The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Coronavirus Bachelorette Party
Written by Cortlyn Adams and all graphics created by Sophie at Mod Bird Design
Did the coronavirus cancel your best friend’s bachelorette party? We’re here to help! The Between the Pine team has created this complete guide to help you celebrate the bride from afar. We know the coronavirus has derailed your plans for a bachelorette party, but we hope that this blog can help you think of an alternative way to still have a bachelorette party amidst the coronavirus breakout. We’re here to help you make the most of social distancing and quarantining, like Hannah Brown and Tyler down in Florida! So, grab your party-planning-notebook, and let’s plan your coronavirus bachelorette party!
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Don’t let coronavirus cancel the bachelorette party! Plan an epic virtual bachelorette party
You are likely sad that your original bachelorette party plans had to be cancelled because of coronavirus, but I want you to imagine a new way to party with the bachelorette. Picture this!
You’ve gotten all dolled up while listening to the best girl-power playlist. Then, you grab your phone, lipstick, Team Bride button and your favorite wine glass. You sit down at your kitchen table, pull up the invite to the party, click the link and boom! You are instantly at the best virtual bachelorette party, complete with happy hour, a movie night and some much-needed social interaction!
Welcome to Between the Pine’s version of a coronavirus bachelorette party! Coronavirus has caused a lot of things to be cancelled. But, celebrating the bride-to-be should not be one of them! Now, planning and pulling off a virtual bachelorette party will take some planning, but you do not need to stress! I am here to help you with everything you need to know to execute the best bachelorette party during the coronavirus outbreak. And, I’m even giving you a free itinerary for you to download to make your bachelorette party planning even easier. So, scroll on!
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Step by step guide to pulling off the best virtual bachelorette party during coronavirus
Step 1: Make an evite for the virtual bachelorette party
Now, we all know that this wasn’t Plan A for the bachelorette party, so it’s your job as the best-friend-extraordinair to make this virtual coronavirus bachelorette party just as special as the initial plan. One way you could do that is by sending out an online invitation. In the invitation, you can include any web links (like to the video conferencing link) and the bride’s shipping address for people to send gifts directly to her. Paperless Post is one of my favorite online invitation companies, and they even have an entire page for virtual party invitations!
Step 2: Plan the itinerary
In order to make this virtual bachelorette party the talk of the town, I recommend having an itinerary in mind! A game plan for the night will make the entire virtual bachelorette party feel like a cohesive, thought-out event. So, to help you with your itinerary planning, here are some options our team thought up:
Leave it to the professional party planning committee
You don’t have to tackle this entire virtual-party-planning thing on your own! There are some amazing companies that offer private, online workshops that would be a blast to do for a bachelorette party (or, even anytime during the coronavirus quarrentine). One of my favorite companies is Ink & Root. They offer workshops for calligraphy, indigo dye and even kokedama balls (which are like super cool hanging plants!). You can click the link below to reach out to the Ink & Root team about a private, online workshop for your virtual bachelorette party.
Plan your own party agenda
Or, you can absolutely pull off an amazing bachelorette party during coronavirus, D-I-Y-style. When you’re planning the virtual bachelorette party, here are some fun things you could include in your itinerary:
Dinner and happy hour
Be sure to share the plan with all those attending so they know to have dinner and drinks ready to participate with the group! Keep reading for more tips for making dinner and happy hour a virtual blast!
Play the classic bachelorette games
Have the bride open gifts
Again, be sure that everyone attending knows about this in advance so they can mail their gift to the bride in time for the party. Keep in mind that most companies will likely have extended shipping periods due to the coronavirus.
Have a spa night (nail polish and face masks required, lol!)
Watch a movie together
Netflix Party allows groups to watch movies together and has a side panel for commentary to stay connected as a group. Here is a list of the perfect romantic-comedies for a bachelorette movie night (and, yes, most of these were made in the 1990s):
Pretty Woman | Father of the Bride | My Best Friend’s Wedding | You’ve Got Mail | Runaway Bride | My Big Fat Greek Wedding | Bridesmaids
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Step 3: Get supplies and decorations to send to the bride
Coronavirus can’t cancel going all-out to celebrate the bride! A fun way to make the night special is to dec-out the bride with the classic bachelorette party decorations. You could ship them directly to her address, or bundle them all up in one box to send her way. These are all fun things to send to the bride:
And, don’t forget about the bridal party! These are fun things to send to the rest of the group to make the party feel less socially distanced:
Step 4: Make it happen
You’re going to pull off the best virtual bachelorette party in coronavirus quarantine history! And, you will make the bride feel so loved and celebrated, I just know it! Here are some final tips to make sure your party goes off without a glitch (technology pun intended, lol):
Test the video conference link to make sure the video quality is great.
If there are surprises happening throughout the party, make sure you have a group chat without the bride in it.
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Going above and beyond to virtually celebrate the bachelorette during coronavirus
Dress to the nines for the virtual bachelorette party
Let’s be real, we’re all looking for an excuse to change out of our pajamas these days! Have all of the bridesmaids dress up in their favorite black, night-on-the-town outfit and have your bride doll up in her favorite dress. Then, you could have everyone change into their pajamas for a spa or movie night.
Make the dinner and drinks follow a theme
Fiesta, anyone? You can create a signature margarita recipe and have everyone eat Mexican food together. Or, you could even utilize the knowledge of an events company, like Ink and Root’s sister company Feast, to have virtual wine-pairing training for the gals. No matter the route you go with the food for the night, go above and beyond and have food delivered to the bride as a surprise by using delivery services like these:
Send the bachelorette the perfect gift
Want to make your bachelorette gift go above and beyond for the bride? Include a face mask, candle, scrunchie, lingerie and the bride’s go-to candy.
Make a fun playlist with the bride’s favorite music
Now, listening to a playlist could get tricky over a virtual video call, but you could send the link out to the playlist with the evite or in the group message. So, girls are able to dance like nobody’s watching as they get ready for the evening.
Everyone writes a handwritten card to the bride
Is anyone else’s love language words of affirmation? There is nothing better than receiving a handwritten card from someone. A handwritten card shows that you sat down, took intentional time to think about the bride-to-be and wrote out encouragement to them. Don’t underestimate the power of a handwritten card. Click here to shop some fun Between the Pine post cards that will brighten any day!
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Pull off the best bachelorette party during coronavirus
Who else is ready to blast some Whitney Houston through the speakers and make this bachelorette party happen? You can totally pull off an incredible bachelorette party during the coronavirus outbreak. So, go ahead and send this link to your best friend, Maid of Honor, Matron of Honor, sister or whoever you need to let know about this new bachelorette party plan and let’s make it happen!
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