Do bachelorette parties have favors? What is the cost of bachelorette party favors? And who should pay for bachelorette party favors anyway? If these questions are rattling your brain while you plan the greatest bach bash ever, that’s a good sign: anyone who has ever planned a bachelorette party has wondered these very same things. You really don’t know how much work and planning go into a great bachelorette party until you’re in charge of one, am I right? Lucky for you, I’ve planned and attended many bachelorette parties, so I know a thing or two or twenty about the best bachelorette party favors (plus all the rules and etiquette that goes into planning the perfect bachelorette bash). In this post, we’ll focus solely on bach party favors; in an upcoming post, we’ll shift the focus to give you tips on bachelorette party supplies and decorations.
Let’s start by covering the basics of party favors for bachelorette parties.
Does a Bachelorette Party Have Favors?
Ah, great question: do bachelorette parties have favors? The answer: yes! Every bash I’ve ever attended always provided great bachelorette party favors for guests. This doesn’t mean they were luxury bachelorette party favors, or ridiculously big or expensive; in fact, some of the best were low key bachelorette party favors. I especially remember the useful party favors: bags, wine glasses, or keychains that I’ve held onto for years now.
Can you have a bachelorette party and NOT have favors? Of course! They’re not mandatory, but they are a heck of a lot of fun. :)
Who Gives Bachelorette Party Favors?
If you’re wondering who is in charge of favors at a bachelorette party — who gives them, supplies them, buys them, provides them, etc. — the answer is the host! If you are the host of a bachelorette party then you are the one who is in charge of providing bachelorette party favors for guests. Most of the time, the host is the Maid of Honor or a bridesmaid; even if the host is paying for most of the bachelorette party, the bridesmaids are expected to chip in and cover portions of the party, too.
How Much Do Favors Cost?
What is the cost of bachelorette party favors? Great question: this can vary greatly from party to party, and it depends largely on the size of the guest list. Most bachelorette parties are pretty small: many times, the bride simply wants to invite her bridesmaids and perhaps a few additional guests, and then the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom, if she wishes. I’ve attended bachelorette parties where the guest list was seven people, and I’ve also attended a party with over twenty guests. Once you’ve figured out the size of your party, then you can decide on your budget and figure out how much you can spend on the party favors. Ideally, you’ll spend most of the party budget on food, food/desserts, and snacks/drinks, decorations, and hotel arrangements (if you’re hosting at in a hotel room and having guests sleepover, or going to an Airbnb, or hosting it at your own home). Additional money will be set aside for entertainment and transportation; then, gifts for the bride and party favors.
Once you’ve figured all of that out (it seems like a lot, but don’t worry, you’ve got this!) you’ll have an idea how much you can spend on them. Now you can decide if you want to give luxury bachelorette party favors or cheap bachelorette party favors. Honestly, most bachelorette parties head to the side of cheap favors because it’s usually something small and fun to take home — there is no requirement for guests to take home luxury gifts! :)
Just because most of these are cheap bachelorette party favors doesn’t mean they won’t be appreciated, enjoyed, and found to be useful by guests. On our list of the best bachelorette party favors (we’ll get to it in a minute), we’ve carefully curated each favor and selected it because guests always rave or talk about how great it is, or how funny it was at the party, or how they are extremely useful bachelorette party favors. If it made the list, it’s awesome; as a bonus, it’s also probably cheap, especially because many are bachelorette party favors in bulk to make ordering so easy (+ affordable) for any size party!
Word to the wise? Unless you have a ridiculous luxury gift you’re giving away to everyone, cheap bachelorette party favors are just fine! It is supposed to be a “little something”, just a favor for guests to take home; don’t overthink it and definitely don’t overspend on it!
*NOTE: If the bride wants to give something special as bachelorette party gifts to her guests, she may! However, if she doesn’t mention it or have something special in mind — like tees for the entire group or something along those lines, as a gift from her — then the host generally buys the bachelorette favors.
When Do You Give the Party Favors to Bachelorettes?
So, when do you give bachelorette party favors to guests? The best time is after dinner, during drinks, and before you go out for the evening. If you are using bachelorette party favors bags/kits/pinatas/etc., it is best to display them on a table to add to the decorations at the party. It’s fun, festive, and guests will be excited to open up the favors and see what is inside. As I’m writing this, it reminds me of those goody bags at a birthday party as a kid. And although it’s not quite the same, and you’re not impatiently waiting for the goody bag as an adult vs. when you were a child, it still is a fun thing to bring home a party favor — isn’t it? :) Ah, the little things in life!
Are Bachelorette Party Favors Only For Bridesmaids?
Favors are not to be given solely to bridesmaids but given as take-home gifts to all guests in attendance. I think this causes confusion because most of the time, the only attendees of the party are bridesmaids, so in that case, yes. But if anyone else is coming to the party — cousins, colleagues from work, BFFs, future sisters-in-law, anyone else not in your bridal party, etc. — they should receive a party favor, too.
Where to Buy Bachelorette Party Favors?
If you’re wondering where to get bachelorette party favors, here’s some exciting news: you can stay in your pajamas, sip wine or coffee, and order all of these party favors online! This entire list features the best bachelorette party favors Etsy has to offer, since we love handmade + supporting small business (yay!) Every shop you support below is a small independent business, and as an added benefit, you can ask questions or request custom orders directly by the maker of the product. In addition to supporting small biz, you’re also buying the most unique bachelorette favors around. Handmade = made with love, and no two are exactly the same!
In our list below, you’ll easily see where to buy bachelorette party favors by clicking on the link of the shop to make your purchase.
What Are the Best Bachelorette Party Favors?
In this section, we’ll talk about the best bachelorette party favors — and, it turns out, the ones that get guests talking are the useful bachelorette party favors you can actually hold on to and use for years to come; also, unique bachelorette party favor ideas that you haven’t seen done a dozen times over always a good idea.
Now that you know pretty much everything you need to know about favors, let’s get some ideas! These classy bachelorette party favors are things she can bring home and use, enjoy, or treasure for years to come as a token of your appreciation for attending the party. We hope you enjoy the list!
Best Bachelorette Party Favors
Here is our list of the best bachelorette party favors: where to buy them, what the best bach party favors are for 2020, and which presents your guests will love to take home. Many of these are also cheap bachelorette party favors: your guests will rave about these party favors and you’ll love the price! Enjoy!
1. Bride Claws Can Coolers
Ain’t no laws with Bride Claws! Ha! These slim-fit can coolers are way too much fun. Guests will take home these favors and use them all summer long. By StagandHen.
2. Bachelorette Party Cups
These cheap bachelorette party favors are each guest’s cup to fill up all night long! I love the colors available and the fun gold-foil writing on the cups to make the lettering really pop. By LizzieFrostGifts.
We’re also going nuts over these stadium cup favors, spotted at BubblyAndBash.
And these re-usable stadium cups by Paces Lane.
Also loving this set by YippeeDaisy.
3. Mini Piñatas
Wait, are you having a llama bachelorette party, fiesta bachelorette party, pineapple bachelorette party, etc. and you’re NOT already giving these great bachelorette party favors to guests? Why the heck not?! ;)
These mini piñatas are so cute and you can fill ’em up with mini gifts inside like lip balm, hair ties, candy, mini bottles of liquor, makeup, and silly inappropriate confetti! Too fun, get it now at LulaFlora.
TIP: These are also the best bachelorette party favors that DOUBLE as an activity for your guests to open!
Here are just a FEW of these sweet bach party favors!
I love these champagne pinata favors! They’re amazing for a champagne themed bachelorette party.
4. I Do Crew Bandana Favors
5. Bachelorette Party Tumbler Favors
Or these! By ModParty.
6. Stainless Steel Wine Tumblers
My sister recently attended a bachelorette party and she got a stemless wine tumbler as a favor. She loves it! These are the best bachelorette party favors in terms of functionality; they come with a straw and they’re not just for wine. Fill them up with anything! I have a similar one that I fill up with coffee and it keeps it piping hot. For wine, beer, or soda, it keeps your drink super cold. Perfect gift for bachelorettes! By PreppyPineappleShop.
Also loving these… it just proves that every shop offers a totally different style, so there’s something for everyone! By LimeandCo.
And these cool tumblers look like marble! By DaisyPaperie.
Prefer champagne tumblers? These are super cheap bachelorette party favors that look so charming! By MilestoneStory.
7. I’ll Bring the Bad Decisions Hats
Protect your faces from the sun with these adorable hats which are also hilarious! Who is bringing the bad decisions and which one of you is bringing the alibi? :) By MarysMonogramandMore.
8. Bachelorette Party Favor Tattoos
In the realm of bachelorette party favors, tattoos are one of the hottest trends. Here are a few tattoos your bachelorettes will get a kick out of using at the party.
These are so much fun to wear around town! By ShopTattitude.
These bachelorette party favors can be printed with the groom’s face, a custom hashtag, photo of the couple with “#CoupleGoals”, etc. Custom designs available, too. These are a HUGE hit for bachelorette parties and everyone will love showing them off around town. By Dunkirk Designs.
Here are bachelorette party favors designed for a NOLA Bach Bash!
9. Bachelorette Party Sun Hat Favors
Who wouldn’t LOVE a sun hat to take home as a party favor? I’m putting this as one of the most useful bachelorette party favors ever. Bonus points for the cute embroidery and those darling pom-poms! By Stag and Hen.
10. Bachelorette Party Favors Lip Balm / Lip Gloss Ring
This is one of the most brilliant DIY bachelorette party favors yet! You know those EOS lip balms you can buy? Not only do they make your lips super soft, but they make really cute party favors, too. These diamond ring cutouts make it easy to insert an EOS lip balm inside! By BonChicWedding.
To make these bachelorette party favors in bulk, buy them here. The blue ones are called “Sweet Mint” and they look super cute with the rings; you can opt for pink lip balms if you prefer in Honey Apple.
If you prefer a different style, here’s a Bride Squad lip balm from TeamHen that is pretty cute.
Or, if you prefer a lip balm pot, these are great favors handmade by The Favor Stylist. I like the saying on these: “Kiss the single life goodbye!”
11. These Babe Tees for Bachelorettes
One of the most popular favors for bachelorettes: tees and tank tops! But these aren’t just any bachelorette tees. These are the kind of shirts your crew will actually wear again! These useful bachelorette party favors can be worn around town with the whole crew and worn any time! These are easily THE cutest bachelorette party shirts ever, and I love how they say “Babe” instead of just “Bachelorette”. So fun and the colors are amazing! By ShopLuvOlive. P.S. There are more styles in the shop including bodysuits, sleeveless tanks, jackets, and so much more.
Also obsessing over this style of tees spotted at KnotandHitch.
12. Bachelorette Party Sunglasses Favors
Who doesn’t love a custom pair of party shades? These are hand-personalized by The Green Bridal Boutique.
Looking for heart-shaped sunglasses favors? These make great party favors! By ModParty.
13. Bachelorette Party Favors Bags / Hangover Kits
These bachelorette party hangover kits are a fun addition to your party and make great favors to take home or use at the party itself. The muslin bags are personalized with a large cross in glitter, along with the bride’s name and ‘bachelorette party’ on it. By Graceful Greeting Co.
This is a fun DIY bachelorette favor you can make at home since you fill-up the bags yourself with anything you’d like! What goes inside a hangover kit, you ask? Great question: headache medicine, breath pints, mini bottles of water, makeup remover towelettes, and more are just a few suggestions!
You can tie them around mini bottles of champagne for a fun toast: champagne bottle labels are available at Tea and Becky to make them extra special.
Or these fun black-and-gold labels by PreppingParties.
You can buy mini champagne bottles from here.
14. Hair Ties
Hair ties make great bachelorette favors you can wear at the party to keep your hair back, and they’re also useful for any time after the bash. We found a few different designs, depending on your own personal style.
RIBBON HAIR TIE FAVORS
These ribbon hair ties are so cute in person, I even have some and love to wear them all over the place. By KUULY’S.
These “girls just wanna have sun” hair ties are definitely my favorite!
NO-KINK HAIR TIE FAVORS
Cute hair ties on a personalized tag! Just gift + enjoy! By CheriArome.
Need bachelorette party favors wine tasting themed? Here’s a style for it!
And these fun scrunchie hair ties are fashionable and useful bachelorette party favors! By Symbolic Imports.
I’m really digging this shade of blue, too! By BlueEyedThreads.
15. Turkish Towel Beach Blankets
Need bachelorette beach favors? You’ve got it! These Turkish towels are amazing quality and can be used in a variety of ways. Beach towel favors are one of the biggest trends for weddings right now, and they’re also affordable + useful bachelorette party favors, too! They look like blankets, but they are also absorbent like a towel. By KalkedonTowels.
16. Bachelorette Party Koozies
Looking for bachelorette party koozies or can cooler favors? These are some cute ones your gals will love to use.
Prefer the regular size can coolers? Here ya go!
Planning a flamingo themed party? There’s a can cooler for that! By MelissaLynneDesign.
Also loving these: can coolers with the groom’s face! By SymbolicImports.
17. Fanny Packs
These bachelorette party fanny packs are so much fun — and, to be honest, they’re quite affordable! These cheap bachelorette party favors can hold your essentials for a night on the town! I love the Leopard print! By LuckTen.
For a slightly different style with script, check out these bachelorette fanny packs by CelebrationsDesigns.
18. Sleep Mask Favors
These sleep masks are fun for the party + can be used forever after. If you’re looking for bachelorette party favors glitter inspired, these are IT! By Brant Point Prep.
19. Personalized Compact Mirror Favors
These mirror favors are customized + oh-so-cute! These are true gifts your bachelorette party guests will take home and use for years to come. By OneTeamBlessed.
20. Mani Thanks Nail Polish Favors
In this photo, the tag is customized for a bridal shower; however, you can get yours custom-made for a bachelorette bash. Cute idea! Just add the tags to your favorite bottles of nail polish. I prefer Essie polish; it lasts a long time and it only takes a coat or two to look perfect. You can buy nail polishes in bulk here. Tags by PinkFoxPapercrafts.
For bachelorette party favors winter themed / holiday, go with these mistletoes!
These nail polishes work great as bridal shower favors, too!
21. Keychain Bangle Bracelets
These unique keychain bangle bracelets are definitely functional take home gifts for your guests. These bangle bracelets double as a keychain holder. I like the tassels and the initial charm! By TartDesignCo.
22. These Inappropriate Straws and Drink Pouches
23. Take a Shot I’m Tying the Knot
Put these hang tags on your favors for a fun addition to a western themed bach bash. By RPSCbyCiaoAnnie.
24. Luggage Tags
I’ll admit, this one had me saying, “Awwwwwwww!” By LetterandLeather.
25. Portable Silicone Wine Glasses
These no-break wine glasses are made of silicone and are great for travel + poolside! Cheap, too! By BachEssentials.
26. Ring Pop Favors
For cheap favor ideas you know they’ll enjoy, give ’em ring pops! By TieTheKnotShoppe.
Brides: if you’re having a small bachelorette party with just the bridesmaids, now is a great time to start using those bridesmaid robes or getting ready outfits you’ve been holding onto. Why wait until just the morning of the wedding to enjoy them, especially if you’re going to be lounging for an entire bachelorette party weekend? These are beautiful (love the blue + the pattern!) and affordable, too. By MagnoliaBlueSouth.
28. Camp Mug
Glamping? Roughin’ it? Planning a girls bach weekend in a cabin? There’s a mug for that and it’s freaking awesome. By DesignsUnbridled.
29. Makeup Bag
These cheap makeup bags make great party favors for your bachelorette! I love how they’re personalized, too. By ModParty.
30. Cheap Champagne Flute Favors
These are shatterproof plastic and make a totally affordable yet personalized party favor to give to the bachelorettes. By ModParty.
31. Bachelorette Favor Bags
Now that you know the best bachelorette party favors to give, HOW do you give them to your guests? That’s easy! If they’re small, you can just set them out on a table for guests to grab. If you’re giving guests a few small favors in a gift bag, use one of these personalized bachelorette party favors bags by RachelCarl so guests can keep their take-home gifts in one place.
And last but not least… every great bachelorette party adds a fun sash to the bride. Browse our top picks: 31 Unique (+ Fun!) Bride To Be Sash Ideas.
Another fun idea: a fun headband for the bride! You can get this one and so many other styles at FestiveGal.
So, what do you think of these bach party favors? Do you prefer cheap bachelorette party favors or luxury ones? What are the best bachelorette party favors on this list? Tell us in the comment box below!
Where to Buy Bachelorette Party Favors
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Happy Bachelorette Party Planning!