Okay, planning a bachelorette party can be a lot of fun, but we also know it is no easy task. That is part of the reason why we created our Bachelorette Bundle - we wanted a way for Bachelorette party attendees to be able to start off their weekend by connecting over their shared love of the bride, getting to know each other if they are new friends, and reminiscing about memories and inside jokes. We have been to our fair share of bachelorette parties, and we have learned a lot about what works and what could use a little bit of work.
1. Know where your next meal is coming from.
The food at a bachelorette party doesn't need to be fancy or expensive (unless you all roll like that, no shame in that game). However, it's super important that you know when you will have food available and communicate that clearly to everyone at the bachelorette party. Sure, you might be on a wedding diet, but that doesn't mean everyone else is, and you don't want anyone to get hangry. It's also helpful to do a quick check in beforehand on everyone's food needs and wants - you may think you know who is vegan, gluten free, and keto - but it never hurts to confirm.
2. Drinks, drinks, and more drinks
And we don't necessarily mean just the alcoholic kind. If you are drinking booze, it's great to have a variety available - beer, bubbly, wine. However, you also want to make sure there is plenty of water flowing. Make it fun with flavored seltzer options and unique mocktails. If you're looking for some fun mocktail recipes, check out The Spruce Eats 30 Best Mocktail Drink Recipes.
3. Maid/Matron of Honor Ready to Perform a Vibe Check
Have your best gal ready to get a vibe check going if necessary. What exactly do we mean by that? Well we have seen bachelorette parties get kinda weird because there is a small miscommunication, low energy, or someone just being a little off and not wanting to go with the flow and participate in some of the activities. Now, we are not saying that everyone needs to maintain the same level of enthusiasm at all hours of the weekend, and everyone has different personalities. But it's nice to have your hype gal making sure that everything runs smoothly and checking in with everyone to make sure that people are feeling good.
4. If You're Getting Matching T-Shirts, Order Two Extra
We love a matching t-shirt situation - it's fun, it's festive, it's quirky. However, sometimes people (okay, maybe we are guilty of this) forget which size they order or order the wrong size. As you're all rummaging through the pile of t-shirts, you realized that the only size left is an extra extra small and that looks more like a child's t shirt. We suggest order an additional medium and large just to cover your bases. Speaking of bases, check out these fun baseball themed t-shirts.
5. Covid Comfort Level
In a time of Covid, it's important to be aware of everyone's comfort level when socializing. Before a weekend of fun, taking a test (as our brother says - think positive and test negative!) so that everyone can relax is important. It's also fun to have some themed masks on hand - we found these adorable ones on Etsy.
6. Allow for Rest & Down Time
Even if you are up for a super energetic and jam-packed weekend full of adventure, make sure to plan in some time for people to recharge. Bachelorette parties can be really draining even for the most outgoing of extroverts, so schedule in some time for the guests to nap, read, or take a bath. If you want to gift the bride to be with some amazing bath products for the ultimate in relaxation, check out some of our favorites at JD Bath Company.
7. Play the BEST BACHELORETTE PARTY GAME EVER
Yes, we might be a little bit partial, but there's no better way to celebrate the bride to be than with our Bachelorette Bundle. Each person attending the bachelorette party can fill out our Bundle Blueprint and tell us about their favorite memories, traditions, and inside jokes with their best friends. Each game has 83 customized cards that also include photos. It's the perfect activity to laugh with your friends, get a little bit sentimental, and make the bachelorette party memorable. Plus, Bundle makes the perfect gift for the bride-to-be so she can remember the best weekend with her best friends.
What are some of your favorite bachelorette party tips? We want to hear them all!