My Best Friend’s Wedding: Baseball Game Bachelorette Party

This past weekend was my best friend B’s bachelorette party.  We went to a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game and had a great time!  Planning a bachelorette party for a baseball game—or another alternative event—is a lot easier than you might think.  Here’s some tips based on what I learned during the planning process!

1. Plan a party based on your bride and decide WHO you’d like to include. For B, we knew right off the bat that a baseball game would be perfect for her.  She is a lifelong Brewers fan & is a pretty low-key gal, so something fun like tailgating at Miller Park (where the Brewers play) was perfect for her.  We also wanted to make sure the event would be fun for her mother & mother-in-law, and her little sisters (both of whom are not 21 yet).  Doing an “alternative” bachelorette party like this allowed all of them to participate!

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2. Decide WHAT you want the party to include. We knew we’d be tailgating & attending the baseball game, so we decided that we would make the party cost be one flat rate that all guests could pay that would include “everything.”  For the baseball game, the cost per guest was $40.  This included a game ticket (we went with the $15 variety), a bachelorette party t-shirt, and the tailgate food & condiments.  Everyone was to bring their own beverage & anything they wanted to eat or drink INSIDE the stadium was at their own expense.  This worked perfectly for our group.  We had everyone bring cash or make checks payable to me, and I took care of purchasing the food, tickets, & t-shirts.  Everyone brought chairs & such to the tailgate, but all food, condiments & supplies were provided.

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The bachelorette party t-shirts (left is the front, right is the back). 
I’ll be posting more about these in my next post!

3. KISS:  Keep It Simple, Stupid.  We met at one location, caravanned to the park, and everyone paid me ahead of time.  ONE person bought the tickets, the food, etc. so that we weren’t doling money out to several of us.  We kept the food simple too—hot dogs &  brats (so we didn’t have to buy more than one type of bun), simple condiments of ketchup, mustard & relish, chips, veggies, fruit, & cookies.  It was an easy and inexpensive menu to plan and execute.

B Bachelorette Party 002The Food Spread

4. Have fun with it!  If you’re a regular reader, you know that I LOVE to plan fun surprises and do crafty DIY stuff.  I made each guest a favor—a bachelorette party goodie bag—filled with baseball-themed stuff.  I hit up the Dollar Store & the Party Store for most of the fun supplies.  More on this in my next post.

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All in all I would say our baseball game bachelorette was a rousing success.  More to come on the party packs & the actual event!  Stay tuned.

What kind of fun bachelorette parties have you planned or attended?

See all of the posts in the My Best Friend’s Wedding series here:

My Best Friend’s Wedding:  Beezus
Shower Theme & Invitations
Shower Décor & Favors
The Bridal Shower: A Big Success!

My Best Friend’s Wedding:  KDoc
Dress Shopping

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11 responses to “My Best Friend’s Wedding: Baseball Game Bachelorette Party

  1. Adorable. Went off without a hitch, it seems. Another job well done.

  2. Jennifer

    Can’t wait to read about the favors and the event itself. As an avid baseball fan, I think this is such a creative idea for a bachelorette party!

  3. You are such a fantastic party planner! The goodie bags are super cute … and the t-shirts? Adorable. :)

  4. Totally love the idea of a baseball bachelorette! And thanks for the tips.. these will definitely come in handy in the future :)

  5. Sarah

    LOVE your shirt idea….we’re also doing a Brewer bachelorette party for my cousin. I’m in charge of the bachelorette party and wanted to know if you have any idea for “suck for a buck” baseball style. The shirts were adorable….I need to think of something creative to put on the back of ours yet. Well done…glad to know there are other lifelong Brewer fans that are GIRLS!! GO CREW!!!

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  8. Katrina

    I meant to post a comment on here and apparently left it on another page? lol. I love the t-shirts, where did you have them made? I am hosting a bachelorette party this summer to a SF Giants game. Thanks!

  9. amyc13

    Thanks for your nice comments! I got the t-shirts online from zazzle.com. The poem was written by one of the bridesmaids in our party, and I just used one of zazzle’s pre made designs.

    Sent from my U.S. Cellular® Android-powered phone

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  11. You’re so awesome! I do not think I have read through something like this before. So good to find someone with a few unique thoughts on this topic. Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This site is one thing that is needed on the internet, someone with a bit of originality!

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