a few tweaks may be needed to adjust for social distancing, stay-at-home orders and proper mask usage, that doesn’t mean that bachelorette parties have to be cancelled. Last minute changes can be stressful and a bit overwhelming amidst a global pandemic, but don’t fret babe. Your party planning saviors at Stag & Hen are here with the best at-home bachelorette party ideas for hosting a bach weekend during coronavirus.
Before we get started, it's important to note that the COVID-19 pandemic is a constantly changing situation. Make sure to consult the CDC's suggested safety guidelines and your local county's regulations before finalizing your party plans and always use your best judgement when making plans.
Now, without further ado.... our favorite ideas for an at-home bach weekend!
Get Competitive with Feisty Backyard Field Day Games
The bride may not be able to “play the field” anymore, but an all-day game extravaganza in the comfort of your own backyard is totally allowed. Throw in some beer pong, flip cup and dizzy bat to really make things interesting. If your girls want to go all out, these customized team tees are perfect for some friendly competition.
Photo by Aleigh Aileen Photography
Enjoy the Finer Things with a 5-Star Dine-In Dinner
Chow down on a gourmet dinner when you hire a personal chef to cook dinner at home. There’s no reason you can’t have yourself a fancy night in. Dress the part, pop a bottle of champagne and request the surf ‘n’ turf. You’ve earned it.
Stretch it Out with a Backyard Sweat Sesh
Start the morning off with yoga and mimosas. Hire a trainer to come to you, or attend a virtual class. Either way, a little sweat session is the perfect way to kick off the day. Don’t forget to ask the group to bring yoga mats or grab these affordable ones as a cute and practical party favor.
Photo by The Balanced Bachelorette
Explore Your Creative Side with Tie Dye Crafts
We KNOW that 2020 has made you want to order a tie dye lounge set. Admit it. Well, here’s your chance to customize your own! Grab some basic tees, tanks or sweatshirts and a few tie dye kits. Create your own color combo and get to crafting! If you do this as a morning activity, you can have the outfits ready to wear as matching PJs that night, the perfect photo opp!
Make Popcorn and Host a Backyard Movie Marathon
Go old school with a backyard movie night complete with a projector, screen and old-school movie snacks. Don’t forget to come prepared with bug spray, blankets to lay on and a streaming device. We’d like to throw 27 Dresses, The Proposal, Bridesmaids, Sex and the City and Wedding Crashers into the mix as the movies of choice.
Get Tipsy with Printable Drinking Games
Nothing makes a sleepover quite like a few naughty drinking games. With matching tie dye tees, your favorite throwback playlist and these free printable party games, you’re just a few mixed drinks away from being best friends with the whole bridal party.
Free, printable bachelorette party games from Stag & Hen
Scream for Ice Cream
Bachelorette parties are the perfect excuse to eat all. the. sweets. Have each member of the bridal party bring a topping or ice cream flavor and then set them all up on a cute decorated table for a late night ice cream sundae party.
Play Mixologist with An At-Home Cocktail Bar
Create your own *invite only* cocktail bar, minus the lines, strangers and spilled drinks. Provide recipes and ingredients for several unique cocktails and let the guests try their hand at mixing different drinks. It might even be fun to see who can make the best original concoction! These party cups or wine tumblers would be the perfect bar accessory.
Get Wild with a Vegas-Style Pool Party
Find a friend with a pool or rent a local Airbnb and recreate a classic Vegas style pool party. Champagne showers, drink floats and matching swimsuits are just a few of the things that make a boujee bachelorette poolside party. We love this ring bling pool float to really set the tone.
Photo via Stag & Hen
Bring the Dream Bachelorette Party Destination to the Bride
If you had pre-COVID plans to go to a beach, vineyard or big city for the bachelorette party, you can bring that theme to life at the house. With party banners, balloons, koozies and matching accessories you can set any vibe you want to inside your own four walls.
Add Some Pamper to the Party with At-Home Mani/Pedis
Quarantine taught divas across the world that at-home manicures can be a pretty good substitute for the real thing! Order a dip or gel manicure set with a few color options and spend the evening learning how to perfect your at home mani/pedi. We love this dip kit and this YouTube video should help you get started!
Put Your Taste Buds to the Test with a Blind Wine Tasting
Do we have any sommeliers in the party? If not, a blind wine tasting is a tricky way to get tipsy and learn about your favorite wines! Customized matching wine glasses are adorable to accompany this game.
Photo by Stag & Hen
Go Around the World with International Cuisine
Since your travel plans didn’t work out, bring delicious tastes from across the world to your kitchen for a day! We’re thinking belgian waffles for breakfast, Greek gyros for lunch, tacos and tequila for dinner and crepes for dessert. Is anyone else drooling yet?
Get Outdoorsy with a Bachelorette Camp Out
Buy your own personal fire pit and roast s’mores with the girls in the backyard. Summer Beer would be a great drink to enjoy by the fire, and we love this recipe. To make the night really old school, come prepared with your favorite scary stories or fireside games.
Photo by Tews Visual
Have a Sweets Swap
When you send out invites, ask each bridesmaid to bring their best cookie or dessert to the party. This is such a fun way to have an excuse to eat a ridiculous amount of treats. You can even make it a game and guess who brought what!
Channel 90s Vibes with an Old Fashioned Sleepover
This one gives us the warm and fuzzies. Host a good ole sleepover complete with laugh out loud Rom Com trivia, charcoal face masks, popcorn, cookies and blanket pallets. Matching pajamas, robes and slippers are mandatory.
Photo by The Bachelorette Photographer
No matter what you do at home, you’ll realize that house parties are notorious for a reason. Enjoy every second and don’t let the twists and turns of 2020 overshadow the happiness that love and weddings bring! Cheers to all of our COVID-19 brides!