The bachelorette party – it’s a time to bond and create memories, to indulge in wild excitement or blissful relaxation, and to make your bride-to-be-friend feel truly special as you all celebrate the next big step in her life. It is truly one of the best gifts one friend can give another. While it is the thought and gesture that undoubtedly count, below are some ideas on how to make the event truly unforgettable.
1) Yes, matching t-shirts are undeniably cute, but the bachelorette party is a special occasion and should be treated as such with fun, flirty cocktail dresses. To still present a unified look while wearing different outfits, select a color that you all have in your closet and have all members in attendance agree to wear that hue. Additionally, your group can also buy attention-grabbing, matching accessories. One wise move is to sneak comfortable flats into your purse so you have a safety net for broken stilettos or uncomfortable platforms.
2) To get the night started on an exciting note, have a limousine or party bus pick up the participants; this not only sets the tone for the special affair, but it also will prevent irresponsible driving later on in the night. To get the bachelorette party started on a festive note, have a fun drink awaiting the ladies in the car, like Jell-O shots. Want a tip on how not to spill down your dresses as drinks flow and the dancing becomes a little crazy? Provide everyone in the group with girly, fun flasks. While dinner and the entertainment can easily double with meals like fondue or trips to a Japanese steakhouse, it’s advisable to have decorative goodies on hand; the delectable munchies can serve as party favors and ensure that no one drinks too much on an empty stomach.
3) Encourage the ladies to turn off their cell phones so they can be fully present for the party. Consider taking photographs with disposable cameras rather than digital so the partygoers can concentrate on having a good time and not fretting about how they look in the pictures. Don’t be preoccupied about whether every hair is perfectly in place as the group of you laughingly work up a sweat on the dance floor, though having rice papers handy to absorb built up oil is a convenient way to freshen your look throughout the night. Above all else though, the focus should be on giving your dear friend a proper and jovial sendoff from her life as a single lady.