If you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram, you may have seen some snippets of my weekly Bachelor/Bachelorette viewings with friends. Once upon a time we all got together on Monday nights to watch the live show, but 25 is old, so we now watch the recordings on Tuesdays so we can finish earlier (#noshame). We’re a mere two weeks away from this season’s big finale and since I also participate in the Bachelor Fantasy League, you better believe we’ll be watching the final episode live.
Despite Nick being a less-than-entertaining bachelor, the season finale is still a good excuse to kick things up a notch and drink a little extra rosé. Go big or go home this season with my five tips to hosting the best Bachelor finale party.
- Invite your girls go the extra mile this time around and send out a formal evite to set the tone for the party (you could doctor up one of these viewing party invites). Request a specific dress code, whether that be cocktail attire and red lipstick or your very best sweatpants.
- Bet on your final pick I highly recommend joining in on the official fantasy league, but whether you’re participating or not, have your guests choose a flag indicating their team for the night. If you care to make things a little more interesting, make an actual bet around it.
- Stage your decor I designed this cute little “will you accept this rosé” sign on my computer and had it printed at Kinko’s for a super inexpensive and festive touch. Red roses are a must-have at any Bachelor gathering, and perfect for a photo-op.
- Have some fun I recently bought this rose gold backdrop to create an at-home photobooth. Frankly, wine and roses are all the props you need, but if you’re crafty (I’m not) feel free to create more props of your own. If you’re a big wine drinker (I am), pick a buzzword (I like “journey”) to drink to.
- Eat & drink more and more retailers are jumping on the Bachelor bandwagon, so there’s no shortage of themed items to buy. Naturally I couldn’t resist testing out the Bachelor wines and Sugarfina gummies. In addition to standard bites, don’t skip the popcorn, because you know everyone will be on the edge of their seats.