Planning a Bachelorette party can be a daunting task…believe me, I know! I just returned from a weekend in Dallas for a Bachelorette Extravaganza. And I am still recovering…
If you are planning a BP, be sure to consult with the Bride to see what she would like. Does she want to go all out crazy or is a dinner with close friends more her ideal? Be considerate and avoid the dreaded Bridezilla. Need some ideas?
Take a class. I’m a big fan of Groupon – and since I am in Dallas frequently I check for Dallas deals as well as Austin. Months ago there was a Dallas Groupon for a Private Party for up to 15 people at The Girls Room. There was a choice of class types – I chose Burlesque – and luckily my friend was up for it. We had a great time but be prepared to sweat – it is hard! Especially if you aspire to be as good a dancer as Elaine (like me).
Have a Panty Party. There are companies that will do a private in-home party for you – and the Bride gets points for everything the guests buy. Or just do it yourself – be creative with the menu and research some fun (and maybe slighty naughty) games to play.
Sing! It is no secret that I am a fan of karaoke…we had karaoke at our wedding rather than dancing. This can be so much fun – and if you haven’t checked out the private karaoke rooms at The Highball, you are missing out.
Get a drink! Bar hopping is a time-honored past-time of Bachelorettes and with good reason. But please be responsible – have a designated driver or take a cab. No one wants the party to end in tragedy.
Go Hunting. Have a Scavenger Hunt! We did this as part of the Bachelorette Extravaganza and it was a lot of fun! One of the bridesmaids bought this gift bag and the Bride did her best to do everything on the bag – both sides!
Relax. Maybe drinking isn’t her thing and she’s too shy to have a Panty Party. Plan a day at a spa! It can be a lot of fun to have manis, pedis, and facials while surrounded by friends remembering good times.
Whatever you do, have fun! Don’t be stuck to a rigid time-table. And DON’T do it the night before the wedding! She made need some time to recover…