Every bride-to-be deserves some quality time with her gal pals before her big day! Whether it’s your sister, cousin, or BFF who is getting married, a bachelorette party is the perfect way for her to relax, unwind, and enjoy the last days of singlehood before she ties the knot.
If you’re in charge of planning a night on the town or a weekend (or week-long) getaway for the soon-to-be Mrs, here’s a look at some awesome bachelorette party ideas that are the perfect sendoff to married life.
Paint the Town Red
Take the bride-to-be out for a night on the town. No matter what corner of the country you live on, getting all gussied up and dancing the night away with the gals is the perfect way to celebrate the bachelorette.
You can find awesome locations to enjoy a truly killer bachelorette party in virtually any city. For example, if you have a huge crew and live in Arizona, you can look into Scottsdale Private Events and plan an evening where the future bride will truly be the spotlight because everyone at the event will be celebrating her, and no one else.
Have a Girls Only Slumber Party
Gather your gal pals together for a slumber party, just like when you were in high school – but much more sophisticated. Reserve a suite at a posh hotel and arrange for manicures, pedicures, facials, and massages. Play fun games, share your deepest secrets, indulge in some delicious delicacies, and spend the night laughing away. You can even purchase matching pajamas embellished with monograms, “bachelorette party”, or anything else that will remind the attendants of this special night of celebration whenever they wear them.
Reset in Nature
If the bride-to-be is a nature lover, plan a night (or a few) where you can enjoy some quality time with each other – and Mother Nature in the great outdoors on a good, old fashioned camping trip.
Reserve a camp site at one of the guest of honor’s favorite spots, or perhaps a place where she has always wanted to go, but hasn’t had the chance to yet. Pitch some tents (go all out and invest in or rent some oversized tents with multiple rooms), gather around the campfire, explore the wilderness, and just enjoy interruption-free bonding time. Or, you can take camping up a notch and reserve a spot that provides access to some high-end amenities, such as hot tubs, spas, and mud baths.
For the ultimate camping trip, reserve a luxury cabin or a yurt, complete with plush beds and all of the must-have comforts of home. Whatever type of camping trip you plan, the bride-to-be and everyone invited will be sure to have a memorable time.
Rejuvenate on a Retreat
Planning a wedding can be super stressful. Let the future Mrs relax, unwind, and recharge her batteries on a retreat. Hotels, ranches, beach destinations, wellness centers; there are so many different types of retreats to choose from that offer an array of activities and features.
Plan a women’s empowerment retreat that offers programs that will truly enlighten and strengthen every lady in your entourage. Organize a restful retreat that offers a variety of activities, such as yoga, that are designed to help you learn how to focus on yourself. There are even surfing and skiing retreats available, so no matter what the interest and needs of the future bride may be, you’ll be able to find something that will be able to truly unwind and recharge her batteries before she starts the next chapter of her life: marriage.
Relax on the Water
Whether it’s a lake, a river, a bay, or an ocean, water is the perfect backdrop for a bachelorette party. It provides a myriad of opportunities that the bride-to-be and her girls can take advantage of and enjoy well-deserved relaxation and fun.
For the ultimate experience, charter a yacht and soak up some sun while being pampered on the open water. If the guest of honor likes to live on the edge, rent a speedboat or organize a whitewater rafting trip to get the adrenaline pumping at full-speed. Whatever type of adventure on the water you plan, the guest of honor and her entire posse will certainly have the experience of a lifetime.
Toss Some Axes
Burn off some steam while throwing axes! You read that right; you can get the girl crew together to throw real, honest to goodness axes!
Axe throwing is a huge trend right now, with so many locations around the country that are dedicated to the activity. Some spots offer private parties, as well as full-service bars. The bachelorette party will be taught how to toss their axes under the direction of a certified axe throwing instructor. Casually throw those hatchets, or organize a friendly competition; either way, everyone involved will be sure to laugh the night away while getting out that pent-up aggression in a healthy, fun-filled way.
Take a Cooking Class
If the bachelorette loves to cook, celebrate her last night of freedom with a cooking class. You can organize a private class at a restaurant or a culinary school, or you could check into hiring a chef to come in and do a private lesson in her house. The future bride and her girls will spend the evening dicing, chopping, filleting, and sautéing. Plus, everyone can learn some valuable cooking tips that they can use to whip up mouthwatering meals in the future. Now that’s a valuable bachelorette party!
Whatever you plan – whether it’s one of the above recommendations or something else, make sure that the bachelorette party is well-suited to the bride-to-be so that she can truly enjoy her celebration. Also, make sure that everything is planned out before the event – even the tiniest details – so that the entire experience can be worry-free and totally unforgettable.
From spending a night out on the town to heading out into the great outdoors, there are so many awesome ideas for a bachelorette party.