Just as the man has his bachelor party, so should the woman have her own night of fun. So get all the gal pals together and prepare to celebrate your bride-to-be’s last flickering moments of independence in style. Plan a bachelorette party she’ll never forget – here are some tips to help you along the way.
Bachelorette party planning can be fun and stressful at the same time. From the guest list to the location to the drinks, food, and trinkets or party favors, this is an event that requires some careful contemplation if it is to be a success. For a fun and unforgettable bachelorette party, start with these tips and then build out your perfect evening or weekend for the girls. Here are some bachelorette party ideas for a wild hotel getaway theme!
The Bachelorette Party Guest List
You want to plan an evening that involves the bride and all the bridesmaids at the very least, but you may also consider reaching out to female family members and close female friends. If you are planning to host the event at a hotel, or at least planning to use the hotel as a place to sleep, you may need to reserve more than one room, depending on the hotel’s policy.
Tip: Send out your invitations as early as possible so that you give people a lot of notice. You’ll be more likely to get positive responses if you get your bachelorette party event on people’s calendars sooner rather than later.
The Bachelorette Party Date and Time
No matter what the movies tell you, the night before the wedding is most likely NOT the best day and time for the bachelorette party (much less the bachelor party!). Plan your event enough in advance that it won’t conflict with the rehearsal dinner or any of the other special wedding week festivities. If possible, try to plan it in the same month as the wedding, but at least two weeks prior, if not more.
You will also need to decide on the duration of the bachelorette party. If you are just doing one night, that is one thing. If you are planning an entire weekend, you will probably need more money and better organization skills.
The Bachelorette Party Location – A Hotel Getaway
If you are planning a night of partying, bar hopping, and drinking, a hotel would be a wise place to crash unless you have a chauffeur to cart you around all night. A hotel room can also be a fabulous retreat where you can play games, watch movies, relax, and enjoy a few cocktails.
You might decide to rent a hotel room with a connecting door to another room so that your group can have a big bash between two rooms. You might also try to squeeze your whole bachelorette party crew into one room. Whatever you decide, make sure your guests are aware of the sleeping arrangements prior to heading out for the night.
Depending on where you live and what your group likes to do, you might consider a casino night bachelorette party idea. If budget isn’t an issue for your party planning, you might consider a popular bachelorette party theme: the infamous Las Vegas trip. The Signature at MGM Grant offers the ‘Sex in Sin City’ Las Vegas Escape Package, which features a two-night stay in a luxurious suite that is almost 1,000 square feet, boasting its own whirlpool spa tub, fully functional kitchen, dual flat-screen televisions, and DVD player, to name a few. The bride and three friends can enjoy all these amenities and more, starting at $425 per person (rates and availability vary) for the two-night stay.
This wild and exciting hotel getaway offers the following great perks, which you could also incorporate into your bachelorette weekend no matter what you decide.
• Enjoy Cosmopolitans served in keepsake martini glasses.
• Cozy up inside plush, pink chenille robes that are yours to keep.
• Treat yourself to the ultimate chocolate fondue.
• Relax in your own private cabana at the pool, and indulge in poolside massages for your group of four.
• Cruise around for three entire hours in your own private limo. Check out the shopping or the hottest nightclubs, or whatever your hearts’ desire.
• Check out the WET REPUBLIC 53,000-square-foot pool a la nightclub with its own pampering elements.
• Dig into a sushi dinner for four at the award winning Shibuya, and then head over to party on at Studio 54.
• Sleep in only to awake for a continental breakfast in the comfort of your own hotel suite.
The Bride’s Get-up
Let’s not forget your special bride. Look into fun novelty items to get her in the mood to party like it’s her last night of freedom. Check out the bachelorette veils, bachelorette bash buttons, bride-to-be button, and adorable bachelorette t-shirts or bride-to-be tanks. You might also consider the bachelorette bad girl look.
Bachelorette Party: The Morning After
If there is any possibility of your evening getting a little crazy, consider keeping some Tylenol or Advil on hand, as well as enough Gatorade and bottled water for your whole crew. Continental breakfast – or depending on how everyone feels, a breakfast buffet – would be a great way to end the perfect bachelorette party weekend.
Whatever you decide to do for your friend’s bachelorette party, remember that this is a night your bride friend will never forget. It’s important to her that you are in attendance and that you celebrate together what just might be her last night out as a “single woman”.