Wedding time? 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 something to get her a super nice underwear set she probably wouldn't splurge on herself!
Remember we stock a selection of fun and quirky bridal inspired gifts ranging from confetti and lace g-strings to massage bars and diamante garters! These would be the perfect edition to any batchelorette party.
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 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.
Take a Bow
Buy a roll of bright ribbon and tie a bow around each guest's wrist. Whenever the bachelorette wants a drink, she'll untie someone's bow, and they have to buy her a cocktail or shot of her choice.
Whip Up a Penis Cake
Okay, okay—it is a bachelorette party after all...we had to sneak in a shout-out to the lobster of love somewhere, and at least this involves a shameless amount of icing. You can get a cheap penis pan online.
Divide into two teams and take turns pretending to be one of the bride's former BFs, hookups, or crushes.
Give Her a Hot Challenge
Have everyone come up with one risqué task for the bachelorette to complete by the end of the night, ranging from the mild (getting a guy to buy her a drink) to the wild (convincing a dude to hand over his underwear).
Hire a professional chef to prepare a fabulous dinner for the group at home, plus teach you some fancy dishes that will impress future in-laws. Google "in-home cooking class [your state]."
Rent a Party on Wheels
Yeah, the last time you were in a limo was probably prom, but the old-school ride is more fun than you probs give it credit for. Whether you go club-hopping, vineyard-touring, or even just to the beach or out to dinner—cruising with all your girls in a stretchie, music blasting, champagne flowing, will make it feel like a serious celebration.