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Bachelorette Bottles

DIY bottle tu-tu
Remember when we dressed up wine bottles for your next bachelorette party? Well, well, well… we wanted to make sure we gave you beer drinkers out there just as much bachelorette love! So whether you’re the bride-to-be, an all-star Maid of Honor, or one rockin’ bridesmaid… cheers to you and your favorite ladies drinking in style!
dressing up a beer
beer craft
How cute are these little beer bottle tutu’s? We used blue and black, but you can use any colors of tulle to create the tutu color combo that works for your party theme.
drink craft
ribbon and tulle craft
Beyond some ice cold beer bottles, all you’ll need to create these adorable skirts is some ribbon and a whole lot of tulle (which is a type fabric that you can find at any fabric store for pretty cheap!).
drink craft

The tutu’s are removable, so you can re-use them as you finish your beer and move on to your next one! Therefore, you really only need to make as many tutu’s as number of guests at the bachelorette party.

beer bottle tutu
All you have to do is tie (and knot) a piece of sheer ribbon around the bottle to start. Then taking lots and lots of long rectangles of tulle (you’ll have to cut these out of a large piece of tulle), tie & knot a piece of tulle around the ribbon. Repeat this process over and over again until you have made your way all the way around the bottle and have covered the entire base of ribbon with tulle.
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If you get a team of bridesmaids to make these, you’ll have a whole lot of tulle skirts in no time! I think it’s proven that these adorable tutu’s make your beverage of choice taste that.much.better! Enjoy!!
And don’t forget to combine these adorable bottles with dressed up wine bottles like these….

 

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  1. Serena

    I love this post! My cousin, who is a ballerina, is getting married in August, and theses ‘tutus’ will be a perfect way to decorate the mini champagne bottles for her bachelorette. Thanks for sharing ūüôā

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  1. Serena

    I love this post! My cousin, who is a ballerina, is getting married in August, and theses ‘tutus’ will be a perfect way to decorate the mini champagne bottles for her bachelorette. Thanks for sharing ūüôā

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Bachelorette Wine Bottles

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Need a simple idea that you can create on the cheap to bring to your next Bachelorette Party? Whether you’re Maid of Honor, a bridesmaid or just a friend ready to celebrate the fabulous bride, this DIY is for you!!
If you’re anything like us, you adore a little creative class that dresses up the bride’s “last hoo-rah”. Well ladies, we have you covered…. literally.
bachelorette wine bottles
These Bachelorette Wine Bottles are quick, easy, and will have all of the party-goers ooohhing and ahhhing over your stellar skills.
What you’ll need:
Wine Bottle
Scrapbook paper to match the theme
Ribbon
Hole Punch
Scissors
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DIY wine bottle
Directions: Wrap the paper around the bottle and cut it so that it doesn’t completely cover the bottle. At the ends of the paper, go ahead and hole punch a line of holes that will hold the ribbon of the “corset”.¬†Tip- don’t make the hole punches too close to each other or the ends of the paper.¬†Wrap the paper with the holes around the wine bottle and tie it up (from the bottom up) with your extra long piece of ribbon. Tie the ribbon on top and you’re all set!! The best part is that these can slide off of the wine bottle if they’re not tied too tightly, so these corsets can be re-used all night long.
                     dressing up a wine bottle
Done & Done! All that’s left to do is enjoy the best part.
bottle corset
You can alternate using all of the colors and designs of the night, and even add some sparkle ribbon to add even more glam!
wine bottle glam
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ring and wine
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Bridal gifts, a hostess gift to the MOH, or just a way to add a little creativity to your next bachelorette party- these wine bottle corsets are the way to go! Cheers!
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Glittery Glam Bachelorette Wreath Tutorial

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Calling all fellow bridesmaids: here’s a classy & glamorous alternative to the sometimes not-so¬†classy world of¬†bachelorette decor.
Bachelorette Party Decor
Gold, glamorous, and full of sparkle – check, check, double check! Let’s get this party started!!
Wreath Supplies
Here’s what you’ll need:
– Foam pipe protector – one of these can be picked up for under a buck @ your local Home Depot or
Lowe’s. It’s a great alternative to your typical wreath forms that can be upward of ten bucks.
-Gold Garland (bought this strand for a dollar @ the local $1 store)
-White Boa
-Strand of pearls (or any ribbon to help hold your flag letters)
-Hot Glue
-Scissors
-Painter’s Tape
-Fabric
-Fabric Marker
-Wreath Hanger
Scissors and tape
You’ll start by measuring the tubing to create a wreath size that fits your needs.
Cutting Tubing
Once you’ve identified the size of the wreath, go ahead and cut the foam protector and remove the plastic within the foam¬†to stick the pipe together. It’s almost like making the foam pipe protector into a fun noodle.
Wreath Form
Go ahead and bend the foam piping to the wreath form you want and tape the ends together using your painter’s tape. Notice my tape job was far from perfect… that’s okay!! I wasn’t too concerned because I knew the ugly blue tape will be covered by¬†something¬†far more¬†pretty. (no offense to the painter’s tape, I still love you)
Boa on wreath
Now to the fun part! Using my handy dandy hot glue gun, I scribbled glue on each section of the foam and wrapped the boa around and around and around. I repeated this step until the boa was completely glued onto the wreath form.
Gluing onto wreath
Repeat that same process, this time using the gold and glamorous garland rather than the boa.
Making a gold wreath
To finish off the wrapping, I took my strand of pearls and glued those babies on the last remaining part of the wreath. As far as I’m concerned, the pearls are the perfect buffer between the sparkling garland and the wild and crazy boa. Pearls always add a little class, even when they’re surrounded by crazy. (Make sure you remember than next time you’re rocking some pearls!)
Future Mrs. Bachelorette Party Decorations
Now, the¬†remaining part of the pearls are used to hang our “future Mrs.” banner flags. I simply cut some triangles out of some leftover fabric and used a gold fabric marker to free-hand each letter.¬†Thread those¬†flags through¬†the pearl strand &¬†wrap the rest of the strand around the wreath.
Future Mrs. Banner
My wreath reads “future Mrs.” but any message could be a fun way to address the bride-to-be. Her future last name, all you need is love, last fling… whatever fits your bachelorette¬†“theme” would fit the ticket.¬†
Bachelorette Wreath
Hang¬†your new wreath¬†on the door¬†as your guests arrive for¬†the bachelorette party¬†or¬†bring it to the place where all of the ladies will be primping the morning of the big day, and¬†we can assure¬†you that the bride-to-be will be feel a little bit more¬†glamorous- and what bride¬†wouldn’t love that? Stay classy fellow bridesmaids… and always remember,¬†pearls¬†add class- even amongst the craziness.
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Bachelorette Party Favor

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A bachelorette party is the perfect excuse to get dressed up with your favorite ladies, drink fun cocktails, and have a crazy night out on the town.
A few weeks ago we both had a bachelorette party on our calendar, and we knew we wanted to bring a unique gift! Typically we’re big fans of showering the bride-to-be with cute pajamas and new undies (like in this post), but for this particular party we wanted to sweeten up the night with a party favor.
Bachelorette Party Favors
Inside that cute little package…
Ring pops
is a tasty “diamond” ring!
These favors were a hit with all of the ladies, but our fav part was that they were incredibly cheap & easy to make! If you can tie a bow…you can make these. Trust us.
orange ribbon
All you need is ring pops, cake boxes (JoAnn Fabrics Wedding Section), ribbon (which we coordinated with the bridesmaids’ dress color), tissue paper (1/2 a piece per box), and our FREE PRINTABLE!

Download the free printable here! Sidenote: We printed ours on white paper, but it could be a fun touch to print these tags on paper that aligns with the wedding colors, or if you really want to get crazy, maybe even a patterned paper.

Ring pop in  box
Just pop that sucker into the cake box with some tissue and tie it with ribbon. Then print our free printable, cut them out, and use a hole punch so you can thread it through the ribbon.
Bachelorette party Favors Last Fling Before the Ring
Trust us when we say that the other party-goers and the bride-to-be will thank you for your yummy gift! We think everyone truly appreciated the much needed sugar rush on their way out to dance the night away!
Ring Pops Party
Bridget and Casey DIY Playbook
These 2 almost-brides are getting ready to plan their own bachelorette parties. Any advice for us? Any fun party ideas out there? 
 
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Non Traditional Bachelorette Party

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I’ve never been in a wedding before. Not as a bridesmaid, not as a junior bridesmaid, and not even as a flower girl. Until now that is! My big sister got married¬†last weekend¬†and guess who¬†was the co-maid of honor? This lady!!
The good news: I¬†didn’t rock this hair-do.
The bad news:¬†it is my first rodeo, so I¬†worked hard¬†to navigate the duties of this special job with zero experience. Books, Blogs, Interviews, Advice…. I¬†did my research. Correct me if I’m wrong, but my research had me believing that the only reaaaal responsibility a maid of honor has before the big day is to plan the Bachelorette Party.
Sounds easy enough, right? Wrong. Clearly, you don’t know my sister. The one who kindly requests that we do not throw her a Bachelorette Party (Or a shower, or an engagement party, or anything else that goes along with pre-wedding celebrations).
 I begged, pleaded and insisted that I throw a tiny little party. The answer: NO.
I refused to allow my big sister to miss out on this right of passage, plus, I only had one job… and she was saying to forget about the only job I had? Yea right.
I, of course, had to respect the fact that she did not want the attention that came with the traditional bachelorette party. So, I was forced to get creative and find a loop hole that made us both happy.

That’s when I brainstormed the idea of a non-traditional bachelorette party. I drafted a letter that explained the premise of this party and SECRETLY sent it to 35 of the special women in Katie’s life.

The letter read:

Ladies,

So what do you do for a bride-to-be that doesn’t want a shower, cringes at the thought of a Bachelorette Party, and wants nothing else but to stay out of the spotlight until her big day? The answer: be creative… very, very creative.

As sisters of this oh-so-humble bride, it’s hard not to give Katie the attention we feel she deserves while also respecting her wishes. With a little creativity and lots of help from all of the important ladies in Katie’s life (like YOU), we think we’ve found a loop hole within Katie’s requests. (Shh… don’t tell her!)

Instead of throwing Katie a bachelorette party and forcing her under that glaring spotlight she dislikes so much, we are hoping that this alternative demonstrates that same level of love, support and overall thoughtfulness without that dreaded attention. Here’s the TOP SECRET plan:

Each important lady will send Katie 1 pair of underwear. Pick a pair of panties that remind you of her (yikes) and send them via mail to her house. Feel free to add a fun note, piece of marriage advice, or whatever else you feel fits the ticket (we won’t ask) into your box of love. If you’d rather not send this package through the mail, feel free to drop it off at the O’Connor’s house and we will get your secret package to her (again, no questions asked). Within this envelope, you will also find a date and/or a week that we are encouraging you to send your top secret package to Katie. With each important lady following this secret schedule, we are hoping that Katie will be able to receive a new scandalous treasure in the mail each day for a month! How could she not love this alternative?

If you are interested in participating in this non-traditional Bachelorette celebration in honor of our favorite big sister, send a pair of undies (size **) with a little note to her address:
                            The future Mrs. Smith
                            Address Here
                        
Blah, blah, blah… you get the point.

Love,
Bridget & Maggie

Each lady also found a date in her envelope. This date was the day (or week) we wanted each of these special women to send their scandalous packages. My co-maid of honor and I planned it so that Katie would receive a new pair of panties each day for over a month!

To kick off the month of undies, the maid of honors presented these fun treats to the bride-to-be:

We used cookie-cutters in the shape of a heart to create the “bottoms”. Before we baked the sugar cookies, we cut off the point of the heart to create the “butt” effect.
With some icing and a little imagination, we were able to create lots and lots of fun panties to present the bride-to-be!
What an easy, creative, and classy dessert to bring to your next bachelorette party.

After presenting her with platters of scandalous cookies, we explained to her the general guidelines of her non-traditional bachelorette party, but did not tell her who was sending what, and how many packages she would be receiving. We just advised her to keep an eye on her mailbox.

For a month, our grateful big sister received package after package of undergarments. Each one was creative, individual, and included hilarious & valuable marriage advice. [Mature eyes only]

“Spoiling the Bride” is an understatement! These mailers went above and beyond expectations.

This is just a small sneak peek at the endless supply of underwear that came flooding into her home. Some mailers went above & beyond that panty guidelines. Check out their packages…

Bridal Gear… check!

Panties for the marathon runner that she is…. check!

Honeymoon towels… check!

An equation for the bride-to-be, who happens to be a MATH teacher. (Her + Him = Baby Smith) #yikes

Talk about adorable and over-the-top creative!! And the creativity of this package didn’t stop here…

It was accompanied by a story of Katie and Joe filled with every math term you could possibly imagine… the math terms even got a little risk-ay at times. Oww Oww. You can imagine that a fellow teacher was the mastermind behind this unique package.

Overall,¬†I would definitely recommend this Non-Traditional Bachelorette Party to any Bridesmaids who are trying to spoil a bride that hates the spotlight. With a little creativity and a lot of love & support (literally) there’s still a way to pamper your bride-to-be without embarrassing¬†her ((publicly)) along the way.

A special thank you to ALLLLL of Katie’s family and friends for making this possible! All of the creativity and generosity made this “party” unforgettable.¬†Katie is very lucky to have such a supportive (and hilarious) team. xoxo¬†
 
PS. Photo dump of the amazingly special day coming soon!! Stay tuned my fellow brides. 
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  1. Ashley W

    This is the cutest idea I’ve EVER seen for a “bachelorette” party! Definitely keeping this in mind for the future!!

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  2. Lee Lee

    For the record, cutest, most creative bachelorette party ever!! And….. I loved your hair in that first pic, B $$.

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  1. Ashley W

    This is the cutest idea I’ve EVER seen for a “bachelorette” party! Definitely keeping this in mind for the future!!

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  2. Lee Lee

    For the record, cutest, most creative bachelorette party ever!! And….. I loved your hair in that first pic, B $$.

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