Soon, it will be wedding season!
Get ready for billowing white tulle, teary declarations of love, and best of all, bachelorette parties.
If your BFF is tying the knot, send her off with these fun bachelorette party games and ideas (don’t worry—we spared you the penis straws, whistles, and hats).
Build a Book
Buy a scrapbook with removable pages, and mail a page to all of the bachelorette’s girlfriends. Ask everyone to decorate one side with photos of herself and/or the bride, funny quotes and memories, a letter, mementos of their friendship, etc. On the other side, have them write out their favorite recipe. Wrap it up and give it to her during the party.
Dress the Part
Come up with an easy, unique group outfit idea that reflects the bride’s personality and ties you all together. For instance, if you have a funny nickname for the bachelorette, design “I <3 [nickname here]” tees for everyone to wear out. If she’s super into yoga, buy each of the girls a strand of yoga beads to put on that night.
Name That Lingerie!
Ask guests to bring lingerie as a gift, and have the bride guess who gave her what as she unwraps them. Or, each pitch in $20 to get her a super nice underwear set she probably wouldn’t splurge on herself, like from Kiki de Montparnasse or Agent Provocateur.
If you’re sticking around your hometown for the party, make it feel more like a girls’ getaway by paying a day fee at a luxe nearby hotel that has a cool pool scene. Relax in your bikinis, order frozen cocktails, and get mani-pedis or massages. (Plus, spa treatments often include free access to the pool.)
Quiz the Groom
A week or two before the party, have everyone come up with a question about the bride for her fiancé to answer, and then email them all to him. (Include a mix of sexy stuff—”Where’s the craziest place you’ve ever had sex?”—and funny things, such as “What piece of clothing does she most wish you would throw out?”) Take turns reading her the questions, and having her guess his responses. If she answers wrong, she has to take a sip of her drink. When she gets it right, everyone else has to drink.
Hone a Sexy Skill
Sign up for a workshop to learn how to strip, pole-dance, perfect your bj skills, or perform a lap-dance. Just Google “strip workshop bachelorette [your state]” to find options in your area. If the bachelorette isn’t exactly the stripper 101 type? Instead, try a class that’s really personal to her—surfing, wine-tasting, cheese-making, whatever.