Post # 1
Long story short it is just going to be my Maid/Matron of Honor and me for my bachelorette party, as no other BM’s can make it for various reasons. The plan was to have separate activities during the afternoon then meet up with the guys for dinner & then chill/party at a house with them into the night.
Don’t get me wrong I love that I get to spend time with my Maid/Matron of Honor but now I’m at a loss for ideas of what we can do during the day, while the guys are off doing their thing. Everything I thought of before really only worked for a whole group of us (I’m planning since my Maid/Matron of Honor is planning her own wedding and working full-time but I’m a full-time student and on a school break till the end of the month. So I’m helping to reduce her stress by figuring out what activity to do).
So does anyone have any ideas for 2 girls to do on a Saturday afternoon in snow covered new england, that is still bachelorette-esk?
Post # 3
Spa Day! Get some massages or go get some pedicures!!
Post # 4
I second the spa day! Or, a shopping marathon? Makeovers? Really, really delicious lunch at a great restaunant followed by massages?
Post # 5
Oh I forgot to mention, since both of us are strapped for cash because of wedding expenses we were hoping to keep the activity under $50, ideally closer to $20.
Post # 6
Bowling? I’m not a regular bowler but my daughter and I went a while ago and had a great time.
Post # 7
wine tasting, you can find many free tastings and pay maybe 10 dollars for the more expensive places
Post # 8
Thanks for all the ideas ladies!
I’ve actually never been to a spa and just figured they were way to expensive, I’ll have to do some research on spa’s in the area we well be having the party.
Bowling was actually one of my ideas for a group but I’m just too competitive to play against one person and not try to demolish them. So I don’t think that would end up being that fun.
I actually don’t drink wine but I wonder if there are other tasting type things we could do, hmmmm.
I do plan on doing some shopping (the guys are doing lunch, then golfing as long as the weather behaves) so we will have a lot of time to kill.
Post # 9
I would do mani-pedis then do some fun window shopping and top it off by grabbing some coffee. Under $50 and fun!
Post # 10
Where in New England are you? I’m from the north shore of MA so I could cater my reply to you if I have a better idea. 🙂
Post # 11
I’d start by going to MAC or some other great makeup store and get free makeovers for your ladies’ day. Fun and very budget friendly.
Do you have a fondue place near you? Usually fondue restaurants are expensive, but you can probably get dessert fondue (read: chocolate) for about $10-$15. Yumm.
Post # 12
Go to a fun eating place like FONDUE!
Post # 13
Depending on where you are –
come into Boston and spend a day at the MFA or Institute of Contemporary Art and/or window shopping on Newbury St. You could combine that with a nice lunch or mani-pedi.
Post # 14
Nashoba Valley has cheap tastings and the last time I was there, they had booze to sample along with wine: http://www.nashobawinery.com/tours.aspx
For a friend of mine we did Create-a-cook but it looks like you need 6 people in your party for the bach option, but you could do the “date night” one (though out of your price range): http://www.createacook.com/cooking/adults-cooking/date-night-couples-cooking.aspx
While there’s tons to do on Newbury Street in Boston, it is on the expensive side.
Salem MA has a bunch of cute little shops and a few museums, and many great places to eat/drink, get mani/pedis, etc. Kinda like a mini/cheaper Boston. 😉
Post # 15
I agree on Mani/Pedi’s, then shopping and maybe a free makeover at Mac/Clinique/Sephora counters??
Keep an eye out at sale sites like Groupon/Living Social for fun discount activities coming up in your city?
How about a cooking class? there’s a couple near me that I know of that two people can do for under $50. Or Michaels baking classes? I looked into them and I think they are like $22.50 per class and often the site has 40% coupon off a class?
Post # 16
I only have a Maid/Matron of Honor and a Bridesmaid or Best Man. We are starting out the day by going to a spa and getting mani/pedis. Then we are going to a movie, a nice dinner, and dancing! We are ending the night in a hotel where we will be able to talk about girl stuff without guys around! YEAH!