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You’re sisters, you’re best friends, and you’re partners in crime. And now she’s decided to go off and get married, and wants YOU to plan the bachelorette party. Yikes! Take a look at some common concerns of planning your sister’s (or future sister-in-law’s) bachelorette party, and find out how to make sure her night is the best!
You don’t know her friends.
You love each other, but you have different social circles. How are you supposed to figure out who’s supposed to be at the party?
Easy. Talk to your sister. Let her know you want to invite everyone she wants at the party, and ask her to provide you a list with email addresses, addresses, and/or phone numbers depending on how you’d like to get a hold of the girls. If your sister is busy with wedding plans (or the party is a surprise), find out who her best friend is, and see if you can team up on throwing the party.
You’ve never been to a bachelorette party before.
Maybe your sister’s a bit older than you, and you haven’t had the chance to attend friends’ bachelorette parties yet. If this is the case: Take a deep breath and relax. Bachelorette parties don’t have to be like what you’ve seen on TV and in movies. Strippers and illegal activities aren’t the norm, and if you wake up in a hotel suite with a live tiger, slowly back away and GET OUT OF THERE!
Bachelorette parties are a chance to spend a night with your friends and do things you might not get to do with your future partner. Have some drinks, some girly conversation, great bachelorette party supplies, and don’t be afraid to get a bit goofy. If the bachelorette likes being the center of attention, this party is also a great chance to go out and feel like a superstar.
There’s NO WAY you want to have penis cake or buy her lingerie.
You’re close with your sister or future sister-in-law, but not that close. Don’t fret! A bachelorette party doesn’t have to include anything that will make family members uncomfortable. However, there may be some friends that will want to bring some inappropriate gifts or bring up topics that aren’t the most fun for family members. If this is the case and you really can’t handle it, feel free to create a “Sister-Free Zone” at some point. While you’re setting up for the next event, the ladies can have a bit of time to give their more risque gifts.
Looking for a gift that’s more family-friendly? How about one of these items that she can use before and after the wedding?
Some fun options for a bachelorette party she’ll love:
- Spa Day
Focus on relaxing the bride and her friends before the big day with a luxurious trip to the spa. Add in some mimosas, nice chocolates, and good conversation for a fantastic party! Turn it into an all-day-event by changing after the spa and going out to a nice dinner or club in the evening.
- Cooking Party
Have a chef or a talented friend teach everyone how to cook some fun dishes and then enjoy your creations with a couple bottles of wine. This is a nice inexpensive but fun way to celebrate with each other and learn something in the process!
- Go Bowling
Many bowling alleys have “Rock and Bowl” nights where it’s perfectly acceptable to dress up in fun, bright clothes, throw on some wigs, and bowl the night away. This has become an extremely popular option for bachelorette parties!
What did you do for your sister’s bachelorette party? Any other tips you would share?
Texas girls know how to throw a party, and whether you’re in the Lone Star State or not, you can throw an event fit for a bride who wants to party like a cowgirl.
- Stay girly with our pink cowgirl napkins and matching table cover!
- Continue the decorating with paper cut-outs of stars, horseshoes, and cowboy boots. Write the guests’ names on the cut-outs, and use them as placeholders on a table.
- Don’t forget these cute boot can coolers to complete the look!
- Start the night at a great BBQ joint. With no guys around, go ahead and get the sauciest, messiest dishes!
- Head back home or to a hotel room to clean up and get ready for a night out. Get all dolled up in your cutest dresses, cowboy boots, and big hair!
- Visit your local country bar for a night of line dancing and fun times with your ladies.
- Let everyone know you’re there for the bride with these cute “Bride’s Posse” tanks.
- Get a useful favor for the ladies–a shot glass and necklace in one!
For the Bride:
Grab our “Gettin Hitched” bag and pack it full with accessories for the night. We recommend including:
- A fantastic Bride cowboy hat
- “Gettin Hitched” or “I’m Gettin Married Y’all” rhinestone tank top
- “I’m Gettin Married Y’all” shot glass
- “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy” flask
Are you planning a Texas-themed party? What activities or items are you including?
Andy Samberg is engaged to his girlfriend of five years, singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom. Many ladies mention “sense of humor” as an important trait in their future husband, and Joanna’s lucked out with Andy. Cute and funny, can you get any better?
If we were throwing her bachelorette party, we’d would focus on the humor aspect and go all out. The more ridiculous, the better! Want to throw your own funny bachelorette party? Take a look at these tips:
Don’t overlook napkins and coasters–they’re prime opportunities to incorporate some funny sayings. We love these David napkins and Pick-Up Line Coasters. Use the colors of the napkins to influence the rest of your decor. The bachelorette party supplies are a perfect way to set the tone for the theme.
A comedy club is a great place to let loose with the girls. Many serve food and drink, so you can make a fun night out of it. (Who knows, the single ladies may even find a funny guy of their own!) Call ahead to see if they have any special VIP tables or packages. Let them know the bachelorette’s name in advance, and the comedians may even single her out during their set!
Don’t forget to listen to some Samberg classics to and from the club. “Dick in a Box” was pretty much made for bachelorette parties!
What would you do for a funny bachelorette party? And how bummed are you that Andy Samberg’s taken now?
Jennifer Aniston’s string of unlucky love stories seem to have come to an end. Now the Hollywood A-lister is engaged to Justin Theroux. The tattooed hunk is also an actor and seems to be smitten with Jen. Although a wedding date has yet been released, we have been dreaming about planning Jen’s celebrity bachelorette party. Here are a few suggestions for the perfect bachelorette party supplies, should the starlet need some assistance from the pros at The House of Bachelorette:
1. Creating a Grand Entrance: We think Jennifer Aniston’s bachelorette party needs to be big from the get-go. And that’s why we would have guests walk the pink carpet when they arrive. The pink carpet runner is just $8.99 at The House of Bachelorette.
2. Fun and Sexy Games: With BFFs like Chelsea Handler, Jen will need to keep her party fun and light. That’s why a game like Pin the Torpedo on the Sailor is perfect for her bachelorette bash. It’s only $9.99 at THOB and will definitely create some memorable moments– not to mention some fun photos for Instagram!
3. A Quiz for Friends: Jen knows the importance of great girlfriends. And surely her gal pals like Courtney Cox know her well, but we suggest putting them to the test with a fun game like How Well Do You Know the Bride? It’s $7.99 and works for two to 12 players.
4. Stick it to the Haters: Since her 2005 divorce from Brad Pitt, Jen has had her share of haters. Plenty of people seemed to pity her or wonder if she was still in love with Brad. But now that she’s officially moved on, we think she should send a message to all of those people who doubted that she would find love again. The “I’m Getting Married Bitches” tank top speaks loud and clear!
No matter what Jen decides to do for her bachelorette party we bet it will be a night to remember!
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.
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?
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?
We’ve been counting down the days until the Bachelorette premier on ABC starring single mom Emily Maynard! Emily will have her shot at finding love after a failed relationship with Bachelor Brad. To make this TV event even more fun we’re hosting a tweet-up! For all of you on Twitter you’ll have several chances to win awesome prizes worth $200 from The House of Bachelorette! To participate, make sure you’re following @THoBachelorette!
We’ll be tweeting out trivia questions and polls throughout the show. Every correct answer that includes the hashtags #Bachelorette and #HouseofBachelorette will be entered to win big prizes! One of the fun prizes we’ll be giving away is a rhinestone sash just like the one Bachelor Pad winner Holly Durst was spotted wearing at her LA bachelorette party this weekend!
So tune into ABC and follow @THoBachelorette so we can all watch the Bachelorette premier together! See you tweeps tonight!
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.
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?