The rules of the bachelorette party are simple. You want to make sure that the bachelorette is having a fun, stress-free time, while also setting up the bride’s friends for a night of party success. The last thing you want is a crying bride or bored guests. Yes, it’s the bride’s night, but your guests are spending lots of money over the next few months, so they should at least get a couple of pretty jelly shots.
Seventeen of these recipes contain alcohol, and the other three are—and we quote—“better than sex.” The perfect bachelorette party ratio, if you ask us.
1. Cosmopolitan Jello Shots
Classy (but not TOO classy) and a whole lot of fun. These are here to set the tone for the evening, again, classy, but not TOO classy.
2. Spiked Rainbow Ribbon Salad
Also known as the most giant jello shot in all the land. Nothing “bundt” the best for you and your squad.
4. Boozy Orange Slush
Orange you glad you know about this boozy, slushy, frosty party punch? (Nope, we’re not even a little sorry about that orange joke.)
5. Mudslide Cheesecake Bars
Indulgent Irish cream cheesecake bars with an Oreo™ cookie base and layer of rich chocolate ganache. Genius!
6. Pink Lemonade Jello Shots
When life gives you lemons, hollow them out and fill them with alcohol. That’s our motto and we’re sticking to it.
7. Sangria Poke Cake
Everything you love about sangria (fruit, wine, brandy), now in cake form. Delicious on its own, or with a glass of the real thing.
8. RumChata™ Cookie Bars
Sweet vanilla-cinnamon RumChata™ liqueur is baked into these easy cookie bars—and whipped into the quick DIY buttercream icing. Yes, please!
9. Sparkle Magic Jello Shots
Sour-sweet, fruity layers of pink, blue and purple with edible glitter on top: basically the Unicorn Frappuccino™ of jello shots.
10. Blow Pop Martini Cocktails
We don’t know who invented bubblegum vodka, but we’re pretty sure these Technicolor™-hued, candy-sweet martinis are the best-ever use of it.
11. Boozy Mud Pie Cupcakes
No need to share—everyone gets their own personal-size ice cream cake infused with Kahlua™ and Oreo™ cookies.
14. Better Than Sex Cookie Pie
A deep-dish chocolate chip cookie pie—extra chocolate chips—topped with ice cream, caramel sauce and even more chocolate. (Brides need chocolate.)
16. Creamy Pink Champagne Cocktail
This frothy strawberry blender drink has bachelorette party written all over it, from the pink champagne to the chocolate-dipped drinking glasses.
17. Better Than Sex Chex™ Mix
Because it’s a Chex™ Mix, this peanut butter cup-studded, chocolate-drizzled, marshmallow-topped treat is technically a snack. Which means these are just survival calories, and you still get dessert.
19. Rum-Spiked Coconut Cream Pie Bars
We’re more than a little obsessed with this boozy, coconutty, crowd-sized pie. It’s made with a healthy splash of coconut rum for maximum spring break nostalgia.