Post # 1
I am planning a bachelorette party with some interesting caveats. If anyone can come to the rescue and save me from the usual, I know the hive can! Here goes…
My best friend has a Maid/Matron of Honor that is underage (18 and her sister) and a Bridesmaid or Best Man that is a recovering alcoholic. The party will take place in or around Chicago. Does anyone have any ideas that do not necessarily include alcohol (it can be there, but should not be the focus) aside from a Cubs game, Second City (comedy club) or a day spa? Right now I am thinking about dinner/Cubs game/going out for those who want to afterward/slumber party in the hotel, but I am convinced that there has to be something more original (We recently did this for another friend). Any ideas? Any big-city ideas will be appreciated, Chicago-specific or otherwise.
Thanks in advance!!
Post # 3
Howl at the moon is lots of fun, and while you can buy drinks there, you don’t have to drink to have fun. Or what about a pole dance class at S Factor? They actually prohibit you from drinking before or during the class.
Post # 4
My Maid/Matron of Honor just threw me a REALLY FUN burlesque-themed bachelorette party in Chicago that does not have to focus on alcohol. We all dressed up with feathers/boahs/glam outfits, went to dinner and then headed to G Boutique (Damen/Armitage), which is a cute lingerie store that throws bachelorette parties. They let us bring our own drinks/dessert and then brought in a burlesque dance instructor to teach us burlesque dancing. We had a hilarious class and then went out dancing to try out some of the moves. I would totally recommend checking them out if you want to do something a little wild that doesn’t have to involve alcohol.
Post # 5
KARAOKE! But in a private room. I did this for my sister’s bachelorette and it went over great. We went to Sing Sing Karaoke in NYC, but I’m sure Chicago has some with a similar set up (a quick Google search revealed ‘Karaoke Restaurant’ that doesn’t serve alcohol, so the 18yo and recovering AA shouldn’t have any difficulties).
What’s great is that because it’s a private room (you pay per person per hour)- as opposed to having to sing in front of lots of other people, take turns with them and be around the bar with all the drinks.
It was a lot of fun- even my stick in the mud cousins were rocking out to ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun"! Having a private room makes all the difference.
Post # 6
Thanks for the great tips! You ladies are the best! Now I have to narrow down all of these fun ideas and choose 1. Maybe I will hold several bachelorette parties