When I was maid of honor and planning my sister’s bachelorette party, I wanted the celebration to be personalized for her and full of special memories. I didn’t want the typical bachelorette party of a bar crawl, bridal sash, and blow-up paraphernalia.
Maybe you’re wanting the same thing I did – an original, unforgettable, and creative bachelorette party.
Well, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking to step away from the traditional bachelorette party or just want fresh ideas, this guide gives you 9 unique bachelorette party ideas and how to make them happen.
Unique Bachelorette Party Idea #1: Rent a Beach House
Turn the bachelorette party into a relaxing, girls-only getaway. Rent a cabin, cottage, or beach house for a cozy, fun, and laid-back weekend. Having one place for lodging maximizes your time together and makes it affordable for everyone.
Meals, drinks, games, and outings can easily be done from the beach house. There won’t be rushing around or arranging transportation back from a night at the bars.
Depending on the bride, turn the beach house weekend into a low-key, relaxing, bonding experience, or jazz it up with a dance party and adult games.
This little getaway will make the bride feel rejuvenated and full of love.
For affordable spots on the water or in the woods, check out sites like airbnb.com, homeaway.com, vbro.com, and flipkey.com.
Unique Bachelorette Party Idea #2: Throw a Karaoke Party
Put a spin on the normal bachelorette night by hosting a karaoke party, either at a bar or at home. If your bride loves to sing, this bash will make them feel extra special.
Some places let you rent a private room or share your singing with the whole bar. Either way, you’ll be laughing and singing and giving the bride a night to remember.
To throw a party elsewhere, rent a karaoke machine for the night. If you can, test out the equipment before the party, so everything rolls smoothly once the night gets started.
Unique Bachelorette Party Idea #3: Get Crafty
If your bride is artsy or enjoys the process of creating beautiful things, a craft-related party is a perfect choice. Depending on the craft(s) you choose, you can throw the party at a studio or at home.
Studios usually offer private parties for bachelorettes, and many of them allow you to bring in wine or beer. If you’re throwing it at a house or cottage, just purchase your supplies in advance and ensure you can give easy instructions to everyone.
There are plenty of craft options for a bachelorette and you can choose to gift the bride with the final products! Some of our favorite ideas include:
– Painting pottery or canvas
– Creating a decor piece for the bride’s home
– Making jewelry
– Making sugar scrubs, bath salts, or perfumes
Unique Bachelorette Party Idea #4: Dance Lesson or Yoga Session
For the sporty or active bride, reserve a dance lesson or schedule a private yoga session with an instructor. This gives the bride an opportunity to get her sweat on in the company of the ladies she loves the most.
You can even do this at a home by renting a fun, instructional DVD.
No matter what you eat or drink later that night, you won’t feel guilty, because you’ve already burnt the calories.
Other creative ideas for an active bride include a tai chi lesson, spin class, or kickboxing session.
Unique Bachelorette Party Idea #5: Game Night
Rather than storming the bars, host a party full of fun and interactive games.
From poker to Catch Phrase to Life and Cranium, have a few games ready for your bride to choose from. Or turn it up a notch with juicy adult games.
The night will be excellent bonding for a bride and her ladies, as games give you the chance to share scandalous details and divulge past stories.
Here are super fun adult games for a bachelorette party:
– Cards Against Humanity
– Loaded Questions: Adult Version
– Smart Ass
– Say Anything
Unique Bachelorette Party Idea #6: Take a Cooking Class
Spice things up by throwing a cooking class party at a local venue. Depending on the taste buds of the bride, choose something that she would especially enjoy eating and making.
Local cooking classes open their kitchens up to groups of all sizes, and menus vary from Italian to Spanish to good ole’ American. This is a two-for-one party idea because you don’t have to make additional dinner plans.
Learning and creating something new with her closest ladies will be a bachelorette party the bride will never forget.
Unique Bachelorette Party Idea #7: Go Camping or Hiking
Rather than crashing a city, head out to nature with a camping, glamping, or hiking trip. For an active and outdoorsy bride, this will make her feel special, healthy, and alive.
Reserve your group campground weeks or months in advance to ensure you have the perfect set-up for a bachelorette scene. Plan out some day hikes, so it’s easy to hit the trail and have some fun!
If you want, pack a flask or two for the trails.
Unique Bachelorette Party Idea #8: Host a Mimosa or Bloody Mary Bar
These drinks aren’t only perfect for lazy mornings and girl-squad brunches. They’re fabulous for late nights and bachelorette parties too, and you can make them a lot of fun.
For a mimosa bar, provide a few different juice options to go with your champagne, like orange, cranberry, and grapefruit. Add fun toppings like maraschino cherries, orange slices, and pineapple wedges.
For the bloody mary bar, stock it with your typicals like vodka, bloody mary mix, hot sauce, and horseradish. Offer fun extras such as salami, cheese cubes, olives, and celery.
Pair the drink bars with other appetizers and desserts, and enjoy an entire evening filled with flavor!
Unique Bachelorette Party Idea #9: Go European
Add a little culture and use inspiration from European countries like Italy, France, and Spain. This will add flair to your bachelorette party and is especially unique for a bride who loves to travel.
For Italian, make homemade pizza or have a pasta bar. Add some wine and Italian desserts like tiramisu or gelato.
If you’re going French, present a spread of cheeses, bread, jam, and honey. Or try a fondue with either chocolate, cheese, or oil.
For a Spanish touch, paella and tapas are delicious winners, with red wine or sangria as a must.
Now that you’re bursting with ideas, put together the unique bachelorette party that’s right for your bride and her crowd! Without a doubt, it will be a celebration that will never be forgotten.
Have any other unique bachelorette ideas that we missed? We’d love to hear about them, so be sure to share them in the comments below!