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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.


  • 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.
  • Step 2: Schedule the party Schedule the date of the party. The weekend before the wedding is usually a good choice.
  • 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.
  • Step 4: Plan a budget Plan a budget by finding out how much guests are willing to spend.
  • TIP: Overestimate the cost per person, so there is plenty of money to cover any unforeseen expenses.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • TIP: Make the bride wear an embarrassing novelty necklace, shirt, or veil.
  • Step 7: Have fun Have fun and be sure to take plenty of pictures.
  • FACT: U.S. couples who married in 2008 were engaged for an average of 15.7 months.

You Will Need

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

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