Palm Springs, California, was made famous by its gorgeous hot springs, stylish hotels, upscale shopping, posh golf courses, and lavish spas. On top of being a luxury bachelorette destination, it has outdoor activities like ATV tours, horseback riding, desert excursions, and cabana pool parties. With so much to offer, planning a Palm Springs bachelorette party can be a hefty task. If you need a little guidance when it comes to planning, we have the formula for the perfect party, and we’re breaking it down for you. Here’s how the Stag & Hen team would plan a Palm Springs bachelorette party.
Step 1: Establish a Budget and Book Your Lodging
4-5 months before the bachelorette party
Once you’ve decided where you’re going, you can do preliminary research on pricing for party pads and activities. Doing a quick search will help you and your squad determine a baseline budget. Communicating with the bridesmaids to establish monetary expectations beforehand helps keep everyone happy. Sometimes budgeting can be a bit sticky, so this comprehensive breakdown of who pays for what at a bachelorette party can be really helpful. Once you get buy-in from the group on the price to party, the real fun begins!
Stunning backyard view from View-topia Airbnb.
Step 2: Plan Your Itinerary and Make Reservations
3-4 months before the bachelorette party
We suggest building a tentative itinerary for your Palm Springs bachelorette party. Restaurants tend to book quickly, so securing reservations ahead of time is key. The same goes for party activities - always call ahead or book online to avoid lines or sold-out situations. We like to start our itineraries based on must-do activities and must-eat meals. Book your big events first, and then you can fill in the gaps with flexible outings like shopping, sightseeing, coffee, or hiking! We have a full Palm Springs bachelorette party guide loaded with the best places to eat, drink, and party! It is the perfect resource to help you kick off your planning.
Photo via @brenna_anastasia Instagram
Step 3: Pick a Party Theme and Secure Your Supplies
2-3 months before the bachelorette party
The first step to planning a great bachelorette party is deciding on a theme. The theme can help guide help your choice of restaurants, lodging, and activities, so picking it first is the move. Choosing a theme depends on the type of bride you’re celebrating, and her specific taste and interests. We love Final Fiesta, Bride’s Last Disco, and Dazed and Engaged as Palm Springs bachelorette party themes. To make your shopping simple, we have a full roundup of Palm Springs party themes, decor, and supplies! You really can’t go wrong!
Don’t forget the matching t-shirts for your party theme!
Step 4: Send Invitations
1-2 months before the bachelorette party
It’s almost time to get down in the desert! Sending cute and classy party invites helps pump up the party before you even arrive at the destination! You can stay on theme with our printable party invites. Be sure to add the big details like the address of the hotel or house, how to RSVP, and any packing essentials based on your itinerary. Our downloadable invites can be printed and sent via snail mail, or you can easily save them digitally and drop ‘em in your party’s group text to save some cash. Either way, the girls will be ready to rally when they get their formal invites for this Palm Springs bachelorette banger!
Final Fiesta printable invitation download!
Step 5: Prepare to Party!
Once the invites are out, you can prepare to party! Request PTO, book your flights, plan your outfits, and make pregame playlists. All of the little details will really make the bride feel special and celebrated! Your superb party planning will ensure she gets what she deserves: the best Palm Springs bachelorette party ever! Need more inspo? Check out a real Palm Springs party recap! Cheers!