We’ve sorted out seven themed party ideas – and where to have them – to send off the bride-to-be in style.
The weeks or months before a wedding can prove nerve-racking for a couple, what with preparing the guest list, attending dress fittings and finalising wedding details with a planner (worse still in the absence of one).
A bachelorette party or hen’s night is the best thing girlfriends can do for the bride-to-be to calm her nerves and celebrate her final days of singlehood before welcoming the blissfully married life. That said, the pressure now falls upon the bridesmaids to plan the perfect pre-wedding bash as a true symbol of sisterhood.
Not to worry, we’ve sorted out seven themed party ideas – and where to have them – to send off the bride-to-be in style and more importantly, anxiety-free.
Tropical eco-adventure getaway: The Andaman Langkawi
Being around nature never fails to put one at ease, whether at the beach or surrounded by forest greens. The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi offers both with its reef-to-rainforest setting, plus plenty of activities custom-made for pre-wedding celebrations under its Luxe Hurrah package. Guests can choose from a spa party at V botanical spa, a golf clinic at the Els Club, the thrilling Umgawa Zipline Adventure or island hopping by jetski in addition to a private BBQ dinner with 2-hours free flow of alcoholic drinks. W theandaman.com
Suite dreams in the city: Element Kuala Lumpur
For a quick and simple yet wistful hen’s night, there’s nothing like a slumber party sleepover. Malaysia’s tallest eco-friendly hotel, Element Kuala Lumpur offers just the pad for some private girl time, from a stylish studio to a three-bedroom suite. Each come with a fully equipped kitchenette, Signature Heavenly® Bed(s) and spa-inspired baths so you can bake, chat or relax over drinks all at the comfort of your own room. W elementkualalumpur.com
Rooftop pool party: Sheraton Petaling Jaya
If an intimate social gathering filled with cocktails and bites sounds more like your girl, then how about organising a rooftop pool party at Sheraton Petaling Jaya? Located on the 33rd floor of the newly refurbished hotel, the rooftop boasts panoramic views of the KL/PJ skyline, enjoyable from the al fresco dining setting of its Sala Bar. W sheratonpetalingjaya.com
Fun foodie escape: Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
While the bride-to-be may be following a strict diet to look her best on the big day, a fun foodie escape (read: major cheat day) may just be her secret craving. Perhaps a trip out of the Klang Valley to Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu will lessen the guilt; otherwise, we’re sure the hotel’s scenic views of the South China Sea will make a successful distraction as you treat her to an exquisite course dinner at FAVOLA or drinks at Azure Pool Bar. W lemeridienkotakinabalu.com
Fitness staycation: The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
On the other hand, a fitness staycation may be a good idea to help your girl get in good physical and mental shape before her wedding. With daily yoga classes, a WestinWORKOUT fitness studio, tennis courts as well as a variety of recreational sports on deck, The Westin Langkawi is where to go for a holistic wellness retreat. After the sweat sessions, sit back and relax at the private pool in your villa or unwind at the Heavenly Spa by Westin™. W westinlangkawi.com
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Full-on pamper ‘sparty’: The St Regis Langkawi
To ensure she’s well-pampered and completely rested before the long journey to “I do” begins, why not treat the bride-to-be to a full-on Sparty (spa party)? The Iridium Spa at The St Regis Langkawi offers an extensive range of services from facials to body massages to mani-pedi sessions and even a spa hi-tea to ensure every inch is taken care of – including the stomach. Meanwhile, there’s always a St Regis butler on-call to see to the rest of her needs. W stregislangkawi.com
An Italian bridal shower: Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Planning something totally unexpected? Surprise her with a bridal shower right in KL, so she can celebrate the occasion together with all her close friends and family. The Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur hotel presents the perfect package with a charming Italian three-course dinner at award-winning restaurant Villa Daniella, along with mini themed cupcakes for all guests. In addition, the blushing bride will be feted with a themed mini bridal shower cake, bridal shower props and a divine deluxe room to enjoy one of the last nights of her single life. W sheratonimperialkualalumpur.com
Images: Courtesy of Marriott International / SPG Hotels & Resorts
Featured Image: The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi