(Closed) No Bachelorette Party! What else to do??

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m a long way from planning my bachelorette party as I’m still a waiting bee, but I totally sympathize. We are not big partiers and the thought of going wild that night isn’t appealing.

I was thinking it would be fun to get the girls in my close family and some of my girlfriends and do a spa weekend, like stay at a nice hotel and do some spa treatments (mani, pedi’s, massages…etc). Preferrably somewhere that we could also go out to eat and do some shopping, too!

I see no reason why the guys couldn’t join in on some of those activities, too!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We are partiers but my husband did not have a bachelor party, he didn’t care!

I think the cottage idea would be a lot of fun.  I think you can still have a really good time with a lot of couples if you have some activities planned.  I’m not sure what kind of cottage it is but you could go boating, have some silly competitions out on the water, all sorts of things.

You can arrange a day of guys vs. girls and have prizes.  I think it would be a lot of fun.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

i love to party, FI hates it. so i could have had a bachelorette party, but i am actually against the concept of them. so i just opted not to have them and FI couldn’t care less one way or another. i had an awesome bridal shower though!

however, doing something fun as a pre-wedding party instead of the bachelorette sounds like a fun idea. the cottage idea especially sounds fun. other options are to do activities like bowling, play pool, etc.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Alli259:  GO TO THE COTTAGE!!!  I live about an hour and a bit from you!  You could all sit there and stare at each other and still have an amazing time.  I prefer to spend my time amongst great couples.  A boat load of singles just does not interest me.

I’ve been to a Wii party and we did guys vs. girls and had a blast.  I’m just sure that the cottage would have funner things to do rather than Wii!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Alli259:  Could you introduce the idea to a few of them?   You could make up “Girls” and “Guys” t-shirts with the getaway date on them and offer it up as a challenge.  I don’t know the dynamics of your circle but that’s an idea.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

What about a wine tasting tour, I went on one of them for a gf’s hens i was fantastic we all met at her sister house a bus then picked us up and we went around to lots of wineries wine tasting (which is free) you just need to get everyone to chip in for the bus and lunch. 

Alternatively for my best friend i hired a house boat and we had dinner and on it as it cruised along the river, we also played lots of silly games, the guests paid a certain amount for food drinks and the hire of the boat.

For my hens we had high tea, during the afternoon, all the olds came to this as well. After that the olds left and all us young ones went to a Spanish cocktail bar and had tapas and cocktails.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Alli259:  Since it’s all family I think that the cottage idea would be great!  At the meeting you could do up t-shirts or hats, or you could draw out of a hat teams for the week-end away.  Most people I know would jump at a cottage week-end near Georgian Bay!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I don’t like mixed bach parties.  I’ve been to many that haven’t involved bars however.  I organised my sister-in-law’s (she also refused to go to bars/clubs) so we did a yoga class followed by lunch at a vegetarian restaurant.  It was low-key but she loved it. 

Another friend hired out a penthouse apartment overlooking the harbor and we had champagne and played games all evening. 

My girls organised a winery tour for me and it was fantastic!  I think the cottage idea would be great. 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

So if you’re spending a whole weekend, you can definitely do a girls’ day/guys’ day thing like simpleandchic mentioned while avoiding the bar/drinking scene. I think (depending on your group of course) you can plan some fun things out and around the cabin like capture the flag (one round of couples vs other couples, one girls v guys, etc), a scavenger hunt around the area (photos, or hiding trinkets to find, etc), and bonfires, water sports, etc. Then you get a mix of separate and together time and you can make it as low key or adventurous as you’d like. *and a night out of bowling is always fun, like purple unicorn mentioned*

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