No matter if you are the bride, the maid of honor, or one of the bridesmaid, these DIYs can make the next bachelorette party you attend a ton of fun. There are many resources out there for these DIYs, and these ideas are just some ideas to start out with during your party planning process!
If you are helping out with the invitations, these fun tips and DIYs will make the party start the moment the guests get them in the mail!
Keep it mysterious. If you want the other guests to be surprised when they show up to the party, try not to give away any spoilers on the invitation. To make sure they’re prepared for the weekend, include a “what to pack” section. So if you’re partaking in the USA’s fourth most popular recreational activity, swimming, you can recommend they bring a swimsuit and towel without revealing what kind of water you’ll be swimming in. You can even include something that they don’t actually need to throw them off if you are really committed to the surprise.
Give a call to action. If there is a game that you want to play at the party, like bra cup pong, have guests bring an old bra to use for the game. Bra pong set up is simple–attach the back of old bras to a wall or a board and stand behind a line to try to get as many ping pong balls as you can into the bra. You can also assign challenges or point values to each bra to add an extra challenge. This game is a great way to upcycle old bras, and it will definitely have the guests laughing.
Bottle invites. If you live near all of the invitees, putting a custom label on a bottle of sparkling wine is a great way to make your invitation fun and functional.
Sashes. Including a DIY sash for the bachelorette party in the invitation can make receiving it that much more fun. Make sure that everyone brings these with them, though! If you know someone is particularly forgetful, consider making an extra just in case. To make this DIY, all you need is satin ribbon, paint and stencils or iron-on patches, and safety pins. Cut your ribbon the desired length, making sure to cut the ends to make it look like a traditional sash, add on your letters, and close the bottom with a safety pin. The ends may fray, but realistically you will only wear this sash for a few days, so the extra effort of hemming and sewing the sash might not be worth it. However, if you want to put in the extra effort, there are some great tutorials out there.
Whether your bachelorette weekend is based in an Airbnb, someone’s home, or a hotel, you can have a few cute decorations to make the space special for the party.
A photo area. Having a cute photo background set up is a great way to make sure the party is well-photographed. One easy way to make a cute and easy backdrop is by taking a disposable table cloth and taping it to the wall. If you don’t want to have the extra plastic of a disposable tablecloth, attaching a cloth tablecloth or another piece of fabric to the wall is very simple — just attach command hooks to the wall and clip-on binder clips to the top of the fabric where the command hooks fall. With either method, you can easily take things down at the end of the party without worrying about wall damage.
Balloon picture gallery. This DIY is pretty simple and has a great impact. Find a collection of pictures of the bride with the bridesmaids, or her future spouse, and select 15-20 pictures that you want to display at the party. Print out all of the pictures before the party and buy a pack of balloons. Fill up the balloons with helium, making sure that you have more balloons than pictures in case any accidentally pop, and attach the pictures to the bottom of the strings! You can attach them using tape or by attaching binder clips to the top of the picture and tying the balloon to the top.
Make the bar a decoration. If you are drinking at this bachelorette party, make things fun by decorating the bottles. For this DIY you will need the alcohol of your choice, Modge Podge, glitter, a clear paint or resin to seal the glitter, and paintbrushes. Paint Modge Podge onto the parts of the bottle that are exposed, making sure to leave the label untouched so you know what you are drinking, and once the entire bottle is coated, sprinkle the glitter onto the bottle or roll the bottle in glitter that you have poured onto a paper plate. Once the bottle is properly coated in glitter and the Modge Podge has fully dried, paint on a thick coat of the clear paint or the resin so the glitter fallout won’t be as bad.
These DIYs can be used in a few different ways during a bachelorette party.
For the limo. If you are drinking at the party, choosing to ride in a limo is a great idea. You can travel in style and avoid being part of the 15,000 car injury deaths related to alcohol and drugs that occur in the US each year. Make a stack of trivia cards about the bride, weddings, and anything else interesting. A fun fact you could include about limos themselves is that the first stretch limo debuted 90 years ago. Other facts could be what the bride’s favorite things are, when the bride met her spouse-to-be, and when women started wearing white to weddings.
Goody bags. At the end of the bachelorette party, having some cute goody bags for everyone to take with them will round out the party in a very fun way. Include some snacks, a pain reliever, and a photo frame for a picture from the week. You can add a personal touch to the photo frames by painting them the colors of the wedding’s theme, or if you want them to have a more fun look you can add a cute catchphrase like, “bridesmaid for a day, but best friend for life.”
Do you have any other DIYs that you used for your bachelorette party? Did you try any of these? Let me know in the comments below!