So, your close friend or sister is getting married and you’ve been selected as one of the bridesmaids. While the wedding is an exciting time for you and the bride, it can also prove to be quite an expensive one. Not only that, bridesmaids are also expected to host and organize the party.
Because setting up a Bachelorette Party can be quite a daunting task, many shy away from it. Not to mention the hefty price tag that comes along with it. So, maybe you’re one of the many bridesmaids looking for something budget friendly yet fun
Bachelorette parties can be enjoyable despite spending only a few bucks. It all depends on what resources you use and how you plan it out.
I’m here to help you with 151+ bachelorette party ideas for a fun and memorable party for the bride to be that doesn’t spell big bucks.
1. Have a pajama party! This is probably one of the cheapest but most intimate and fun kinds of Bachelorette party. Its reminiscent to the good old high school days where you would spend the night with your bffs wearing cute pajamas and talking about boys. What’s more, it is quite inexpensive. To make it a little more mature than your school years type, you can have some sexy truth or dare. I found the perfect set of cards for that! Try these hilarious scratch cards with sexy dares that will definitely entertain the entire group.
A pajama party will usually cost you just food and drinks. However, if you’re really tight, you can ask each bridesmaid to bring food and others drinks instead. This way, you’re not going to have to spend a penny.
2. Go Camping! If you’re the type of gals who love the outdoors, setting up a camping trip is a great idea. Not only will you enjoy the evening but also get some exercise before the wedding.Just make sure to check the weather and ensure everyone is fit and able to go outdoors.
There’s little expense in a camping trip. Other than the usual food and drinks, you’ll need to pay for some entrance fees for certain parks and gas money for the trip you’ll be making. Nonetheless, this is still one of the cheapest ways to enjoy a Bachelorette party outdoors.
3. Wellness day. Why not detoxify instead of intoxicate before the big day? Go for a wellness weekend with exercise, healthy food and detox juices with your gal pals. This will ensure a glowing bride and bridesmaids before she says “I Do.” You can start by preparing some juices and organize a massage session. Ditch the junk and processed food and stick with healthy food.
You might need to spend a little on the food and ingredients you’ll be using but you can control how extravagant you wish to get. The idea of a wellness day is to keep it simple, so don’t over complicate the celebration and keep to basics.
4. Cooking classes. Prepare the bride for a life of wife-hood with a cooking class. This is not only a fun way to bond together, it also teaches you and the bride another way to please your special someone’s through food. In addition to that, you get to eat what you cooked.
In order to save up, look for cooking classes that teach basic meal preparation. This would cost you around $80 per person. However, ask for a bundle discount and check if there is a different cost if you scheduled on a non-peak day.
5. Cocktail classes. Or, learn to make some alcoholic beverages. The best part there is you get to drink it all. Check with your local liquor shops and events posting for cocktail making classes.
Cocktail classes are less expensive than a cooking class. Expect to spend around $40 to $60 per person.
6. Craft party. Maybe you’re the DIY-er bunch. If so, then a day or night of crafts– be it a new rag or a paper mache vase, is the right activity for you. You can visit a craft store near you and ask help in picking crafting basics.
You might spend around $15 to $50 for materials, another few dollars for food and beverage so this would definitely be depending on how much materials and which project you wish to work on.
7. House hopping!Why not go to each bridesmaids’ house instead and ask everyone to prepare a little treat. It’s going to be fun with an element of surprise.
Here, you’ll have much savings. Ask each bridesmaid to shoulder the cost and all you’ll spend is gas money for a fun night.
8. Charity. Or instead, choose something a little more fulfilling like volunteering or supporting a cause. You can collect money or start a fundraiser involving other bridesmaids in honor of the bride.
The cost here varies whether you choose to shoulder the expenses or do a fundraiser.
9. Comedy bar. You can laugh out the Bachelorette party by going to a comedy bar and enjoying a simple evening with your friends.
All you’ll be spending here is drinks and food you ordered. Ask if they have discounts for large groups.
10. Poker. Set up Poker night in one of the girls’ place and play cards the entire evening. You can even play strip poker if you want to make it more exciting. You can buy a poker set online.
Other than the home poker set, all you’ll need to buy are food and drinks.
11. Lingerie shower. Think baby shower, except the bride is given many lingerie. You can ask each bridesmaid to buy some lingerie for the bride and the bride can open up each present after. If you’re a bold bunch, she can even try each one out for you gals to judge. Make sure to prepare some score cards.
Each lingerie is shouldered by a bridesmaid so the celebration will only need booze and food. This is not very expensive.
12. Sports. If you all are the sporty bunch, then go out with your girls and play a sport. Say, tennis or soccer. You can even play sports you’re terrible at. You might also want to check out how much a sport can cause you. Some like tennis are almost free.
13. Movie marathon. A good old classic that is fun whatever the occasion. Pop in some treats fit for the night and some booze then you’ll be set for the entire evening.
14. Costume party. You can make things interesting with a dress up party much like Halloween. You can choose a theme and flaunt the streets with your gang. Personally, I like the referee costumes.
However, you can keep the price tag into a minimum by looking at things in your closet you can use.
15. Bachelorette brunch. Keep it simple with a brunch with your besties. It can be as casual as you want it to be or you can even go for something a bit fancier and book a reservation with a fine dining restaurant you like. Having brunch is the perfect way to celebrate the bride’s upcoming big day without having to make a spectacle out of it.
The expenses here will depend whether you choose to have brunch at home or outside and which restaurant you’ll eat at.
16. Staycation party. Book a hotel, just stay there the night wearing some nice robes and ordering room service. Maybe add in some romantic comedies on your activities list. This is like a slumber party, except more grown up and fancier.
You can opt for cheaper hotels and get everyone to pinch in. Also, don’t forget to ask for your discount for bigger groups. Another good thing to remember is to stir clear of the mini bar. Just bring snacks with you instead.
17. Pamper party. Get all pampered before the wedding day with a massage and hair spa. You’ll surely feel fit to the nines and get you all set and ready for the busy days ahead. For a pamper party, all you need to do is contact a spa near you or one you really like and ask for a package that’s well along your budget given the number of people included.
18. Bowling party. Get competitive with your girls and go bowling. To make it exciting, dress up really nice with heels and all. Now that sounds fun. Maybe, make it into a competition with a truth or dare portion for the losers.
19. Co-ed it up! Get the boys to join you and play some man versus woman games. You can do charades or other guessing games. Of course, to make things more enjoyable add a consequence for the losing team.
20. Piano bar. Dress up and listen to some fine music and wine. Just make sure to call in a few days before to ask if they can reserve some seats for you.
21. Wine tasting. Here’s an educational way to get drunk! Get all the girls to try different kinds of wine and what constitutes good or bad ones. Maybe ask for second rounds to make the most out of the experience.
Wine tasting usually does not cost too much so you’ll just need to account how much the cost is for your group.
You would need to check on how much pool rental are and account for food and drinks.
23. Karaoke! Sing your heart out with your bffs. There are many karaoke bars and sing along places you can visit without the need to book a reservation. However its still best to check if there’s still a place for all of you.
Karaoke bars vary on your location and the date you book. Try to opt for a non-peak schedule such as Friday or Saturday nights or the holiday season.
24. Tea party. You can instead have an afternoon tea with some pastries in a dreamy garden. All you’ll need is to rent out such place. While high tea is still the dreamiest, you can have it a little less luxurious like how Kelly Clarkson did at her’s.
You can save more by doing this at home but going for a garden themed tea party can be arranged if you know a garden for rent. All you’ll need are some dainty tables and chairs. This could be a little hard work but if you really like this theme then that’s the best way to save up on a tea party.
25. Cupcake party. Why not decorate cupcakes then eat them the entire day? That would definitely be fun. But you might not fit in your dress on the wedding day. Or, you can sell the pretty cupcakes and use the money for something special. However, eating them is still the best option in my opinion.
If you want to save more, you can make your own cupcakes and choose one icing type and just add different colors.
26. Makeover night. Mascaras, lipsticks and some hot curling rods. A little black dress and high heeled stilettos. You don’t need to get out to look good. Why not do a makeover night just for the sake of it.
You usually don’t need to spend much for this because the things you’ll be using are items you probably already own. So, just think of the food and drinks you’ll want for the night.
27. Game night. Feed the geek inside you with some board games and other kinds of games. You can purchase games each and bring it all on the big night. Cards Against Humanities would be pretty cool for such an event.
If your friends already have games, ask them to bring what they have. This way, you have more options and get to save more.
28. Photoshoot. Take an entire evening off to snap hundreds of photos with your girls. I’d recommend using some fun backdrops like this set up called Girls Night Out. There’s already 30 different photo booth setups from this alone.
29. Behind bars party. Not literally. Go all out with movies like Orange is the New Black and a photo booth. Try this one with mug shots set up for a fun photo shoot.
Same as a photo shoot, minimal expenses will be used up.
30. Gypsy themed party. Or a tattoo clad party (fake tattoo that is) using these awesome bridesmaid tattoos. You could set up a tippy in the backyard and be gypsies there.
31. Detective party. Set up a murder mystery night and play detective. You can go for a set already pre-made such as this product.
Other than the set you will buy, there’s nothing much you will need anymore except the usual food and beverages.
32. Sorority night. You can set up your house like a sorority house and feel like you’re college students again. Add some beer pongs, frat shirts and loud music. Just make sure to ask permission from your neighbors.
Save money up for beer. Snacks can be simple chips and crackers.
33. Cake tasting. If there’s wine tasting, cake tasting can also be a thing. Try out different wedding cakes until your stomach says no more. Not only are you helping the bride choose her cake at the wedding, you’re also satisfying your sweet tooth. Just try to take a walk after because your gown might not fit anymore.
There’s really little expense here. Cake tasting is free especially if your bride will be having a big wedding, cake companies are more than willing to offer the tasting to more of you girls.
34. Breakfast party. Nothing cures hangover more than a breakfast party when you wake up.It doesn’t have to be during breakfast time. Just, breakfast everything: Pancakes, waffles, bacon and eggs over easy. This is perfect after a night out with the girls.
35. Countryside party. Go to the countryside and ride a horse, do some farming and enjoy some fresh air. And maybe, meet a cowboy for your own. You can gather fresh vegetables and milk from the farm and enjoy a meal you worked hard for. This is great if you want to leave the bustles and hassles of the city and go somewhere quiet for a while.
Best if you have someone you know who owns a place in the country. Other than the drive, everything else is worked hard for not in money but with labor.
36. Retreat. Before the chaos of the wedding and before the bride seals the deal, why not go to a retreat house and get some quiet to stay attuned with yourself. It might do everybody some good.
A retreat usually costs $100 per person for a few days with food and lodging so you don’t need to spend anything else apart from that.
37. Pole dancing. Learn some pole dancing. It’s not only fun but also a great way to tone those abs and thighs.
Try a class for $20 each. Ask a discount for a big group.
38. Glamping. Try camping, but more glamorous. You’re still outdoors but you get to camp while sleeping on a soft bed with a big tent to sleep on. Plus, there’s electricity.
While camping is cheap, glamping might be a little more expenses. Expect to spend around $50 to $150 per person for this trip.
39. Destination somewhere. Take a map, point somewhere and go there. Pack a backpack with your girls and visit a random place. This is going to help you girls bond more with each other, meet strangers and discover new places. It’s a great practice before settling down. This is pretty straightforward and you won’t need to spend too much other than gas and food. You can keep it really cheap by bringing snacks with you as you go.
40. Bucketlist. Help fulfill the bride’s bucket list and check out all of it or at least most before her wedding day. Just make sure you plan in advance.
41. Lingerie making. While buying lingerie is great, making one is better. Especially if you are making it for the bride to be.
42. Erotic lessons. Learn the art of love making with your gal pals and hire a sexual coach to teach you as a group.
A Kama Sutra teacher could cost a few hundred per session but try and ask for a group price.
43. Extreme sports. Go bungee jumping or sky-diving. It will surely be an adrenaline rush.
44. Music fest. Attend a music festival with your friends and go all boho-chic. The tattoos from number 30 will be perfect here.
This usually costs nothing. Just your food, snacks and maybe an entrance fee.
45. Beach day. Soak up the sun and get some tan before the big day with your girlfriends. Enjoy a relaxing day at the beach.
Also another cheap way to enjoy the day. Just find a good beach and enjoy.
46. Stripper party. Go to a strip club. Enjoy. It doesn’t even have to be a male stripper. You can just let out the wild side in you gals and explore a sexy alternative to normal dinner and drinks.
47. Roadtrip. Pop up some tunes and drive across the country. This is a great way to bond and get some peace. It will also help clear up some pent up feelings and emotions. Plus, it’s quite a straightforward way to go about a celebration.
48. Trivia night. Prepare a bunch of trivia items and geek out all night. Or, buy games online like Trivial Pursuits.
49. Fortune telling. Find a fortune teller and get your fortunes told. Of course, you should take things with a grain of salt but this is one enjoyable activity that would have you and your girl friends thinking about what lies ahead.
Fortune tellers are usually $10 per reading but you can try get a group rate with more than one type of reading.
50. Girls’ boys night in. Watch a football game, get some chips and quarter pounders match it with beer and wear boyfriend shirts. Fill in the shoes of the groom for once.
51. Paintball. You might bruise up a bit here and there but it will be well worth it. Check the closest paintball provider for the rates. It usually varies between places.
52. Paint class. Or learn how to paint. There are several art lessons in your area. You can call and book a schedule where all of you can take the classes at once. Maybe you can even request that the theme of the lesson be appropriate for the occasion, e.g sexy stuff. You might need to invest $50 per person for a painting class.
53. Amusement park. It’s never too late to feel like a kid again. This one will definitely get you tired after the entire day and might even get your throat sore from all the screaming. While it might be difficult to block the entire park for you girls, you can choose a schedule instead that is not too full like a Wednesday afternoon.
54.Scavenger hunt. Set up a scavenger hunt or hire someone who can for you. It will surely be an enjoyable activity for everyone. If you want your life t beasier, I recommend buying the set instead. Try this one online.
55. Ghost hunting. Spook yourself and everyone else with an elaborate ghost hunt. You can even film the event. If you can find someone who can guide you through the activity or organize it for you, that would be better. Just look for ghost hunters or ghost hunt organizers.
56. Miniature golf. If you’ve never played one before, it’s really fun. You can look for places with such or set it up at home with a miniature golf kit.
57. Backyard movie night. Remember how they used to do it back in the day? Get a projector and screen, place some mats and bring some snacks out. After you’re done with the movie, you can go stargazing. This is another good cheap activity you can do. You’ll just need to be resourceful about it.
58. Yoga retreat. Ask your local yoga studio if they know of any yoga retreat places. It will give you some lean legs and peace of mind. Not such a bad combination is it? This can be a little more pricey than the other activities. A yoga retreat can cost anywhere from $150 to $300.
59. Sex And The City Night. Binge watch on Sex and the City all night long with your gal pals. All you’ll need is Sex and the City and snacks, maybe some occasional tissue papers.
60. Scrapbooking. Make moments last forever with photos and scrapbooks. You’ll surely look back on these parcels fondly. You can buy preset kits online that you can dabble with like these lacey kits.
61. Write a book with your friends. It could be about anything at all. For an extra something, why not use a typewriter.
62. Nail spa. Book an appointment with your local salon and get your nails done. Depending on the salon you choose, this can range anywhere from $50 to $150 per person.
63. Gym party go for a sweatfest with your ladies and enjoy a day of grinding in the gym. This basically costs you nothing especially if you’re already all members of the same gym.
64. Veg out. The opposite of gym day, vegging it out. Basically, you decide to all lounge and go lazy as much as you can. It can also be great especially if you need to take a break from everything. This is even cheaper than gym day because you’ve decided to practically do nothing here.
65. Stargazing with friends. To make it more educational, hire an astronomer to teach you about constellations and bring a telescope. You can buy your own telescope if you’re planning to make a hobby out of it.
66. Binge watching. Ask the bride to choose a series and binge watch the entire weekend. It’s not really a party but if you gals enjoy it, then why not celebrate that way.
67. Beerlorette party. Spend the entire evening with beer. Maybe learn to draft some beer even. Try doing some competitions and games around beer even to make it more enjoyable and keep things interesting. Bulk of the money will go to beer buying then the rest for snacks and food.
68. Burlesque shows. Attend Burlesque shows and be fascinated. This might not be for anyone but you’d definitely feel pleased when you watch the sultry performances in burlesque shows. A show can cost around $20 to $50 a night.
69. Volunteer at a soup kitchen or some cause you’re supporting. You can even ask the groom and his mates to join. Here’s another cheap way to celebrate.
70. Museum party learn about history with a tour at the museum. Just contact your local museum and ask if you can get a tour with your friends. This will not be too costly and can help support maintenance of important historical relics.
71. TV show themed party. If you girls have a favorite show, you can make the celebration themed that show. You can dress up like your favorite character, play trivia games, watch your favorite episodes and make snacks and drinks fit for the theme. Try to be resourceful when it comes to costumes. For food and drinks, you can ask each one to bring food to make things simpler for you.
72. Wild Wild West theme. Get your cowboy boots on and your hat. Try a rodeo with your friends and see who’s got the longest sitting record there. Maybe you already have the things you’ll need to wear on your closet. For beverages and food, go for simple easy to eat snacks.
73. Mermaid theme. Be part of Ariel’s world and try being mermaids for a day. You can decorate your place underwater and wear some flippers. Try this flipper-like maxi skirt.
74. Tropical theme. This is especially good to do if its summer time and you would like to feel cooled down. Try a tropical theme and wear your favorite bikini while basking in the sun.
75. Color theme chose a specific color and make the entire night all about that. It could be blue, yellow or whatever else.
76. Retro theme. You can go old school and watch old school films along with it. Here is a pretty cool and effortless outfit you can wear anytime.
77. Playboy theme. Don’t forget to invite Hugh Hefner. Here’s my favorite bunny costume.
78. Disco theme. While you’re at it, enjoy some dancing too. If you’d rather stay at home, maybe set up a disco light, some punches and music then you’re good to go.
79. Masquerade ball. Set a masquerade ball and dance the night away. Here’s a classy mask you can wear on the evening.
80. Panty party. Yep, it’s exactly as you’re imagining it. Trust me, it is going to be fun. It will also get you girls closer to each other since you’ve seen each other in underwear.
81. Hollywood theme. Start researching on those red carpet looks and find some dupes for them.
82. Go shopping. It’s always a fun activity. What’s more, you get to buy new stuff. It’s simple and fun. However, depending on you, it could be a little more expensive. The best thing to do is set a budget for how much you’re willing to spend for this.
83. Fashion show. Who says only 5’12 skinny women can model? Organize a fashion show with your gals and strut the runway like there’s no tomorrow.
84. Spice girls. Nothing beats the good old girl bands when it comes to Bachelorette parties. Go all Spice Girls themed and sing to tunes we all love.
85. Kiss the bride. Before the actual kiss the bride. This game is a bachelorette staple and you might not want to miss out on this.
86. Celebrity. Dress like your favorite celebrity and see if people recognize who you’re trying to be. The trick is to keep it casual then try strutting the streets. You can keep tabs on people who notice then tally who did the best after.
87. James Bond party. It’s all tux and gowns that evening. But no guns please! Just sheer glamor. After all, every James Bond lady looks dashing.
88. Wig party. You’d be surprised how fun this could be. It is interesting and fun to try around different wigs. This one is a pretty one you can use elsewhere.
89. Pin up party. Now that’s sexy. Try out this classic red polka dotted dress.
90. College night. Much like the sorority night except you don’t need to exactly be like a sorority.
91. Fiesta night. Mexican food, piñata, and a festive spirit. You can buy your piñata here. An entire night’s fiesta themed party would cost around $50 to $100 depending on how extravagant you choose to be.
92. Mystical world theme. This is especially fun for those into mystical stuff. Usually this theme is partnered with the woods or somewhere outdoors.
93. Picnic at the park. Enjoy some outdoor time, good books and great sandwiches. You can ask each bridesmaid to prepare a picnic basket and bring a mat.
Here’s another good idea for an under $50 party. You nearly need not spend anything except some food items. Everything else, just delegate to each bridesmaid.
94. Food crawl. Ready your stomach and try on different food items from an area.
Depending on how many food spots and what type you visit, expect to spend around $20 to $100 for the night.
95. Closet purge party. Start with the bride’s then the bridesmaids one by one. To add an extra motivation, you can do a garage sale the next day.
96. Bachelorette Amazing Race. Make sure a good price awaits the winner. Try asking the help of the groom and his bros for this to make it extra difficult. The amount you’ll spend would vary on the extent of the race but assume around $100 for setting up the challenge.
97. Mad hatter party. It’s British Royalty’s Bachelorette Party version. It does not need to exactly be Alice’s Mad Hatter but just outrageous hats would do the trick.
98. Superhero theme Who says Superheroes are boy stuff only. You’d be surprised how a female superhero party might be just as fun as when boys do it.
Like all themed parties, your major expense would be food, drinks and décor so the cost is very much dependent on how you want it to and what you buy.
99. Go to a sports bar. Be one of the boys wearing really pretty clothes. The contrast will startle everyone and even attract some affectionate eyes.
Here’s another inexpensive choice for a celebration. Maybe it can be cheaper with some men treating you for drinks.
100. Mardi Gras theme. Add the tattoos on for an extra layer of cute. Here’s an entire set that will keep you on theme without having to break the bank.
101. Go Naughty with the entire theme sexy. Topics included. And a stripper included too. Complete this night with penis shaped biscuits as snacks, racy games and revealing outfit.
102. Everything shiny. Now that’s going to be one bright party. With this celebration, try food that are also quite bright and activities that include a lot of exposure to the light. Just get the gals to wear shades because they might go blind at the end of the night.
103. Bachelor vs bachelorette. Games, drinking contests and sharades. Whoever wins, gets bragging rights.
104. Everything gold. Gold-coated biscuits, beer colored gold, and games that spell out gold like mining. Make the day golden (literally) and ensure you get to snap some photos of the celebration.
105. Brunch. If you’re pressed with time, organize a simple brunch. It does not need to be fancy or too well-thought out it could just be a simple meal with your closest. Especially if you’re not one to celebrate too much nor is the bride in the mood for that.
If you go for a simple brunch, the likelihood of spending too much is smaller. Also, doing it at home is another good way to save up.
106. Barbie theme. Don’t invite Ken. Make it an all female party and dress up like your childhood favorite Barbie dolls. Start with wigs and dresses then make some tea and biscuits for the evening. Paint the picture plastic-perfect for that Barbie themed party.
107. Cocktail party. Maybe you can do this after the lesson to minus expenses for a bartender. Instead of getting drunk straightforwardly, try mixing some different flavors and enjoy your favorite drinks as though a professional bar tender was making it for you.
This party would cost you around $100 in total with drunk guests and all.
108. Everything animal prints. Keep a disclaimer: No animals have been killed on this party. If you want something dainty, try this pretty dress.
109. All out photoshoot. As in, rent a place or book a location, get a hair and makeup artist. Hire a photographer. Tell your girls to loosen up and enjoy. You’d like fun memories all the way.
Expect to spend around $300 for the entire shoot. This will include the stylists and photographers as well as a locaton with minimal expense.
110. Underwater theme. You can opt for an underwater theme by transforming your place and decorating it. You can also make treats look like fishes and other sea creatures. Here are some underwater creatures you can decorate your home with to make it look more like the sea.
111. Attend a drag show.Scout for Drag Show schedules and call the organizer to reserve seats for you and your girlfriends. Enjoy the evening of elaborate music, dancing and sheer talent. All you’ll need to spend here is an entrance fee as well as your food and drinks.
112. Crash a party somewhere. Maybe the boys’ Bachelor party or try to check for parties happening in the neighborhood. This does not mean ruining the event, just riding on free booze and snacks.
113. Truth or dare. Use those dare cards again. This is best after a few shots of alcohol where everyone is a little bolder already and will take the game’s truth or dare. Maybe have a designated driver to make sure no one becomes way too wild.
114. Breakfast at Tiffanys. Who doesn’t want to play Audrey Hepburn for a day. You can re-make the popular classic with your girls wearing your little black dresses ala Audrey style.
115. Dinner cruise. It can even be just a dinner in the yacht or boat. This is a chance to dress up as though you’re on your first date. But instead, you’re with the bride to be on her last date before she becomes a missus. A cruise can vary on price but the cheapest can range between $100 to $150 for dinner.
116. Kinky night. Make sure you bring your favorite toys. If you know what I mean. Also, don’t be conservative about the lingerie you’re wearing inside and pack some sex stories to share on an evening of drinks and pleasure.
117. Outdoor barbeque. This one is great to do with the boys around to help with the barbeque. Keep the day casual with beer and burgers and fun conversations.
118. Floral theme. Make everything bloom with floral outfits, setting and food themes. You can even have trivia games related to flowers. This one is pretty easy to do and anyone can find one or two floral clothing in their closet so it might not be too daunting for the other bridesmaids and the bride even.
119. Paint the town red. Try to go for the livelier red, not blood red, The groom might be scared of you after that. From outfit to the bloody Mary punches, try to keep the theme as obvious as possible.
120. Skype party. For long-distance friends, why not have a Skype conference and open some wine and beers to celebrate.
121. Home spa. Why leave the house when you can enjoy a relaxing day at home with your friends? Hire a home service massage and foot spa and take a warm bath with your best buds. This will keep everyone relaxed before the wedding day. You’ll most likely spend around $150 for a masseuse for everyone. Everything else can be done on your own.
122. Go dancing in a club. Let loose and have fun. Dance away. It also burns calories. The best thing is that you don’t even need to spend too much for the night out.
123. Try pottery. They say it’s quite therapeutic. Just book with your local potter to teach a class of your size and maybe even specify it’s going to be a bachelorette party to accommodate your requirements for the evening. Usually a pottery class would cost around $20 per student.
124. Explore the outdoors. Go bird watching or know your neighborhood trees. Getting close to nature is a great way to stay grounded. Get a guide while hiking or on the urban jungle to teach you more about the other species on our planet. Here’s another less than $50 activity that’s both enjoyable and healthy.
125. Create some jewelry. Buy some beads from your craft store and make friendship bracelets or wedding giveaways.
126. Kentucky derby theme. You might even opt to go to the race tracks. You can have wacky photo booths such as this for additional fun.
127. Create a mini movie with your friends or post viral videos on YouTube. This can be a cheap project everyone can enjoy doing. What’s more it will stay memorable for you and your bunch. You’ll only need snacks and drinks and the equipment. If you don’t have a projector, find somewhere you can rent it at.
128. Pull a prank, just make sure no one will get hurt. This does not have to be an elaborate prank, just get someone startled to lighten up the mood.
129. Girl scout it out. Cookies, anyone? You can use the money you save as fundraiser for a cause.
130. Teach children in orphanages. It will pull your heartstrings and help them a great deal. You not only did something nice to others, you also learn an important lesson before your bride says I Do.
131. Volunteer at a shelter. Instead of buying expensive things or having a grand celebration, your friends can help out in a soup kitchen or shelter to provide food and clothing. It’s about giving back.
132. Black And White theme. This theme is quite self-explanatory but not because there are not any colors in the theme, it does not mean it will be sad. Try this out for an interesting take on a bachelorette party.
133. F.R.I.E.N.D.S weekend. Because, FRIENDS. You and your girlfriends can watch your favorite episodes the entire weekend. It’s a simple but enjoyable way to spend before the bride getting tied up.
134. T-shirt decorating course. Tie dyes, stencils and prints. This is a fun course and maybe even profitable to learn. You can even put statement items on the clothes you’re making. You can learn how to tie dye or print in shirts from YouTube. All you’d need to spend on are the materials such as shirt and colors.
135. Shoe decorating. Embellish those heels to your heart’s desire then strut them on the wedding day. Everyone will know what you were doing before the wedding. Same with t-shirt decorating, you’ll need to buy embellishments only.
136. Go skiing. Because why not right? Just make sure you are all safe. We don’t want any accidents before the big day. As for the cost, this would greatly depend where and when you choose to go skiing. Try a weekday like Tuesday.
137. The Biggest Loser Contest. Organize the event beforehand then on the party itself, measure who the winner is. It will help in fitting you inside the dress.
You don’t need much spending here. Just some light snacks to celebrate your loss.
138. Try a new sport. But maybe stir away from Sepak for now. You can be adventurous with what you choose to try but remember to follow safety precautions.
139. Window shop. This is the cheaper version of shopping. Try out as much clothes, shoes and bags you want but make sure you keep your wallets far away from the check out counters.
140. Join an impromptu play. You never know, maybe one of you have the talent for acting that you did not know of. This is usually free, so enjoy it.
141. Scout for local events. Instead of setting up your own, find events you can attend.
142. Mr and Mrs. Smith theme. Even though we’re no Brangelina, having an exciting power couple themed party is surely going to be fun. Try those black stilletos with a sleek black dress.
143. Cater to the bride’s profession. If she’s a math teacher, make the theme full of numbers, if she’s in sales, maybe make it money-themed.
144. Salon day. Get your hair done and enjoy a salon day with your gals. Get some highlights and extensions done before the wedding day for that little extra something. This can get a little expensive if you choose a lot of different services. Maybe go for something you really want to get done.
145. Take a crash course together. Choose randomly. Make sure you finish the course and try something useful for a change like a mechanical course.
You’ll probably spend around $20 for a short course with a certificate. The rest of the spending is for unwinding after the course.
146. Organize a flashmob. This is kind of tricky, but it will definitely be fun. Make sure someone can videotape it for you. This way, the bride will feel extra special. No spending here, but a lot of work.
147. Home decorating. Be Interior Designers for a day and start decorating the bride’s home. Try being resourceful to minimize cost but expect to shell out more than $100 for a significant makeover.
148. Learn knitting and make some nice blankets together. This can even become your new tradition as a group of friends and a lifelong project.
149. Mix perfumes the best thing is that you can actually take it home with you. This is usually $150 with your own take home perfume so it’s not so bad since perfumes usually cost more.
150. Make your own lipsticks. Find a custom lipstick lab and try your own palette. The best part is, you get the opinion of all your gal pals. You’ll probably spend around $50 each lipstick here. If you’re from the US, check out Bite Lab.
151. Flee market shopping. The best thing about flee markets is that you never know what you can find there. Try searching for flee markets and spend some time really exploring the different items there.
152. Donate some blood. Then afterward, watch some vampire movies. Or get a big lunch. This is another small spending since donating blood is free of charge.
While some of the suggested activities can be a little pricey, they are still affordable. Most of them are very easy to organize while some don’t even need any organizing.
The key to a successful Bachelorette party is to play by your interest as a group and go from there. These suggestions cater to home bodies, party people, sporty gals or even silent types. From cooking to eating and even perfume making, there is no limitation to what your party can be—well, except your budget.
I hope these suggestions made sense to you and inspired you to for the party you’re planning. Let me know how you find it. Don’t forget to comment and share your Bachelorette party experience and how you managed to keep it under budget.