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bachelorette party gifts?

I'm hosting a bachelorette party for my BFF in a few weeks and was wondering what everyone's take was on giving a gift/party favor to the girls coming to the party.  I've been to bach parties where we got a gift and ones where we didn't.  I'm not really sure about the proper protocol, but I will be shelling out a ton of money for the party in the first place.  We're renting a house in Michigan for the weekend and the girls are helping pay for the cost, but due to some financial issues, I'm paying for more than everyone else and will also be covering the cost of a fair amount of the food and drinks for the weekend.  I was hoping that would be enough, but I don't want to look like a bad hostess, so I will get a party favor for everyone if that's what I should do. 

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    aimers1525aimers1525 member
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    edited December 2011
    my vote is don't worry about gifts! it sounds like you are spending more than enough on everything else.  I threw a bachelorette for my friend and paid for hotel room for before dinner, alcohol for before dinner and bought her a gift.  I didn't buy favors/gifts for the attendees.
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    netgrl22netgrl22 member
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    edited December 2011
    I agree that no favors is completely reasonable given all that you are doing to host!
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    edited December 2011
    I am hosting a Bachelorette party in a few weeks and we are giving the guests stemless martini glasses that one of the other BMs will be decorating.  (She is going to put each guest's first initial in rhinestones and some cute glitter on the base.)  She is also going to decorate a regular martini glass for the bride.  We actually decided to do the favor because we got a good deal on the glasses and the BM who is making them is crazy about projects and she was dying for something to decorate, ha!  Also, we are having the party at my condo and most of the BMs are bringing food and/or cocktails so the cost is very minimal.    If you are spending a lot of money though I think it is perfectly acceptable to not have a favor.  I don't think I have ever been to a bachelorette party that had them with the exception of gifts for people who won games or something.  HTH!!
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    Bride2011beBride2011be member
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    edited December 2011
    I hosted a bachelorette party for my best friend a few years back and we didn't give the guests in particular gifts, we just got her a gift and of course we planned an amazing potluck dinner where of course everyone bought one or two things over and those that were old enough brought over either a bottle of wine, smirnoffs or mike's hard lemonade (none of us are into mixed drinks). It ended up being a lot of fun and most people will understand that you are paying slightly more than the other girls and gifts for the guests just weren't feasible.
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