Post # 1
2 questions, #1 is is weird to have your bridal shower AFTER your bachlorette party? #2 my bachlorette party will be in Feb or March in Chicago (freeeezing) so I’m trying to think of fun things to do without freezing our butts off. I’ve only been to bachlorette parties in the summer where we usually do trolley rides around the city or rent a lake house. Obviously those 2 things are a no-go. I also don’t want it to be super expensive cause people are already traveling for my Destination Wedding.
What to do, what to do!
Post # 3
my parties are all out of order because of the winter. I don’t have good suggestions on bachelorette in Chicago winter– my bach is going to be a weekend somewhere warm to get away from the winter. I feel bad about the cost and time implication but these ladies want to escape the frigid cold too!
Post # 4
Went to a great bachelorette party last winter in Chicago – dinner, champagne, Second City, limo ride and then out dancing!
Post # 5
I went to a great bachelorette party in NYC last winter. We went ice skating in the morning into the afternoon. Then we went to a tea house where we had delicious hot drinks and snacks (cheese, chocolate, and scones). We followed that by heading back to the hotel, getting ready and drinking lots of wine, and heading out for Tapas. After Tapas, we finished up with a night at a club.
It was WONDERFUL!
Perhaps you could do something similar?
Another idea: renting a ski house outside the city (especially if you have a lot of skiers).
Post # 6
@BeachBride2014: I love love love skiing! That was my first thought was a ski weekend! However, most of my friends don’t ski (I have been with them before and it wasn’t pretty, haha). Also, skiing can get expensive, I have my own skis but most people would have to rent them and pay for their lift ticket as well.
Post # 7
Upcoming winter Chicago bachelorette party I’m going to: cooking class/ dinner, lingerie shower, karaoke.
Should be fun!
Post # 8
@Lily_of_the_valley: Confession: I don’t ski! However, I head up to Maine every year with some friends to rent a cottage. Half of them go skiing during the day, the other half of us do snow tubing, hiking, and hang out in the hot tub.
Everyone gets together around dinner, makes a lot of food, and then spend the night drinking and playing party games by the fire.
I don’t ski, but I ALWAYS throw down money for our annual ski house. It’s seriously fun!
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Snow tubing! Then again, I am a child at heart and I’m not into drunken shennanigans at this point in my life. My bachelorette was lunch, spa pedicures, and shopping. Everyone was home by 7pm. If you like outdoor activities, you could also try geocaching, ice skating, ice fishing, or snow mobiling (so want to do this. It’s on my bucket list!). You could look for indoor adventure ideas like indoor rock climbing. We are planning a trip for this summer in New England and I found a place that does indoor skydiving. i’m stoked! You never know what’s out there until you look. Or maybe something more refined. You can still go winery hopping in the winter. As a bonus, since it’s the off season you may get special tours and time to talk with the wine makers because they are less busy. Or maybe try a casino, if you like to gamble. They often have spas, decent to good restaurants, and night clubs all in one building, so you never need to go outside. A PP’s cooking class suggestion is also awesome. I looked into a cupcake bakery for a shower I was throwing, and they offered a cupcake class complete with chowing down on your creations. Super yummy! Or how about one of those pottery stores where you can paint/decorate your own while sipping wine and chatting?
Post # 10
I’m kind of a nerd, but I’d love to hit up the museums in Chicago.
Ice skating is always fun.
Post # 11
@Lily_of_the_valley: Have everyone chip in for a party bus! Then you can bar hop in warmth!!!!
Post # 12
I’m having mine in April-ish and that’s still winter around here. We are going to a giant adults-only arcade and 3 story laser-tag arena with restaurant and bar. It is a combined bachelor/bachelorette and will be guys v. girls. It’s not Dave & Busters but an independent one. I am psyched but FH and I love video games and stuff. 🙂 There’s a ton of indoor stuff around a metropolitan area – I’m sure it could still be fun!
Go out to dinner, ice skate, take a pole dance class.. it just depends on what type of person you are!
Post # 13
@Lily_of_the_valley: Also, you could look into renting a cabin up in Galena and just have a relaxed party weekend there. If people want to ski, they can, but they don’t have to. You could have a spa day at Eagle Ridge Resort and just have a fun weekend!
Post # 14
We normally go to the beach and then out too, so I had this problem when planning a bach for my BFF. We rented a house and did a winery tour, and went out the Saturday night. It was lots of fun! Not sure if there are wineries in your area? It was raining and gross so they just skipped the outdoor tour and we just tasted more wine!
Another thing we were thinking of doing is a spa day, not the cheapest option IMO. What about hitting up a matinee or something?
Post # 15
If my Maid/Matron of Honor was letting me in on her plans for my bachelorette party I’d let you know since it’ll be in Chicago, in February. Sorry! I’m sure it’ll get figured out.