So, your long-term boyfriend finally popped the question and you’re head over heels with excitement! One of the most exciting parts of getting married is the bachelor parties. Traditionally the maid-of-honor plans the bachelorette party, but anyone from the bride to the mother-of-the-bride can plan it. The most important thing is to create a party that the bride will love including all of her closest friends.
There are many different aspects that go into planning the perfect bachelorette party, here are some ideas to help with your party planning:
Timeframe– Contrary to many popular movies, like the Hangover, it is not the best idea to have the bachelorette or bachelor’s party the day before the wedding. According to Martha Stewart Weddings, this is an event that should take place at least a month before the actual wedding ceremony. The last thing you want is for the wedding party to be sick and hungover on the big day.
Guest List– The first thing you need to consider when planning a bachelorette party is the number of people attending. Your number of attendees will determine what kind of activities you can do. There is no limit to how many people you can invite but it will be easier to manage if you keep the guest list around 10-15 people. Managing the list will ensure It is important that everyone who is present is approved by the bride. Don’t invite her mom if you
Location, Location, Location– The venue of the party is one of the most important components to planning the perfect bachelorette party. Choose a venue that will reflect the personality and style of the bride.
Theme– No party is complete without a theme! A theme will bring all the aspects of a party together to make one cohesive event. A pajama party/lingerie theme is a perfect theme for a sexy bachelorette party.
Decorations/Party Favors– The decoration helps to bring the best features out of the venue and provides the party atmosphere. Visit your local Party City for exciting bachelorette decorations. You can also get party favors for the guests. Some cute items you can pack in a party favor bag are:
- Mini champagne bottles
- Flash tattoos
- Wine tumblers
- Drink koozies
Another great idea is to create a post-bachelor party takeaway. After a night of partying everyone is bound to be worn out and tired. Create a little gift bag with mini waters, aspirins, sleep masks, and a teabag. You can get creative with these, but it is a great way to help everyone recover from the night.
Entertainment– This is a time for the bride to let loose and have fun before her big day. Be sure to include essential entertainment items like DJ, photographer, and hired performers. If you know the bride well, (you should, after all, you are planning the bachelorette party!) you can curate a playlist of all her favorite songs. Be sure to pass this along to the professional DJ so they can create a special mix just for the evening.
When planning a bachelor/bachelorette party in Boston, be sure to contact Total Entertainment for your party rental needs. Total Entertainment provides a variety of party planning services, party rentals, and catering services. Contact us today to learn more about how we can make your big day one you will never forget!