Ideas For Throwing The Most Awesome Bachelorette Party At Home

Unlike your wedding (which is more than likely going to be a very sophisticated and formal affair) when it comes to your bachelorette party you have free reign to do just about anything you want. You could go for a meal or on a night out, go on a trip or holiday or even do something outdoorsy and adventurous. But throwing a party at home is an excellent choice, you can customize it to whatever you want and come up with loads of fun activities for people to do. Looking to throw a bachelorette party at home? Here are a few ideas to get you started!

 

Create a Bar/ Drinks Area

Keep the drinks flowing and everyone is bound to have a fantastic time. Put together a selection of drinks that will cover you across all bases- spirits, wines, beers and mixers. You could set up an area on a table or even buy a bar cart and add some fancy glasses, straws, ice and chopped fruit so people can put together their own drinks. You could buy a cocktail recipe book and leave it on the side for people to create their own cocktails! Alternatively you could buy some large drinks dispensers and mix up some cocktails yourself so they’re ready to be poured when your guests arrive.

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Put Together Some Fun Activities

If it’s dry and warm enough, you could buy some giant lawn games which people will have fun playing. There are tonnes of question games, board games and fun and silly activities that you can get specifically for bachelorette parties, so have a browse and go with something that you think you and your friends will enjoy the most. You could put together a guest book so that people can write their well wishes, which will be a lovely thing to keep and look back on in years to come.

 

Take Photos

You could set up a DIY photo area with funny props or even hire a photo booth! This might be something you have considered for your wedding, but makes a great addition for a bachelorette party too. You’ll get loads of amazing photos, and if it’s not very often that you manage to get all of the girls together it’s especially important to capture the night.

 

Serve Up Some Delicious Food

If you are a good cook or baker, now is the time to put your skills to some good use! There are plenty of cute bachelorette party cakes, cupcakes and cookies on Pinterest to inspire you. Alternatively you could cheat and go to a baker, or even get caterers in. You could go for a sit down meal to start the night for something more formal, or just serve up canapes and finger food depending on the kind of atmosphere you want to create at your party.
With your best friends with you it’s bound to be an amazing night however you decide to celebrate. So have fun and make it a party to remember!

Delicious New Stolen Fruit Cocktail Mixers

WOW! If you’re looking for the perfect mixer for your Bridal Shower, girls night or a gift for a party host, look no further! The new Stolen Fruit Cocktail Mixers are super unique, delicious and perfect for any of your upcoming events.

Winemakers and chefs have used the delicious flavors and aromas from the vineyard for ages but Stolen Fruit brings it to the glass with their new line of grape-based mixers. They are super easy-to-use mixers, are so versatile and can be mixed with or without alcohol for delicious cocktails and mocktails.

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The flavors include: Lemongrass Ginger Sauvignon BlancJasmine Juniper ViognierHibiscus Grenache Blood Orange Muscat (my favorite) and Fig Grains of Paradise Zin.

We tried them out last weekend and they’re delicious, with or with the booze! Mix them with your favorite sparkling water or juice for a non-alcoholic drink that still feels fun and festive or add in sparkling wine and/or your favorite spirit for a yummy cocktail. We tried Stolen Fruit with Vodka and Prosecco and loved both!

Stolen Fruit Cocktail Mixers ($18) are available for purchase online at stolenfruit.com, which also has recipes for cocktails, mocktails and food pairings! How awesome is that?! Check them out and let us know what you think. CHEERS!

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Your Must-Read Guide To Buying an Engagement Ring

The entire act of popping that big question is hard enough as it is. Picking the perfect ring to propose to your soon-to-be-bride is even harder. However, knowledge is power when it comes to shopping for the engagement ring, so take some time to read through our ultimate guide before making a decision.

 

Plan Your Budget

 

When it comes to narrowing down your choice, the first step is to set your budget. Once you know how much you plan on spending, you can start looking at the best diamond with the 4C attributes for your budget and start shopping at Australia’s premier diamond jewellers.

 

Consider How Much Prices Can Vary Between Diamond Rings

 

There is an infinite number of choices when it comes to diamond rings. It all depends on the quality of the diamond. Diamond bands that are more detailed are going to cost more than their plain counterparts. It’s a good idea to keep your soon-to-be fiancé in mind when it comes to picking a style and considering practicality.

 

Considering Certification

 

All diamonds should be issued with a certificate. Larger diamonds, in fact, should be internationally certified and many come with a laser inscription on the ring’s girdle. When ring shopping, make sure you choose a jeweller you trust, the one with a solid background.

 

The 4Cs and What They Mean

 

There’s no doubt you’ve heard about the 4C’s – carat, clarity, cut and colour. The 4Cs acts as a guideline when choosing an engagement ring. It’s a good idea to give more importance to higher grades of clarity, cut and colour as opposed to focusing on carat weight. A good tip is to purchase a diamond that is as white as possible in the range of “excellent” white.

 

Another important factor is clarity. A diamond that has minimal inclusions will portray a fire brilliance and shine. Larger inclusions within a diamond act to decrease the attractive sparkle and the value of the diamond.

 

Cuts that have a lesser grade than “good” mean that the diamond’s proportions aren’t going to be exact and the light rays that flow into a diamond won’t flow outwards. It is also important that you check that the diamond does not have any fluorescence. A diamond with fluorescence influences the brilliance and will make a diamond less appealing to the eye and less valuable.

 

Take a look at the brilliant selection of bespoke engagement rings in Melbourne by Simon West Jewellery.

 

Which C Can You Compromise On?

 

You should not compromise on any of the 4Cs to an extent. But it is a good idea to go for a diamond that has less carat weight within the best possible quality range in clarity, cut and colour. By doing this, the value of the diamond itself won’t be compromised, and will enable you to upgrade the diamond over the years while keeping the best possible quality.

 

Settings and Bands: The Options

 

Rings are available in a wide variety of designs and the final choice will ultimately rest in your hands, keeping your partner’s preferences and style in mind. The classic, simpler mounts are the rings that never go out of fashion and will emphasise the diamond itself. Other mounts for diamonds of the shank, for example, are more modern and can complement the centre diamond.

 

The perfect engagement ring should be bought with your partner in mind. Think about her everyday routine and style before making the final choice.

 

Honeymoon Outfit Ideas

We know that saying ‘YES to the dress’ is always one of the most important and exciting times in planning for your wedding but don’t forget to get gorgeous outfits together for your Honeymoon! If you are going to be celebrating somewhere tropical or spending some quality time soaking up the rays on the beach, be sure to check out Hawaiian Tropic Apparel! They have the CUTEST beach dresses, shorts, caftans, and rompers! Be comfortable and stay cool while looking gorgeous! Here are a few of our favorites!

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Cute Morning of Wedding Shots

Absolutely Beautiful Wedding Video

Oh my goodness… We just came across this wedding video of Erika & Steve and are in tears! It is such a beautiful thing when you can see and feel the genuine and abundantly deep love of a couple. Check it out and let us know if you teared up too!!

These Sweet Vows Will Make You Cry

While all wedding vows are special, unique in their own way, persona,l and hold so much feeling and emotion, sometimes, you come across vows that are too sweet not to tear up at and share! How adorable and sweet are this couple’s vows?

 

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Cute Reception Chair Sign

Happy Friday! How adorable are these signs for the special couple’s chairs? Simple but elegant look for an outdoor reception!

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Centerpiece Stunners

We are seeing even more stunning centerpieces at weddings these days. Some brides might know exactly what they want for their centerpieces. They know exactly what kind of flower, what kind of ribbon, what style vase, what candles, and what height.

But then, there are brides that don’t know exactly what they want. They have an idea in their head but it isn’t a describable image. There are endless possibilities for centerpieces which can make the decision even more difficult. Check out a few of our favorite centerpieces and be inspired!

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