Get Saucy

With the holidays having arrived there is nothing more I enjoy than having cocktails with close friends and family. With that being said what better way to celebrate with your girls than some fun, fabulous, boozy gifts and decor to spice up your bachelorette party or shower? Here are a few saucy, unique ideas to inspire for your next event!

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I LOVE the idea of having a piñata filled with minis! What a fun way to begin or end the evening! The possibilities with this are endless.

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Cute boxes like these can be used for a myriad as gifts. Would be great for an entire bridal party and relatively easy and cheap to make.

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Sparkly DIY glasses filled with goodies for your girls for a night out on the town.

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Some easy, fun decor to spice up a table and make it extra fun. It’s all in the details!

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all my wonderful followers!

Party On!

 

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Life’s a Beach

I was recently enlisted by a close girlfriend to help plan a bachelorette beach bash for the upcoming spring. Though vastly unseasonal I figured it would be a good time to make note of some tips and inspirations during the early stages of planning.

As I always try to instill in the minds of fellow friends and planners do your best to encourage a commitment from all of those who are invited. It is immensely difficult to budget when you do not have everyone on board. Also inviting 25 guests on an out-of-town trip is not only a major pain to plan for, but makes it nearly impossible to keep tabs on that large of a guest list. I am a strong believer in keeping your bachelorette party down to a smaller, more manageable size. This way everyone can enjoy themselves and it makes it easier for those who are executing the planning. When booking an out-of-town venue, hotel, house, condo- whatever it may be knowing the approximate number of attendees makes it that much simpler to budget, book, and follow through with all the little details.

 

Since I am an Atlanta girl it is a little difficult to make suggestions on exactly where to plan your bachelorette beach weekend since I have readers from all over. However, for those of you the South, here is a list of accessible destinations in no particular order;

1. Destin, FL.   2. Charleston, SC    3.Gulf Shores, AL.  4. Miami, FL   5. Daytona Beach, FL.

 

A lot of ladies I know have been choosing to forego sending out paper invites and to just send an e-vite to get the ball rolling. As easy as e-mail is I love receiving  good invite in the mail (especially for a bachelorette weekend.) Here are a couple of fun, different samples I have recently come across;

 

 

 

 

As far  as favors go it is always nice treat your friends with a little “thank you for coming” gift. By no means does it have to be anything expensive, however it is always a nice gesture to show your guests that you are appreciative of them being there to celebrate with you. Here are a couple of cute, affordable ideas that can be easily duplicated and used as gifts.

 

You can find adorable towels for as cheap as $4 at any local Wal-Mart, Target, etc. Usually monogramming is fairly inexpensive depending on where you go, but if the idea of full named doesn’t appease, you can always do a single letter.

 

Personalized cups are such a great, easy DIY gift especially for a beach weekend. However, if you do not have the time to craft you can always easily order them online. (photo above courtesy of ETSY)

I love, love, love koozies for a bachelorette party gift and they are so appropriate for a beach weekend. Not only are the extremely cheap to order and personalize, but they also last and can be used 100 times. Such a perfect keepsake for a weekend you and your girls will not surely soon forget.

 

Party On!!!

 

It’s All in the Details

A Bachelorette party is a very special, and one of the most remembered times on a bride’s journey to her special day. Although many lucky brides are blessed with friends and family who end up throwing numerous showers, brunches, and teas- there is nothing like the final fling before the ring with your closest, and best girls. With all the planning involved, making sure this special night is arranged to a tee is a feat in itself- nothing says “I support you” more than going the extra mile to make that coveted night as special and unique as possible. Here are some great inspirations and ideas to give any bachelorette that special added touch.

Decor may not be the most important detail of a bachelorette party, however if you are planning something like a girl’s night in, dinner party, cocktail party etc.. having beautiful decor will make the evening even more special an out of the norm. Pick girly colors, or colors that work with the theme and start from there. From the linens to the cocktail straws, these little touches will not go unnoticed. Pomanders are very cute and easy to make. Not to mention easy on the wallet. Basically all you need it tissue paper, wire and ribbon. Here is a great DIY tutorial courtesy of Martha Stewart. 

Speciality cocktails and desserts are easy and delicious. If you have the baking or mixology gene this should be an easy added touch for those of you who are talented in the kitchen or behind the bar. Try something like a champagne cocktail to satisfy everyone’s palate.

Integrate a theme. It does not have to be over the top, but makes for an even more unique, unforgettable evening. Animal print, black and pink, or even an 80’s theme are easy to execute.

Decorate the car. Yes, it is corny and cliché however you only get one chance to do this for your friend. These decals are inexpensive and can be found at any Party City.

Cute accessories like these DIY buttons are super easy to make and turn into great keepsakes.

Make beautiful itineraries for all the party guests. These will keep everyone on the same page and are especially useful for those coming in from out of town.

Party On!

You’re Invited

These days it is so easy to inform your friends about any event under the sun by sending an invitation electronically, but let’s be honest; who doesn’t LOVE getting a fabulous invitation in the mail? Wedding season brings mailboxes full of invitations for the big day, shower invites, and save-the-dates. Not that sending bachelorette party invitations will ever go out of style,  but recently more than ever I have noticed an increase in cute, creative, fun invitations. A great invite is the first step in setting the tone for a great girl’s weekend so why not make it unforgettable starting with the invitations? With all the wonder design programs it is as easy as pie to create your own and save a little money. However, if you want to go over the top you can always get a little fancy with it and have them printed, or buy your own special stationary and print them yourselves. The possibilities are endless. Here are some of my favorite samples I have recently seen.

Pink & Gold makes for a stunning, girly invite.

Aqua invites set the tone for a fun, wild bachelorette.

Classy and Playful.

I love this toned down, sweet invitation. Invites are  a great way to show the style of the upcoming shindig.

These are so great for a combination bachelorette/lingerie night.

Slim invitations with a vintage feel.

Stunning bridal shower invite which would work for a bachelorette as well. Love this color combo!

Party On!

More Bachelorette Inspirations

Here are a few more fun Bachelorette Party/Bridesmaid/Bridal Shower ideas I have come across.

I always love a good trip to the spa with my ladies, However, these days everyone is always on a budget so why not host your own spa shindig? You can always have people come to your house for manicures, pedicures, and other various spa services. If you are feeling thrifty though why not do it all yourself? This inspiration board is full of cute ideas. Dessert Table, Lotions, Favors, and all kinds of other goodies. I think i would personally make this a brunch time kind of shower. What a fun way to spend an afternoon!

Really cute favor ideas. Also kind of goes with the pink and black theme from my last post.

Great inspiration board for a beach themed bachelorette bash. I think the monogrammed floppy hats would make a fantastic gift. Check out Marley-Lilly for great monogrammed hats and design ideas.

More great pink inspiration for a girl’s night out. From the invites to the drinks and cupcakes. Well executed and not over the top.

Another great survival kit jam packed with tylenol, candy cigs, candy necklaces, band-aids and of course a rubber. You can always personalize these according to your theme of the evening.

 

Party On!

Think Pink

I was recently asked by a close girlfriend to co-host and plan a fabulous New Orleans Bachelorette weekend. Although the party is not until next year and we have not even remotely started to plan the event I was inspired to do a little research so we can already have a little inspiration when the time comes to get down to serious planning business. My friend had mentioned that our Bride was a huge fan of a pink and black color scheme. Although I am not huge on the idea for wedding colors I absolutely love the idea of making it a Bachelorette party theme. Here are some great inspirations I have come across for planning Pink and Black festivities.

I thought this was such a fabulous table scape for a Bachelorette Party or Bridal Shower. It is fun, festive, and has a great vintage look to it.

Lovely Bachelorette themed Pink and Black  “Last Night Out” Cake.

Customized Labels are such a cute idea for a Bachelorette favor. You could do these for anything from water bottles to booze. These in particular definitely keep with the pink and black theme.

Adorable Pink Favor Boxes. These is not a lot of black integrated into these but the idea is super cute and you can always personalize them any way you like.

Pink and Black Lingerie Party. I LOVE this idea. Lingerie is so easy to find in these two staple colors. The sky is the limit with this idea.

Pink and Black Party invitations. Very fun. “She’s Gonna Get Married But First She’s Gonna Get Saucy.”

I am personally not a huge fan of limos but I mean if you are going to take the Pink and Black party theme seriously you might as well go all out, right?

Party On!

Keep Calm and Party On

In tradition of vintage British propaganda posters “Keep Calm and Carry On” knockoffs have been popping up all over the place. From supporting your favorite sports team to showing love for your favorite type of dog. These are a cute, fun way to show pride for whatever you support. Personally, I support throwing a fabulous Bachelorette Party. I came across these the other day and absolutely had to post these adorable finds. I love how they have integrated these into a girly party theme. Pictures courtesy of Pinterest.

Keep Calm and Party On!

More Fabulous Favors

Happy April to all my fellow bachelorettes out there! Wedding season is upon is which can only mean one thing… Bachelorette parties are inevitable! Here are a few cute trends I have recently come across which make for great bachelorette, or bridesmaid favors.

Monogrammed Beach Towels

With the warm weather arriving beach trips make for great bachelorette weekends or just a fun getaway with the girls. These over sized beach towels are cute, original, and can be used well after a fun weekend.

Hand Painted Wine Glasses

It is becoming increasingly more popular to DIY and not only is it a cost effective idea, but it adds that extra little touch. It is so great to give a gift that you have made yourself is a true gesture of love and appreciation. These hand painted wine glasses are not only super cute, but easy to make and personalize. Perfect for bachelorette gifts.

Monogrammed Coolers

I received a monogrammed cooler similar to this as a birthday gift last year and have used it on more occasions than I can count. They come fairly inexpensively and are fun to customize according to taste. I found this particular one on Etsy and it runs about $28.

Fun Flasks

These flasks are too cute and can be found in an array of different prints. Not only are they a fabulous favor, but they also come in handy for those weddings who offer minimal alcohol options or a cash bar. These were found on Etsy and run about $142 for 8 flasks with any print.

Survival Kits

I love, love, love ideas like this that you have the freedom to be creative with. These are also ultra budget friendly. Chinese containers can be found for around $1 a piece. When it comes to decor and fillers the sky’s the limit. Have fun and fill according to the theme of the party. Hitting the city for a night of drinking, dancing, and debauchery? Try filling with aspirin, gum, lip gloss, Dr. Scholls fast flats, and maybe even a couple minis.

Party On.

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