If you have watched Magic Mike (amongst others), there is the idea sold that a bachelorette party has to be a wild night out with your girls. It can be really fun but not necessarily too wild. There is no written rule that you must have a party, but just in case you want to throw or organise on for your friend or yourself, here are a few tips on how to have a perfect bachelorette party:
Budget wisely: people go overboard sometimes. You have a wedding coming up with more expenses and for the friends Asoebi to buy. Make a budget that can be attained and get the rid of the unnecessary things like chocolate fountains (unless you have enough for that then fine). Everyone knows their financial capacity, spend within that. This also applies to the bride-to-be’s whole get-up. If you can’t afford a tiara (that she will wear just once), you could buy a beautiful headpiece that can be reused.
Outfits: Bachelorette parties are the ideal all girls’ day or night. It is important to dress appropriately for the day. Avoid showing too much skin (there is no husband there for you to catch- you’ve done that bit already), but don’t dress too conservative either (cos I mean, you’re not married yet!). Heels are always a good option to keep you classy and chic, but with a lot of games lined up as you might want to wear comfortable heels. The end point is that the day has to be memorable for both you and your bride-to-be friend. Stay classy.
Fun Activities: the core of the party are all the fun activities you get to do with your girls. You can never go overboard with this (maybe a little) but it doesn’t matter. Make sure you have a detailed schedule of what is expected to happen and at what time. this will save you girls a lot of aimless walking around to find somewhere fun, unless that part of the event. If it’s taking place a place, research fun games and activities for people to engage in. You don’t want them to get bored and start giving excuses to go home. It is better to have excess games that you can’t go through all, rather than not enough.
Decorations: It is actually possible to go wrong with this. You have to settle for decorations that don’t make it look like a child’s party. Use appropriate banners, with something unique written. And don’t forget the cake. It has to be fun and different. However, make sure that the kind of design of the cake should be one that the bride-to-be may be comfortable with. It can be crazy and different but not too different that she doesn’t want to be seen in the same picture frame as the cake.
Parting gifts: Some people have the habit of showing up to a party empty handed. This can also be traced back to the budget. If people spend so much trying to organise the party, they will feel the need not to give anything extra. That may not always be the case. However, no matter the situation of your pocket, you can try bring a nice parting gift. It will always be remembered by the bride.
Written by Nkem Ikeh
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