The Bachelorette Party :: Decadence, Not Debauchery

October 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

Based on my title, don’t assume I don’t love a good ole’ fashioned night of bachelorette fun, cause I do. But, maybe there are other options. The main thing you should keep in mind when planning a bachelorette party/weekend is to know what the bride wants.

We are in the era of parties. Whether it’s dinner with friends, lunch with the girls, engagement parties, bridal soirees, or the wedding, a well-thought out plan, elegance, and being the hostess-with-the-mostess is of utmost importance. Why not put those party planning principles into a bachelorette party?

Here are some ideas and examples for a decadent and elegant bachelorette party…

Beachy Bachelorette

Not everyone lives close enough to a great beach, but that’s why maybe you should make a weekend of it. Get your closest girlfriends and head to the coast. What better way to spend your best friend’s last days of singleness than laying on the beach.

Photography: The Why We Love

Fruits, veggies, yummy drinks, and sun. I can’t think of anything better.

Photography: The Why We Love

The oranges, corals, and greens are a perfect accent to the blue ocean. Why not throw in some comfy beach furniture. Who wouldn’t want to lay on a pillow on the beach?

Photography: The Why We Love

Photography: Kevin & Danielle of The Why We Love / Location: Leo Carilla State Park, Malibu, CA / Barber Shop Paper Straws: Janean of Due Design Daily / Flowers: Julianne DaSilva / Food: Trader Joe’s / Hair, Makeup & Styling: Rachel Poulson

For more on this super chic and cool bachelorette party, check it out on 100 Layer Cake.

Wine Tasting

This kind of party can be pulled off on two different kinds of budgets. If you want to go away for the weekend to a place like Napa or Sonoma, you will need to budget accordingly. If you want a simple day of wine tasting on a smaller budget and don’t have access to a winery, here’s a super fun idea.

Photography: Michael Bullock

Photography: Michael Bullock

Photography: Michael Bullock

Photography: Michael Bullock

What a simple, but classy party to throw. All you need is a couple of types of wine. Here, Rose was the wine of choice. Gourmet cheeses and a couple of other appetizers and you have set yourself up for a great afternoon of yummy drinks, food, and great conversation.

Photography: Michael Bullock / Coordination & Styling: Camille Styles / Floral & Event Design: Kristen Caissie / Furniture: Liv By Design + Austin’s World of Rentals / Calligraphy: Pretty Pen Jen

For more on this fabulous party, check it out on Style Me Pretty

Spa Day

Well, there’s not a whole lot I need to say about this one. Every girl knows a day where you can walk around in a robe and slippers and be pampered is the best day ever.

Definitely check out the spas in your area and see find one that would be a good fit for your group.

Austin people, check out Lake Austin Spa Resort

There are so many fun ways you can celebrate with your group of girlfriends. Any of these ideas would be great for even a plain girls’ weekend.

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