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An amazing bachelorette party doesn’t have to drain your bank account. Don’t be fooled by all the glitz you see on social media because it is quite possible to have an elaborate fun weekend that won’t break the bank. Forget about Vegas. break out that great attitude and check out these Eight Affordable Bachelorette Party Ideas that You Will LOVE.
Connecting with nature is an awesome way to have fun and still shave costs. If the bride-to-be is the outdoorsy type, you and your crew can go camping. You can buy a quality tent for less than $100 and a camping permit in most state and national parks is less than $20. If you want something a little fancier you can rent a cabin and save money by loading up on snacks and cooking all of your meals in the cabin’s kitchen. Interested in being on the water? Plan a girls weekend at Lake of the Ozarks. You can rent a small craft to cruise around the lake or something bigger like a house boat or you can.
Host a Sleepover
Everyone loves a sleepover! Host an old-school slumber party at someone’s house and spend the night watching movies and eating junk food. If you want to upgrade the experience you can rent an apartment or house through Airbnb or split the cost of a nice hotel room. Host your party during the off-season and you will be able to score a high-end spot for a reasonable price.
Sometimes you just want to go out and hit the town. You don’t need to go the fanciest spot, just grab your feather boas, glittery tiaras and matching T-shirts and head to small local joint where you’ll stand out. Pick a location where there are several bars within walking distance and have a good old-fashioned bar crawl!
If you want to ease the strain on your wallet, plan a bar crawl. Pick locations that are within walking distance of each other. There’s no need to go to the fanciest spot in town.
If other people join in with the spectacle, you might win a free round from the bar.
Book a Class
An easy way to have an affordable Bachelorette Party is to have a shorter party and just attend a fun class together. A cooking class is a great idea because you get a delicious meal and you get to have fun with your friends. A painting class or a mixology class where you learn how to pour your favorite drinks are some other options as well.
Hire a Private Chef
You can create a more intimate experience for the bride and her friends by hiring a private chef to come into your home or other venue. Each woman can have her own personalized menu so the costs can easily be controlled. If your budget doesn’t allow for filet mignon and lobster, have chicken and pasta instead. Be creative.
Travel costs add up quickly from flights, hotels, Ubers and etc. You can slash those costs by remaining in your own city. This is an especially appealing option if most or all of the bridal party live in the same area.
Even if you’ve lived in the same spot for your entire life, the night of your bachelorette party can still be a night of enchantment and wonder.
Host a Poker Night
All you need to have a good poker night is some awesome food, poker chips, a deck of cards and your favorite drinks in the fridge. Even ladies who have never played before can quickly learn enough to participate and you can even use pennies or fake money when you play!