It’s getting to be that time of year — wedding season!
And with weddings, come bridesmaids… and bachelorette parties!
Whether you’re the bride, the maid of honor, or a bridesmaid, don’t let the idea of a bachelorette party scare you. Often, these celebrations are associated with strippers, lots of alcohol, inappropriate games, and the bride’s “last big hurrah” before settling down to married life.
It doesn’t have to be like that.
A bachelorette party can be clean and fun.
If you Google “Christian bachelorette party,” you’ll get a pretty good mix of ideas — some fun and some super cheesy — from spa days to slumber parties to movie nights to camping trips, and more.
When my sister got married a few years ago, I was her maid of honor and in charge of planning her bachelorette night. After lots of research and thought, we decided to go with a photo scavenger hunt!
Wanna know how we did it?
Okay. Here we go.
Who gets invited?
This is really up to the bride! My sister included her bridesmaids, a couple of other good friends who would be serving cake and punch at the reception, and the wife of her fiance’s best man (they had traveled in from out of town for the wedding). If you’re the planner, ask the bride who she wants at her special night.
Add the extra bling
Bachelorette parties seem to have this obligatory thing where the bride has to be wearing a fake veil, a tiara, a sash that says “BRIDE” in rhinestones, etc. It’s kind of obnoxious… but also kind of fun. If you think your bride is up for it (ie, not completely mortified), I say go with it. It’s her once-in-a-lifetime bachelorette party, right?!
Schedule for the evening
We started with supper at about 5 or 6 pm. To ease the budget a bit but still have a nice meal, we ate at Ruby Tuesday’s, where we happened to have several “buy one get one” entree coupons.
After supper, we designated one person to be our driver and all piled into one vehicle together, then we were off on our photo scavenger hunt all over town!
Once we had completed all the items on the scavenger hunt list (see below), we went back to the bride’s apartment, where we had snacks and played Catchphrase for a while.
It turned out to be a really fun evening, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves!
The Photo Scavenger Hunt List
Here is the list we used for our bachelorette scavenger hunt. I gleaned ideas from several different lists I found online, and combined them to make my own unique scavenger hunt. We had so much fun that I’ll share it here, so you can use it too, if you like!
- a coin from bride’s birth year
- lipstick with sexiest name
- the bride wearing bling-y sunglasses
- one team member modeling a wedding dress
- the whole team sharing one soda, with separate straws
- visiting the location of the couple’s first date
- one team member kissing a mannequin
- the whole team with a really cute guy
- the whole team in one bathroom stall
- something purple [or their wedding color]
- video the bride asking a couple married 25+ years for their advice for a successful marriage