You and your girlfriends have been counting down the days until you head to Napa Valley for a wine tasting weekend or fly to Vegas for a party-packed final fling before the ring - until it becomes clear that these plans have to change due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The bachelorette party you had planned simply isn’t possible in the current state of the world. But, at the end of the day, even if you are sitting on your couch rather than painting the town, you are still the bride-to-be. And your bachelorette party is about celebrating this incredible time with your closest friends. Plus, who said that bachelorette parties can only happen when you and your friends are physically together?
If you’re the bride-to-be and you’ve had to cancel or postpone your original bachelorette party, you know that your girls want nothing more than to make you feel special. Sure, it may not be in the old ways of 2019, but it will still be fun and memorable - because you have the best friends in the world.
At the end of the day, a bachelorette party is a success when everyone comes together to celebrate the bride. Here is everything you and your bride tribe need to plan the virtual bachelorette party of your dreams!
Schedule your Virtual Event
Yes, a virtual bachelorette party.
If it is possible to work from home, it’s definitely possible to party from home! While you’ve probably seen or been involved with a whole lot of teleconnecting recently, it’s because it’s truly the next best thing to being with your favorite people in person.
And there are plenty of ways to make it super easy! You can use Doodle to find a time that works for everyone; you can use Zoom for scheduled videoconferencing and it’s great for larger groups; or there is always good old FaceTime. Once you decide on a date and time, send through virtual meeting invites using Google Calendar (or any other virtual calendar) to make sure everyone has it on their schedule - and you’re all set!
Decor & Games
Don’t skip the decor! Bachelorette party kits like ours are complete with all the goodies that you need to throw the best bachelorette bash, even if it is virtual! The kit includes a sparkly tiara, bride-to-be sash, and even a veil for the bride to wear. The decorations are also amazing and include a diamond ring mylar balloon, diamond ring confetti, photo wall backdrop, and more. Our decorations will put a huge smile on the bride’s face, especially when you send them to her as a surprise.
Need some party games to make the party feel even more fun and exciting? Starr Celebrations has handy templates for you and your crew to use during your virtual bash. Check out our templates, have everyone fill them out on your phones, then share your completed boards with each other.
Coordinate matching outfits with everyone at the virtual bash to make the occasion feel even more festive! Matching shirts, hats, or wigs are super fun ways to rally the whole crew around the bride-to-be, if you are able do so. But not to worry, you can also achieve the same great effect just with items everyone already has in their closets. Just ask the bride to wear white and everyone else to wear black and you’re all set!
Wine and Dine
Don’t skip the food and drinks! Postmates, UberEats, DoorDash, and the plethora of other delivery services out there are simply some of the best things that have happened to us in this generation. If you can, have everyone order the same food to be delivered, and plan to deliver to the bride-to-be as well. Then sit back, eat, drink, and toast to the beautiful bride. Just imagine all the laughs to come.
Send Gifts - Naughty or Nice
Now, this may take a bit of planning ahead of time, but it will be so worth it! Sending the bride-to-be a few goodies to open while you’re all together will help make it feel even more like a true bachelorette party! These gifts can be big or small, naughty or nice, but it’s just one more way to make the bride feel loved. Make sure the bride does not open any of the gifts until her virtual bachelorette commences. Check out Etsy for amazing deals and adorable gifts!
End the celebration with your friends with a Netflix Party. Netflix Party, a new feature on Netflix is an app extension that allows multiple people to watch the same movie at the same time, even when you’re not in the same location. The best part is, you can chat with your friends while watching the movie together. So put on the bride’s favorite film and it will be almost as if you are all in the same room!
Congratulations! You've officially thrown thrown a virtual bachelorette party!