Girly bachelorette party abroad this summer? The gold standard of holiday, party combination. What can be more fun than a group of girls together, partying and enjoying the sun? One major problem however that seems to come up time and time again when planning a girls trip away is the dreaded packing. The organization involved in packing is key when planning for a top bachelorette weekend away.
Therefore after much trial and error here is the ultimate ‘Bachelorette Weekend Survival Kit’. This survival kit has been lovingly designed to ensure that you leave nothing to chance, are ready for every eventuality so you can just concentrate on having a fantastic time.
First rule of thumb- LOOK FABULOUS.
Well this one is a given, but effective planning is essential to make sure you look and feel fantastic for every outing, activity and party. So make sure you bring the right clothes for any activities you’ve arranged. There’s really nothing worse than arriving at a salsa class or an action packed afternoon and realising you’ve only packed your favourite pair of seriously pretty, yet also seriously painful killer heels.
Gorgeous summer dresses are a bachelorettes best friend as they take up little suitcase space and make you look a million dollars teamed together with your favourite sunglasses. They can be dressed down in the day with sandals and revved up in the evening with a pair of heels. They are the ultimate all round hen pleaser.
Think sun lotions, vitamins to keep you in top top condition (Berocca’s are a life saver after a heavy night), needle and thread, safety pins, plasters, party feet, ballet pumps for that early morning walk home, and of course euros. Trust us, these simple items can make the difference between little hiccups along the way turning happy bachelorettes into unhappy bunnies and keeping those frowns turned upside down.
Another top tip is to ask your bachelorette party organiser to make little cards, for each group member, with the address of your hotel on. Even though you may not plan to split up, it can happen very easily so having this tucked into your purse will make sure you always find your way home.
Another slice of pre-planned genius is to make sure a few members of your party have the personalised itinerary. Not only does this avoid heaping all the stress on one person (or yourself) but this also ensures no information gets lost and helps the group stay more organised.
An oldie but a goodie; take good care of your valuables. It’s so easy to get carried away with the fun of a girls weekend, but a lost wallet, phone or passport can put a serious downer on proceedings. So make sure you don’t take your valuables out with you and use safety deposit boxes.
If there are some members of your group that don’t know each other think of one or two ice-breaker games so that people can get to know each other and feel comfortable as a group. Also try not to cram too much into your trip so there leaves no time for people to relax and have a little time to do what they want to do. A bit of research before hand of interesting museums, shops and things to see works well so people can head off for a couple of hours and do a little of what they choose.
It’s also a good idea to check out if there are any local festivals or events going on. You may find something really unique and possibly free to do when you’re out there that you wouldn’t be able to experience anywhere else.
I hope these little bachelorette handy hints come in useful for your girly get-away and I’d love to hear about your bachelorette party or holiday survival items.