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How to Throw an Epic Bachelorette Party Without Spending a Fortune
According to a study by WeddingWire, one in five bachelorette party-goers spent close to $1,000 to attend, while one in ten spent $4,000 or more. If you’ve been tasked with throwing your best friend’s bachelorette party, but need to stick to a much, much lower budget, you have a big task ahead of you. Don’t stress out about it, though; we’ve put together some awesome ideas for throwing a bachelorette party without spending a fortune.
Save on favors and gifts using a Macy’s discount
You don’t need to resort to the dollar store to save some money on party favors and gift bags for the bash. Check out Macy’s for high-quality gifts that don’t cost a bundle such as fun matching pajamas, sparkling trinkets, or fashionable new bags. Shop smart and take advantage of sales, promotions, and coupons to stretch your budget. For some ideas on how to save more at Macy’s, check out Rakuten’s 19 Ways to Save at Macy’s guide. Tips include signing up for a Macy’s credit card, taking advantage of monthly one-day sales, and shopping at the Last Act clearance section.
If it’s makeup, you’re after, head to Sephora, where you can choose from a wide array of cosmetics and skincare products in every price range. You are sure to find something that fits both your budget and your party style.
Road trip together
If you want to leave town, a destination bachelorette event doesn’t necessarily have to be a pricey endeavor. The bride and her best girlfriends can take a road trip to a nearby destination for a weekend of fun. Though Vegas is a popular spot, if you are on the other side of the country, pick a different place. Anywhere from a nearby vineyard to the closest beach can be a fun party spot. Rent a house through Vrbo or Airbnb for the weekend, instead of expensive hotel suites. You’ll not just save money on lodging, but on food as well, because most rentals have kitchens to work with-in.
Host a sleepover
If you are staying local, host a sleepover, and act like teenagers again. Well, maybe you’ll have a few alcoholic beverages, too – so not precisely like teenagers. Gather all the girls, put on those pajamas, and stay up all night. You can watch all your favorite movies, dance like nobody’s watching, and give each other pedicures. Without spending much money at all, you can have a good old-fashioned slumber party to celebrate your friend’s upcoming marriage. If you want to spend the extra money on something, go out to a lovely brunch when you wake up around noon the next day.
Explore the outdoors
Bond with the bride and all her besties with an outdoor adventure. Hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, and camping are cheap ideas that can be a blast. If you are planning to head outdoors, make sure the bride and all her guests are down with the idea. Some ladies wouldn’t want any part of an outdoor bachelorette party. But if your group would love the idea of ditching the heels and makeup for the weekend, it’s an affordable option that can be a whole lot of fun.
Make it a charity day
No one says a bachelorette party has to last the entire weekend. Just make a day of it instead. If the bride enjoys doing charity work, spend the day supporting her favorite cause as a group. Whether you are serving food at your local soup kitchen or hugging puppies at the humane society, you can have fun together and feel good about giving back to your community. Finish off the day with dinner at the bride’s favorite eatery or going out for pizza and a few games of bowling.
Toning down the cost of the party doesn’t mean toning down the fun factor. The amount of money spent on the bachelorette party isn’t what matters. What’s important is that the bride and her best friends have an excellent time together – and that can happen at any price tag.
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The article was written by, Guest Blogger Aimee Lyons