Misc. Tips

Tip #24: Party Favors

Feb 18 2011 08:37 AM

It looks like I’m having more trouble getting off the topic of gifts than I thought! Another thought occurred to me the other day – there’s been all this talk about gifts to get the bachelorette, but I completely forgot about all the other guests! How rude of me! Now, I know, the party isn’t for them, but don’t you remember going to birthday parties as a kid and always hoping for a goodie bag? I know I did! If you’re nostalgic like me for that sort of thing, and want to give all the guests something to remember the party by (as if the pictures won’t be enough!) you could always make up a small goodie bag for everyone. And one for yourself, of course, too! So for this post I looked for some things that I thought would go good in a goodie bag like that, and here’s what I found. These are just some suggestions, though, use your imagination and fill it with whatever you can think of!

The first thing I found was this penis-shaped lipstick. How appropriate is that? It combines two things every girl loves: lipstick, and, well, penises. Or things shaped like them, anyways! Definitely a funny gift everyone will love to get, if you ask me.

And with that same idea, two more penis-shaped items I found – whistles and erasers! Yeah, I know an eraser is kind of a lame gift to receive, but hey, you can never have too many penis-shaped items at your bachelorette party, am I right? But of course, there’s one thing no goodie bag would be complete without…

Candy, of course! This is just one example I found, any candy will work, but these are penis-shaped and come in small individual serving-size packages so I thought they might be an appropriate idea.

If you’re on a tight budget, I wouldn’t recommend springing for the goodie bags. The party is all about the bachelorette, you want to make the night unforgetable for the bride-to-be above everybody else. But if you can afford it, I think everyone will love it if they get a little something to remember the night by, too – a truly great bachelorette party should be a night that no one there ever forgets!

See you next time,

Tip #23: Gift Bags

Feb 10 2011 04:55 PM

I was thinking about what to talk about next, after the two posts about gift bags, and I realized, what’s the natural next post? Gift bags, of course! After all, you want something appropriate to put those gag gifts in – or at least, I think you should. If you’re getting a funny gag gift like that, it’s only fitting that it come in an equally raunchy bag. Or even if you’re not, it’s good to have a bachelorette-themed bag for a bachelorette party – just like you use christmas-themed wrapping paper at christmas! So here are some of my favorite gift bags that I’ve found:

This first one is pretty standard. It’s bright, and colorful, and has penis and martini glass designs on it. That seems pretty appropriate! Or, inappropriate, depending on who you ask. After all, some people want their parties to be penis-free. I couldn’t find one that was completely innocent, but this looks a little better, at least:

Yes, this bag has a half-naked man on it. Sure, he might be half-naked, but at least it’s the top half, and everyone can appreciate that, right? There’s no penises, so I would think that this bag would be pretty safe for most bachelorette parties. It was the least raunchy thing I could find, anyways. If you need something less than this, maybe you’ll have better luck than me, and please let me know in a comment if you do! Now, these last two do make some raunchy references, but I think they’re a very interesting idea.

The first one has drink recipes on it and the second one has a list of dares for the bachelorette to try. They’re like interactive gift bags! It’s like a combination bag and gift list and a combination bag and party game! I thought this was a really clever idea. Although, again, some of the drink names and dares are a little inappropriate so they won’t work for every party, but when it will, I think it’s a fun way to add something to the party – just with something that normally gets thrown away! I understand that not everyone wants to spend a couple bucks when you can just use an old grocery bag, but what fun is that? If you’re willing to spring a few bucks, I think this would be a great investment that would make any gag gift just that much funnier.

See you next time,

Tip #22: Gag Gifts part 2

Feb 04 2011 08:02 AM

I told you all I’d find some more gag gifts online, so here I am back with more! A little disclaimer, these aren’t ones I’ve personally given before, but they look like the best ideas out of the ones I saw online. I tried my best to find some of the most unique and interesting ones, so I hope I can at least give you some ideas even if I can’t vouch for them personally!

This first one is… well, the picture kind of speaks for itself. It’s exactly what it looks like, a pair of inflatable boobs. I got a laugh out of the description – it’s cheaper than surgery! Well, that’s certainly true. I think this could be a very funny gag gift. After all, who doesn’t want a bigger pair of boobs? Or at least that’s what they say!

Speaking of boobs, if you’re not too concerned with the size of them but want something to cover them up instead, I also found this candy bra.I’m sure this would be great for some laughs, too, plus, it’s candy! What a practical gift! The website suggests you have guys at the bar eat it off of her… I don’t know about that, but I think it would be fun for her and her husband to use. I really like the idea of this, because unlike most gag gifts, it’s something that can actually be used, even if it’s just going to get eaten. After all, the way it gets eaten could mean some erotic foreplay for the bride and groom, and there’s nothing useless about that! But speaking of useless gifts…

It’s called Vagi-seal, and it just may be the weirdest, most unusual, potentially funniest gag gift I’ve seen. It’s a hilarious concept, and it really is the definition of a gag gift: it has no practical purpose at all. It’s just candy. I feel like I should probably mention that in case anyone gets the idea to buy this thinking it’ll actually work. It would be funny though. I can just imagine the look on some of my friends’ faces if I had gotten them this… it’s too bad I just found this now. Oh well. Hopefully some of you can benefit from my discovery, at least! I think that’s it for gag gifts, at least that I’m going to post, anyways. But if you find any more funny ones out there, feel free to post them as a comment!

See you next time,

Tip #21: Gag Gifts

Jan 28 2011 09:34 AM

Have you ever found yourself wondering whether or not you should take some sort of gift to a bachelorette party? It’s a good question. On one hand, it’s a party, so you naturally think you should, but on the other, it’s not like it’s a birthday party or Christmas or anything. What kind of gift would you even get? Well, it’s always been my policy, when I’m going to a friend’s bachelorette party, to get her a gag gift. Something that’s not at all serious (and admittedly doesn’t serve much practical use) but will get a good laugh out of everybody. Of course, a lot of the time these have to do with penises or sex, so it’s hard to find one if the bachelorette isn’t a fan of those kinds of jokes. But if she is, there are no shortage of options out there. If you’re interested in getting a gag gift but don’t really know what, I thought I’d give some examples here. Here are some that I’ve gotten for my friends before that I was able to find online.

This first one’s a blowjob kit which comes with gloves, an apron, and a hairnet – supposedly to be worn while giving a blowjob, to save the bachelorette from, well, making a mess, or being covered in one. I’m not a huge fan of this gift, but it’s good for a bachelorette who you have some joke with about blowjobs – that was the case when I gave it to my girlfriend. It seems like a gift that not a lot of people might want to give, but I might be wrong. Anyways, Here’s a more generic sex-themed one:

Yes, you read that right. That’s a thong that says “You may now fuck the bride.” It is, admittedly, a bit on the crude side, but that’s part of the charm. That’s what makes it so funny, I think. I laughed at this thong, and so did everyone at the party when I presented it to my friend the bachelorette. So I would definitely recommend that one, but not as much as this last one. This is by far my favorite gag gift I’ve ever gotten for anyone:

“Fundies.” Yep, that’s right. Underwear for two. These things are just absolutely hilarious. I got this for a friend once, and everybody at the party was asking where they could get a pair. They were a real hit. If there’s one gift I would recommend, it’s these. If you’ve got a sense of humor like mine (which you might not, mine is pretty weird) you’re already laughing at these, but if you’re not, trust me, you will be at the party.

I’m sure I can find more gag gifts online, so I’ll keep looking and post more next time. But in the mean time, hopefully these will tide you over and give you a good idea of what kind of gifts to get the bride-to-be.

See you next time,

Tip #20: The Price is Right!

Jan 20 2011 07:35 AM

No, no, I don’t mean the game show. Although I guess if the bride to be is a big fan of that you could watch that too. I just thought it would be a clever title for this post, because this post is about rightest price you can get: free! Bachelorette parties can be expensive. Believe me, I know. It helps if you get everyone coming (except the bride!) to chip in some money to buy things, but often times the majority of the financial burden is on the party planner. So I bet if you’re anything like I was, you can use every tip for cutting costs that you can get. So I thought I’d share some with you. I found a couple of free things online that I think could be of some use to all the thrifty party planners out there.

First, I found some free invitations in case you don’t want to spring for fancy ones like I talked about last time.

They’re not as high quality, and you have to print them out yourself, but you get what you pay for. They don’t look too bad for the price and the cop theme on the front is pretty funny. All in all, not a bad way to cut some costs, however little.

The other thing I found a way to do for free is entertainment. I’ve shared several games with you that have worked for me, and I’m sure you’ve found even more on your own. But those all, of course, cost money, and for most of them, it’s no small amount. Well, I found some free alternatives for those, too. I found a free scavenger hunt and a marriage word scramble. There’s also those two versions of bingo I posted about way back in tip #11. These all look like fun, if a little basic, games. Sure, they’re not flashy or creative like some others out there, but they’re a pretty good free alternative.

Okay, that’s all for now. If any of you have any more tips for how to cut costs for parties, I’d love to hear them and I’m sure the other readers would too.

See you next time,