07/27/2015 11:31 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

What's Trending for Bachelorette Parties This Summer

Bachelorette party season is in full swing, and bridal parties are getting more creative than ever when it comes to planning the event. Gone are the days of throwing on a pink sash and heading to the local bar. Whether you are traveling to someplace exotic or hanging close to home, there are tons of unique ways that you can add a little extra pizzazz to the bash. Here's what's popular this summer (bonus: many of these trends are totally wallet-friendly!)

Throwing an Epic Pool Party

It's been a hot and humid couple of months, and that means everyone is flocking to the nearest pool to cool off. Sure it's easy to book a hotel with a killer pool scene, but to really up your pool party game, you will need great favors! Monogrammed beach towels, fun pool floats, and cute beach hats will make it a bachelorette party to remember.

Photo by Sophie Loghman

Having a Professional Photo Shoot

We all want that perfect Instagram photo to share, right? It can be challenging to capture the perfect shot though, especially when you just want to focus on celebrating with the bride-to-be! Businesses like Flytographer will send a local professional photographer to snap some amazing candid pictures of you and your girlfriends. The final product makes for a pretty incredible gift for the bride!


Photos by Flytographer

Using a Creative Hashtag

Once you have those perfect bachelorette party photos, you are going to want to share them! Fun hashtags aren't just for weddings anymore. Put your thinking caps on and brainstorm a unique phrase to use. A play on words that incorporates the bride's new last name is a good place to start. Remember: check the hashtag before using it to make sure it isn't extremely popular. It's more fun (and useful) if your group is the only one using the hashtag that you choose.


Customizing the Decorations

Whether you are decorating a hotel room, your apartment, a rental house or even a private dining room at a restaurant, having cute decorations is key to wowing your guests. You can keep the decorations classy with gold balloons, detailed napkins, pretty tassels, and sparkly cake toppers. Go the extra mile and incorporate the bride's name or upcoming wedding date included in the décor.

Photo by Pretty in the Pines

Rocking Flower Crowns

Sparkly tiaras and fake veils are out, and bohemian flower crowns are in! It's always fun to hit the town in matching accessories so that your group really stands out. However, it can get boring to wear the same items to every bachelorette party that you attend. This season women are ditching the more traditional bachelorette party accessories and opting for flower crowns that have a summery vibe. Look for bright and cheery ones that will really pop in your group photos!

Photo by Socialfly

Anything With Pineapples

Everyone is in love with pineapples this summer! They give off a tropical vibe and obviously taste incredible. Whether you use them as table decorations, blend them into a signature cocktail, or hand them out as party favors, they are sure to be a big hit with your group of friends.

Photo via @thebachparty