Your bachelorette party serves as the last big GNO ("girls night out") you get to have with your girls before officially settling down with your new hubby. Many brides like to take advantage of their last taste of “freedom” and go all out for their bachelorette experience... But what if the Vegas scene, strippers, getting drunk, or hitting the club isn’t really your thing? That’s okay. There are dozens of ways to have group fun for the girl who doesn’t like to “party hardy.” Let's check them out!
This is sure to be a winner with your squad. Grab your girls and go to an all-inclusive spa where you can spend the day lounging at the pool, sitting in the sauna, getting a massage or facial, and laying back with some cucumber eyes! Sound divine? Explore this list of the best bachelorette-friendly spas across the country.
Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Do you love to unwind and stretch on your mat? Take off on a yoga retreat with your ladies for some ultimate zen and pre-wedding bliss. Get all the savasana time you’ll need to combat wedding stress and find your inner peace . . . all with your besties by your side! The best part? Most yoga retreats come complete with meditation classes, nature hikes, and healthy, organic foods. What better way to prep for your big day!?
If you're having your bachelorette festivities by the ocean or a beautiful lake, board a Hornblower boat to cruise around the waters with a dance floor and open bar. Head up top on the deck to enjoy incredible city views and the evening breeze in your hair! This is a great bachelorette party activity for those who love to dance, without hitting up the local dance clubs. Bonus: it's totally mom and grandma-friendly!
Get a true vacation out of your bachelorette party by renting out a coastal Airbnb and spending your days soaking up the sun at the beach! You can catch some rays by day then get dolled up and go out by night, giving you the best of both worlds. Consider it the honeymoon before the honeymoon!
Getting married is the ultimate form of adulting. Why not kick it off by feeling like a kid again? Camp No Counselors offers adults-only camps nationwide, complete with food, lodging, an open bar, and fun activities like theme parties, the blob, water skiing, sports, and all the wifi you’ll need to post about it on Instagram.
Old School Sleepover
For an alternative and affordable bachelorette party, throw it back to your younger years and have a good old-fashioned slumber party. You and your crew can lounge in your pajamas and slippers, open a bottle of wine, order pizza, set up an ice cream sundae bar, and watch some classic chick movies (like Bridesmaids) for a simple girl's night in!
Who isn't a Disney fan!? An adults-only trip to Disneyland is a perfect way to have some group fun for the low-key bride. Get yourself some bridal Minnie ears with coordinating tees for the crew and enjoy some fun rides, good food, and fireworks to cap it all off!
Who doesn’t love a girls’ night full of hysterical laughter? This is sure to be a unique experience, especially if you live in a city known for surprise comedian appearances. Make sure to let the club know that you're a bachelorette party—this will almost guarantee some special attention from the comedian!
Wine or Beer Tasting
Take a ride-share with your girls to a winery or brewery to spend an afternoon sipping and sampling some fine wines or tasty beers! Do something cute for your future self by purchasing a bottle of wine or growler of beer, then have your girls write loving notes on it in permanent marker and save it to open and enjoy with your hubby on your first anniversary together! Cheers!
Attending a local craft workshop is a fun and unique way to spend time with your gals. Adult workshop studios like AR Workshop (locations nationwide) or Upstairs Circus (Colorado) offer unique classes where they play music and show you how to make various crafts such as macramé, home décor, jewelry, calligraphy work, and more!
Private Art Class
Similar to a craft room, you can attend a painting workshop with your girls to channel your inner Bob Ross and create your own gorgeous painting! These workshops have been insanely popular over the last several years, so you’re sure to have a local paint-and-sip attraction wherever you are. The class will walk you through an easy-to-follow step-by-step process to create your own masterpiece, all while bumping some music and enjoying something fun and bubbly!
Take a Cooking Class
What fun would it be to learn how to make a fancy new dish with all of your best pals? You're bound to have a laugh, some great wine, and delicious snacks if you choose a group culinary lesson for your bachelorette party. You can easily find a cooking class near you or hire a private chef to come to you!
Plan a Photoshoot
If you're planning a rather intimate celebration with only your closest friends and family, we love the idea of planning a private photoshoot for you and your girls. Hire a photographer to join for the weekend and do a photoshoot featuring each of your attendees and then the group as a whole. Start with a light brunch and mimosas, help each other get all dolled up, spend a few hours taking photos, and then take your beautiful selves out to a classy dinner with epic views. In the end, you'll wind up with amazing memories and photos to remember it by!
Adventurous Party ideas
For those who love the outdoors & an exciting adrenaline rush
Set Sail Before The Veil
Rent a Houseboat
Set Sail Before the Veil
This bachelorette activity is definitely becoming the latest trend…and very Insta-worthy! Rent a sailboat, throw on some coordinating swimsuits, and set sail! Ahoy matey! We love this idea because it's part adventure, part relaxation, and pure FUN. Just be sure to make sure that none of your bachelorette attendees are prone to seasickness and be mindful of those tan lines!
If you haven’t heard of glamping, it’s exactly how it sounds—glamorous camping—and it’ll be perfect for you and your crew if you love the outdoors, but still want a bit of extravagance! Check out Glamping Hub to explore tons of destinations and styles (cabin, teepee, treehouse, etc.) for a unique getaway trip. It’s all the fun of camping while still being able to use electricity, a shower, and an actual toilet.
For a stronger dose of nature and adrenaline, head off the grid with your closest adventure buddies for a backpacking trip to your favorite peak or alpine lake. You can plan your own itinerary or go on a guided trip like the ones hosted by Tents Without Gents. Either way, you'll be sure to see lots of wildlife and have an incredible bonding experience with your closest friends.
Rent a HOUSEBOAT
For a fun, but low-key outdoorsy bachelorette party, consider renting a houseboat for a weekend of nostalgic swimming and laughing with your pals. We love this idea for joint Bachelor(ette) Parties—bachelors and bachelorettes all together for one massive wedding crew! This method makes for one big celebration and will help everyone get to know each other better before the big day.
Now that you're full of ideas, it's time to start planning! While it's perfectly fine to be involved with planning your own bachelorette party, we always recommend delegating the party planning to someone you trust. Traditionally, that's the maid of honor, but you can choose whoever you want. By leaving the bulk of the planning to someone else, you'll get to enjoy all the fun and soak in the memories . . . and your girls too, of course!