(Closed) Planning Bachelorette Party – Please help!

posted 5 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@LoggerHead91207:  I would call everyone one last time to be sure, tell them what your doing and “i need to know i dont want to buy so much and people not show”. there is nothing wrong with that.  A.Yes, hey if they dont show you can not make that many or get slosh drunk 🙂 still a fun time..lol

B. Go to SamsClub or something and get like 2 boxes the bigger boxes. Popcorn has a great shelf life if you want get 3, i dint think you would use more then 1 box though even with 8 people

C. back to the head count, if your coming what do you drink “im getting a list of things people would like, would you be able to pick something up” (no reason you have to pay for it all) 

– I would also get like chips and salsa, maybe crackers and peparoni, but thats just me i dont eat popcorn and if thats all your having ide be kinda hungry…what about pizza? or chineese? I would get your head count and ask if they are willing to bring anything (even if its the case of water 5 bucks is 5 bucks and you mite need it for liquor or something else!

Post # 4
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@LoggerHead91207:  How come you’re paying on your own?  Can you ask the other BM’s to chip in a bit?

Also–those people who responded for dinner but not for drinks–did they just RSVP yes?  Or did they specifically say “I’m coming to dinner.”  Because if they just RSVP’ed yes, I would assume they were RSVP’ing for the entire evening.

As far as drinks go…. I would get an assortment of things to drink rather than just martinis.  How heavily do these girls drink?  Is this a sleepover or are they planning on driving home?  The amount of alcohol you’ll need is going to depend on the circumstances.  But let’s say you think you’ll have 10 guests including yourself and the bride, and you’ll each have 3 drinks.  I would get maybe a case or two of beer, a couple bottles of wine, and liquor and mixers for one drink of choice (i.e. your martinis).  That might run you $75-$100.

For snacks, everyone has already eaten at dinner, right?  So you don’t need much.  Personally, to make things interesting I might pair some tortilla chips with a dip, like buffalo chicken dip.  To save money, don’t even use chicken… just mix cheddar cheese, hot sauce, and cream cheese together in the microwave.  Turns out GREAT, I promise.  Then I would probably do a plate of cheese, apples, and grapes.  Then I might add something sweet, like cupcakes, which can be pretty cheap to bake out of the box.  Just one batch — you can dye the cupcakes and/or the frosting in different colors to make it kind of festive. 

Don’t be shy to ask the other bridesmaids to chip in, though.  Any time I’ve been a Bridesmaid or Best Man, we’ve all split the bachelorette party costs. 

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