Post # 1
I’d like to have a Bachelorette party but I’m not really much for the vegas style party. I wouldn’t mind some drinks and a good time but nothing to that scale. Any other ideas for a bachelorette party other than going into the city for drinks? One of our favorite ideas was to go to the kentucky derby but that is out of the budget but I thought I’d mention it to help with the feel we would like.
Also we can’t let the men top us with their vegas trip for 3 days over march madness. 🙂
Post # 3
how about a spa day? those are always my favorite!
Post # 5
kentucky derby would be fun!
i know this is going into the city for drinks but have you ever been to a dueling piano bar? they are so much fun! we are doing a join bach/bachelorette party next thrusday night and we are all headed there for some drinks and a nice dinner before.
Post # 6
@kitzy: Sorry! I was too slow.
Post # 7
What about 3 days in New Orleans? It’s a party kind of town, but also with some cool stuff to do.
Or a vacation rental in the mountains…you all could drink wine in the hottub, plan a trip to the spa, rent a bunch of movies.
Or a big camping trip might be fun.
Or rent a house boat on a big lake (Lake Powel comes to mind here in the west).
Post # 8
I’m not sure if this is non traditional or not but I’ve been to a couple parties where we went winery hopping and stayed at a bed and breakfast near a winery. We have quite a few here in Missouri, particularly in a small town called Hermann, there are 3 within walking/short driving distance. What area do you live in? It was just really fun to tour the wineries, do some tasting, have some good food, then we went back to the B&B and watched movies and drank wine, pretty laid back but still a lot of fun.
Post # 9
You could do an evening picnic and have everyone bring their favourite wine and that wine’s best cheese paring and have a cheap wine tasting.
Post # 10
I’m the exact same way AND my Maid/Matron of Honor is my 14 year old sister. (she’s wise beyond her years and more competent than some 20 somethings! 🙂 )
We’re thinking of going to the science museum with the bridal party, maybe even having some of the older girls come up with a scavenger hunt.
I also love the idea of a weekend in a cabin or a spa day 🙂
Post # 11
my Maid/Matron of Honor planned a 2 day event for me. Day 1 all my friends came over for a lingerie shower, snacks, drinks, and games. After that we all headed out to dinner and then to a late night comedy show. On Day 2 just me and the BMs went out to breakfast and then went and got manis/pedis. That night we made dinner in and hung out watching netflix.
I had a blast! 2 of my 3 BMs are non-local so just spending a few days with them was so great!
Post # 12
Offbeat Bride has a great article on this! Some of the commenters bring up idea that aren’t listed in the article, so have a read through the whole thing!
Post # 13
I went to a bachelorette party where each of the girls painted a portion of a famous painting(irises) that together formed one big painting. The bride is artsy so she painted a few squares too. It was at an art studio and about $20 a person. We gave our paintings to the bride and she loved it!
Post # 14
These are great ideas, I’m going to share with my Maid/Matron of Honor and see what we can come up with. Thank you! I’m in Colorado by the way.
I thought about the mtn thing since we have a cabin near a ski resort and hot springs but we do that all the time.
Off beat bride had music festivle, I have always wanted to do Telluride bluegrass, fun weekend of music and camping. I’ve always wanted to go to lake powell and new orleans. There is a spa in Taos my parents always go to that could be fun.
Post # 15
Yeah, the mountain cabin think won’t be special enough.
I think you should do the Telluride Bluegrass festival!!
Ten thousand waves in Santa Fe is nice, but I think you’d get bored if you tried to stay there for 3 days.
Seriously, I think TBF is the answer!
Post # 16
Maybe go to the beach/lake with your ladies for a few days. You can rent a small condo or house and just relax, cook, and hang out together. It can be low key but still girly time!