This is Part 2 of our series “Bachelorette Party Trends Your ‘Maids Need To Know About”.
Originally, the bachelorette party was consciously modeled after the centuries-old bachelor’s party which is itself historically was a dinner given by the groom for his friends shortly before his wedding. Obviously, the common themes of bachelor parties have evolved drastically over the years to present day parties.
Following the common themes of modern day bachelor parties, for a long time bachelorette parties often only involved displays of sexual freedom, such as trading intimate secrets, getting drunk, and enjoying male strippers.
While notions of a bachelorette party as a night of drunken debauchery persist in some social circles, the current trend is to view the bachelorette party as an opportunity for female bonding. According to etiquette expert Peggy Post “Whatever entertainment is planned, it should not embarrass, humiliate, or endanger the bride-to-be or any of the guests.”
Your bachelorette party is a once in a lifetime event, so it should be an unforgettable celebration. Of course, it’s your maid of honor and bridesmaids’ responsibility to make sure that happens. But if you’re worried they’ll just default to Vegas–or worse, a penis party in your apartment– we’re here to help with a little guidance. To ensure your last fete as a single gal goes down in history, we have rounded up some fun bachelorette party ideas for you.
If dancing on tables in Vegas sounds like a nightmare, do yourself a favor and pass along this link about bachelorette party trends to your maid of honor and bridesmaids.
Costume Party. Every party is always better when there’s a theme and costumes involved and your bachelorette bash is no exception. Whether you and your girls go for 1920s Gatsby glamour, masquerade masks or a 1980’s theme with big hair and neon, everyone will have more fun with the dress-up element.
Cooking Classes. Instead of piling 16 girls into a restaurant, why not do the cooking (and wine drinking) yourselves?
Glamping. It’s like the ultimate sleepover and what girl doesn’t love sleepovers? Check out glamping.com for the best reccos.
Boozy Brunch. Why wait until the evening to start drinking–that’s what boozy brunches are for! Guest of a Guest has 6 great spots to check out.
#Hashtag Your Bash. No matter how you choose to celebrate, make sure all those memores are captured for posterity with a funny hashtag. Just be sure to keep it a secret from the groom!