If you’re lucky enough to be a maid of honor this year, you’re probably devoting lots of mental energy to planning the perfect bachelorette party. After all, that’s one of the MOH’s most sacred duties! If you’re having trouble thinking up a fabulous theme, take a look at five of this year’s most original—and fun—bachelorette party ideas.
Look Into The Future
Hire a tarot card reader, palm reader, or astrologer and take a look into the future. If your budget is limited, ask a friend to dress as a gypsy and create your own fortune telling booth. Set the scene with a fog machine, purple and black balloons, and lots of beads and bangles. As an extra bit of fun, give each guest a notebook in the bride’s wedding colors and ask her to write a prediction for the bride-to-be. Put the notebooks in a keepsake box for the bride to open on her first anniversary.
The Wine Tasting
If your bride-to-be is a wine lover, why not arrange a wine tasting event? Check the vineyards, wine stores, and wine bars in your area to arrange a tasting schedule. You’ll definitely want to hire a limo or van to get everyone around safely in case you catch a buzz. If you don’t have wineries in your area, consider hiring a bartender or wine specialist from a favorite restaurant for the evening and host a private tasting event at home. Give guests a personalized wine glass commemorating the party.
The Sexy Skill Night
Hire a pro to teach the bridal party a sexy skill like pole dancing, strip tease moves, or other hot moves to tempt the groom. Many dance studios have private rooms for bachelorette parties but if you’re uncomfortable in public, bring the instructor to your home. If the bride is less risqué, substitute something that suits her interests, like a class in cake decorating, painting, or line dancing. Take lots of pictures and present the bride with a personalized scrapbook or photo album of the evening.
The Cupcake Crawl
Cupcakes are always a hit, so why not turn the pub crawl into a cupcake crawl? Pick three or four of your favorite cupcake shops – or restaurant desserts if you don’t have cupcake cafes in your town – and go on a yummy sugar binge. Hire a driver and keep champagne and a few salty snacks in the limo to refresh the palate between tastings. Be sure to give guests a cute favor box to hold their leftovers or any goodies they buy to take home.
The Cocktails and Panties Party
Ask each guest to write her favorite cocktail recipe on a recipe card and buy a pair of sexy panties for the bride that best represents the cocktail. After enjoying a cocktail hour, ask the bride to open the panties one at a time and try to match the panties to the cocktail recipe it represents. If she gets it wrong, she has to take a drink. If she gets it right, the guests have to take a drink. Add a fun twist by asking the bride to guess which guest chose the panties and cocktail.
These bachelorette party themes are sure to be a hit with the bride-to-be and her guests, and you’ll win the prize for best maid of honor.