For a lot of people, the run up to the wedding is almost as exciting as the big day itself. The bachelorette or hen party (depending on where you are in the world) is always a fun event to look forward to. But it’s only fun if you get to do what you want. Being dragged out to a night you won’t enjoy because your maid of honor thinks it’s the done thing isn’t an enjoyable experience. Of course, some women can’t wait to have a screaming night on the town. However, if you’re more of a homebody or you’re sticking to a budget, you might prefer to stay in. Try out these tips if you want to plan a night in with your girls without boring them to death.
There’s nothing wrong with staying in for your party, but you need something to do. Sitting around tapping your fingers isn’t going to be much fun. You should think about what you’re going to do to keep everyone entertained. It doesn’t have to be a strictly organized activity. You can do something like crafts or playing games. However, you can just as easily stock up on wine and cocktails and talk and laugh the night away. If you know you have a tendency to be a bit commandeering, try not to turn the party into a chore for everyone. Keep it lighthearted, even if you choose an activity to follow.
Arrange Food and Drink
You can’t have a party without plenty of food and drink, and there’s a lot you can do if you’re staying in. If you want to treat everyone, a proper dinner party is a great start to an evening. You could also have brunch or lunch if you’re planning to spend most of the day together. Get everything catered if you don’t want to bother with cooking. You could also cook together, especially with something easy like pizza. Or if you don’t want anything fancy, ordering in could be the way to go. When it comes to drinks, you might pick a theme. Wine and cocktails are popular, obviously, but you could sample some different whiskeys or get out these hen party shot glasses. Don’t forget to have non-alcoholic drinks too. You can have fun with them, creating mocktails or maybe having the sodas you loved as a child.
Get Someone In
You don’t want to do all the work yourself when you’re setting up the party. Of course, the maid of honor and bridesmaids can help. But if you all want to sit back and relax, there are people who can come to your home and do things for you. A private chef could cater your dinner or someone could come and decorate the house. If you want to be pampered all evening, you could get a beauty therapist or makeup artist to come and look after you. It could be a great time to try out wedding hair and makeup if you haven’t already.
A bachelorette party at home can be just as fun as one out on the town. You have to get creative if you want to make sure it’s exciting.
Contributed by Laura Ellis