It's the bride’s last hurrah as a “single” woman, but the global pandemic makes it impossible to plan a bachy—or so we thought.
Pre-pandemic, girls in matching T-shirts, sashes, and veils at bars was a common sight to see. There was even a time when Bali became the ultimate place for bachelorettes, where you'd find several Bride Tribes around Seminyak giving away shots. Now, parties like these are almost non-existent because of COVID-19.
However, it can still happen if you plan it carefully. Below, check out some bachelorette ideas you can do with your besties. We also included tips if you ever plan on hosting face-to-face gatherings.
Virtual parties are a no-brainer these days—I mean, just how many have you attended since the pandemic started? So, to make it less boring, you have to give your all when planning the activities.
First, make virtual backgrounds for everyone to use, and make it as raunchy as possible. You can also send out kits that contain all the items to be used during the party i.e. alcohol, penis party favors, snacks, etc. For the activities, you can either do something with the girls together like a virtual workout or online workshops, or think of games like Bingo, drinking games, quizzes and trivias.
And for the finale, hire a stripper through Zoom as a surprise. Locally, there aren't much available, but Billy Rock Entertainment is offering this kind of service.
Everyone's itching to go to the beach, so why not go on an out-of-town trip? But instead of booking in a hotel or resort, rent a private villa or rest house to minimize interaction with other people—and hello, you have the whole place to yourselves!
Whether it's a potluck or a cook-out, food never fails to bring everyone together (plus, of course, it's a day for the bride). Ask the ladies to come in their Sunday's best, comfiest shoes, and their A-game because it's gonna be a long day of partying.
Spend a classy afternoon with the gals at a yacht. Realship Yacht Charter and Rentals offer packages for any type of occasion including bachelorettes. Prepare some cocktails, shots, and hors d'oeuvre, and keep them flowing! Don't forget a good party playlist to match the vibe.
More tips before planning a bachelorette party:
- Check in with everyone’s comfort levels before the trip. Not everyone might be comfortable to go out for a bachy, so ask everyone how they feel about physical gatherings first.
- Limit the guest list. Of course, we want to include the bride's closest and dearest, but large gatherings can be risky. Ask the bride whom she wants to include, and maybe schedule a virtual Zoom meeting with everyone else.
- Get everyone tested. If you do decide to hold a physical party, remember that safety is priority. There are facilities that offer COVID-19 testing at home. AIDE offers RT-PCR for P7,500 per person, and zennya also offers swab testing at P3,900 and Antigen Rapid test for P1,175, which release results within 24-48 hours and 15 minutes, respectively.
- Hold your activities outdoors. CDC suggests to consider a place where social distancing can be maintained such as in a garden, park, beach, etc. Indoor areas with less ventilation can be risky.
- Device a Plan B. Weather problems, conflict of schedule, or worse, we shift back to MECQ—these situations can't be helped. So, make a backup plan for the party. You can either reschedule it, move to a different venue, or do it virtually.
- Think of ways to include the girls that can’t make it. If there are some who can't make it, collect video greetings or make a video call so they can be part of the celebration, too.