Bachelorette parties are all about the celebration of good things to come. These parties represent a rite of passage for many brides-to-be. As such, they should be memorable. Some of the elements that make such a party memorable – think spa days or comedy clubs – are easy to plan for. What isn’t always easy to plan for is the spirit behind a memorable bachelorette party. If you’ve been tasked with planning a friend or relative’s bachelorette party, you’ll want to plan a party that keeps following three tips in mind. These tips aren’t party specific. Rather, they are tips, that if followed, allow for a stress-free, fun evening regardless of the event’s theme or itinerary.
Plan for Everyone
Some of your guests like a boisterous affair. Some like quiet chit chat. Because of this, it can be difficult to plan a successful bachelorette party. The trick is to create event time blocks. For example, during the first part of the party, you’ll maybe have dinner or Happy Hour snacks somewhere. You can open the gifts, play your games, and chat over coffee.
In the latter part of the evening, those who want to continue cocktail hour can go downtown, while those with kids and early morning obligations can head home if they wish. If you go with this type of plan, then be sure to put an itinerary of events in your invitations. This allows people to plan for the evening ahead of time.
Hire Transportation for the Night
This is a bit of a corollary to the suggestion above. The plain fact of the matter is many bachelorette parties will include alcohol and, in some cases, not enough to eat to counter the effects of the alcohol. This makes it unsafe to drive and opens up party guests to the risk of getting pulled over and getting a DUI/ DWI. Talk about a mood killer.
Hiring transportation for the night can help you avoid the consequences for driving drunk that could ruin the whole evening altogether. You have plenty of options for party transportation. You can go with a company like Uber or Lyft, hire a limo, or even talk some sober friends into providing your party with transportation for the night.
Less is More
It’s understandable that you may want your bachelorette party to be a knockout. However, when you immerse yourself in this mindset, it’s easy to try to cram a zillion activities into one big, spectacular display of all things bridal. This leads to over-scheduling, which will just exhaust everyone in the end. Remember, the point of this get-together is togetherness and socializing.
Every activity should come second to the connections that everyone invited will make with one another. In this case, less is more. The fewer activities you plan for the party means the more time everyone has to spend socializing and getting to know one another.
The most memorable parties address all of these issues, without seeming like they were a very big deal in the first place.