Post # 1
I’m planning a bachelorette party in NYC. The problem is that I’ve never really spent time in NYC except maybe a random weekend here and there. All the women attending are just starting out and are pretty cash strapped. We have a hotel in Murray Hill so I’m looking for cool, inexpensive, fun, not too raunchy (no strippers) evening activities and restaurant recommendations, preferably in midtown.
Post # 3
Bee did a Watson Adventure scavenger hunt in the Village that was a blast:
Pengy went on a food tour of the Village that she loved (I went on the Chelsea Market version of that tour earlier, and it was great):
Either of those might make for a fun alternative bachelorette party!
Post # 4
Theres also the 80s prom. I think they wind up having tickets on TKTS lately- not sure how much off they are.
Post # 5
In the Philadelphia area there is a "naked waiter" service that comes in and serves drinks, snacks, etc. I don’t know if they’re up in NYC or not, but it’s fun, not too raunchy.
Post # 6
I loved Divine Bar… I wonder if you could incorporate that place into your plans…
Post # 7
Martini’s and Manicures at Beauty Bar:
$10 gets you a cocktail and a manicure (really just nail polish- not a full-on spa manicure).
My sister took me there for my bachelorette- it was a lot of fun.
Afterwards we went to Chat n’ Chew for cheap and yummy comfort food:
Then on to Max Brenner’s for s’mores!
Post # 8
What time of year is your bachelorette party? How old are the girls- what did you have in mind in terms of fun. My suggestion is to always start off with a little pre-game in the room. Even if the hotel rooms are tiny it helps lossen up everyone. if you are going when the weather is nice and staying in Murry Hill stop by Rare View for one drink to take some great NYC Rooftop pictures. Drinks are expensive but it’s fun for one drink especially if the girls don’t know NYC.
There are several inexpensive resturants that cater to bachelorette parties but they book up way in advance.
Mangiae e bevi is super popular! It will be packed with bachelorette parties and if you are late they will give away your table- but it’s inexpensive and tons of fun. They may have a sister resturant that opened up but I can’t remember the name.
Another popular place is tortilla flats -again inexpensive therefore books up months in advance. http://www.tortillaflatsnyc.com/index_home.html
If your crowd wants the typical NYC dancing on the bar after dinner there is always hogs and heffers or Red Rock- I would say those places are a stop in for one drink and be on your way.
During the day it’s always fun to go and get a manicure and pedicure. You don’t have to go to a super expensive spa either. The one thing that is cheap in NYC is manicures and pedicures- you should be able to get both for around $25.00.
Just a note of caution. if your crew wants to get into some of the nicer clubs you need to buy bottle service and they normally do not let in bachlorette parties that are decked out in "bachlorette party gear".
I have hosted a ton of parties in the city so let me know if you need any other ideas.
Post # 9
Rent a late night karaoke room! There are some that are BYOB and are so much fun!
Post # 10
Sala One Nine will put together a menu and sangria package for you. Food is great and the price isn’t terrible for the city.
I second the karaoke room! Tons of fun and BYOB is a great way to save.
Post # 11
Another good suggestion for mani/pedis with friends is Dashing Divas. We all got to sit next to each other and gab while we got our pedis. Certain locations offer drinks just like Beauty Bar.
I also went to a bachelorette party at DivaDance where we took a really fun DivaStrip class. Not raunchy at all – laid back, sexy and we all had a great time! Check out the site for the party packages: http://www.divadancenyc.com
Some other ideas include stopping by for a drink at champagne bar Flute or going to brunch at Sunburnt Cow where they offer an all you can drink endless brunch for $18. The food was really yummy. http://www.thesunburntcow.com
Post # 12
Last year I organized my friend’s bachelorette party. We learn how to pole dance and then the second part we did Karoke which also included food and drinks.
Post # 13
We did karoake for my batchlorette party. If you go to Japas you can do 2 hour of karoake, drinks and food for 40 a person I believe.