If you are the maid of honor in charge of planning your best friend’s bachelorette party, or if you are a bridesmaid helping to pull the plans together to make it the best bachelorette party ever, then don’t feel you need to fall back on tired, old ideas such as strippers or a nightclub. There are a wealth of exciting possibilities to help your friend wave goodbye to her single life in style, from craft-based workshop sessions to adrenaline-fueled escape rooms, take a look at these ideas to make sure it is a party to remember.
If your best friend likes all things handmade and has a creative streak then throwing a crafty bachelorette is a great idea. Pick anything from making hair fascinators, including feathers and sequins, to sewing lacy French knickers. Gather together all the craft materials you need, such as headbands, feathers, glue guns, felt flowers and sequins for a fascinator workshop, print off some easy-to-follow instructions for the guests to use, and away you go. On the day of the wedding, it can act as a lovely reminder of the bachelorette party if everyone wears their fascinator. However, if you don’t quite trust your artistic instincts after a glass or two of champagne then opt for a local workshop leader who can run the class for you and all you have to concentrate on is filling glasses and having fun.
Throw a perfect picnic in the great outdoors
Perhaps the bachelorette is most at home in the great outdoors, and loves nothing better than a hike and a night under the stars? If so, why not pack a luxury picnic hamper, complete with pre-mixed cocktails or a bottle of champagne to share. You could ask each guest to bring a dish that reminds them of the bride, from sweet macaroons because she is so sweet to sloppy joe sandwiches that evoke memories of the morning after a party night out, and make it a very personal picnic. Take enough blankets for everyone to sit on, and if possible dress the site beforehand with bunting and tea-light candles or lanterns in the trees to truly surprise her.
Raise your heart rate with an escape room game
If your best friend loves the thrill of a rollercoaster and adores feeling her heart pumping, why not pull out all the stops and plan an escape room bachelorette party? With storylines ranging from solving a kidnapping to escaping a tropical island before a volcano blows, a company such as Greenville Escape Room offers an adrenaline-packed chance to work together as a team to solve the puzzles and escape the room as the clock ticks down.
Share a sophisticated English afternoon tea
If your friend enjoys watching Downton Abbey then maybe throwing a sophisticated English afternoon tea party will be to her taste. Serve crust-less cucumber sandwiches, fruit scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet sponge cakes and pots of freshly brewed tea or iced tea. You could, of course, swap the tea for teapot cocktails to truly get the party started!