So, your friend is getting married, and you are in charge of planning a bachelorette party for her. What a lot of people don’t realize is that there is a lot that goes into throwing a successful party. Perhaps you are already well under way, or maybe you haven’t even begun. Either way, the following tips will help.
If you are in charge of planning the party, then you need to start by asking a few questions. Is the bride supposed to know about the bachelorette party, or is it a surprise, Who are you going to invite, What type of party will it be; wild or mild, Where will it be, What does the bride like to do, What things won’t she do, What will make her happy, How much of a budget is there, Will you need to rent a bus, What day and time will it be, And those are only a few of the questions you need to answer.
As you start answering those questions, more questions will come up, but a lot of things will also work themselves out. For example, if it’s going to be a more mild get together at a friend’s house, then you probably don’t have to worry about hiring a bus. On the other hand, if you plan on going to see male strippers, then you have to set a time when the clubs are open.
No matter how rowdy or quiet the bachelorette party is going to be, you can add to the fun by having a theme for the party. A Hawaiian theme works well whether you’re staying in, or hitting the town. You can all wear bikini tops, grass skirts, and leis. Have a few toy ukeleles on hand to make it even more fun. If food will be served, then have roast pork, pineapple and other foods that fit the theme. Make the bride to be wear a fruit hat, so people can quickly identify her as the guest of honor.
There is an endless number of themes you can choose from. But, again, remember to think about the things the bride likes, as it is her party. You can set up a theme around her favorite movie, her favorite book, or even something as simple as her favorite color.
The key to pulling all of this off is in the details. The more things you can make fit the theme of the bachelorette party, the better. One of the most important things for setting the tone is the bachelorette party decorations. Some decorations will be easy to find, while others may require more searching or creativity. Sticking with the Hawaiian theme, you could have tiki torches (if it’s going to be outside), small tiki idols on the tables, a few fake palm trees, sand, and maybe even a mural of a volcano. While most people won’t directly notice the little details, it will add to the overall atmosphere, and will help make it a more memorable occasion for everybody.