If the wedding is the main event, then the bachelorette party is the opening act. And as anyone who has ever been to a great show knows, sometimes the appetizer is just as good as the main course.
It also comes with a lot less pressure; after all, you don’t have to impress anyone, and no one will care if it’s not perfectly seamless. Still, the goal is the have a blast. With that in mind, you’ll want to do some pre-planning and coordinate everything in a way that will maximize the fun factor. Indeed, that’s why everyone is coming.
You don’t need to do much; just keep a few key points in mind as your curate some good times.
1. Sharing Secrets
As you get ready to say goodbye to this single phase of your life, it’s a great time to reflect on everything you’ve been through. And what’s the best way? Spilling some dirt and making a few confessions, of course.
Set up some time for Q&A or other games that will get everyone in the group sharing. You can be as tame or daring as you’d like, but try to push guests into offering something outside their comfort zone and open up. After all, it may be the last time you’re all in the same room and are able to be as open as this. Now is the time to take advantage.
2. Playful Gifts
The key to everything is having a good time — and getting a bit wild. You don’t have to go overboard, but handing out some sexy bridal lingerie to guests is one great way to get everyone in the right headspace. Try on these items during the party, so everyone can feel comfortable and elegant while swapping stories and drinking wine.
Besides, this is simply a great gift for even after the party. Everyone there — whether they’re single or have been married for years — can put it to good use to re-inject a bit of spark back into their romantic life. Plus, everyone likes a new pretty outfit to show off.
3. Signature Drinks
The last thing you need to keep the evening lively and engaging is some signature drinks. Most people will want to enjoy a specialty cocktail like a cosmopolitan, some wine fit for the occasion or a little champagne.
Though this will make things a bit more festive, some people will prefer to keep it dry. This is fine as well if that’s more your speed. But you can still go for some virgin margaritas, sparkling cider or fun punch varieties instead to unify the group’s drinks for the evening.
A Blowout Send-Off
No matter who’s attending and what you do, this should be an exciting event. Beyond simply having a good time, you’re getting ready for the next chapter in your life. But let’s be real: The fun is the best part.
Make sure to open up and share a few confessions, get the confidence and comfort up with a lingerie gift, and add a few drinks to the mix to make sure everyone loosens up a bit.
If you keep all this in mind and surround yourself with loved ones, your bachelorette party will go great. Enjoy this evening and try to spend a little time appreciating everything it means.