PlanningThe Bachelorette Party
by Katrina Mitzeliotis
While bachelorette parties in movies always seem to incorporate pink cocktails and corny games, there are many ways to celebrate. I recently experienced a very traditional bachelorette party for one of my closest girlfriends. Since she was the first of our group to get engaged, we thought the best way to celebrate would be in Vegas. In a couple of years it probably won’t be so easy to round up a big group of girls for a trip to Vegas, so we seized the opportunity to celebrate in a big way!
Luckily, this trip didn’t end in a Bridesmaids movie style debacle. We stayed at the Cosmopolitan hotel and planned a variety of activities. From a nice dinner to a day at the Encore Beach Club pool party, the trip managed to strike the perfect balance between relaxing and fun. We surprised her with decorations in the room and a basket, which included a towel with her new last name embroidered on it that she can use after the wedding. Another cute option could have been this personalized super cute bathing suit, which would be perfect for our days lounging poolside.
Planning a friend’s bachelorette party doesn’t have to include travel or be over-the-top—as long as you’re creative you can plan the perfect day!
If the bride-to-be is more of a homebody, brunch and a day at the spa would be a nice option. In fact, many places offer specials to accommodate groups and make the day that much more memorable. Kick off this type of bash with a chic spa-inspired invitation.
Wine-tasting is another great option for the bride-to-be who wants an alternative to a big night out. Whether you turn this into a weekend getaway or just go for the day, you’re bound to enjoy the festivities while trying new flavors.
For the fitness enthusiast, a private yoga or spin class could be a great way to work out all together while still having fun. Finish the day with a relaxing mani/pedi and leave guests with this super cute manicure set.
If you’re looking to keep it classic and fun, you can also plan a cocktail party or a dinner. Make the bride-to-be’s favorite foods, mix up some creative cocktails and create a playlist of her favorite tunes and get ready to have fun.
Regardless of what you decide to do, it should celebrate your friendship and represent what she loves to do the most!