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If finances are tight right before the wedding, there is no crime in having a bachelorette dinner at home for your bachelorette party. It allows all of the bachelorette's friends to enjoy themselves in a cozy, safe environment. Holding the party at a private home also allows more room to plan; as organizers can have control over decorations, beverages and food, everything can be woven into the theme.
If you do not have a theme planned, consider asking the bride's mother for recipes of the bride's favorite meals as a child. There is nothing like a feast of comfort food to de-stress a bride before the big day. Another option is to hold a pot-luck dinner with a difference, asking each guest to bring something they know the bride will love.
Careful planning is the key to a successful bachelorette dinner, so make sure all decorations, drink supplies and music is set up well before the due day. Instead of having to run around getting drinks during the bachelorette dinner, pick a couple of wines that will complement the food being served and keep the cocktails and shots for later.
If drunken revelry is not your bachelorette's style, consider taking her for a feast instead. Find out the bride's food preferences and take her for her favorite cuisine, or go for a more general high-quality restaurant for her bachelorette dinner.
Look for restaurants in the restaurant guide in your local paper (keep an eye out for reviews and recommendations) and tourist information centers. Be sure to call around to see if you can get a good deal if you are bringing a large party, and to see if you can book a private room. Booking somewhere that your group can almost completely take over is preferable to a large, busy restaurant, so don't be shy of the smaller places.
Here is a step-by step planner for holding a bachelorette dinner at a private residence. Adapt it to suit your theme.
When cooking any cake, you can go two ways; attempt to maintain your grip on healthiness, or go absolutely crazy and indulge. Here are recipes for either option:
1. Banana Cake (not evil)
Take several bananas (up to 6 large ones), one cup of margarine, one cup honey, one egg and two cups of wholemeal self-raising flour. If the bananas aren't ripe, mash them and leave them uncovered for an hour before beginning.
Mix the egg into the bananas, pour in the honey, flour and margarine. Cook at 160C until batter no longer clings to a skewer when inserted into the middle. Be careful not cook the cake too long to prevent it from drying out. Ice either by mixing some low-fat cream cheese with a little icing sugar, Maple syrup icing or none at all.
2. Coffee-chocolate cake (completely evil)
Mix up an ordinary vanilla cake, adding ¼ cup very strong coffee. Dot the mixture with choc buds and cook as per instructions. When the cake is cooked and is cooling, melt 200g and mix in ½ cup of cream gradually, stopping when the mix begins to stiffen. Divide the mix in half, adding a few teaspoons of rum or other spirit to one half. Cut the cooled cake lengthways and spread the spirit-spiked chocolate ganache over it to form a sandwich. Use the other half of the ganache to ice.
Want to have a bachelorette cake at the party, but don't want to feast on a giant penis cake? A shaped cake is easier to make than you think. Keep your eye out for ideas for a cake that truly suits your bachelorette – whether it be sport themed, pretty and girly or even naughty.
Here are some ideas and instructions:
*Dolly cake- make up your usual cake mix but cook in a domed pudding tin. Get a Barbie-sized doll (possibly not a real Barbie) and rip her legs off, sticking the bottom half of her torso into the top of the cake. Pipe icing mix over the cake, decorating it to look like the skirt of her dress, and decorate the doll's torso to match.
*Boob cake- cook two round cakes, sit them side by side (touching) and ice with a light pink icing mixture. Make up a small amount of darker pink icing and pipe on to create nipples. Take a clean, lacy, non-underwire bra and drape carefully over the cakes to create the effect of boobs in a brazierre (you may need DD cups depending on the size of the cakes).
*Butterfly cakes- cook a batch of cupcakes. Once the cakes are cool, cut a circle out of the top of each one, leaving a small crevice in the cake. Whip up some cream and pipe into the cakes, then cut each of the cut-out circles in half and place on the cream, tips turned up to resemble a butterfly. Sprinkle icing sugar over the cakes and arrange to serve.
With every party, there are occasional periods of low energy that without careful planning can completely ruin the atmosphere. If you are planning a bachelorette party, it is a good idea to have some contingency plans in mind for these periods as you help your friend celebrate the gain of a ball and chain; things like a party game, a song suggestion or some drink ideas.
Liven up the party with a treat-filled piñata at your bachelorette party or shower. A piñata is a good treat to bring out in the early-middle period of the party, just after everyone has got to know each other but still need encouragement to party. Being a physical activity, the piñata will get the adrenaline pumping and hopefully the fun will too!
If you're cooking for your bachelorette dinner, there are some easy snacks you can prepare that are delicious and more sophisticated than general party food. Explore the possibilities of pumpernickel topped with contrasting flavors, simple desserts and dips. Here are some recipes:
*pumpernickel canapés – cut circles in pumpernickel bread. Lightly whip some low-fat cream cheese to aerate it, and place onto the circles. Cut red peppers in half and put under the grill, skin up, until the skin blackens. Peel off the skin and cut the pepper into strips, then lay strips over the cream cheese.
*guacamole – mash an avocado and add one teaspoon of lemon juice, some finely chopped onion and a half-teaspoon of freshly chopped chili. Cover and refrigerate for an hour or two before serving.
*tzatziki – take one cup of natural yogurt, add finely chopped cucumber and half a teaspoon of fresh garlic. Cover and refrigerate for an hour before serving.
*easy mille fieulle – cut sheets of puff pastry into squares around 10cm x 10cm each. Gently trace another square 1cm inside each square piece, then brush with some milk and bake. The squares should puff but have a border. Allow the squares to cool, then whip some cream with a little sugar and pipe on top of each pastry, adding strawberries and a sprinkling of icing sugar.
When cooking that gag gift of penis pasta it is essential to choose your sauces carefully. Your best bet is a basic aglio e olio (oil and garlic) sauce. Sautee a little fresh garlic in some good quality olive oil. When the garlic has softened but hasn't browned, take it off the heat and add some olives, artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes or even just some parmesan cheese, then toss the cooked pasta through the mix.
Similar techniques can be used to dress up other joke snacks (see the recipes for penis cakes tip).
Friends need to be understanding about a bride's wish to avoid an attention-attracting situation, but still recognize that it is her special night out. Keep a look-out for things that will signify the bride-to-be's status but still allow her to keep a low profile. See how she would feel about wearing a fashionable t-shirt with 'bride' on it, or even just a bachelorette drink bottle. If all else fails, a simple bachelorette party drink koozie should be low-profile enough for any bride-to-be.
So, you want an X-rated cake but don't want to drop the cash on one at a bakery that specializes in them? Those things can be pricey and there are other naughty suggestions on bachelorette party refreshments. Many adult stores sell X-rated cake molds that can assist you with your erotic cake decorating endeavors. Chances are that an occasion will arise where you or someone else will want to use it again or you could always sell it on eBay. Pick one up and get cooking.
Erotic cake pans work with any cake mix that you pick up at the grocery store or make from scratch. Don't forget the icing! Depending on what kind of flesh tone you're going for, playing around with food coloring can help you achieve it. Start out with white icing and mix colors until you reach your desired hue.
Looking for suggestions on bachelorette party refreshments? Try making a little something for your guests to take home. If you prefer that the goodies you send home with your guests are more sweet than naughty, get cookin'! Bake up batches of sugar cookies and paint cute messages on them in icing (Lizzie's Night, Last Fling, Girls Night, etc.). Pack them up in little baggies tied up with bows and labeled with each guest's name. This is a cheap goodie giveaway that is sure to earn smiles for it's personal feel. *If you want to add a tiny bit of naughtiness to the treats, attach each bundle to a penis sucker (so that they resemble hobo knapsacks).
There comes a time when girls must band together for a greater good. In an effort to collect cash for the future bride, have each guest wear a candy necklace and a name tag that reads "suck for a buck" or "bite me for a price." It's inevitable that curious men will approach. And, when you've caught someone's attention, inform him that he can have a tasty nibble for a price.
If you go the "bite me for a price" route you're at liberty to request whatever amount you'd like for each bite (depending on the attractiveness of the guy, of course). There are a large amount of candy pieces on each necklace so, depending on how many ladies are present, it's likely that you will earn a large stash of cash for the bride-to-be.
Bachelorette parties are meant to be a blast and you'll definitely want all of the girls to remember it fondly. As a reminder, send each lady home a little something. As party favors go, unless you know each of the girls quite well (which is highly unlikely) it will be hard to give everyone something personal. While you won't be able to find just one item that that will please all of your attendees, perhaps if you provide a fun mix you'll have a better shot.
Make up goodie bags for all of the guests. Start by filling cellophane bags with colored tissue paper or streamers and adding naughty confetti (in little penis shapes, of course). Next, toss in some penis candy or perhaps a penis sucker. Penis-shaped sippie cups are always a big hit, as are diamond ring-shaped shotglasses. Tie each bag up with a ribbon and start passing them out.
*If you really want to send them home with a vivid memory, take a bunch of polaroids of the group to date and pass out.
Looking for suggestions on bachelorette party refreshments that are naughty but easy to pull off? Just because you missed out on Erotic Cake Decorating 101 (or don't have the time for it) doesn't mean that you can't get the same message across with different types of foods. If baking doesn't fit into your schedule but you still want to put those penis-shaped baking pans to good use, use them to serve snack items like chips and pretzels.
You can even order serving bowls with sexual pictures printed inside so that whoever scores that last hunk of hummus will get an even bigger treat. Now, you obviously won't have enough sexually suggestive serving dishes for the entire spread so cover your nonsuggestive platters with suggestive foods. Yes, ladies, break out the mini wienies and chocolate-covered bananas and plop them down next to the bratwurst and the meatballs.
If you don't have the time or the artistic capabilities to create a detailed penis cake but you still want to make something homemade for your friend's bachelorette party, don't worry. There are much simpler options. If you're married to the cake idea, try baking some cupcakes with a simple mix from the grocery store.
When the cupcakes are cool, ice them and dust them with naughty sprinkles (you can find these on many online sites or in some adult fun stores). You'll still get that deliciously tasteless look with half the work. If you're willing to go another direction, penis cookies are a great idea. Order some penis cookie cutters (available on sites like bachelorettesuperstore.com) and you can create baked phalluses effortlessly.
*As it is highly unlikely that you will have everything you need laying around, make sure that you order or pick up the items that you need well before the night of the party.
Want to have a bachelorette party that all ages can enjoy? If the bride's younger siblings and relatives are on the guest list or if naughty parties just don't interest the bride, consider a tasty alternative, put together an all dessert buffet.
When you send out the invitations, ask each guest to bring her own dessert (it might be a good idea to assign desserts so you don't have repeats). Lay out some festive table cloths, break out that bachelorette party plates and napkins, and, for goodness sake, don't forget to provide the best dessert of all: the bachelorette party cake.
Stumped on dessert ideas? Here a some suggestions: cupcakes, brownies, cookies, lemon squares, chocolate mousse, cheesecake, muffins, sundaes, banana splits, etc. A word to the wise: be sure to plan this event far enough in advance that the bride will be able to squeeze into her wedding gown on the big day!
If the bride puts her foot down and forbids the silly veils, inflated condoms and penis cuddly toys, don't despair. There are subtle ways to indicate to outsiders that you are a bachelorette party without going crazy, without spending large sums of money on t-shirts and without isolating everyone.
Consider giving each guest a personalized drink bottle to keep tabs of their drinks throughout the night. Going out for the evening and can't take drinks with you? Look at smaller items such as bachelorette or penis straws to dress up the drinks. Provide guests with name tags or drink koozies to have them join in the fun.
So your laying out the spread and you feel like you could really use some suggestions on bachelorette party refreshments? Don't let your buffet come across stale, go for a truly unique theme instead. Treat the ladies at your bachelorette party to an all-aphrodisiac smorgasbord. Calm down, it's easier than you think.
Believe it or not, there are more aphrodisiacs out there than oysters. Here are some others: asparagus, truffles, honey, raspberries, avocados, bananas, chocolate, carrots, figs, licorice, pineapples, strawberries, vanilla and wine. In order to truly capture the theme, be sure to play some melodious music in the background and fill the room with candles. And, when everyone has finished their "feel good" plates, be sure to break out the bachelorette party cake and toast the bride while everyone enjoys a slice (don't let the food take your mind off of who this event is really for).
No bachelorette party is complete without a penis cake! Okay, maybe there are some that are but they can't be nearly as much fun, right? If you want to get a phallic cake there are plenty of naughty bakeries that would be happy to oblige.
Thumb through the yellow pages and call around. You might even want to go into a few of the bakeries and flip through their books to pick out exactly what you would like. Don't be embarrassed, rest assured that you're not the first person to step into this place and request such a thing, this is their business afterall. It's a good idea to let the person behind the counter know that you are throwing a bachelorette party so they can show you some of the more popular items. Who knows, they might even be able to suggest a theme and give you decorating ideas.