Palm Springs Bachelorette Party

“People Let Me Tell You About My Best Friend”

– Harry Nilsson

Bachelorete Party Weekend at Avalon Palm Springs Hotel

Not to brag or anything, but I’ve got a pretty awesome girl gang. One lady in particular has always been the yin to my yang… the Thelma to my Louise, the Rachel to my Monica – Ren to my Stimpy.  So when my bestie asked me to be her Matron of Honor, I was thrilled to say the least. Instantly I screamed with joy, and about 10 seconds later, I started planning the Bachelorette Party. I was determined to make this a memorable fling before the ring  and here’s a peek as to how it all unfolded.

I’d love to say our fun weekend magically came together with the snap of my fingers, but it didn’t. It took months of prep and careful consideration for what I thought the Bride wanted. Here’s a handful of things I needed in order to create the ultimate Bachelorette Party.

Location: The Avalon Palm Springs

MOH Tip: Know your gal pal. This is not the Bachelorette Party you wish you had, or plan on having. Your Bride has wants and needs for the weekend (just like she does for her wedding) so it’s important to consider those expectations. Some of our best getaways in the past have been in Palm Springs lounging by the pool, sipping drinks and floating on oversized inflatables… so I knew this was her sweet spot. Once I had the “okay to go” from the group, I ran with it. I shopped around for hotels and compared resorts along with VRBO rentals, but in the back of my mind there was only one option – her dream destination, a place we’ve always wanted to stay, The Avalon Palm Springs (formerly the Viceroy). Everything from the pool, to the service is superb – and the breathtaking views are the icing on the cake. There’s really nowhere else in Palm Springs that can even hold a candle to the Avalon. 

Envision. Shop. Accessorize.

After nailing down the location and setting up suites for our Girl Gang at The Avalon, I had a vision of the ladies arriving to an cabana oasis by the pool. I knew their drive would be long (and that the Palm Springs weather would be serving up 100+ degree temps), so a decked out cabana would be just the thing to get our group in the mood to party. Once I knew the who, what, when, where and of course the WHY- I dug deep for that inner party planner only Pinterest knew I had in me and when to town. 

We quickly themed the weekend to be “Flamingo Fun” and incorporated all things pink, bright and sparkly. Being the glitter freak that I am, everything was shiny and colorful. The table scape was littered with gifts, snacks and booze. To accompany the heat, we stocked the pool with a giant inflatable swan, that we affectionately named Kim Kardashian, and a dozen pink flamingo drink holders.

Here’s how everything turned out. (Caution: Confetti Ahead!)

Bride and Groom Flamingos | Cake Stand | Bracelets | Printable Pineapple Garland | Florals | Pineapple Confetti Poppers | Bridal Party Headbands

Booze and Snacks

A Bachelorette Weekend isn’t the time to run out of Champagne. Think of the number of bottles you’ll need, then double it. Also, consider that when you drink you need to hydrate and eat! This may have gotten the best of us at past Bachelorette Parties but I was determined right this rookie wrongdoing. Feast your eyes on our yummy spread.

Ice Cream |  Bracelets

Dress The Part & Pack Accordingly

Three days of lounging by the pool, brunches, dinners and clubs can fill up that suitcase rather quickly. The goal pre-Palm Springs was to carefully scout items that I could bring for me and my friends- because if I am being honest, we all pack to share with one another (a bonafide Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants). I’m happy to report that clothing-wise we nailed it, and here’s the proof in the pudding.

Wysh BoutiqueLa Femme Chic Consignment 

Pictures Pictures Pictures

When you love what your wearing and the friends that you’ve surrounded with, you find yourself taking picture after picture. So logically we had to have a photo booth. Our amazing suite had fun black and white wallpaper so we paired that with the perfect Palm Springs photo booth props from The Prop Shop by Tweedle Dee Designs!

Palm Springs Photo Booth Props

 

I can not even express how much fun we had this weekend. Thank you to everyone who pitched in, it was truly a team effort. Also, thank you to the Bride for picking me to plan such a  special getaway. She’s always been there for me and I’d be proud to stand next to her while she marries an amazing man.

Photography by Ariana Velazquez

Hotel: The Avalon Palm Springs

 

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18 thoughts on “Palm Springs Bachelorette Party

  1. Wow, this looks so fun! I love a good bachelorette party, and this is surely one of the best I have seen. I am green with envy! Invite me next time, haha. 😉

  2. Part of me starts to feel very single and bitter when my friends get married and have bachelorette parties, but at the same time I love going to their parties. They are always so fun! Sometimes it can get a little crazy but not common with my group of friends. Looks like you had fun!

  3. A bachelorette party with your best friends in Palm Springs? That sounds like heaven! The decorations look so cute and you definitely had a great time! So fun.

  4. That party looks so cute and that is a dream bachelorette party! Makes me wish I had done the same thing for mine. So fun!

  5. The decor of this party is beyond cute! I love the little party favors and items like the photo booth props. They really add a fun flare to the whole party. I am definitely going to reference this for my next party!

  6. That pink crop top ensemble is so cute! It definitely fits in with the theme/color scheme of the party. So fun ad girly! I absolutely love it.

  7. Ahh, I am obsessed with this party! I wish I was there; that is how cute it is! You were all on point with the decorations, it looks so cute. Fabulous!

  8. Gorgeous decor and I really love the photo booth idea. Really fun looking and perfect for a bachelorette party. I am in love!

  9. The food looks divine and perfect to combine with champagne. I am sure that you had a fabulous time and a lot of fun. It sounds and looks like a great time for sure!

  10. I may have to give in ad agree with you on that opening statement! Your friend group is definitely one of the best. Surely one of the best and most fun that I have seen. Very cute!

  11. Those photos are amazing, and look very fun! That popcorn seems very yummy, too. I am jealous! I actually have a bachelorette party coming up soon and I can only hope that it is as fun as this. Amazing!

  12. This looks like such an amazing party! You nailed it! The yummy food, fun decor and activities, everything is flawless. Beautiful.

  13. Lovely decor! I cannot think of a prettier place to hold such an event. If I lived closer to that area, I would do the same. So pretty and you sure seemed to have a great time.

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