As the planner of a Bachelorette party, you want everything to go perfectly. The Bride should be happy, and everyone should have a good time. But when you mix fun physical activities (like dancing and scavenger hunts) with a bit of liquor and the excitement of a bunch of friends, accidents can happen. Be prepared with a Bachelorette Party Survival Kit filled with the best bachelorette party supplies! Make one that you can keep with you, or make small ones for each attendee. Whatever they don’t use at the party, they can use on the day of the wedding!
You never know when you’ll meet a cutie at a bar or need a quick way to freshen up!
Bachelorette Mints Tin, $1.99
Heels + alcohol + dancing means it’s likely someone may take a small stumble or get a blister from their shoes. Have some cute bandages on hand!
Whether it’s for a scavenger hunt or for scrawling down your phone number, you’ll need a pen. Get matching ones for the entire party!
“Bride’s Bitches” Pens, $0.69 each
No wardrobe malfunctions here!
This may seem like a weird item to have in your survival kit, but this gift to the bride can be used for a variety of purposes: Keeping the bride attached to a responsible bridesmaid in case she gets out of control, or hanging a pinata or decoration from the ceiling. Pass it off to the bride at the end of the night or secretly pack it in her suitcase for the honeymoon!
Fuzzy handcuff set, $3.99
Clear Nail Polish
Whether you need to touch up your nails or fix a run in your stocking, clear nail polish will be your hero.
There’s always that one wild friend that will most likely find someone on the night of the bachelorette party and sneak away with him. Make sure she’s safe with one of these cute condoms. Or put them in as a little gag gift that the ladies can use at some other point.
“Last Fling” Condom, $3.95 each
You’ll want this the next morning.
What would you include in your survival kit?
The latest episode of Parks and Rec featured Leslie Knope’s bachelorette party. If you missed it let me just sum up the highlight of the evening: Babe Lincoln. Yes, she had a stripper dressed like Honest Abe. NBC had some fun with the bachelorette party theme & bachelorette party supplies and came up with “dream bachelorette parties” for each of the characters:
April: “We go to an abandoned warehouse and stare at it for three hours. Anyone who gets caught not staring at the warehouse has to go to an abandoned amusement park and stare at the moss-covered Ferris wheel. Everyone else gets to go to a second abandoned warehouse.”
Ann: “It starts off simple – mani-pedis and trashy magazine quizzes – then off to the bars for fancy drinks with straws. But not just any straws – crazy straws! These kinds of nights always end up with me taking care of whoever gets the drunkest, so that’s what happens next.”
Donna: “The perfect bachelorette party is broken up into three parts. Part #1: Vodka, no mixers. Mixers are for little girls. I’m a full-grown woman. Definitely the most important part of the night. Part #2: We get to clubbing. This is when I dance with the hottest guys, and the rest of the ladies fight for my scraps. This is the most important part of the night. Part #3: Me and my dudes (yes, I said “dudes”) retire to our hotel room for some after-hours fireworks.”
Now it’s your turn! Tell us about YOUR dream bachelorette party!
After nude photos surfaced of Prince Harry and his crown jewels partying in Vegas the palace issued a blackout on the nude photos. But they’ve already made the rounds of most major news outlets reminding us of an important lesson– what happens in Vegas doesn’t necessarily stay in Vegas. And now we’re wondering, should you party like Prince Harry during your bachelorette bash?
While many antics can be brushed off as bachelorette party traditions, some activities will definitely stick around to haunt you. And that’s probably not the best way to start off your new marriage. Granted, Harry is a young, single guy with money to blow. He’s not tied down to anyone accept his prim and proper grandmother who likely fainted after finding out about the revealing Vegas snapshots. But Harry is a good example of what can so easily happen these days thanks to social media and camera phones. It isn’t enough to have the best bachelorette decorations and bachelorette favors. Be classy as well!
You could ask your bachelorette guests to sign privacy waivers before your party, but that doesn’t mean a compromising photo won’t end up in the wrong hands– or online for everyone to see. (Including your own sweet grandmother.) So in light of Prince Harry’s indiscretions, it’s probably best to follow these three cardinal bachelorette party rules:
1. Stay clothed. We’re not talking turtlenecks and floor length skirts, but at least keep your personal areas buttoned up.
2. Party only with people you trust. Your bachelorette party is a time to let loose, but it’s not the time to do that with strangers who could easily break any photography rules you had in place.
3. Think about the people that aren’t there. Your bachelorette party is one night and it should be a spectacular one. But in the scheme of life, it’s only one night and the people that aren’t there– like your fiance or your grandmother– shouldn’t be let down by anything that happens.
Obviously Prince Harry broke all of these rules and he’s now paying the price. And when he returns to Buckingham Palace he’ll probably pay an even bigger penalty with a stern punishment from his grandmother. Now we’d like to know– did you do anything you regret during your bachelorette party? What advice do you have for other bachelorettes?
How many times have you started out planning a bachelorette party with excitement, anticipation, and brilliant ideas, and then somewhere along the process found yourself pulling your hair out in frustration? You know the drill… Although the theme, bachelorette party décor and treats are fun to shop for, as the maid of honor/bachelorette party planner you are also tasked with managing everyone’s opinions, tracking headcounts for all the activities, and scrambling for the best reservations. The planning discussions often end up in convoluted email chains and more often than not, one of the invitees misses a crucial message or somehow falls off the email string (and either goes off on a tangent, or worse, feels left out). Plus, there’s the sticky business of figuring out who-owes-whom-what post-party, which can leave a bad taste after even the most fabulous of events.
We’ve all had to deal with this scenario, as have our friends at www.LastBash.com – who have actually made it their goal to do something about it!
LastBash is a new, free online application for managing the logistics of bachelorette parties (and other group gatherings). It’s user friendly and designed to simplify the process of — and put the fun back into — coordinating the ultimate bash. In addition to event details and RSVP functionality, LastBash allows bachelorette party groups to discuss and collaborate on ideas via a private dashboard; manage multiple activities and RSVPs for each; obtain tips and destination recommendations; and track and split expenses fairly and efficiently.
As bachelorette party planners and participants, we love how www.LastBash.com eliminates the planning headaches so we can bring all our energy to the actual party and focus on what matters most – giving the bride-to-be (and her besties,) the ultimate bash!
This is a guest post written by Rona Rodrig.
Throngs of women poured into the movie theater this weekend to see Channing Tatum’s ripped chest in the movie Magic Mike, which apparently is loosely based on the time Channing spent working as an exotic dancer. According to Rotten Tomatoes, three out of four audience members liked the movie. And I’m guessing one out of four of those audience members were men, which to me signals that starting your bachelorette party at the movie theater for a screening of Magic Mike could be a memorable way to celebrate your “so long” to singledom.
And if you want to take the Magic Mike theme to the next level, here are some great games, decorations and supplies to help you amp up your bachelorette party:
Pin the Macho on the Man: This is the most popular game at TheHouseofBachelorette.com. You could also call it “pin the magic on the Mike” and tape a photo of Channing Tatum over this guy’s head. It’s just $7.99.
John the Inflatable Love Doll: Your guests will surely have fun coming up with some crazy photo ops with John the Inflatable Love Doll, $8.99. Make him your personal stripper mascot for the evening.
Surprise Party Gift Bag: This bag is perfect for Magic Mike party favors or prizes. The sexy, bare chested man on the cover definitely fits in with the Magic Mike party theme. Each gift bag is $3.49.
Exotic Dancer Napkins: These cute napkins feature the words “To support himself through college, Dave held a series of degrading jobs. Exotic dancer was by far the worst.” A pack of 16 is just $2.99.
Beefcake Drink Holder: Perhaps the artist used Channing Tatum’s abs as inspiration for this bottle cozy? They’ll remind guests of Magic Mike and keep the fun flowing all night long. Pick one up for $1.89.
So what do you think, are you ready to have a Magic Mike Bachelorette Party with all the right bachelorette party supplies?
Some brides are giving new meaning to the “hangover.” A healthy and adrenaline-filled alternative to the traditional bachelorette party is having it at a trapeze class. Recently, newspapers interviewed 25-year-old bride-to-be Nicki Bonebrake who says the day after her bachelorette party she could barely get out of bed– and not because she drank too much. Her body was exhausted after learning the trapeze. “I couldn’t lift my arms. I put on deodorant and it hurt,” Bonebrake told reporters. “It was the good kind of sore.”
Bonebrake is like many impending brides, health conscious. She plays volleyball, coed flag football and attends yoga. That’s why when it came time to choose a bachelorette party activity, trapeze came out at the top of her list. It’s a great way to burn calories and build muscle tone before your big day. Don’t forget to have awesome bachelorette favors for your brave girlfriends!
Need help finding a trapeze school for your bachelorette party? Check these out:
Trapeze School, locations in New York, Washington DC, Boston, LA, and Chicago.
The Flying Trapeze School, Miami.
Trapeze Arts, Oakland, California.
Trapeze High, Escondido and Del Mar, California.
Emerald City Trapeze Arts, Seattle, Washington
Looking for a way to make your bachelorette party unforgettable? Strippers have been around for decades, but a Florida company is bringing hot men to the bachelorette party scene in a brand new way. Butlers in the Buff bring hunky, toned men to your party, ready to serve drinks and nibbles all night long. We’re thinking this might be even better than the traditional Bachelorette Party Supplies! Unlike the British butlers you see on Downton Abbey, these men are less clothed. They wear a white collar, bow-tie, a tiny apron, and of course, a smile.
The concept started in the UK about a decade ago and was recently brought to the US. Right now Butlers in the Buff are available in Florida where 75 men are ready to bring their six-pack to your bachelorette party. The company says you can request to have your butler pull on black boxer briefs or black dress pants if it’s more appropriate for your event.
Having a hot many wait on you for the evening isn’t necessarily cheap, but the company promises you’re getting service with a smile. The rate for a Butler in the Buff to the general public is $85 per butler, per hour plus travel. What do you think– would you like a scantily clad, sexy butler serving you at your bachelorette party?
Bachelorette parties are all about friendships. It’s a night to put one gorgeous girl in the spotlight, bringing together her best friends from all stages in life. And did you know that September is Women’s Friendship Month? What better way to honor your friends than with an adorable, fun, meaningful gift from The House of Bachelorette? Need some ideas? Here are three bachelorette party supplies that will help you celebrate Women’s Friendship Month with the ladies you love most:
Bachelorette Photo Album: Forget celebrities, the only autographs most brides care about are the ones from the people she loves most. With the Bride-To-Be Autograph frame you can give her your advice for a happy marriage because, let’s face it, your advice means a lot!
Coordinating Can Koozies: It’s adorable AND it keeps your drink nice and cold. What more could you ask for in a can koozie? Pick up a coordinating one for the bride, maid-of-honor and the rest of the bridal team!
Matching Tank Tops: Friends can share a lot of things– including cute tank tops! The House of Bachelorette offers rhinestone tanks in a variety of colors featuring sparkly words like “bride,” “bachelorette” and “maid of honor.”
I recently stumbled across this adorable DIY tutorial that could make a lovely bachelorette party gift! I found it on Hostess with the Mostess and was so inspired. Jewelry making is really fun or you could simply buy your own earrings and design the card to attach them to. Make sure to print a fun message that fits with the bachelorette party theme.
Instead of making such a girly sack to put your gift in you could spice it up with some animal print fabric or even throw in some additional party favors from The House of Bachelorette. Have you made the perfect party favor for your bachelorette party? We’d love to hear about it!