We went to a retro bowling alley that had a full bar. Enjoyed a game and some drinks then went out to eat. Sent part of the guests home, then went back out to another place for another drink or two. My original thought/plan was to go to dinner, then bowling and/or mini golf, then back to a hotel for a girls night complete with drinks, gossip, late night pizza/snacks and laughter. It was low key, but still fun.. and not overly expensive. I'm not the bar type (man, did I feel old when we went back for more drinks) so bar hopping was a no for me.
Other ideas that were thrown out: baseball game, scavenger hunt, casino, spa day..
I live in Austin, TX and my hometown is just outside Buffalo, NY. We're spending the weekend before our wedding in Toronto with my sister, one of my brothers, and my cousin. We've been there a bunch of times and are going to play tourist, relax, and chill before the busyness of wedding week.
All of my bridesmaids came to my hometown which is fairly small but there are enough things to do to keep me happy. We went to a local brewery that has yoga in the morning then we went to a place where you make wooden stencil signs and went out to eat that evening and back to a hotel and went to brunch Sunday morning.
We're not doing a traditional rehearsal and dinner. The night before our wedding is when most people are getting in, so the men are all going to get together and do a sporty thing they all enjoy, while the ladies go out for mani-pedis and dinner. Very low key.
We went to Palm Springs & rented a VRBO house with a pool. The first night we went out to sushi & a rooftop bar. The second night we did a short hike, went to brunch, laid by the pool, went out to a fancy dinner & went to drag show. I assume that kind of thing could be done in pretty much any state or major city.
I'm having mine in a few weeks. as far as I know, so far the plan is to go to a winery that does a wine tasting, pairing dinner, and a show. There may be other low key aspects like brunch and manicures
We’re doing a combo his and hers glamping weekend getaway with guys and girls activities separate during the day. Dinners and late night shenanigans together. Nationals Parks in Utah is the destination.
My fiance and I will be celebrating ours together. My sister (MOH) is creating a list for a picture hunt pub crawl. The men will be going down one street for the pub crawl, and my girls and I will be on another street. Whichever group takes more pics from the list will win! We are going to meet back at our friends house for a grill out and then go out for the rest of the night. Losers buy the first round out. It is simple, easy. Will take place on a saturday and we won't need to travel as we are all pretty native to MKE.
We're doing a trip, but I think it would be fun to do a spa day with everyone. You could go to a place with endless mimosas and get day drunk. You could have a fun dinner. You could go to the club. You could go to a bar and drink beer all night. You could go country line dancing. You could stay in an order pizza. The opportunities are endless lol.
I'll be headed to a low key beach (siesta key) but I've been to a ton of bachelorette parties so I have some experience in the attendee department. A few that I really enjoyed:
Paint/drinking party "Sips & Strokes " type of deal hosted at someone's house, while a chef (could even be a friend) cooked a meal (apps, passables, snacks, salads) ... and another friend played bartender. It was great! We started around 4 in the afternoon and by 8 we were done painting and eating and just drinking and having a fun slumber party with bride games and laughs. The next morning we all went to brunch and then on home our separate ways.
Another fun one : "Glamping." We set up tents and blow up mattresses and tons of glammy stuff. We built a bonfire around sunset and cooked out and drank and played a couple of themed games. If you're close to a river (like we were) you could float the river the next day... we did and camped out a second night. Tons of fun, not expensive... everyone chipped in on something.
And another fun one : scavenger hunt around town, and every bar/restaurant you went into you had to have a drink. We even incorporated some friends houses that live in the area as "stops" and they set up some bottles / beers / wine for us so when we go there we could still keep the "stop and drink" mode going.... we broke up in teams of 3 to see who would win... and the one gal who put it together did a great job.... like really interesting riddles and what not. We all stayed at the maid of honors house that night. And we did not drive drunk lol
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That sounds fun! I like the mix of joint & separate activities. Good for you for being able to organize everybody for the same dates! I don’t think we could ever pull it off with our people & their crazy schedules 😆
Haven’t had mine yet, and haven’t planned an official bachelorette party. My fiancé is a stand-up comedian so he is putting on a show with some of his comedian friends for the wedding party and any guests that want to come. (It’s the night before the wedding and following rehearsal)
I went on a girl's trip because my friends and I had the opportunity but if a trip isn't possible (for any number of reasons) I was thinking a night at the roller disco would be a SUPER FUN way to kick off your bachelorette, continue your evening with drinks, dancing and late night diner food! There's a great roller disco in BK called Dreamland Roller. My friends and I have gone for birthdays etc. and had a blast! The Friday night discos are the most fun and every week there is a different theme in terms of music and outfits people wear. Have fun with whatever you decide to do! xxx
I would totally be on board with a spa day. Massages/facials, etc and then a nice lunch or something after? Or even just getting your nails done and then out for dinner and drinks woudl be nice. I personally prefer a more low-key event and typically don't attend destination bach parties, or drinking-only ones. Totally ok if that's what you want though.
If there is a place near you that does bocce ball or bowling alley (i'm thinking of Pinstripes near me). You could play for a while and then eat.
You could do a bonfire and have kind of a sleepover vibe. blankets and a fire and smores and wine sounds like an awesome evening to me