Bachelorette Survival 101: How to Build an “Oh Shit Kit”
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The key to surviving a long bachelorette party weekend spent hardcore boozing and not enough snoozing is to come prepared.
While your bride and fellow bridesmaids are busy packing their favorite outfits, eye shadow palettes, and blow dryers, you’ll need to be prepping for day drinking and the debauchery that follows.
Have no idea where to start? Don’t worry girl, we got you covered. We’ve compiled a bachelorette survival kit (aka “Oh Shit” kit) list that includes everything you’ll need to party hard, survive the struggle, and make it home in one painless piece!
Step One: Pack It With Party Starters
The first step in building a bachelorette survival kit is to pack it with everything you need to get your party on! Here are our top recommendations for this category:
Depending on the type of drinkers you and your girls are, the first thing you’ll need to add to your “Oh Shit” kit is some booze. We recommend either mini shots or a champagne/prosecco split. Feeling feisty? Have one of each!
Step up your presentation by decorating your booze with either of these adorable additions:
Now that you have the spirits, it’s time to find them a home. If your group is full of shot takers, we love these personalized shot glasses, or for a crew that likes to sip on their sauce, these frosted cups are a perfect choice:
Want to take your “Oh Shit” kit up a notch? Get your girls their own custom tumbler that they can use for years to come:
Don’t think we forgot about you beer and seltzer lovin’ babes out there! Keep your cans cold with these clever “Bride Claw” slim koozies, or for a more personal touch, design your own custom can coolers:
MODERN MOH TIP: These koozies don’t just work for beers, they can fit around a standard size cup as well. We recommend them for when you’re on the go (aka bar hopping) since they easily fit in your purse or pocket!
No good bachelorette party is complete without its fair share of phallus-shaped straws. Whether you’re 25 or 50, nothing makes a group of girls giggle harder than sipping out of a plastic penis.
Go all out with these pretty pink and purple straws that resemble the real deal or keep it a bit more PG-13 with these colorful cutouts:
MODERN MOH TIP: Be sure to take them everywhere you go- it’s always hysterical to turn heads with these sticking out of your drink!
Step Two: Fill It With Fun Favors
The next step in building a hangover survival kit is to fill it with fun bachelorette party favors. Not only will these help you in your hour of need, but they also make for great accessories! Here are our top picks:
To have and to hold your hair back (whether you’re dancing on the bar or praying to the porcelain goddess). These bride bands can also double as super cute bracelets!
Because sometimes you need to hide your glassy eyes after a long day or block out that harsh sun after a long night. These retro heart-shaped shades should do the trick!
Just ‘cause your liver hates you doesn’t mean your lips have to. Keep them hydrated and soft all weekend long with these shea butter balms!
Every bride and her crew need some matching ink. These mix and match temporary tats are the perfect accessory!
Step Three: Heap On The Hangover Helpers
No bachelorette party hangover kit is complete without some hangover helpers! Here’s what you must include:
Partying all day and night with your girls is bound to result in some major headaches the next morning. Throw in some individually packaged pain relievers to help ease the hurt.
Liquid I.V. Powder Packs
If you’ve never used Liquid I.V. to cure a hangover, you’ve been seriously missing out. Simply add the powder pack to a bottle of water and let the electrolytes work their magic.
Trust us when we say there will be some scrapes and bruises along the way. Toss is a few of these adhesives so you’re better safe than sorry.
When you’re out and about all day and night, it’s important to keep your hands so fresh and so clean. Give each girl their own personal sanitizer for when things get a bit sticky.
*When I originally wrote this post back in 2019, I had no idea how important this little item would become!
Step Four: Pick The Packaging
The final step in building a bachelorette party hangover kit is to put it all together. There are plenty of ways to go about this, so here are our top suggestions for doing so:
If you want your survival kits to be small and compact, there are plenty of cute options to choose from. We love these ‘oh shit kit‘ or ‘bach shit crazy‘ drawstring bags, available in a variety of colors and sizes:
If you want to give these bachelorette party kits in the form of a gift, we recommend either of these personalized bags:
To fit in everything you need for the perfect bachelorette survival kit, we recommend using a tote-style bag. They also double as a gift that your girls can use over and over again. Our favorites include these bridal party bags or these personalized name bags: