If you’re planning a bachelorette/hens party, and want it classy without the tacky cliché’s we normally associate with them, here’s a few do’s and don’ts to help you out.
1. Have a classy costume/dress up theme. Setting a theme that is traditionally classy is bound to get everyone looking the part for the party. Themes like 1950’s, Mad Men and 1920’s Great Gatsby style are all elegant styles of dress and most girls love to step back in time with these costumes.
2. Host the party at a fabulous private location. If the budget permits, hire out a swanky hotel, or if one of the bridal party has a great house for the party, host it there. Private locations can be so much more fun because you have full control over the decorations, drinks and the people around you.
3. Pick a beautiful theme for the decorations. Particularly if you’re hosting the party at a hotel or home, this is a great chance to pick a gorgeous theme and get some beautiful decorations to go with it. Not just basic, off-the-rack stuff, but decorations you make at home can really add a nice touch. Look at paper decorations you like and then use fabric monogrammed with initials or a saying to really class it up. When picking a theme, the easiest place to start is with what the bride likes. Some ideas for the bachelorette party theme:
-Burlesque (keep the costumes classy!)
-A night at the Oscars
-Alice in Wonderland
-Just pick a colour. Some popular colour themes for bachelorette parties are pink and black, tiffany blue, all white, gold glitter and glitz.
4. Have some good champas! Nothing says class like a bottle of good champas to share among the guests.
5. Host a high tea. Have a brunch are afternoon high tea – ladylike dresses are a must.
6. Have beautiful finger food. Pretty finger food like cupcakes, cake pops and mini sandwiches can add just as much to the beautiful look of a room as the decorations do. They’re just so much more fun to eat too!
7. Hire a yacht. Again if the budget permits, what a fabulous party it would be on a yacht!
8. Male eye candy. If you want some male eyecandy, instead of a stripper, hire a cute shirtless waiter.
Here’s to a fabulous bachelorette party!
While it is alot of fun, a bachelorette party doesn’t have to just be drinking, dancing and strippers. Here’s four unique ideas for a party that is sure to keep everyone entertained no matter what your tastes.
1. Take a group dance class – you could do a pole dancing class, burlesque, salsa etc. Lots of places offer these classes especially for bachelorette/hens parties. They make it lots of fun, easy for everyone to participate, and generally fit it into a couple of hours. You’re then left with the night/afternoon to drink, dance, chat…
2. Do a DIY – Another great way to start off an afternoon/night is to do a DIY party. They range from making a fascinator, painting pottery, sewing etc. These are a great ice breaker if there’s lots of guests who don’t already know each other. Everyone is kept busy but can chat about what they’re doing together.
3. Have a fabulous cocktail party at home – You don’t have to go out to drink and have a great time. Why not host a classy cocktail party at home. On the invitations, ask each guest to bring a specific bottle of alcohol. Then you can have a menu of cocktails at the party and it’s fun for everyone to have a go at mixing the cocktails. Set the dress code to cocktail to give everyone a great excuse to put on a fab frock.
4. A girls pamper night in – Kind of like when you’re a teenager and everyone just gets together to talk girly stuff, do nails etc. but grown up. Have some girly party food including cupcakes, champagne and cute finger food. Do manis/pedis, facials, possibly even have a professional masseuse come in for an hour or so.