How To Throw A Bachelorette Pool Party That Wins Instagram
We are about to tip into Spring officially and that means one thing – wedding season is just around the corner! This year promises to be a big one for bachelorette parties with people just starting to gather and travel again. Planning a bachelorette party can be daunting at the best of times, but if your party planning skills are a little rusty post-pandemic we are here to help with a few tips and tricks.
First, we just want to say that we are all about the bachelorette pool party this year. It’s a fun, relaxing way to celebrate the bride-to-be that you can style to suit your group. For a truly Instagrammable bachelorette, be sure to pay attention to both the major details like location and large pool floats, as well as minor details like outfits, snacks and drinks for a party that is truly unforgettable.
Plan and Pack the Decorations
Whether you are planning to travel or just staying local, renting a villa with a pool is a relaxing and cost-effective option for any bachelorette party; be it for one night, or the whole weekend. Definitely do your research and plan your decorations ahead of time. Inflatable pool floats for adults make amazing decorations for bachelorette weekends because they are easy to pack, lightweight and look great in photos.
You can also bring them inside the house and use them as photo props there, too. Gold heart shape pool floats work well for this! If space allows, pack an electric air pump so you can blow up all of your large pool floats with less fuss. Inflate all your pool rafts when you arrive to get the villa into party mode on Day 1. When it comes to bachelorette pool party color themes, we love an all-white pool party, or you can keep a white pool raft for the bride and have everyone else on pink, red, or clear heart shaped floats.
Don’t forget the little things
Once the pool rafts are inflated, think of other elements to tie together your pool party styling. The sky's the limit here, but even if you're traveling and don’t want to bring too much we suggest an inflatable balloon garland and gift bags for the guests. Match the color of your pool float loungers to the gift bags and fill them with little essentials like lip balm, sunscreen, sunglasses, snacks, temporary tattoos, tumblers, and hair ties.
Plan the group photo
Every bachelorette pool party needs a group photo so get creative with matching outfits such as hats, swimsuits and sunglasses. Yes, it’s cheesy, but the bride-to-be will be over the moon when she sees all the cute pics you’ll have together. Mix some large pool floats with baby floats and have everyone throw on matching shades for a pic everyone will want to post. Etsy is a great place to source customized bachelorette party apparel. If you plan well and pick something neutral (like a straw hat) the guests will be able to wear these items right through summer.
Plan the menu
Get into the festive spirit with drinks and snacks to match your pool party theme. A ‘Final Fiesta’-themed bachelorette in Mexico wouldn’t be complete without margaritas and guac, while a ‘Let’s Get Nauti’ boat-themed bach party needs some aperol spritzes and a colorful fruit platter. Above all, don’t forget the ice!
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Don’t plan everything!
It can be tempting to plan every minute of a weekend away but be sure to leave some free time on the schedule. The bride-to-be will appreciate some free time to relax with her best friends before the big day. Also, sometimes those magic moments happen when everyone is just kicking back and relaxing on a pool float in the sunshine. Cheers!