The countdown to the wedding is officially on and it's time for the last hoorah!
First and foremost, it's important to decide on the location, which asks the question of whose house is best to throw the party. It doesn't have to be the Maid of Honor's house, rather someone who is located close enough to everyone and has the most open space to host the festivities. (Whoever is in charge of the bachelorette party can always collaborate with the homeowner for the party details.)
Since you know where the party will be held, the next order of business is food! Buy food that will universally please everyone. Most likely everyone attending will have different diets. Menu choices should aim to be easily shared among guests. Sushi is a great option: guests can choose their portions and sushi can also be vegan and vegetarian-friendly too. Family style cuisine allows for everyone to pick and choose what they want to eat. Another option is hiring a caterer as this will eliminate the stress of having to be in the kitchen all day cooking. If you'd like, you can ask all guests attending to bring desserts to share.
This is where you can be the most creative and have fun! If you don't want to run over budget ask guests to bring a single bottle of wine or liquor. On Pinterest there are plenty of bar suggestions for homemade interactive bars, such as whiskey or champagne bars.
Time to PARTY! This is where you'll want to keep everyone busy and entertained. Look up fun games that are bridal themed, after all this is your girl's last wild night as a single woman. If your bride is feeling adventurous you can always hire some entertainment (wink wink).
Clear out the furniture and encourage guests to bring sleeping bags or air mattresses. If drinking is involved be sure to call cabs to drive people home if they don't plan on sleeping over.
The next day is when you'll feel the aches from the night before. (But hopefully not!) To make life easy do a continental breakfast. An assortment of croissants, pastries, rolls, and fruits will help you avoid slaving away over the stove. Lastly ease the hangover pain with a mimosa bar!
What are some of your plans for your bachelorette party?