Your bachelorette party isn’t just a “so-long” to your single days: It’s a chance to celebrate another important kind of love in your life — the love of your friends and family! If you’re sick of karaoke bars and slot machines, here are some fresh new ideas for how to make your bachelorette a bash for the ages.
1. Mixologists In-Training
Do you ever wish you knew more about the seemingly endless number of liquors and cocktails out there? Book a private mixology class so you and your pals can learn how to expertly create all your favorite cocktails. Or, put your thinking caps on and craft drinks that fit each person’s personality. Who knows? Your DIY beverage could become your new specialty.
2. Happy Campers
Get your hands on some tents, grab the fixings for s’mores, and go forth into the great outdoors. Camping is a great way to take a break from screens and appreciate nature. Take a swim or go for a walk in the woods, play board games, and tell ghost stories around the fire.
3. Boozy Art Session
There are tons of art studios that offer a sip-and-paint experience: just you, your gal pals, wine, and a blank canvas. Not only is this a fun change of pace, but it also gives you each a tangible memento of your bachelorette party.
Pro-tip: Make sure to note if the venue is BYOB or not so you can plan accordingly.
4. Glamour Shots
Kasey Musgraves recently stopped by a little mom-and-pop photo studio in LA called Tom’s 1 Hour Photo to take some stunning ‘90s throwback portraits. Thanks to her Instagram buzz, the shop went viral, and now business is booming.
Take a page out of the singer’s book and go to your nearest portrait studio to get your glamour shots taken. And of course, don’t forget to make everyone jealous by uploading those professional shots on Instagram.
5. Skydiving Daredevils
Skydiving is an experience you’ll never forget, and one that will certainly give your group a chance to bond. Not quite ready to jump out of a plane into the open sky? You may be interested in iFly, an international chain that offers indoor “skydiving."