Last time I mentioned the bachelorette party I hosted for my friend last weekend – now it’s time for show and tell. While I can’t show or tell many details from that actual night, because of their embarrassing and or adult content, here are a few things I can safely share.
For the color scheme I wanted something that was girly and wild with a little class to balance out all the trash. I chose hot pink and gold and loved the way it turned out. I fell in love with a package of super cute hot pink envelopes at target and let this be my inspiration for the invitations.
I went with a bold typographic layout. I made the bride-to-be’s name the focal point because this night was going to be all about her. So there would be no mistaking this party for your typical bridal shower, and so that no guests would show up with a Pyrex dish for a gift, I included the Bachelorette’s bra and panties sizes on a tag secured to the invite with gold baker’s twine. The hunky image in the background was another subtle hint of the graphic nature of the party.
I created some cool custom mailing labels for the envelopes. The fun twist is that the label wraps around to the back of the envelope where I placed the return address.
The final, and totally adorable detail I added was the stamps – and they happened by accident. When I got to the post office to mail the invites the wait was forever long. Not wanting to subject myself to such a long line without Splash Mountain at the end I decided to see if the automated post office vending machine could help me. I found out that you can indeed by forever stamps from the machine, but instead of your standard stamp they have several of these funny little versions you can pick from. The heart was bold and cute and the little highlight of pink was a fun bonus.
For decorations I dressed up these cute dollar store vases with a coat of Krylon Premium 18ct Gold Plate spray paint. I picked up a few bouquets of flowers from the grocery store for five dollars each and divided them up between three vases. Pretty, easy, and inexpensive.
The last piece of decor I created for the party were these sweet tissue paper garlands – and yes this is the best photo I have of them. I got my camera out with the intention of photographing my creation but things quickly deteriorated into an impromptu Ruby photo shoot. This is literally the only image from that day with the garland in it – so if you’d like a more clear illustration and instructions, I basically followed this Martha Stewart tutorial.
The party was a blast! Fun, crazy, and of course wonderfully awkward at times.