Getting engaged and planning a wedding are such special moments in life, but it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the little details. That’s why throwing a spectacular bachelorette party for your stressed-out bestie is crucial! Take advantage of the warm weather by taking the party outside with one (or more) of these epic summer bachelorette party ideas.


1. Backyard Campout: Set up a few tents or forts in your backyard and have one last kumbaya under the stars with your favorite group of girls. Camping pro tip: Replace the regular chocolate in your s’mores for peanut butter cups for an extra special treat. (via Love Toast)


2. Drinkable Party Necklace: Start the night off with a shot necklace to get the party going. (via The Chic Site)


3. Movie Night: Enjoy the warm air and cover the lawn with blankets and throw pillows to host a cozy marathon of the bride-to-be’s favorite romantic movies. Stick with the rom coms though, because you don’t want everyone crying all night. (via Intimate Weddings)


4. Watermelon Margarita Italian Ice: Now you can have your tequila and eat it too. (via Pickles + Honey)


5. Tea Party: Scour your favorite thrift stores for cute china and give that special lady the tea party of her dreams. Big hats and lace gloves are not required, but highly encouraged. (via Hostess With the Mostess)


6. DIY Silkscreen Tote: Show off your crafty side with silkscreen totes full of survival essentials for the bridal party. (via Something Turquoise)


7. Garden Party: Get your hands dirty with a garden party and have each guest plant their own arrangement that they can take home at the end of the day. It’s an activity and a party favor all in one. (via Ruffled Blog)


8. Throne of Awesome: The bride-to-be deserves more than a chair covered in curling ribbon and leftover bows. Give her a throne that is as awesome as she is. (via The Alison Show)


9. Survival Kit: Now that you made those silkscreen totes, it’s time to fill them. Things like fun sunglasses, sunblock, hair ties and Advil for the morning after will ensure that everyone has a great time. (via Leopard and Lavender)


10. Girls-Only Road Trip: Rent a crazy car for the weekend and hit the road with your group of gals for the trip of a lifetime. Whether you’re just lounging by the pool or exploring the town on a bike, it will definitely be something no one will forget. (via Wedding Chicks)


11. DIY Bridal Party Shirts: Make sure your group stands out with personalized tanks. All you need is a bleach pen and 15 minutes. (via Something Turquoise)


12. Monogramed Floppy Hats: Not only are these ridiculously cute, but they’re also essential if you plan on being in the direct sun all day. No one wants to be a sunburned bride (or bridesmaid)! (via Lovely Little Style)


13. Strawberry Basil Iced Tea Sparkler: Whether your guests prefer their tea spiked or not, this strawberry version won’t fail to impress. (via What’s Gaby Cooking)


14. Tiki Party: Transform your space into a tropical tiki party and make sure all the girls get lei’d when they arrive. (via 100 Layer Cake)

How do you plan on celebrating your favorite bride-to-be this summer? Talk to us in the comments!