20 Fresh, Fabulous Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Ideas
We'll show you how to plan a one-of-a-kind bachelor or bachelorette party that fits the personality of the groom or bride with 20 fun and creative ideas.
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If your city offers warm weather, or you can gather your girls for a weekend vacation, plan a poolside party. You can make the day ultra-laidback or opt for something posh and elaborate depending on the bride’s personality. Some precious time in a lounge chair, a little vitamin D and a lot of girl talk will have the bride feeling relaxed for her big day.
A cabin getaway in the mountains is fitting for the nature-loving bride. The cabin’s exterior may be rough and rustic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress the interior to the nines. Plan activities to make the weekend feel like an extended slumber party.
Consider a lipstick pinata for the bride who regularly rocks red lips. It’s fabulous, inexpensive and sure to liven up your party. Fill it with candy, lipstick or bubble-wrapped airplane bottles — whichever favor best fits your plans for the night.
What bride doesn’t want to be pampered in the days leading up to her wedding? Instead of a night on the town, plan a relaxing spa day. This idea is perfect for the bridal party that includes a junior bridesmaid or two. Ladies of all ages can appreciate a long foot soak.
DIY Nail Polish Bar
Crafty brides will adore this DIY nail polish bar. Combine this idea with a spa day, or make it into a nail-centric day of its own. The fun, feminine day will allow plenty of time to chat and dream about the days to come.
Whip up a batch of these muscleman cookies for the bride with a sense of humor. The funny and (dare we say) sexy cookies will be the highlight of the party.
Champagne Flute Cookies
If you want your cookies to ooze subtle sophistication, bake these champagne flute-shaped treats for your bachelorette soiree. The whimsical cardboard tags might even help get the party started.
Champagne Gelatin Shots
These sparkly gelatin shots require an actual bottle of champagne. They’re cute and classy but just wild enough to serve before a night on the town. Pair these sweet treats with light snacks or appetizers.
Consider hosting a brunch with a colorful mimosa bar in lieu of a traditional bachelorette party. This idea is fun, adorable and affordable — ideal for the easygoing bride wanting some quality time with her gals.
Organized Exercise Class
The fitness fanatic bride may enjoy an organized exercise class. Quiz the bride on her workout routine to find which activity she enjoys most, and plan accordingly. Contact local companies to schedule the event beforehand.
Is the bride a major foodie? Book a cooking class, and make a day (or night) of it. Make sure the menu complements the bride’s palate and/or her wedding diet.
Nothing says party like a bunch of buoyant balloons. Balloons are perfect for any bachelorette bash. Have guests write notes to the bride on the balloons as an activity, and blow them up for her to see before the night ends.
Bachelor Party Invites
These DIY bachelor party invitations are sure to get the guys excited for the party. Shaped like pizza boxes and filled with funny figurines and appropriate gifts, the invitations will probably trigger some laughter too.
Host a crawfish boil for the laidback groom who likes to eat. Rent equipment, and buy plenty of corn, potatoes and crawfish. This backyard bash is best served with the groom’s favorite beer.
Bar in a Jar
This gift is ideal for the traditional bachelor party. Give guests a jar filled with an assortment of alcohol at the beginning of the night — that way they can drink whatever they’d like at their own pace. The best part? Party goers should have plenty of alcohol left to take home the next day.
If the groom is a whiskey enthusiast, why not set up a whiskey-tasting bar for his bachelor party? If the weather allows, set it up outside along with a snack table or two.
Masculine but oh-so-adorable, these cheese-and-cracker snacks will add a touch of sophistication to any bachelor party. The recipe is easy and only requires three ingredients. You got this, groomsmen.
Instead of a traditional bar, create a cigar bar with a variety of options. This idea will work well for an evening affair. Use a rustic bar cart to make the display feel ultra-masculine.
Yard games are perfect for the groom who loves a low-key shindig. Have the handiest groomsman make a set of these giant wood dice for a fun game of yard Yahtzee.
If the groom wants a day on the links for his bachelor party, consider throwing a celebratory brunch beforehand. Use golf balls as place cards, and serve an assortment of food that will keep the guys going for 18 holes.