Traditionally, men had a bachelor’s party just prior to their weddings. However, women have taken hold of the idea and turned the concept into bachelorette parties for themselves. While there are certainly differences between the two, there are plenty of fun bachelorette party ideas that you can implement into your bash.
Generally speaking, it is up to the bridesmaids to plan the party. It should be scheduled shortly before the wedding, but probably not the night before. After all, none of you want to look hungover in the pictures capturing the event! Sometimes the two celebrations are held in the same city or even the same venue, depending on the preferences of the couple.
Fun Bachelorette Party Ideas
Whether for a destination wedding or a venue down the block, a bachelorette party should be fun for everyone, especially the bride. This is often her last opportunity to let her hair down and party until after the ceremony. Including fun bachelorette party ideas into the festivities will ensure she gets to do so.
Bachelorette Party Themes
So, what kind of things can you do at a bachelorette party? While some women think they need to hire a stripper in order to compete with the guys, there are plenty of fun things that you can do without bringing strangers into the mix.
Before you begin planning the games for the party, you need to have a party theme. This will allow you to pick and alter games to go with the chosen theme. Perhaps you ladies would like to whoop and holler in a country or western themed bachelorette party. On the other hand, maybe you want something a little more “Sex and the City” going on for the event.
One fun theme that combines a theme, gifts and a game is lingerie. Everyone can purchase a new piece of lingerie for the bride-to-be. As she unwraps each one, she must guess who gave it to her. While some groups might shrink at this, most bachelorette parties these days can handle a bit of lace. Jazz it up a bit by adding some alcohol to the game, or just let her open and enjoy looking at the lovely pieces her besties have chosen for her.
Another fun game that includes lingerie is to have guests each purchase a matching bra and panties. When the bride is distracted, they can be placed on display for the bride to inspect. The game is to have her figure out who brought each one. When she is wrong, have her take a shot of the party drink.
Have you ever heard of the game “Never have I ever. . .”? This is a fun game that requires little preparation. However, the content should consider all of the attendees. Tone down the naughty stuff until the underage ones aren’t around.
One person begins the game by saying “Never have I ever” and then finishing with a true statement. If it is a true statement for someone, they have to take a drink. You can also add this rule: If someone is the only one to have done the discussed deed, that lady has to dish the details.
More fun bachelorette party ideas include creating a treasure hunt. Find inexpensive items in sets that you can use to hide around the room. They can be as spicy or tame as you like. Have teams try to get an item from each category on the list.
Bachelorette Party Prizes
Don’t forget to give prizes when appropriate for the winners. You can shop around at your favorite stores or hit some online adult shops if so inclined.
If you are helping one of your best friends to have the most amazing wedding ever, these tips will help you with the bachelorette party aspect of your role. Enjoy!