(Closed) Planning Bachelorette Party AND Bridal Shower (oh and my own wedding, jeesh!)

posted 9 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
1956 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

Ok, these probably aren’t the most original suggestions but here’s a few:

Bachelorette Party

Sex and the City theme, White Trash theme, Color theme (have everyone wear black and the bride wear white, etc), Flapper/1920’s theme, Slumber party theme….


Kitchen theme (have guests bring fave recipe and kitchen utensil), Sunflower theme (plays well with the idea of sun and “showers”), Hollywood theme, 50’s theme…

Hope this helps a little!

Post # 4
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

What do your friends like?  Or where are their honeymoon destinations?  You could use specifics from these two areas to theme a shower.

Comedy club, bolwing, a fun interactive (fondue, etc.) restaurant are some of my favorite ideas for b-parties.

Post # 5
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m not the bar type, but I’m thinking of suggesting to my Maid/Matron of Honor to go up north to her folks cabin for a girls weekend in the woods.

Otherwise, my shower is still in the planning stages, but the things I’ve been let on to seem that they are trying to do things that are “Me” and “My FI”. Like baking, gardening, books, baseball, politics, teaching, crafting. I keep getting glimpes at centerpieces falling into those categories. Did I also mention that I’m a jack-of-all-trades? So the collection of likes/dislikes will be totally me as well!

I also just went to a baby shower where the theme was Fiesta! because the mom-to-be LOVES chips and salsa!

Post # 6
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m in your shoes too!  I planned a shower in July, a bachelorette party in two weeks, all while I’m planning my own wedding for next year!

For the shower we did a recipe theme.  I sent out recipe cards with the invitations and people brought back their favorite recipes to share with my sister.  We compiled them into a cute album.  If the couple lives together and has a lot of traditional items, you can do a “stock the bar” shower and have people bring different alcohol, mixers and glassware.

For the bachelorette we’re not doing a theme.  We’re going to my sister’s favorite restaurant, then to a drag show, and out for drinks after.  I bought Ring Pops to give out as favors!

Post # 7
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m in the same boat! My sisters shower was last weekend that myself and her bridesmaids planned, we’re planning her bachelorette for next month and I’m planning my own wedding!

Shower themes: Breakfast at tiffany’s, Garden tea, Wine Tasting, Honeymoon theme, Sports theme (maybe her fav. theme? We did that for my sister’s engagement party), you cold just have a color coordinated shower (with no theme)

Post # 8
3576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree with Bruschetta, I would go with something each friend either likes, is associated with, or is a part of their wedding/honeymoon.

Do you have to have a theme?  While it’s nice at times, is it really always necessary?


Post # 10
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m in your shoes too!  I was Maid/Matron of Honor for my brother’s wedding back a few months ago and now I’m Maid/Matron of Honor for my friend in NOV.  So I’ve been a party planning fool!  I was suppose to have a cousin getting married this month and was planning her bach party but they cancelled the wedding 🙁 

Come my wedding in April I’ll be so tired of wedding planning! That I’m going to really enjoy my day as it will be the end of wedding planning for this girl for a long time! LOL

Shower themes I’ve done:

1. Laua- I did it by my Mom’s pool and I took a baby swimming pool and put it on a table. Then filled it with ice and put boiled shrimp and other cold foods in it.  Then I bought a bunch of flip-flops and had them decorate the plants and tables.  I painted the wedding date on the flip-flop.  And I had lays for all the girls. 

2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s- Lots of fake diamond jewels scattered around

3. Italian Theme- Couple Shower.  We strung the white lights from the house to the trees. Had baskets filled with wine, cheese, bread and grapes on each table as the center piece and mini-chalkboards with Italian phrases written on them.  Also found cloth napkins with the cute chefs that we put at each place setting.  Very pretty except for the rain 🙁

4. Umbrella Shower- I did this for a baby shower but it was really cute.  I bought cheap dollar store umbrellas and turned one upside on the food serving line and filled it with chips.  And then took the other ones and made flower arrangements with them.

Bach Party Ideas

1. Slumber Party- Rented movies, ate popcorn and candy and gossiped!

2. Went to Austin-  Played on 6th street for the night.  Everyone had to wear a pink boa

3. Went to New Orleans- We  were asked to wear polk-a dots!  That was cute.

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