A bachelorette party is so much more than just a night out.
When it comes to bachelorette parties it should, of course, be epic for the bride-to-be. It’s a final last hurrah with the girls!
Let it be a night to remember (or, to forget).
Inevitably, everyone goes all out with extraordinary party plans, and it’s important for everyone to be fully prepared leading up to it. I mean, everyone needs to survive the evening in one piece.
Whether it’s one huge night on the town or a weekend-long extravaganza, you probably want to avoid being a hungover mess the following day. You need to power through and bring on the good vibes throughout, so here’s what you need to consider:
Pack your beauty & skincare kit with the essentials
All makeup looks look better on a great base. It’s all about prepping your skin to make sure you have a good base to apply your makeup on! Pack a good eye cream in your skincare bag, such as Olay Brightening Eye Cream, which contains Vitamin C to brighten underneath your eyes once the party’s over, so you look like you’ve had a full eight hours of sleep every night. Fake it till you make it, we always say.
Packing your beauty kit with all the right essentials is probably one of the most important things to consider for the bachelorette party. Our number one beauty essential? A staple waterproof mascara for some serious drama and staying power. After all, you’re going to want it to stay on all night long.
Stay hydrated between drinks
Every person’s worst nightmare: A killer hangover.
Nothing ruins a great night more than waking up feeling like you just got hit by a truck. But this doesn’t have to be the case, as long as you remember to stay hydrated between drinks! You know what they say, prevention is always better than the cure.
It’s really just as simple as remembering, as a rule of thumb, to drink one glass of water between each standard drink, or even subbing out one ingredient for another in your favourite mixed drink. Trust us, you’ll thank us later!
Another important thing is skin hydration — to keep hydrated throughout the night, pack in a hydrating mist that you can use to look fresh all day (and all night) long, no matter where the celebration takes you! Try Olay Energizing Mists with Vitamin B3 and Vitamin C to energize and refresh your skin.
Be prepared with party favours
It’s really the only night you’ll be able to obnoxiously deck the bride-to-be and all the attendees out in sashes, badges, and all things bachelorette-party themed, so you may as well go all out! Not only is it great for photos to look back on, but you’ll be guaranteed a lot of attention from other party-goers.
There are plenty of “Bride-to-Be” sets which include balloons, sashes, photo props, temporary tattoos, and all sorts of fun things, just head to any party store or buy one online in advance! You’ll be the real MVP of the party.
Keep healthy snacks in your bag
This really just applies for every night out, to be honest. If you have healthy snacks stashed away in your purse for in between bar-hopping, you’re far less likely to binge on an entire pizza or a large cheeseburger and fries at the end of the night.
Bring along some nuts (such as Blue Diamond Almonds in snack-sized packs), which contain healthy fats and protein that digest slower and help manage your blood sugar and energy levels. It will help you feel full for longer throughout the night! Or, we like CLIF Nut-Butter Filled Energy Bars, which are not only delicious, but keep your energy levels up.
Your friends will thank you too. Everyone loves snacks when they’ve had a couple of drinks in them.
Charge your phone (and bring a portable charger)
There’s nothing worse than having your phone die mid-way through the bachelorette party. (Pics or it didn’t happen.)
Make sure you charge your camera. Which really means your phone. Everything is always better (and also remembered better) when you’ve got a camera to capture the memories of the night! And not to mention the fact that it’s inevitable once the drinks start flowing that someone’s going to go off wandering. It just happens!
It could also be really helpful to bring along a small portable charger just in case, because you never know who might need a little extra juice. The INIU External Powerbank is not only sleek and handy but has two ports so you can charge multiple devices at once.
Bring medical necessities
Advil. Enough said.
Even if you’ve taken the preemptive measures (such as staying hydrated all night long), sometimes it just happens. The dreaded telltale signs of a hangover kick in and the symptoms of a headache start creeping up on you. Make sure you’re prepared with some Advil and your body will thank you!
Also, you never know when you might need a couple of spare Band-Aids. A night out with a group of girls in their highest heels can get messy.
Pack a recovery kit for the next morning
When it comes to the next morning, and your mind is still a muddled mess from the night before, who has the brainpower to deal with messy application? Pack an easily applicable mask like Olay Clay Stick Masks, which are super easy to use, no matter how you feel the next morning. It’ll take out all the impurities, and leave your skin glowing. Two hours of sleep? Nobody will even know.
After all, the aim is to look well-rested the next morning at brunch, even when you’re not. And our number one tip for the next morning? Load up on Vitamin-C supplements. While it’s not a cure-all when you’ve partied just a tad too hard, trust us, it helps. And every bit helps.
But of course, most importantly, have fun! There’s no better bonding experience, and you’ll be sure to be looking back on all the memories for years to come.
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