The key to throwing a good party is pretty simple: Know your audience.
It’s the same as writing a good piece or creating a graphic tee. And if there’s one thing I excel at, it’s knowing my audiences.
My cousin is getting married (yay!) and we had her bachelorette party last weekend. She really wanted to do a Disney weekend, so that’s exactly what we did. Since all of the ladies were coming from out of town and I live local, I took the reigns on decorations. It’s a good thing too, because their 4 hour trip turned into a 7 hour one thanks to unforeseen traffic incidents.
I started with some custom invitations for all of the girls. Yes, we knew exactly who was going already, but I wanted to give my cousin a physical invite to put in her keepsakes.
I almost gave up sending them at one point because FedEx was literally having the hardest time getting the print size right. The first time, they were printed in little pocket size. The second, 8 x11, and finally on the third time after spending 45 minutes talking to the employee, they came out just right.
In keeping the theme of the invites alive, I decided to use the same color scheme for the decor and favors.
I loved the idea of a “hangover kit”, so I got to work. I’m obsessed with small businesses, so I scanned Etsy until I found the perfect bags and drink koozies.
Future Mrs. & Cheers Bitches Koozies: $5.50 each from KeepLifeSimpleDesign
I Regret Nothing Hangover Bags: $2 each from becollective
I filled the bags with some mouthwash, Advil, and make-up remover wipes from the travel toiletry section in Target. I also included individual sleeves of Ritz crackers, a Voss water bottle, and a mini champagne bottle for each lady. (Also all purchased at the mothership aka Target).
This $20.00 banner from EverythingSheWantsTo was my absolute favorite find. I couldn’t stop laughing as I was hanging it and watching each girl notice it and crack up was the greatest. This is what it looks like up close and personal. Seriously, the best.
I also got some gold glitter penis cupcake toppers from them, because they were just too perfect.
Penis Cupcake Toppers: $7.00 for a pack of 12 from EverythingSheWantsTo
Then I grabbed some balloons and giant gold confetti from Party City to add to the decor and voila!
Add an awesome group of women, and this was the perfect Bachelorette weekend!
Everyone single one of us were on the same page: Make sure the bride gets to do everything she wants and make sure her wallet stays in her purse at all times. The truth of the matter is, all of the decorations were super awesome and cute, but the formula for a perfect Bachelorette party is a group of women who all love and care about the bride-to-be. Some of the best moments of the weekend involved us hanging out in the hotel room in bathrobes. Seeing these lovely women my cousin has chosen as her friends, and how much they love her, was the absolute best.
(Our awesome shirts were made by the two ladies I’m sandwiched between).
Have you ever thrown a Bachelorette Party before? What was your favorite aspect of it? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!