Bring on the bubblies at your bachelorette party with these DIY ideas
From summery drinks to special chug-a-beer themes, these party ideas will give your girlie party a heady vibe.
A bachelorette party is a great way for girlfriends to celebrate a bride-to-be’s new beginnings before she ties the knot. It’s all about bonding, bubblies and bringing that crazy side out before the formal nuptials take over. So whether you are heading off for a decadent destination bachelorette bash or just looking to make some crazy memories in the city you all reside in, here are five DIY bar ideas that will give your BFFs a heady buzz. Practical brides know that alcohol is a must at many modern bashes but hiring an entire mini-bar setup may be quite costly.
Get those punch bowls and pitchers out and serve some homemade Sangria in your backyard or balcony for your girls. Prepare a simple Sangria recipe which you and BFFs can enjoy. Add apples, oranges and sugar to a large pitcher and muddle with a large wooden spoon for a minute. Add orange juice and brandy and muddle again to combine for 30 seconds. Add red wine and stir gently. Add ice and stir once more to chill. Pair your summery Sangria with spicy eats and dishes like stuffed jalapeno peppers, grilled or fried calamari and cheese on crackers. Or go bold and serve up palate-scorching pani-puris and chaats with the summery drink – a heady fusion!
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Painting the Town Pink
Summer and rosé go hand in hand, so why not make your bachelorette party all about toasting with your favorite pink-hued wine? We suggest vintage Parisian decor elements to add to your bachelorette party indoors or outdoors. Think floral table runners, paper doilies to serve small bites and pastel floral centerpieces along with scented candles. You may serve light salads and grilled fish and pastas to go along with the rosé. Even more appropriate for the occasion would be a dress code of blush pink and white for the amazing photos and selfies.
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Whiskey in Vegas
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas and so does a bachelorette party themed behind it. Think giant balloons with tassels, streamers and fringes left to kiss the roof and a photobooth against a gold tinsel curtain. Fringe your bar set-up with fuchsia tinsel curtains and turn your room into Bellagio with sparkling gold and pink accents with a hint of black to add drama. Make your bourbon loving girls with Jack Daniels No.7 and the scotch whiskey lovers with the deluxe Johnnie Walker’s Gold Label 18-year-old blended scotch whisky. Bring out the mixologist in you by making lighter cocktails with Gold Label whiskey as the base along with ginger juice, cola, fragrant teas and bubbly. You may serve juicy kebabs, spicy curries and naans if you want to go the desi way or settle for some spicy grilled veggies and chicken for the party.
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Style your furniture to bring in a boho feel to your bachelorette. Use frames painted in pastel tones and add paper flowers to add to the rustic theme of your Mimosa Bar. Place your bubbly along with a selection of fresh juices and chopped fruits for your girls to make their very own customised Mimosas. Pair refined and light flavors along with the Mimosas like waffles, baked eggs and stir-fried veggies, muffins, cookies and croissants.
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Add a little sparkle to your special event bar with a glitter Bubbly Bar banner, some crystal elements and paper rosettes in your favorite colors. Make your bubbly party even more personalised by using metallic gold pen to write your bridesmaids’ names on cute mini bottles of champagne or sparkling wine bottles which will also make for some cute photo ops with your girls. You can also invite your besties to your bachelorette party in a sparkling way by giving them a personalised bottle of sparkling wine or champagne. For starters, soak the bottles to remove existing labels or put your label in a sticker form right on top. Viola! Glitter makes everything better. And it’s easy enough to dip your champagne flutes or champagne bottles in glitter before you pop open the bubbly.
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When you know that you and your girls get your chugging game strong, throw in a beer bachelorette party for your girls. After all, you and your bridesmaids need to have fun in the way that most suits all. As simple as it sounds, announce a beer-o-lette at the nearest Irish pub or a brewery in your city and indulge insome beer-centric games like beer pong. Try pub hopping if you want to get adventurous.
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Impress your vodka-loving bachelorette crew with a lineup of jello shots. They are both easy to make and you really cannot go wrong with these little treats. Jello shots can be made in any flavor as you spike them with your favorite vodka. To make Ciroc Vodka Jello Shots combine the vodka and cold water and place the mixture in the refrigerator so they are at a consistent temperature. Pour the gelatin into a bowl and add boiling water whilst stirring until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Then add in the chilled vodka and cold water mix. Add food coloring if you want to make it more fun. Pour into plastic shot glasses and refrigerate until the liquid sets maybe overnight. Build a fancy tower of Ciroc Jello Shots just in time as your girl squad arrives.
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Throwing a summery bachelorette party by the beach? Add a Juice Bar with exotic juices to keep your girl squad refreshed. Also, while juices are most often used as mixers at bachelorette bashes, a bridesmaid or two may prefer to drink undiluted, non-alcoholic juice.
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Let your girls brew their own cups o’ joe with a darling DIY coffee bar! Deck up the coffee bar with a huge chalkboard signage and lay out creamers, flavored coffees, sugar, stirrers, milk, marshmallows and more and let your girls prepare their own cup of coffee with their own twist. Also arrange for savories like mini muffins, cupcakes, pretzels, croissants and choice of breads and spreads to munch on.
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Invite your BFFs for a yummy Popsicle Bar tasting.They’re absolutely delicious, refreshing and fun to serve. Add a hint of alcohol to your popsicles by adding Ciroc Vodka to the fruit mixture or use fruit infused posicles to chill your beverages. So, if you want to be a summer party connoisseur, choose easy to make popsicles to treat your bridesmaids.
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