How to Throw a Bachelorette Party

Before your friend becomes a wife, have a fun night with the girls and throw her a bachelorette party.


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You Will Need

  • A schedule
  • A guest list
  • A budget
  • A location
  • Decorations
  • Entertainment
  • Cameras
  • Embarrassing necklace, shirt, or veil (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Determine party type

    Determine the type of party you're going to throw. Talk to the bride and get a sense of whether she wants a wild party or a more traditional get-together.

  2. Step 2

    Schedule the party

    Schedule the date of the party. The weekend before the wedding is usually a good choice.

  3. Step 3

    Invite guests

    Put together a guest list of the bride's female friends and family, and invite them early enough so that they can attend.

  4. Step 4

    Plan a budget

    Plan a budget by finding out how much guests are willing to spend.

  5. Overestimate the cost per person, so there is plenty of money to cover any unforeseen expenses.

  6. Step 5

    Pick a location

    Pick a location to have the party. If you're going to a bar, make sure there are designated drivers. If you're staying at home, assign bridesmaids to decorate.

  7. Step 6

    Plan events

    Plan plenty of entertainment. Go to a musical or show, stay home and play party games, or take a pole dancing or exotic dance class.

  8. Make the bride wear an embarrassing novelty necklace, shirt, or veil.

  9. Step 7

    Have fun

    Have fun and be sure to take plenty of pictures.

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