Wether your spring and summer are filling up with wedding celebrations or you are anticipating the next wave of events, the responsibility of planning a shower or bachelorette party can be, at times, daunting. We IBT Girls have been to our fair share of these events as both guests and hosts and are here to help! If you’re the MOH, BFF, sibling or just hoping to give the bride the best possible fling before the ring, these are the 10 things you need at a bachelorette party!
Matching T-Shirts: Okay, ladies, now let’s get in formation! 😉 But really, when else do you get to trot around in matching tees with your besties? This is not only a fun favor for all the girls in attendance but also will make the bride feel extra special; put her in a bride-to-be tank and the friends & bridesmaids in this cute tee or one of these fun Tipsy Elves ‘I Do Crew’ tanks!
Decorations: Decor is key in separating a typical girls’ getaway and a bachelorette bash! Bring on the balloons, streamers, and bridal paraphernalia to make it feel extra special! This bachelorette party in a box is and easy way to check this off!
Photo by Anna Delores
The Bride’s Favorite Beverage: It’s no secret bachelorette parties typically go hand-in-hand with booze. You will probably load up on food and drinks pre-party so make sure and pick up the bride’s go-to cocktail. Our advice? Stick to a few libations around the token alcohol – be it tequila, champagne, vodka etc.
Games: No bachelorette party is complete without a few entertaining games! Keep the bride to-be in mind when choosing how risqué or funny you go and always have at least a few up your sleeve for a dull moment.
Custom Everything: Pick a theme and run with it. Whether you go nautical, tropical, or all out glitter, pick up some custom balloons, cocktail napkins, and cups that go along with it. You need all these supplies anyways so you may as well make them cute!
Easy Transportation: Odds are, you will be traveling to and fro bars, brunches, and other activities. Plan ahead and figure out how you will get from point a to point b. Rent a bus, uber, designate drivers, or plan a route with an app like Skedaddle. And don’t forget to factor in the cost into your overall budget! To help, Skedaddle is offering $10 off for each rider with code: INSPIRED10
Snacks: So you planned out every meal.. great! But, don’t forget snacks – and a lot of them! If you’re lounging by the pool, watching a movie, or need a quick breakfast, you will want to have plenty of munchies. Chips & salsa, popcorn, fruit, & veggies are a great start
A Photobooth: Everyone is going to want to share photos from the awesome weekend, so give them plenty of opportunities to do so with a photobooth! This can be as simple as a streamer backdrop (we made this one from the bachelorette party in a box)
Emergency Kits: When all is said and done, the girls may be hurting a bit from all the fun ;). Create cute emergency kits with essentials like band aids, advil, water bottles, hair ties and more.
An Easy Going Approach 😉 Bachelorette parties are no easy feats. Especially when there are a handful of activities and personalities involved. Remember to go with the flow, make sure the bride is always having a good time, and enjoy it!