Celebrate impending nuptials with a fantastic bachelorette party
November 08, 2010
You've just heard that your best friend has become engaged to her longtime sweetheart! After all of the happy tears and embraces you begin to think about what you can do to assist her in planning the big day, especially because she's asked you to be her maid of honor.
Now, besides being her right-hand girl through the entire planning process, you do have some responsibilities of your own that you must keep in mind. The wedding may be a few months away but it is never too early to start thinking about throwing your best gal a fabulous bachelorette party.
Some women may choose to go the traditional route of hosting one of these shindigs, but there are ways to have a wholesome evening of fun with the ladies without going overboard.
One should begin by sending out party invitations to all of the lucky ladies who are the bride's closest friends and confidants. Be sure to note that this is a surprise for the bride-to-be, so it would be best if everyone were able to keep it under wraps. The invites should be festive and colorful, as this is a time of celebration! Choose something that is pink and girly, you can even feature something with some animal print and sparkle. Every girl loves a little sparkle.
Prepare for an evening of laughs and love, as every guest will be giddy with anticipation as they wait for the blushing bride to arrive to her surprise bachelorette party. Greet her with a large personalized banner congratulating her on her upcoming marriage and to celebrate her last night as a single woman. Place a tiara on her head and feather boa around her neck and grab her a drink, it's going to be a long night.
Select decorations that go along with the playful, fun atmosphere you're trying to achieve. Pink balloons and streamers, metallic martini garland and festive door curtains are the perfect items to choose when preparing the venue for a girl's night.
Make sure to have some food on hand as well. One can choose to go with a buffet style spread and feature simple dishes like chicken wings and pasta, or you can go with just sweet treats. A nice selection of cupcakes and cookies with a girlish theme will add a cute touch to the party. They can be decorated with shoes and handbags, giving it a Sex and the City type quality. Be sure to have plenty of paper goods like napkins and plates on hand so that no one is spilling anything on their clothing.
As everyone reminisces about the first time they met the bride, whether it was as sorority sisters in college or during the first day as interns, it's apparent that everyone has been touched by her in some way. If possible, find photos of some great time you've all shared with the bride and create a slideshow. An evening with the girls is the best send-off any bride-to-be could ask for.