With a wedding on the horizon, the bachelorette party is probably your last chance to indulge in an old-school sleepover with the girls. Get the gang together at your home or splurge on a hotel suite and enjoy a classic sleepover party like you did when you were teens. Break out the sleeping bags, your craziest pajamas and your all-time favorite music and movies, then stay up all night enjoying this final fling before the big day. Choose fun, girly drinks like cosmos and other fruity concoctions, and bring plenty of popcorn and other classic sleepover fare.
Spend the evening playing games like Truth or Dare and Never Have I Ever, or add a wedding-style twist to the fun with bride and groom trivia. Take this time to share memories and reminisce about the good old days as you look forward to the wedding excitement to come. A bachelorette sleepover is also the perfect opportunity to present the bride with some gag gifts that didn't quite make her gift registry. Of course, you can also spend the night practicing hairstyles and makeup for the wedding.
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