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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.
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?
We found some super cute bachelorette party invitations over on Shutterfly. Don’t settle for word of mouth or a Facebook invite. Instead step up your bachelorette party by sending out one of these hot bachelorette invites:
And right now you can get five bachelorette party invitations for free from Shutterfly! Use promo code CARD4GRAD at checkout. If you have the cards sent to you you’ll pay just $.99 for shipping. This offer ends 5/25. Have fun ladies!
Spa days and dance parties are great ways to spend your bachelorette party. But what about brides who long for more adventure and thrill? There are many ways to have an adventurous bachelorette party. Before we give you the best ideas, don’t forget to have the best bachelorette favors and bachelorette decorations! Here are a few crazy awesome ideas:
When you celebrate the end of the single life with a whitewater rafting trip you’ll have all of the adventure with none of the regrets. (And no hangover in the morning either!) Check out River Runners, a Colorado whitewater rafting company offering a variety of packages perfect for bachelorettes. You can head out on the water for a few hours or an entire weekend. River Runners offers special rates for bachelorette parties. “We have seen an increase in bookings for bachelor parties the past few seasons and our Riverside Rafting Resort is an excellent place to host a party,” said Eileen Peterson, general manager at River Runners. “These are just two of the many reasons why we have decided to offer special packages that cater to bachelor and bachelorette parties. Colorado whitewater rafting is a unique alternative for those looking for an active way to celebrate the end of bachelorhood that is both memorable and offers no regrets.”
Swim With Dolphins
Most women love the idea of getting in the water with a dolphin. Grabbing that fin and holding on tight for a swim around a pool sounds like quite the thrill. Make this adventure part of your bachelorette party with the help of Dolphin World. They have dolphin swimming experiences available at a variety of Florida locations so you can choose the best one for your bachelorette party.
Drive a Race Car
With the Richard Petty Driving Experience you can feel what it’s like to cruise around a NASCAR track. You and your bachelorette party girls will have fun suiting up and getting behind the wheel (or sitting in the passenger seat) during your race car experience. This is definitely a bachelorette party to remember– and one the groom will likely be a bit jealous of!
After jumping off a bridge walking down the aisle will seem like a piece of cake! Grab the girls and head to one of several bungee jumping locations in the US for a bachelorette party like no other. We found this list of US bungee jumping locations to get your party planning started. Now all you have to do is convince the rest of the girls to sign up.
According to some entertainment news sources, Prince William has decided to have a bachelor party at sea. That way he can have fun and privacy without worrying about paparazzi. While most brides-to-be don’t have to worry about the paps crashing their bash, the idea of celebrating the single life at sea does sound fun! A bachelorette party can get crazy, so why not take a cue from the Prince himself and have a wet and wild bachelorette party?
If you want to have a bachelorette party at sea you’ll definitely want to hit up TheHouseofBachelorette.com first for some supplies. No need for the tight black dress and uncomfortable pumps– look the part with your favorite swim suit. Grab some pink beach balls, just $1.99, to play with and pose with for great bachelorette party pictures. Give each girl their own flower hair clip, $.99, to wear during the party and as a momento for remembering your fun party at sea.
According to reports, Prince Harry will be at this bachelor party along with 20 of William’s closest friends. We’re still waiting to hear what his bride Kate Middleton will be up to for her bachelorette party. Any guesses?
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Judging by the number of our customers that request overnight shipping, we know that planning a last minute bachelorette party happens all the time. So if you’re faced with only a few days for planning a big bash, just know that you are not alone! Just follow these five steps and you’ll be on your way to an unforgettable bachelorette night.
Step One: Talk to the Bride
Most bachelorette parties aren’t planned by the bride, but they are planned for her. So make sure she gets what she wants. Ask her what she has in mind, who she wants invited, and how she wants to celebrate her last night as a single girl.
Step Two: Send Out Invites
Step Three: Pick a Theme
You probably know the bride pretty well. So you know what theme would have her as giddy as a school girl. The House of Bachelorette makes it easy to shop by theme– whether your bride is a little bit naughty or more of a nice girl.
Step Four: Place Your Order
Buy your party decorations, games and favors from The House of Bachelorette. Orders received before 1pm are eligible for overnight shipping.
Step Five: Get Your Party On!
Now that you’ve got your girls and your party supplies, all that’s left to do is have fun and make memories!
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Hi Friends! This checklist is your perfect starting point in beginning your planning for the World’s Best Bachelorette Party! It may look like a 12 step program, but it’s the perfect recipe for a great party!
3 – 6 Months from the Wedding date
First things First…you need to talk with the bride about what she would like her Bachelorette Party to be like, who she would like invited and pick the Bachelorette Party date. Usually 2 day’s – 2 weeks prior to the Wedding on a weekend night is the best choice.
Pick a Bachelorette Party Idea- These days you don’t have to have a traditional Bachelorette Party, there are all kinds of new ideas. Check out this list of more than 60 AMAZING Bachelorette Party Ideas! Once you select an idea – have FUN with it!
Send a Save-the-Date E-mail to the invitees. Let them know the date (advanced notice is ideal – especially if they are buying plane tickets!), the Party Idea, the brides requests, and ask if anyone would like to help with the planning.
2 – 3 Months prior to the Bachelorette Party date
Book the Venue, buy the tickets, order the transportation, following your Bachelorette Party Idea. You may need to collect the pricing info and e-mail the attendees to send you money for advance purchase tickets, etc.
1-2 Months prior to the Bachelorette Party date
Make all the final reservations. Restaurants, party rooms, tables at the club, transportation, etc. Make certain to ask for discounts/specials.
Send out the official Bachelorette Party invite. Make sure to let the attendees know if a contribution is needed from them and let them know the amount. Send the final itinerary with the invite. Click here to see some great FREE bachelorette Party E-Cards.
2 weeks – 1 Month Prior to the Bachelorette Party date
Plan the Games you will want to play and make a final list of the purchases you will need to make.
Plan your Bachelorette Party Bag – Fill it with all the items you will need to have a BLAST. Check out this list for great PARTY BAG ideas!
Order all of you Bachelorette Party Items. A Tiara/Veil, feather boas, naughty props, a naughty gift for the bride (click here for a list of ideas of what to give the bride at her Bachelorette Party!), any supplies you may need for the games, etc.
1 Week Prior to the Bachelorette Party date
Confirm a final guest count and confirm your reservations. Make certain the reservations are for the final count and that you have enough swag bags and game supplies for all the Bachelorettes.
On the Day of the Bachelorette Party!
Arrive at the meeting place approximately 30 minutes early to make certain you are first to arrive. Take a couple of other Bachelorettes with you and have a drink! You deserve it!
Have the World’s Best Bachelorette Party! and …
Looking for MORE Bachelorette Party Help? Try my Free Bachelorette Party Checklist, or my Bachelorette Party Songs Playlist to help you select the PERFECT Bachelorette Party music for the BRIDE-TO-BE!
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