I think this last DIY box from Margaux at Harmony Creative Studio is my favorite: a glitter bachelorette party in a box! If you missed the other two fun boxes, you can see them here: Will You Be My Bridesmaid Box and Mail-Away Bridal Shower Box. Here’s Margaux…
When one of my good friends had her bachelorette party in her home town of Chicago, a $600 plane ticket was just not feasible for my budget. Instead I made a mini “Bachelorette Party In A Box,” hoping to contribute to the festivities even though I couldn’t be there in person.
I love the idea of a Glitter themed Bachelorette party – just imagine all your ladies dressed to the nines in sparkly dresses, using the fun props found in this box for an impromptu photo session. (Or you could go all out and surprise the bride by arranging for a professional photographer to do a mini-session with her bridal party in all their sparkly glory!)
One of the easiest ways to add quick color and fun to your DIY projects these days is washi tape – and we’ll use it a few times for this box. For a full list of materials and step-by-step instructions, click here.
Glittery goodies include festive straws, embellished balloons, a custom party banner, sparkly nail polish, and tubes of glitter.
For a fun game, Sparkles + Secrets is a sparkly take on Truth or Dare. Print out some cards filled with fun ways to draw a little attention to the group when you’re out on the town. Since you make them yourself, you can control how wild they get based on the temperament of the bride and her ladies. Dares (“Sparkles”) like Arm Wrestle A Sexy Stranger, or Unexpected Photo-Op, are fairly harmless yet fun. Or if you opt for a Secret, tell the group something about yourself that they don’t know – big or small, it’ll be a bonding experience, especially if your bridesmaids don’t know each other.
If you’re thinking about putting together a Bachelorette Party In A Box for someone you know, consider these general tips:
Consider Color: No one says you have to use hot pink. Think about your bride, the location and any theme you might already have decided on.
Less is more, I promise: Coco Chanel famously said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” I think this is great advice for almost anything. Clean, simple lines and shapes almost always work better for boxes like these, as opposed to an overdose of bows or other wrapping.
Make it Work: The items in your box should try to work off the same theme. Although it’s a perfectly nice little gift, it wouldn’t have made much sense to include a silver sleep mask in the box above. It would make sense, however, in a spa-inspired box. A little thought goes a long way!