Brainstorming for that Killer Bachelorette Party

Posted by csancho on Dec 30, 2013

Brainstorming for that Killer Bachelorette Party

The bachelorette party is a not only a fun night, but is important for the bride because it is one piece of the wedding process that is designed to make her feel special AND to let off some of that wedding stress. This is a night that is typically meant for the bride to be hands off in the planning process, which is why we recommend having the maid of honor and bridesmaids take over. The goal is to surprise, excite, and spotlight the bride. So, with that in mind, here are a few fun ways to help your bride have fun at the center of attention.

First off, you will want to deck out your bride in some bride to be gear. The reason we say this is because it is a quick and essential way to set your bride apart and get her that added attention. She doesn’t need to wear everything bride-to-be, so when shopping, guide yourself on what the bride will feel slightly embarrassed to wear (giving her that perfect bride blush), but not what she will refuse to put on or walk out in.

The options for bride-to-be accessories run from a simple scarf with a bride charm (this would be the most subtle), to personalized t-shirts and jackets (the most personal),  fun bride tiaras, veils, and sashes (the biggest spotlight), and the bridesmaids.  By coordinating the bridesmaids in bachelorette party tees, you will basically be creating a very big red arrow pointing out your party and your bride. Bridal Party Tees has some spunky, bride to be and bridesmaid t-shirts that would help spice up the night and spotlight the bride. If you are looking for a more cost effective option, try bride and bridesmaids iron ons paired with plain t-shirts at Walmart or target. You could even have the party guests bring their own t-shirts and make your party wear as part of your activity.

Speaking of the activities, there is a lot more you can do with a bachelorette party than going out drinking. Of course, if that is the route you want to go, then go all out, but if not, there are endless options for your bachelorette party. For example, instead of doing only a bachelorette night, why not take the day? Spend a day with your closest girlfriends at a day spa, get massages, sit by a pool, get your nails done, and just relax. After a day of relaxation, go out to a nice dinner and stay late for drinks or end with an in home cooking lesson and still stay late for drinks. Having multiple phases to your bachelorette party give your party members flexibility is they have a busy schedule, so if they can’t make the spa day, they can come to the dinner.

Another great idea is to look at what is going on in your community. Are there any concerts, movies, or plays in the park? Is there a great band playing or a fun comedian show nearby? You could go to dinner, hit an outdoor concert, and then end back at home with a game of who gave what lingerie. The main thing is to give yourself time to be with your best friends, relax, have fun, and just celebrate. The bachelorette party is a night free of things to take care of, and open to excited sequels, laughter, and maybe a few tears. Make it a night you will never forget.

Top 10 Out-of-the-Box Bachelorette Ideas

Posted by Caitlin on May 16, 2013

Bachelorette parties don’t have to center around bar crawls and embarrassing charades. Instead, think of it as an opportunity to try something new! Check out some of these unique bachelorette party ideas:

1. Back to School – Tailgate at your old stomping grounds (a.k.a university or college) for a sporting event.

2. Train for a Marathon/Triathlon – Every bride wants to eat healthy and exercise before the wedding. Register for a 5k like the Color Run or 3-day (60 miles) Susan B. Comen race to end breast cancer.

3. Skydive – This adrenaline adventure in the sky will get any bride’s heart pumping.

4. Whitewater Rafting – If the bride is more of the outdoorsy type, consider getting wet and wild down river rapids.

5. RV Cross Country – Take a week’s vacation and rent an RV with your besties. Road trip across U.S. major cities such as: New York City, Washington, D.C., Nashville, New Orleans, Dallas, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

6. Pottery Making – Be a ceramic potter for a day. Ask each bridesmaid to create a piece of artwork for the bride’s home.

7. Cruise the Countryside – No, not in a car, but bikes. Choose a destination that has plenty of sight-seeing and good eats to take pit stops at.

8. Trapeze Class – Fly high before you take the plunge.

9. Boating – Hire a captain and sail the open sea.

10. Photo Shoot – Choose a theme and have a everyone dress accordingly.

Which idea would you choose? Let us know in the comments below!

The Big Bachelorette Weekend

Posted by Dogwood on Apr 07, 2010

This weekend I venture off to the Big Apple, that’s right, my bachelorette party is happening in NYC this weekend! I am so excited to have a great girls weekend, with a bit of “over serving.”  We plan on shopping during the days, doing a relaxed dinner on Friday and the big party on Saturday.  Although I am not privy to the details, I have a few ideas of what the night will entail.  I had quite a few “rules” for the weekend, mostly rules that banned any suggestive materials/items and anything that would draw attention to myself.  This included vetoing sashes, tiarras, me dressed in white while everyone else is in black, etc. I thought it would be fun to do a post strictly on the bachelorette and some fun ideas I found!

Party Bus – Bachelorette Style!

Posted by bridalbuds on Sep 21, 2009

This past weekend, my friend hosted my bachelorette party round 2! I had another bachelorette back in May on a cruise (which was fabulous), but  some of my gal pals weren’t able to make it. Therefore,  was decided to have another go around in town. Plus, it was a great excuse to get everyone together for a girl’s night out!

For the party, we went with the Boomerang bus party! Just imagine a school bus with multiple stripper poles within it that cruises around DC with the music blasting. The bus took us to multiple clubs where we got to skip the lines and head in to get our groove on. You’re also allowed to bring your own alcohol onto the bus and we had plenty! It was a bit challenging for us to pour the drinks, but somehow we managed. We had 21 girls total so we pretty much took over the bus.

Bachelorette Party Ideas

Posted by bridalbuds on Feb 05, 2009

My sister in law is getting married this summer, and I have been thinking of fun bachelorette party ideas just in case they are needed. If you are an involved (controlling) bride, you can suggest a few of these to your own bridal brigade. Here’s what I have so far:


A must have for the bride-to-be and the entourage. There are a ton of options on the web ranging from cute to raunchy. I love the idea of team t-shirts.

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