Planning the perfect bachelorette party for your bride-to-be? If you are, you get to decide what she does for the last few days of her single life! Planning this party pertains to what the bride-to-be loves and this party is to celebrate her last few months or weeks single. Here are 14 activities to do for a budget-friendly bachelorette party.
1. Map out the bride’s favorite spots
Mapping out the bride-to-be’s favorite spots is a must for bridesmaids to follow-up on by drawing a map of the neighborhood (almost like a scavenger hunt). You can drop hints throughout the town, or city, or you can give hints digitally of where the bridesmaids, you and the bride-to-be are going to be based on helping the bride reconnect with her roots, her favorite haunts or discover new places (if you are into trying new things).
2. Glamorize for a girl’s night out
You can elevate a girls’ night out by having a team of professionals do your makeup, hair, and nails at your home with services like Glamsquad. This Glamsquad service, as well as other services that offer this service in general, offers their makeup services and their on-demand manicures at your home. This glam session is an added opportunity to test out hair and makeup styles for the wedding.
3. Go on a road trip
Who says that road-trips are just for college and post-college students and cross-country trips? Take a page from movies like Dumb and Dumber (starring Jim Carrey) or RV (starring Robin Williams) and just have a fun journey. Make sure to take pictures of the road-trip so you can post them on Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook. You can also display them during the wedding reception.
4. Go camping
A bachelorette party doesn’t always have to be at a fancy nightclub. The party could be a camping trip! Instead of going to a nightclub full of boisterous music, you can enjoy the outdoors while you are bonding with your fellow bridal squad. Enjoy the outdoors by telling stories under the starry sky and roasting s’mores.
5. Swing by a local winery
You do not have to live in a big city to indulge in wineries. These days, wineries are located in just about any state from Missouri to other states like Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Indiana, Georgia, and Connecticut. Hitch a ride with your fellow bride and bridesmaids for drinks and, before you leave, commemorate this moment on Instagram and Snapchat (or other social media sites) and offer the bridal party a bottle of wine as a party favor.
6. Go to a festival
There are plenty of festivals that occur in local towns and cities like Seymour and Springfield, Missouri. You can go to multiple festivals and have all of the entertainment and food offered to you and your bridal crew. Festivals are full of fun and festive ideas that the squad will love from taking pictures for social media, tasting free samples and buying gifts for the squad as party favors.
7. Bachelorette/Bachelor Party unite
Who says that the bachelorette party has to be separate from their partner? There are multiple couples that have the same group of friends, which makes this union easy and fun to celebrate as a larger group. You also have a large pool of money to pay for the expense of both parties.
8. Volunteer as a group
If you and your fellow bridal crew like to volunteer, move away from the ‘this is all about the bride’ mentality and give a little back to the community. You can search on Facebook or GiveGab to find volunteering opportunities that are close to your location. You and your bridal crew could run a charity race, find an activity that raises money for a cause, or you can volunteer at a homeless or an animal shelter.
9. Visit a psychic
Provide the bride with a psychic reading of her upcoming marriage. You can get everyone’s readings done and go out for lunch or dinner (depending on what time you will get out) to compare your futures and propose a toast to the bride.
10. Arrange a spa day
If self-care is a big thing for your bride-to-be, then round everyone up to go to a Korean day spa. Day spas are a fun and affordable alternative compared to an expensive spa that emphasizes their treatments and massages, which increase the cost. A standard day pass at a Korean spa will provide access to saunas, jacuzzis and plenty of lounging areas at the spa. This is a good way to spend time with your fellow bridal squad and get a chance to unwind after months of stressful planning.
11. Have an Arts/Crafts party
If you are having trouble finding ideas for the bachelorette party, you can host an arts and crafts party. DIY your own scrapbook, make candles with signature scents and paint wine glasses with your fellow bridal squad. Invite your fellow squad to an arts and crafts party at your house if they enjoy arts and crafts and make an assortment of items that could be their gift from the bride-to-be.
12. Create a scavenger hunt
Creating a scavenger hunt of your own while you are in or out of populated areas gives you a chance to be personal and creative with each riddle and object you are searching for. This scavenger hunt can be used to showcase the bride and groom’s relationship like finding and taking a picture of a school and telling the elaborate tale of how the two got together with a photo collage.
13. Host a karaoke night
Shower your fellow bride-to-be with solos and duets at a karaoke night at your local karaoke bar or at your house, if you have a karaoke machine. This could be one of the events to host at a bachelorette party sleepover when or if you have a karaoke machine currently in your home.
14. Host a sleepover
Recapture the sleeping parties of old by re-innovating the sleeping party with a twist by showcasing it on Instagram and Snapchat (and other social media sites). This spin gives the old-fashioned sleepover a millennial-fashion makeover with face masks, watching movies, play games, and stay up all night to celebrate the bride’s upcoming wedding. You can also showcase your kitchen talents in the morning with breakfast (or brunch) before the bachelorette party ends.
All of these ideas are great options for a memorable bachelorette party. Do you picture yourself using these particular bachelorette party ideas? If so, let us know in the comments below!
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My name is Kaitlin Felder. I graduated from Missouri Southern State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional/Technical Writing in May 2019.