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Bachelorette Party Tip of the Day #2 – Guest List

Guest List

Wehn making your guest list for the bachelorette party, you should focus on memories or meaning rather than going big. What is going to make this party memorable(in a good way) for the Bride? Should you invite EVERYONE she knows or just a few close friends. Mom? Grandma? Super gossip Aunt Sally? The most common size we see for bachelorette parties is 8 to 12 people. Beyond 12 it becomes more difficult to manage, to plan, and make decisions. Larger parties can be fun but make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons.

 

Tips for Planning Your Bachelorette Party

We have put together a few tips and pointers when choosing your  perfect bachelorette party with FireFly Group Events in Orange County or San Diego.

The secret of a good event is to plan ahead! We know how busy you are along with the responsibilities you have for the wedding. We know how stressful it can be planning an event, along with it being time consuming, that’s why the professionals at FireFly are here to help organize an event everyone is talking about for years to come. Each vendor we work with is a professional at what they do, they will take special care of you on your event – they say leave it to the experts, so we do.

Here are a few pointers:

  • You need to sit down with the bride and plan out the guest list. Chocolate making might not be good for the bride’s diabetic mother.
  • Think about the number of people you want to invite, up to 20 is usually a good number, any more and things might be hard to control and get out of hand
  • grannylapdanceSet the tone of the night, is it just your closest that are coming or will Grandma and your mother-in-law be invited as well – I am sure you don’t want your new mother in-law seeing you a little tipsy having a lap dance from a Chippendale!
  • Plan your bachelorette event a couple of months time prior to the big night or weekend – this will give you enough time for everyone invited to plan ahead, it also means you will definitely get the activities you have chosen.
  • Choose something unique for your event, remember this is a one off event for you and your friends and family to spend quality time together, cherish those relationships. Don’t waste it by just going out for dinner, then getting drunk and end up not remembering the fabulous event – there is more to life, so live it!
  • It is always a hassle collecting everyone’s money, especially when you don’t know everyone that is invited. With FireFly, you wont have to worry about this, you already have enough things to do. Everyone invited will log on and pay for their own seat, it means you wont be out of pocket if people don’t show up.
  • Decide if you want the bachelorette party to have a theme, think about what costumes, props and accessories you might need.  For example a burlesque theme. (check out our blog post to find some interesting themes)

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Stay tuned for our next Tips for Planning Your San Diego Bachelorette Party.

Tips for Planning Your Bachelorette Party – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our Tips for Planning Your Bachelorette Party.

  • Decide if you want the bachelorette party to have a theme, think about what costumes, props and accessories you might need.  For example a burlesque theme.
  • Keep in touch with the people invited on your event page, this helps if you need to arrange meeting times and places and any modes of transport.
  • Your event page will send out reminders for guests to pay, what to bring. You don’t want Auntie Carol showing up to a spa day without her swimsuit.
  • Not everyone will know each other so the event page will help get you and the other guests get acquainted before the event
  • Booking an event with FireFly will give you piece of mind when booking an event, we’ve found only the best vendors for your event. You don’t want to look like a let down before you have even gotten to the wedding day and your maid of honor duties
  • You will feel more at ease knowing that all the groundwork has been covered, remember we are the experts and it isn’t our first time!!
  • You will feel comfortable knowing that the brides future in-laws are comfortable as well.
  • Plan to have a good time and you will.

Good luck with planning the bachelorette party! If you’re in Orange County, Los Angeles, or San Diego check out our party packages -> http://www.fireflygroupevents.com

Bachelorette Party Idea – Scavenger Hunt & Wine Bar in Los Angeles

The best way to find a good time on your bachelorette party is with our  Scaventure! Once you’re done terrorizing the city of Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade on your scavenger hunt, you can head over to one of our favorite wine bars and unwind.  Over a glass of wine or 3, you can trade crazy scavenger hunt antics and relive the fun. Our Scaventure is perfect for your next birthday party, bridal shower, or bachelorette party in the Los Angeles area.

Not having your bachelorette party in Los Angeles? No problem, let us know where you’d like to host the hunt and we’ll help you make it happen. We’ve hosted parties in San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County, New Orleans and are adding more cities all the time.

What is a Scaventure?

Your Scaventure will be a series of challenges, findable objects, clues, trivia, and tasks that you will complete for big points. You’ll be racing the clock and the other teams to get 1st place. To win you’ll have to out think, outwit, out perform, and out create the other teams. It’s the perfect way to spend some time with the bride on her special weekend.

One of our group challenges... can you do it?

What kind of challenges are there?

We’ve packed your Scaventure with more than just challenges. You’ll have list of photos to take, items to find, and some required group challenges.  One example of a photo challenge is convincing a cute guy to remove his shirt for a group photo! In our Found items section we might ask you to bring back “Something hot”. We leave the interpretation of “hot” to you. It could be a packet of hot sauce or a picture of J-Lo. The group challenges are at assigned times and you’ll be competing as a team for big bonus points.  There is something for everyone in this scavenger hunt. We customize it to the bride because she’s the reason you’re all running around the city. =)

How many people do we need for the scavenger hunt?

The more the merrier! We can do it with as little as 6 people(price may vary) and as many as 50 or more. This is a popular event with joint bachelor parties and bachelorette parties.

What do we get at the wine bar?

A sophisticated good time with great drinks and atmosphere. You’ll have a private area just for your group in our favorite wine bar. In addition to great vintages we’ll make sure you’re well stocked with munchies. You’ll have cheese & fruit plates, hummus, bruschetta, and artisan pizzas to keep you going.

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Check out our Scaventure/Wine Bar package along with tons of great bachelorette party options - http://www.fireflygroupevents.com/girls/pack_details.php?pid=543

 

Bachelorette Party Tip of the Day – Bonding

Build in some Quality Time with the Bride

Choose something unique for your bachelorette party. Remember this is a one off event, a chance for you and your friends and family to spend quality time together. Cherish those relationships and use your time together wisely. Don’t waste it by only going out for dinner then getting drunk and end up not remembering the fabulous event – there is more to life, SO LIVE IT!

 

3 Great ideas for Bachelorette Party Cities

Love to travel?  Looking for great bachelorette party ideas? We’ve chosen  3  top cities to party in for your  bachelorette party.  We love these cities because they offer fun activities during the day time.  The nightlife is amazing and everything is in walking distance or a short cab ride.  There are plenty of quality restaurants, bars, lounges and nightclubs to choose from. Any of these places would make the perfect destination bachelorette party.

1. San Diego, CA - A sunny bachelorette getaway: The surf’’s up and there is plenty of outdoor activities to do in the sun.  For night time entertainment head to the Gaslamp District. Here your Bride will be spoilt for choice with about 150 restaurants, cool bars, lounges and clubs to dance the night away.  The excitement is never more than walking distance from party favorites like the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego.  We offer some amazing packages in San Diego for the bachelorette party. Find the perfect activity for you - http://www.fireflygroupevents.com/girls/build_it.php?city=San+Diego

2. Denver, CO - Join the Mile High Club: Fancy some meat ladies? Denver is well known for its large selection of high end steak houses. Meat isn’t just for men. Innovative chefs are making their mark in the Rocky Mountains. Did you know that Denver brews more beer than any other city in the U.S.  There are plenty of brewpubs, martini lounges and exclusive nightclubs to visit on your bachelorette party. Afterall, where there’s beer, there’s boys.  Downtown is where you will find the more popular crowd-pleasing venues, while in lower downtown you will find trendier more stylish places.   Between the rock climbing, paintball and spas you’ll never lack for daytime entertainment.

3. Boston, MA - A wicked good time bra: If you love sport, history or academics and drinking, then this is a city for you.  Along with its great music scene, art galleries, coffee shops, hip clubs and Irish Bars you’ll have lots of stimulation.  Boston is a great bachelorette party city because it’s compact, walkable, culturally rich and lets not forget the pubs. It’s a town know for it’s crazy fun party buses and a loving a good time.

Find the perfect idea for your bachelorette party http://www.fireflygroupevents.com/girls/build_it.php

Holiday Wishes in 2011 from your Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Experts

We had hundreds of people depend on us for the 2011 bachelor party and bachelorette party season!!! It was insane!!! A huge thanks to all of our Customer and Vendors for make us feel like we have friends. Have a great holiday season!!! (you can click the photo for a larger version)

 

 

Bachelorette Party Idea – Los Angeles Chocolate Making Class

Need a unique fun bachelorette party idea or girls night out? Love chcolate? Try getting your hands dirty yummy with one of our chocolate tasting adventures! You and your friends will be immersed in a world of chocolate in one of our super cute chocolate boutiques. Your bachelorette party never tasted soooo good! In your 90 minutes with a world class chocolatier  you’ll don chef hats and aprons, taste decadent bon bons, take a tour of the chocolate factory, and make your very own molded chocolate creation. You’ll get to pipe in the chocolate then sit back and enjoy a hot drink from the cafe while you wait for it to set. You’ll be able to choose molds that range from naughty to nice.  So Fun!!!

If you’re interested in a chocolate making experience in the Los Angeles area for your bachelorette party, birthday party, or girls night out we’ve got you covered. Try one of the packages below:

Chocoholic Poles Package – Pole dancing lesson then a chocolate making party

Not in the LA area? We also offer a chocolate tasting in San Diego:

Chocolate Goddess – Pole Dancing Lesson & Chocolate tasting that incorporates a wine pairing

Chocolate tasting can also be booked by itself. Give us a call at 877.267.1939 and we’ll get you started.

Destination San Francisco- Bachelor Party & Bachelorette Party Ideas

 

Bachelor parties and bachelorette parties cannot go wrong in San Francisco.  When we first set-up in San Francisco came across a huge number of party ideas. If you’re looking for a great alternative to Las Vegas try San Francisco. From great food and music scenes to the world famous trolleys it’s got it all. Downtown, North Beach, and all the colorful neighborhoods boast their own personalities and have flavor enough for everyone. Alcatraz keeps a sleepy watch over the gorgeous bay with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge looming overhead. Your bachelor party won’t be disappointed when you show them the grilling classes, stripper cruises, or night club tours. The bachelorette party will love the nightclubs, relaxing spas, and sailing adventures.

When we check out a city for the first time we look for a few things:

  • Transportation - is it easy to get around?
  • Proximity – Is everything ie. bars, clubs, hotels, etc close to each other? Are there some cool daytime excursions close to the area for the bachelorette party?
  • Saturation - Does the area have a strong selection of clubs, restaurants, bars, etc?
  • Safety – Would a group feel comfortable wandering around the streets at 2 in the morning?
  • Lodging – What’s the hotel or vacation rental situation?

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Party Bus Tips – Beware! – Bachelor Party & Bachelorette Party

Party Bus getting towedThe bachelor party or bachelorette party is where everyone loves to go big. We party like Charlie Sheen and spend money like Donald Trump and can’t remember much the day after. The transportation of choice is usually a stretched SUV limousine or tricked out party bus rental. When it comes to picking your VIP  limo transportation you need to be careful. If you do a search for Party Bus or limousine you’ll get a bazillion different companies trying to win you over. You’ll see cheap prices, free hours, free drinks, and more clamoring for your attention. Not all companies are created equal.  Here are a few things to watch out for:

1. Do they own their vehicles/fleet? We deal with a lot of companies but we won’t work with one that doesn’t own it’s own vehicles. There are a lot of limo brokers out there who resell limousine services. They take a booking then farm it out to the lowest bidder. This means they don’t have firsthand knowledge of the vehicle or driver.  We prefer to go to the source and book with companies that service their own vehicles and have regular drivers. Continue reading →