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A beach bachelorette party is the ideal setting for a fun-in-the-sun getaway. There’s plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the water, and there are so many fun activities to try, whether it be surfing, boogie boarding, or just working on your tan.
Planning a beach bachelorette party can be challenging, especially if you’re not the local expert in the place you’re visiting. The last thing you want to do is spend a ton of time researching what to do at night. To help, we’ve put together this guide on how to plan the perfect beach bachelorette party.
How to Plan a Beach Bachelorette Party
1. Start with a basic theme
You don’t need a complicated theme, but it will help you make decisions. The theme could be as simple as “beach” or “celebrate the bride’s love of the ocean.” Once you have a theme for the bachelorette party, make it your guide for planning activities and choosing décor.
2. Pick your beach location wisely
The beach is great if you want to relax and do nothing, but check local listings for things to do in the area before you book your trip. If you’re going to be active, choose a place with easy access to water sports equipment rentals, or pick a spot where they can deliver kayaks to you directly on the beach!
3. Choose a date for the beach bachelorette party
Choose a date close to the wedding for the bachelorette party. You will want to choose a date 4-6 weeks before the wedding as the bride will get busier as the wedding gets closer.
Be sure to check with other bridesmaids who are also planning bachelorette parties. While it may be tempting to choose a date without asking anyone else, it’s better to be safe than sorry when picking a date so that everyone feels included in the fun. And speaking of fun, Make sure enough people are going on this trip to have fun together!
4. Send beach bachelorette party invitations
Sending out invitations for your beach bachelorette party. If your bride-to-be’s style is on the girly side, choose beach bachelorette party invitations with bright colors and fun fonts. If she’s a tomboy, go with graphic designs in beachy colors like aqua and coral. You can also add photos of the bride and her friends on photo cards featuring sand, shells, or flip-flops.
5. Buy beach bachelorette party decorations
If you’re planning a bachelorette party at the beach, there’s good news: You can do so much with so little. Decorations are simple and affordable, especially if your party is near the water. Many of the things you’ll need to decorate already exist in nature.
Tiki torches: Make it feel like an island escape by incorporating tiki torches into the space. Try DIYing them by dipping brown paper bags in wax or spray-painting terra cotta pots and filling them with sand and tea lights.
Sand candles: Fill mason jars with sand and place a candle on top to create an easy centerpiece. Add it to your table setting, or line up a few along with the dinner table for your guests to enjoy throughout the night.
Lanterns: Hang lanterns from trees, add them to your table setting, or line them up along the shoreline. Give them away as favors or give each guest their lantern to light when it gets dark out and make a wish for the bride-to-be!
Balloons: Balloons are always cheap and easy to find, plus they come in any color under the sun. Consider balloons printed with beach balls or palm trees for a beach bachelorette party. If you’re on a budget, buy white balloons and give them some character with paint pens or washy tape.
6. Pack some essentials for the guests
Sunscreen and aloe Vera gel: If you plan to have a beach bachelorette party, make sure everyone knows to pack their sunscreen before leaving home. Sunburn is never fun, so don’t forget to lather up before hitting the beach, especially if you’re drinking in the sun.
Bring snacks: In case someone gets hungry while traveling or celebrating with friends during the daytime hours when restaurants might not be open yet! A fun idea would be trail mix because it’s easy to share and comes in small packages, so it won’t take up too much space if there isn’t much room left over in anyone’s luggage already full of clothes etc. If any specific items need to be brought by only one person, have them write down their name next to those items on the list.
Sunglasses: They save eyes from harmful UV rays and help you look fabulous, and hide hangovers.
Towels: You’ll need them to lay on, dry off, or wipe away sweat. If you’re having a themed party, consider monogrammed towels that everyone can take home as a keepsake.
Water bottles: Drinking alcohol dehydrates you, and the sun’s rays are no joke, so make sure everyone at the party stays hydrated by bringing water bottles along. For a fun twist on this bachelorette party essential, get insulated tumblers or mason jars filled with a refreshing cocktail to sip on throughout the day.
7. Bachelorette Games
Beach games are fun ways to spend the day. They also provide opportunities for group photos. You can play many different beach games, including volleyball, soccer, and Frisbee. Consider adding a twist to your game by making it into a drinking game. Give each girl a drink and take a shot each time someone hits the ball out of bounds or misses the corn hole board completely. You can also play games scavenger hunt and other drinking bachelorette game.
If you’re looking for a bachelorette party idea that doesn’t involve wearing a sash and headband, consider this: A beach bachelorette party is easy to have a great time with your best friends. As long as you’ve got a good beach, some snacks, and a little bit of booze, you can have the most relaxing bachelorette party ever.
- Make it a weekend getaway.
- Pick a great beach spot with lots to do.
- Have a theme.
- Plan some activities.
- Play games like cornhole or beer pong on the sand.
Bring plenty of sunscreens, towels, and other essentials