Bachelorette Party! – Photo Courtesy: Ariel Matzuk
When we have already got sloshed in a bar, embarrassed ourselves during karaoke and celebrated birthdays by going to the spa, in times of pre-wedding stress we seek the comfort of our homes.
Brides today, especially, mostly just want to revisit their slumber party days. Thus, if your bride is one of those creatures of comfort who has explicitly told you, the Maid of Honour, that the bachelorette is meant to be celebrated at home, it HAS to be celebrated at home. Yours, hers, another bridesmaid’s, anyone’s! Respect her wishes and arrange the best house party ever. To help you out with it, here is a list:
As it is a house party, you can set mad themes which will definitely help in breaking the ice. Set the theme according to your bride’s likes and dislikes. You can either force her to dress like Barbie (if she’s still into that thing) or keep the theme Sex and The City based, because what else screams “ladies night out/in” like SATC?
If she’s not the girly kind and is more interested in butchery and blood lust (only on television), you know the theme has to be Game of Thrones. Make the guests wear clothes based on the show’s characters – if there is a Cersei Lannister’s and a Margaery Tyrell, make them fight!
Topaz’s Bachelorette Party Invite designed by her bridesmaid Sara of Forney, Texas, USA – Photo Courtesy: Sara Coffey
The only time you get to show your creative genius after art and craft classes in school is the invitations you customize for your best friend’s bachelorette. They can be in the shape of corsets, cut, made and designed by you and your minions (it’s fun to call the bridesmaids minions while you are the maid of honour). If not sleazy lingerie, you can also make the invitations according to the theme you have decided. Don’t want to waste paper? E-mail them pretty invitations; no one will mind and you’ll come across as an environmentalist rather than a lazy girl.
Play “Quiz the Groom” where you show the bride pre-recorded Q & A round with her fiancé about herself, and she has to guess his answers. If she gets it right, the guests drink, if she gets it wrong, she has a shot. It’s win-win. You can then proceed to make her play “hone a sexy skill” where the art of a lap dance/pole dance or both are taught to her. Keep in mind to play this when the bride is quite a few shots down and fairly devoid of inhibitions. When she’s more drunk (read: aggressive), play ex-charades! One girl at a time can imitate the bride’s ex boyfriends, crushes, celebrity crushes or creepy guys who liked her and everyone else in the room guesses.
4. Photo booth
There will obviously be two categories of photographs; beginning of a party- where the girls are cutely posing in groups, making adorable “ugly” faces but are actually looking very pretty. As the party progresses, the pretty faces will just get crazier than before and some of the photos will be later used to ‘persuade’ them to get stuff done through them. For such photos to be clicked all you have to do is rent a photo-booth – this way no particular person becomes the designated photographer and feels left out and each and every antic after a few glasses of wine is captured in camera, forever.
From lingerie to scrapbooks, charm bracelets and customized t-shirts. Whatever you think the bride needs or loves, you give. After this party she might just love anything you give her, but that’s another story.
Keep these things in mind and invite everyone way in advance, especially her closest friends without whom her party will be incomplete. Have fun lovelies.
Jenny Wadlow is a part of the team at Boothalicious, which offers photobooths on hire. She is an avid blogger and whenever she isn’t busy, she enjoys partying with her friends. You can catch up with her on Twitter @JennyWadlow.