Cheap Bachelorette Party Destinations

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Low-Budget Bachelorette Party Destinations

If lavish hotels and jetset destinations are out of your bachelorette party budget, don’t fret — these haute hostels will seem more like a grownup version of a sleepover party than a backpacking excursion reminiscent of your study abroad days. These five stays are set in stylish digs from coast to coast, making for a memorable bachelorette party getaway without breaking the bank.


Freehand Chicago

Miami’s beloved designer hostel has made its way to the Windy City, setting up shop in the former Tokyo Hotel in River North, surrounded by some of the city’s best shops and eateries. While you can post up in a quad that’s a throwback to summer camp days — if they were set in much chicer rooms with views over Chicago — you can also up the luxe factor and take over the penthouse, with its private bunks and bohemian-style décor spread over two floors.


Ace Hotel Portland

For a more low-key than Las Vegas type of bachelorette getaway, Portland is just the place, with the hip Ace Hotel sitting in the heart of downtown. Set in a one-time electric streetcar station — which was also used as a film set in Gus Van Sant’s “Drugstore Cowboy” — the Ace’s shared triple rooms are a far cry from traditional hostels, with three beds and one bunk surrounded by modern amenities, original art and Stumptown coffee in the lobby, all within walking distance of the West End’s shops and eateries.


The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara

Wine tasting weekends in California may seem like a spendy bachelorette party for both the bride and her crew, but the Wayfarer’s hostel-style rooms are the perfect solution to cost cutting while still indulging in important activities like wine tastings. Located downtown along Santa Barbara’s Urban Wine Trail, the only thing giving these hostel-style rooms away is the bunk beds (with luxe bath products and bedding), making the experience seem more like a sleepover and less like a stop on a backpacking tour of Europe.


The Pod Hotel, New York City

New York is the city that never sleeps but when you eventually want to get some shut-eye, The Pod Hotel is the perfect pick, with two locations in the heart of Midtown sporting rooftop bars that double as a starting point before a big night out as well as a spot for sunbathing (or recovering) the day after. The only resemblance to a hostel you’ll find here are the pods boasting bunks — the rest reads more like a boutique hotel with rain-head showers in the rooms and Michelin-starred chef collabs in the kitchen.

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Quick Makeup Ideas For A Bachelorette Party + A DIY Video

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POPXO.COM — Bachelorette parties are always synonymous with fun. As we all know, these parties are filled with entertainment, legendary stories in the making and of course, lots of dressing up involved! So while you have a perfect outfit to show off, it’s time to give your makeup some attention. Here are some quick makeup tips that will help you look your fashionably best at your best friend’s hen party.

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Bachelorette Party – Simple Fun Ideas

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If you are the one tasked with organizing a bachelorette party there are hundreds of ideas for things to do and a myriad of options for games.

Many of those ideas are a bit on the racy side, but there are plenty that that are just plain clean fun.

Planning a bachelorette party can be one of the easiest parts of a wedding to plan.

For example, one popular bachelorette game involves asking the guests to become poets. Ahead of the party, take 50 index cards and on half, write romantic things, like “roses”, “cuddly”, etc. On the other 25 cards, write very non-romantic words or phrases, like “nose hairs” or “ironing”. Then have each guest draw one card from each pile. They should then create a silly poem based on the two very different words or phrases they have chosen, for example, “Roses are red, your nose hairs are ewwwww.”

One fun game that is sure to engender at least a few laughs is “name that item”. Take a paper bag (a fabric bag is better if you have one) and fill the bag with typical “male items”. The items might include a razor, a money clip, a tie, shoe polish, etc. Seal the bag, or fold it over really well. Then have each guest feel the bag and try to guess the contents. Have them write their guesses on a piece of paper. After everyone has had a chance to feel the bag, the contents are shown and the person with the most number of correct guesses gets the bag of male-oriented items.

Here’s another fun idea. This game might take the whole of the bachelorette party, but it’s a fun one that involves all the guests, helps them get to know one another and provides video proof you all had a good time. You need video cameras for this game, so if the host only has one camera, be sure to ask guests to bring more video cameras. Make sure you also have enough blank tapes for this game.

Depending on the number of guests at the party, you’ll divide the party into two or more groups. It’s best to divide the group into teams small enough so that the whole team can get into one car. So you’ll have maybe five women on each team. You’ll give each team a video camera, blank videotapes and a list of “scavenger hunt” type activities they must perform and tape.

Some video scavenger hunt ideas include having a complete stranger sing the national anthem, having a member of the team sing “I wish I were an Oscar Meyer hot dog” in the meat section of the grocery store and taping a stranger who can do a good impersonation of John Wayne.

The teams should be given a specific amount of time in which to complete their assigned tasks and then return to the party location (ideally, a home, in this case). The videos are viewed and the teams vote on the team that did the best. Bonus points are given for the team that creates their own stunts.

Bachelorette party games are not only designed to bring fun to the party, but sometimes to help people get to know one another. This might be a good opportunity for the bride’s best friend to get to know the sister of the groom, or for the bride to get close to the groom’s cousin or niece. So an icebreaker game isn’t a bad idea.

This isn’t perhaps the most intellectual of an icebreaker game, but it will likely break the ice early in the evening before you head out to other events. Play a game called “I never…” and see who takes the most drinks. So the first woman says, “I never…” and completes the sentence. The women who have done the thing the first woman says she’s never done take a drink. Then the next woman claims to have “never” done something.

Some suggestions for this game are: “I never …”
*Lied about my age
*Lied about my weight
*Got a speeding ticket
*Ran naked through my house


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Bachelorette Party Ideas San Francisco

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San Francisco has no shortage of trendy restaurants, stylish hotels, or sexy nightclubs, making the Golden Gate city the ultimate bridal party getaway. Check out these bachelorette party venues and girls’ night ideas for Bay Area brides.

Where to Relax
Located in the beautiful Scarlet Huntington Hotel, The Nob Hill spa is the ideal place to get some R&R with your girls. Their groups department is amazing; they’ll cover everything from booking treatments to arranging meals in a private group spa suite. Make sure you leave some time in the schedule to check out the breathtaking views from the indoor infinity pool and patio.

Where to Stay
With modern, stylish rooms and an upbeat lobby scene, the W San Francisco is a great choice for a group of girls looking to have fun. Its downtown location makes it easy for you to get to and from all of the city’s best destinations. Read real brides’ reviews here!

Where to Dine
Mamacita is a trendy eatery that has consistently been voted the best Mexican food in the Bay Area. Ambient lighting and a lively atmosphere make this restaurant the perfect place to start your night. Their specialties include crispy chicken tacos, churros dipped in Mexican chocolate sauce, and of course, margaritas!

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14 Bachelorette Party Ideas & Themes

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 14 Bachelorette Party Ideas & Themes

WEDDING.THEKNOT.COM — If the thought of competing with the guys and putting your hands down a strange man’s pants leaves you considering the convent, don’t give up hope on having a great bachelorette party. You, too, can celebrate a friend’s last days of as a single girl in an all-out fun way. Here are 14 of our favorite bachelorette party ideas.
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What to Wear for a Bachelorette Weekend

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BRIDALMUSINGS.COM — We’ve the perfect treat this morning, to ease you into the week. Our resident style-maven Bené Eaton takes us through her utterly chic guide to packing for a hen weekend or bachelorette party. Enjoy! In the weeks leading up to the big day, there’s nothing more fun than going on a fabulous bachelorette getaway.

26-year old Bride-to-be killed in car crash minutes after SELFIE

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NOLLYWOODNICE.COM — A bride-to-be Collette Moreno ,26(in light blue) was killed in a car crash minutes after taking the selfie above with her best friend. Moreno and Ashley Theobald, also 26, who were going to her bachelorette party and listening to Taylor Swift without a care in the world when they got stuck behind trucks with fumes.


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Bachelorette Party Etiquette

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The Bachelorette Party

A batchelorette party is a pre-wedding celebration in honor of the bride that traditionally is an opportunity for guests to give her gifts to help set up her new home. While the types of gifts and themes have become much more varied in recent years, the general format remains the same: a daytime women-only event in celebration of the bride’s upcoming marriage.

Who Hosts the Bachelorette Party?

The bridal shower is usually hosted by the bridesmaids, the bride or groom’s mother, or other close female relatives. If family members aren’t available to help plan, the bridesmaids should step in to help take care of some of the arrangements. No matter who is hosting, be sure to communicate clearly to make sure you aren’t planning two separate showers!

Who Is Invited to the Bachelorette Party?

As with other pre-wedding events, the guest list should be limited to people who are also invited to the wedding. For the bridal shower, this usually includes the bridal party, the bride and groom’s mothers and sisters, aunts, close female cousins, and grandmothers. Often other female friends are included, though the number invited depends on how large the event is intended to be. If the shower is going to be a surprise, the maid of honor and the bride’s mother should work together to come up with a guest list they think the bride will be happy with. Otherwise, they can have the bride assist them with the guest list, then keep her out of the rest of the planning.

When Should The Bachelorette Party Be Held?

Usually the bachelorette party is held between three months and two weeks before the wedding. Choose a date that is convenient for both the bride and her guests of choice, whether that means hosting something a little farther in advance or planning it to coincide with a trip home or another get-together, such as a bachelorette party in the evening after an afternoon shower. No matter the selected date, make sure that the bride has put together a wedding registry before the invitations are sent out so guests can purchase gifts.

Bachelorette Party Venue?

If the bride still lives relatively close to home, the shower can be held in her hometown. Does she live in another state? It may still be more convenient for the bride to travel to her shower if most of the guests live locally, instead of asking the entire guest list to hop on an airplane. The specific location depends on the type of shower and the host’s budget. It could be in a friend or family member’s home or backyard, at a local restaurant, or somewhere more specific if the shower has a theme (such as a cooking school or a wine tasting room).


What Is Included?

Whether or not you opt to have a themed bachelorette party, the general outline is usually the same: Food, drinks, a few games, and an opportunity for the bride to open gifts surrounded by her guests. Of course, the traditional inclusions aren’t required! You could play games like Gift Bingo or designing wedding dresses using rolls of toilet paper, or you could instead plan an activity-oriented shower like a spa day or a calligraphy lesson. Don’t love the idea of opening gifts in front of everyone? Speak up! Those gifts could be set aside so you can open them at home along with your fiancé. Speaking of your fiancé, they often arrive toward the end of the shower (with flowers in tow) as a surprise for the bride. It’s a sweet way to include him in your celebration, as well as help you get those gifts home!


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Wild weekend bachelorette parties

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wild weekend bachelorette partyYes, wild weekend bachelorette parties are important.

It’s not all just inflatable penises and matching T-shirts. It’s a cry for ceremony.

Lobster rolls, oysters, bloody marys, and plastic cups of beer filled the long, rough-hewn tables at Cisco Brewers on Nantucket last weekend. People sitting on similarly rustic stools sported various versions of the preppy New England summer uniform: white pants, gauzy beach cover-ups, salmon-colored shorts, light blue button-downs.

But five or so different clusters of women wore uniforms of a different kind. The color of the matching T-shirts varied from group to group, but each had some sort of nautical motif and a slogan like “Brides Mate,” or “Setting sail before the veil,” or “Let’s get ship faced”—seriously. I am not making this up. In each group, one woman wore a white version of the shirt, offsetting her as a bride-to-be.

They were all bachelorette parties. They were all undoubtedly time-consuming and expensive. Many of the women looked miserable. And yet, lots of brides have a blow-out bachelorette, and lots of bridesmaids and close friends go.

Why do we keep going to these things if we’re so wary of them?

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