Throwing a fab kitchen tea or bachelorette doesn’t need to be overly complicated. Here are some easy-to-pull-together ideas that your bride will love.
No matter how you decide to celebrate your bride-to-be, make sure that you express just what a privilege it is to be standing up for her on her big day. A beautiful(ly written) card with a few special words is something that she can keep forever.
Planning a bachelorette party can be expensive, but a few clever choices can make a big impact. Choose a vibrant colour to double up as your décor. Just a few feather boas of pieces of cardboard in a bold hue is all that’s needed to create a stunning backdrop. Keep things simple by serving a punch or two (one alcoholic and one virgin), plus smaller snacks and bites for people to nibble on.
Balloons are a must at any celebration! For ‘High Tea’, a white tablecloth with a few cake stands topped with scrumptious sweet treats − dotted throughout with individual roses − is all that’s needed for a chic afternoon with the girls.
To make your Pinterest inspiration come to life, outsource some DIY to the guys. A wooden plank with hooks is the perfect spot for mismatched teacups (simply raid your mom or gran’s kitchen cupboard for their vintage sets). Hang mini cards onto each cup for everyone to write a message to the bride, then keep the cards all together in a glass jar as a memento.
Or make your glowing bride-to-be a beautiful backdrop by decorating her chair for the day with greenery and flowers. Some bunting – personalised or not – is the perfect finishing touch.
Brunch is also a great option. You can get creative with basics such as fruit and eggs in terms of the menu and opt for fruit as a decoration, instead of flowers.
If printed T-shirts seem pricey, simply go for T-shirts that fit the theme – such as nautical stripes for “Last Sail Before the Veil” or shades of blue for a “Something Blue” theme. From there, if you have special wording, simply print it on paper and stick it around the venue.
Pinterest is a fab source of inspiration on how to make add some special touches to the kitchen tea and bachelorette. Remember, if it seems like a lot of work, then simply pare back some of the ideas.
A lovely idea is to give a bridal gift box from all the bridesmaids. A gown for her to wear while she is getting ready for her wedding and a picture of all of you together are memorable keepsakes.
Remember that no matter how much fun the kitchen tea and bachelorette are, your actual ‘job’ is to be there for her on her wedding day. Show up rested, stay calm and supportive… and keep things fun to banish any wedding day nerves or stress setting in. Have fun!