One of the most exciting parts of getting married for any bride-to-be is no doubt her bachelorette party! But planning this anticipated weekend? Gulp - someone help. Making sure that not only the bachelorette but the entire bride tribe has a blast is a no small feat for the MOH and party planners.
That's why we've rounded up 21 of our favorite bachelorette party ideas for some planning-inspiration. From fun activities, unique details and helpful apps, we've got some great ideas for throwing a bachelorette party the bride-to-be will LOVE!
1. Snag cute party pins for the whole I Do Crew
Alright y'all, how ADORABLE are these bachelorette party pins?! We love these as a cute, simple party favor for the bride tribe. And if wine isn't your thing, choose from lots of other fun shapes and themes on our website!
2. Dress up the party pad with Pinterest-worthy decorations
The days of naughty bachelorette party decorations and accessories are a thing of the past. Opt for prettier, pinterest-worthy décor that the Future Mrs. won’t be embarrassed to show pictures of to her grandma. Some of our must-haves are pretty banners, tissue paper tassel garlands and duh, balloons!
3. Stay in a house instead of a hotel
Instead of booking hotel rooms, rent a house on AirBNB or HomeAway so the whole group can stay together for the weekend. Plus, with a house, you get other perks like a kitchen - perfect for stocking up with snacks and drinks - or even a pool to fill with all the swan floats your heart desires.
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4. Work up a sweat with a private spin class
Get in some sweating before the wedding with a private spin class at your favorite cycling studio! Make it even more festive by requesting a bachelorette party themed ride with songs like Drunk in Love and Single Ladies. The bride-to-be will love burning some cals before all party shenanigans. Wondering where to book? Most cycling studios offer private classes - just call and ask! Some of our local favorites: Love Cycle Studio in Austin, KRANK in Nashville and The Rush Cycle in San Diego.
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5. Pick a theme – and fun phrase – for all the party swag
The best way to instantly make a bachelorette weekend feel special is with fun party favors, accessories and of course, decorations. But how do you keep all the fun goodies from being totally random? Tie everything together with a fun party theme and coordinating phrase! Need ideas? Here’s 101 bachelorette party phrases we rounded up for inspiration.
6. Include hang over survival kits in the guest gift bags
What's a major bachelorette party buzzkill? A killer hangover from Friday night. Help guests stay headache free by giving each girl a hangover kit in a cute bag with recovery essentials like advil, tums, makeup wipes and breath mints. And, make sure the house or hotel is stocked with tons of water and gatorade.
7. Use apps like Splitwise or Venmo to easily split costs
Gone are the days of having to spend 30 minutes after dinner sorting out how much everyone owes (THANK GOD). Finally there are apps like Venmo and Splitwise that make splitting costs a little easier. We personally love Splitwise because it tracks costs throughout the weekend then calculates how much each person owes - and to whom - at the end of the trip. Genius!
8. Go to a drag show brunch
Heading to a big city for your bachelorette party? Most have drag show brunches - a fun spin on your typical brunch. Try Suzy Wong's in Nashville, Senor Frogs in Vegas or Voss Events in New York, Miami Beach or LA.
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9. Help the bachelorette stand out with must-have accessories for the bride
Make the bride-to-be feel super special with cute accessories just for her like a sash, headband, cute crown or special party cup. Whatever you do, just make sure she stands out from the rest of the group - it's her final fling after all!
10. Host a Fifty Shades of Grey Scavenger Hunt (we promise, y’all will love it)
Channel your inner Christian Grey and create a "sex toy scavenger hunt" at your bachelorette party pad or hotel. Hide some naughty items like furry handcuffs, blindfolds and massage oils around the house then have the girls split into teams. The team who finds the most items wins! The bride-to-be gets to go home with all the toys... and y'all will have a total blast laughing at the ridiculous products.
11. Hire a photographer
Splurge a little and hire a professional photographer to capture one of the days or evenings of the party - the photos will be so worth it! Then, surprise the bride-to-be with a framed photo of the whole group... she will love the keepsake of all the besties :)
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12. Style the I Do Crew with classy, cute party accessories
The best way to make a bachelorette party memorable (and feel a little different than just a girl's getaway) is with festive party accessories and favors for the bride tribe. Whether you go all out with matching tanks or keep it simple with some fun party sunglasses, you won't regret having one or two bachelorette party accessories for the weekend.
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13. Play bachelorette party games that don’t suck
When done right, bachelorette party games can be a HUGE hit! Check out our post with 15 ideas for cute and classy bachelorette party games including some free downloads for a bachelorette party scavenger hunt, "how well do you know the bachelorette?" quiz and more!. Another fun activity? Bachelorette Dare Cards or fun summer bachelorettes - Inflatable Hunk Ring Toss!
14. Book a stretch limo or party bus (bonus points if it's pink!)
Uber is great and all, but if you really want to take the party to the next level, book a stretch limo or party bus to cart the bride tribe around! Limos are always fun and a great way to make a regular weekend feel a little more special. When budgeting, expect to pay between $100 - $180 an hour plus tip for these wheels.
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15. Create a shared, iCloud photo album for the weekend
This tip is super simple and easy, but a total must! Instead of texting pictures to the group after snapping a photo, create a shared, iCloud photo album that everyone can add images to. Not only is this convenient, but the bride-to-be will love reliving her weekend long after the festivities wrap up.
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16. Put together a bachelorette bubbly bar with a signature drink for the bride-to-be
No bachelorette party is complete without some yummy refreshments! Set up a bar with all the fixings to make bloody marys, mimosas or margaritas. Need some ideas? Check out our skinny bachelorette party punch recipe post!
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17. Book a specialty cooking class and have the chef come to you
Looking for a low-key, but fun activity for one of your bachelorette party nights? Book a private cooking class! In many cities, you can find company's like My Cooking Party where the chef will actually come to your house to do the lesson. The I Do Crew will love learning some new pro-cooking tips!
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18. Create a playlist with the bachelorette’s favorite party jams
It's not a party without a solid playlist! Download our free, bachelorette party Spotify playlist and then add in some of the bride-to-be's favorites. She'll love the extra, personal touch and the I Do Crew will be thankful for the jams to party to all weekend long.
19. Avoid drink mix-ups with cabana boy drink markers
The only boys allowed at a bachelorette party? Speedo-clad drinking buddies! We love these adorable drink markers, each with a different name and speedo color, to help avoid any drink mix-ups. Each pack includes 8 men for $14!
20. Destress with a private yoga class
Try booking a private yoga class for Saturday morning. Not only is it a great way for everyone to destress and relax before heading out for the day's festivities, but the bride-to-be will love getting a good sweat in so she can party guilt-free!
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21. Create a custom snapchat filter
We love this idea! Take your snapchats to the next level with a cute, custom snapchat filter created just for the weekend. Little details like this are totally what take a bachelorette party from good to great.
There you have it! Tons (21 to be exact) classy, cute and creative bachelorette party ideas the bride-to-be will 100% love. What party ideas or tips do you have from bachelorette parties you've planned? Share any ideas in the comments below!