I’ve gotten several emails in the past few weeks asking for new + non-chessy ideas for a bachelorette party. I’m so onboard with this! You don’t have to go bar hopping with the penis straws (unless that is what you want to do – then I say go for it!) but I know that’s not me. I’ve gathered a bunch of fun ideas to make her bachelorette party one she will totally love – or ideas to share with your besties. :)
For the creative Bride:
Take a flower arranging class or make terrariums together! Who doesn’t love learning more about pretty flowers? Check your area to see if they offer a class like this for your girls – or if you are on a budget, go the your local flower market and buy a bunch of flowers and see what you all come up with! I also love terrariums and think they would be super fun to make together. Here is a DIY if you want to go for it yourselves or check for classes in your area. And San Diego readers should be sure to check out the Plant Lab in North Park where they offer a cool eco orb workshop. If you live near Philly, I hear the Terrain store is amazing and would make a perfect day with their cafe and they also offer a terrarium workshop that is only $15 a person! (top photo from rolling greens nursery in LA which offers classes and bottom by Scott Clark via here)
A jewelry making class would be so fun also. You could even make something to wear for the wedding or rehearsal dinner. :) I would look at your local bead shops for classes. Here in Santa Monica Ritual Adornments (they also have a store in Santa Fe) offers great classes – and is probably the coolest bead shop I’ve been too! I took a class here a few years ago with some friends and it was super fun.
For the Foodie:
Food Truck + Restaurant Hop! I think one of the most fun days (for me at least!) would be to restaurant hop between some of the best restaurants in town while also hunting down some yummy food trucks! It’s an adventure and chance to try delicious food. Above left are ice cream sammies from Cool Haus Ice Cream Truck (LA and Austin) – they have the best + most unusual flavors of ice cream such as balsamic fig + mascarpone and brown butter with candied bacon – YUM! On the right is the Ludo Truck – delicious fried chicken balls. So many ideas for this one!
Take a cooking or sushi class. How fun would it be to learn some cooking secrets or sushi tricks with your girls? Then of course you get to eat everything! :) Photo above from Hip Cooks which have locations in LA, Seattle, and Portland.
For some relaxation with the girls:
Girls Weekend Getaway. What’s more fun then a trip with your girls. For us here in southern Cali, Palm Springs is a perfect getaway. Lots of great hotels + resorts to pick from or you could rent a house with your own pool – so perfect for a weekend of sun + relaxation! I also love the idea of renting a cabin by a lake or beach or just a great resort somewhere warm – depending what is close to you. :) (photo by Joielala)
Spa Day. Don’t really need to say much here! Who wouldn’t love a spa day with their closest friends??! Always a winner for me. :) The photo above is from the Ciel Spa at the SLS Hotel here in LA, which is a gorgeously designed spa and one of my faves.
Wine tasting. Another can’t go wrong choice! Lots of wineries all over the country (and world!), so this is a great choice for lots of you I’m sure. :) Be sure to hire a driver so you all can enjoy yourselves, pick up a picnic lunch and catch up on all your gossip! (vineyard photo from here and V. Sattui Winery)
For some adventure:
Hot Air Balloon Ride. Kind of like a trip of a lifetime! How amazing would this be with your besties? Just love this idea…photos from Floataway Studios where Mary and some of her girls (including Lydia) did just this!
Have a campout! Love this idea also. You could have fun and rent a vintage camper or set up some tents in a National Park near you. Go hiking, cook a yummy dinner, make some smores and stay up all night talking! (vintage camper from here and bottom photo by erin hearts court)
What do you guys think? What did you do for your bachelorette party or what are you planning to do? And if you haven’t had yours yet, maybe you need to forward this to your bridesmaids. :)
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