When you hear the words “bachelorette party” your mind is suddenly bombarded by images of hot pink, feather boas, plastic tiaras and phallic shaped drinking straws. Bachelorette celebrations are often fairly generic and somewhat gauche, but they certainly don’t have to be! Recently I had the great pleasure of hosting my sister’s last single soirée and being that all of her bridesmaids were already married, I was thrilled to plan a party sans penis cakes. In fact, aside from the bride, our guests ranged from married, pregnant, nursing an infant, all the way to a mother of two. Needless to say, the only true “bachelorette” was the bride and that was something I certainly took into account when planning the perfect weekend for the guest of honor and her closest companions!
Our celebration was exactly what the bride envisioned and just so happened to be completely mommy chic(k) and mommy friendly, so I thought it would be perfect to share here on the Baby Chick blog for those who might be looking for a more mature and classic girls weekend to send off their fabulous bride-to-be bestie in style! Here are my 6 tips for a chic(k) celebration, bachelorette bash!
1. It’s all in the details.
For our bride’s final fling, it was all about the details that made the weekend special. We booked a getaway at her favorite resort in Austin, Texas, which made for a stunning backdrop for a relaxing weekend to unwind with the girls. I highly recommend you consult with the bride-to-be to see if she is up for a weekend celebration in a location that is drive-able for all attendees, especially if there are mamas in the group. This way if an emergency arose (or a nursing mom needed to feed baby) you’d be nearby.
2. Make the space memorable!
Take along some decor to coordinate your weekend abode with your party theme! We went with bright cheerful colors that were a direct reflection of our bride’s fun and bubbly personality! Again, pay attention to the details! All of our decor was from Paper Boy!
3. Customized gifts
Customized gifts that provide comforts from potential over-indulging are always welcome at a bachelorette bash, but I think all of the mama’s who may not have had a solo drinking weekend in quite some time could really appreciate having those hangover helpers on hand! I found these gift bags at Be Collective and these adorable hair ties at Flhair Accessories. Everything else was from Target!
4. Rest, relaxation and recovery is key!
I gifted the girls with monogrammed pajamas from Tagged By Tiff, which encouraged us all to get cozy and really enjoy celebrating the bride in classic slumber party style. Think about a giving your guests a favor that they will get to use again and again. When they do, they’ll always remember the fun you had!
5. Let the bride shine!
It’s her celebration so why not have a special little something for her to really pop?! A sexy silk sash can be a keepsake she’ll wear all weekend, from mani-pedi’s to a night on the town! I got ours from Shades Of Pink Boutique.
6. Have a sweet sendoff!
Before you return the mamas back to their babies and the bride back to her beau, end on a high note with a light breakfast, then perhaps baubles and bubbles! We hosted a Kendra Scott color bar party and that was the perfect punctuation to a weekend that honored our bestie/sister/friend!