How to Make Customized Gift Bags for the Bachelorette Party

My best friend Heather is engaged and her wedding is this summer. This is a moment I have envisioned for a long time. The minute she told me the happy news, my head was already spinning with ideas. I started mentally planning her bridal shower and bachelorette, right down to the customized gift bags.

Customized gift bags at a bachelorette party. Sunglasses, koozies, and cups. I do Crew. Bachelorette Beach Bash.

Naturally, I was excited when in January she asked me to be her Matron of Honor. Even before she asked, we had multiple phone conversations revolving around the wedding. We talked about venue contracts, centerpieces, hiring vendors, and all the little details. My favorite discussions, of course, were about the bachelorette.

Heather let me know right away that she didn’t want a crazy weekend away in Atlantic City. (A popular destination for a lot of Jersey brides) Instead, she asked that we rent a house in a place she spent many summers; Belmar, NJ. Very close to the infamous “Jersey Shore” house in Seaside Heights, this beach town has a lot to offer. Including a favorite hangout of the bride-to-be called Djais that overlooks the beach. This gave me the idea to dub her event a “Bachelorette Beach Bash.”

BUILDING YOUR OWN CUSTOMIZED GIFT BAGS

Cost Effective Measures

A concern for most bachelorette party guests is the overall cost. Asking the everyone to pay for their share of the trip is typical. This usually includes food, drinks, activities, and accommodations. Often, guests pay a little more to make sure the bride doesn’t have to pay for anything.

The guest bag on the other hand is a gift. If you split costs among multiple bridesmaids it is an easier burden to bear. If there is no formal bridal party, or like in my case you’re the only bridesmaid, get creative.

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How to Create the Ultimate Bridesmaid Gift Bag

As a bride, you have a million things on your to do list before walking down the aisle. One of the things that should be fun is creating gift bags for your bridesmaids. Obviously you couldn’t imagine your wedding day without them, so you’ll want to find perfect items to show your appreciation.

Well there’s always booze (champagne, yay!), jewelry, and gift cards. However, we’re here to help you create the Ultimate Bridesmaid Gift Bag, and it takes some really special gifts to make our list.

Jersey Knit Floral Robe, Wooden Bridal Hangers, Soy Candle. Part of the Ultimate Bridesmaid Gift Bag.

The most important part of creating the perfect gift bag is to make sure it’s something your bridesmaids will want to use again and again. Gifts that will remind them of the joy of your wedding, long after the day is gone.

To help inspire you, we have teamed up with some amazing companies to create our own Ultimate Bridesmaid Gift Bag. Even more exciting is we’ve giving you a chance to win one of your own! (Giveaway ended May 17, 2017 but read on for discount codes.)

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Amazing Gold Foil Prints for a DIY Bar

From make your own mimosa, to signature cocktails, to wine tastings, DIY bars are the hottest here-to-stay trend at bridal showers and bachelorette parties. The best part is, you can be as simple or elaborate as you want when deciding your decor for the bar setup. Our personal favorite are gold foil prints, like this “pour one more” sign from StaceyHolbrookDesign.

Pour One More Stacey Holbrook Design Gold Foil Prints

That’s why we’re so excited to announce an amazing giveaway of two of her gold foil prints! Before we give you all the details on how to win, check out what she had to say during our Q&A.

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DIY Wine Cork Keychains – Simple, Cute, and Affordable Favors

Last night we went over to a friend’s house to drink wine, eat delicious food, and socialize. We decided it would be fun to throw in a craft by making some wine cork keychains.

Easy DIY Wine cork keychains. Perfect vineyard bachelorette or bridal shower favors. bridesmaidsconfession.com

This simple project turned out better than imagined, which got us thinking, this would be the perfect favor for a vineyard bachelorette party or a wine themed bridal shower.

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English Garden Party Bridal Shower – Part 1

My sister’s bridal shower was this past Saturday May 28, 2016. Myself and the other bridesmaids have been planning for months. We’re so excited to share the details of this English garden party theme with you!

The events of the shower will be divided up into two parts. (You can find part 2 here.) This first part will focus on the planning of the shower and give you some tips along the way.

English Garden Party Bridal Shower Tips

We chose Braddock’s Tavern as the venue which was established in 1898. The chandeliers, mirrors, and even the picture frames are ornate with gold coloring making us confident an English Garden Party theme was the way to go. Once the venue was booked we officially moved into the planning stages!

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Cocktail & Party Ideas for Breakfast at Tiffany’s Themed Shower

I threw my best friend Tiffany a bridal shower a few years ago with a Breakfast at Tiffany’s shower theme. I went nuts at the party store, buying anything and everything with sparkles and pearls. It was a relatively simple decorating job with Tiffany blue, white, and some glitter or silver pieces here and there.

Invitations

Vistaprint is one of my favorites when it comes to having things printed. I bought these invitations and some plain white envelopes.

Attire

I asked that everyone wear their favorite little black dress in honor of the movie and although I was worried people would think it was bold to ask them to wear something particular, everyone showed up in a black dress and thought the idea was fun!

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