(Closed) How to have a low key bachelorette party?

posted 10 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

How about just dinner out and then back to someone’s house for manicure/pedicures and chick-flicks?  I think that’s what we are going to do.

Post # 4
1428 posts
Bumble bee

I love sea otter’s suggestion, other than that, could someone host it at their house? You could order in your fave food (sushi/Chinese/BBQ/Italian or whatever), pick out some chick-flicks, serve fun cocktails (or mocktails), there are a lot of fun activities you could do, rent a karaoke machine for the evening, mani/pedis, a funny "wedding" make up do (where girls do one another’s makeup), a scavenger hunt in the neighborhood.

Post # 5
2022 posts
Buzzing bee

I like the idea of manicures/pedicures followed by drinks and food at someone’s house for the evening. 

Or how about a "camping" inspired bach party?  Or a day at the beach followed by dinner? 

What do you like to do for fun??

Post # 6
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

For my bachelorette party we had originally planned on going ice skating and then out to dinner and a few drinks. but after our rehearsal and dinner, we were so tired we ended up just staying at my place and played Rock Band and watched movies and had a few drinks while in our jammies 🙂 Anything simple would be fun, as long as you’re with your best girl friends.

If you’re looking for a low cost night out on the town: why not have dinner at a restaurant and then have like a scavenger hunt. Have someone create a list of things to find that are related to bachelorette parties or brides or weddings, then split your group into two teams. Find your items and take photos with them (so you don’t have to buy or borrow anything), and then reassemble for some drinks and go over the photos to see which team found the most items or was the most creative in finding the items needed. Photo scavenger hunts are always super fun and they’re free! So all you’ll be paying for is dinner and drinks or dessert. Low cost and somewhat low key but a great time and great photos for you to keep afterward!

Post # 7
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

In my hometown you can book a lane at a bowling alley for about $30.  There’s a bar there, and it’s a great time.  We always book the lane for 2 or 3 hours so we can get in more than 1 or 2 games.  That would be cheap and low key for a bacelorette party.

Post # 8
596 posts
Busy bee

Here are some ideas off the top of my head:

– mani/pedis

– scavenger hunt

– outdoorsy stuff – depending on what’s available in your area, maybe a hike, picnic, bike ride, beach party, etc.

– potluck dinner 

– karaoke

Post # 9
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

My gals and I are all going on a little camping trip!

Post # 10
21 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m with you on a low-key soiree… I’m planning to get my girls together and go up to a lake cabin in Minnesota, do a little hanging out on the dock/boat/lake, cook some great food, and hang out around a campfire. Might do some fun drinks or something else. Think about what you enjoy and who you know, too… know anyone who would let you borrow their cabin or beach house for a night with your friends? Good luck!

Post # 11
439 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

If you and your friends are drinkers, why not have a wine tasting at home – everyone could bring a bottle (or two) or their favorite wine.

Go for dinner (or have a pot-luck) and then do something low-cost like bowling or mini-golf.

I also love the chick-flick and at-home spa idea!

And your Maid/Matron of Honor shouldn’t feel like she has to shoulder all the cost herself! When I recently threw a shower we provided apps and a belly dancing lesson, plus paid for the bride’s dinner & bowling, but the guests all paid for their own dinner & bowling.

Post # 12
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

For my bachelorette, we went burlesque dancing (my sister knew someone who was willing to teach us), had dinner at a Greek restaurant (I love greek food!) and then went to someone’s house for a movie. Do you know anyone who does something exotic or interesting who would be willing to exchange their services for dinner? That’s one way to cut down costs!

Post # 13
2022 posts
Buzzing bee

Another idea is one of my friends took a cooking class – it was under 100 and we got to eat the food and wine was included.  It was a great time!

Post # 14
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

How about a girls weekend somewhere cheap? It can be local about a hour or two’s drive. Rent a cabin or something. Late night bonfires, get dressed up for dinner somewhere you haven’t been. Could be fun!

Where are you located? maybe some local girls can suggest some fun things nearby?

Post # 15
80 posts
Worker bee

how about going somewhere like dave and buster’s?  its a restaurant/bar/arcade.  i wanted a low key bachelorette party so we are going out to a nice dinner and then to a bar for drinks.   just a good time with good friends.

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