A Different Kind of Bachelorette Party

The bachelorette party is a wedding staple that most brides couldn’t imagine going without. It’s a chance for a small, fun outing with the girls before the big day that usually consists of alcohol, maybe a few strippers, and matching purple wigs. For the bridal entourage who isn’t so inclined, however, planning a bachelorette gets a little more difficult. So what’s a stumped hostess to do? Here are a few bachelorette party ideas that are sure to please any crowd, regardless of age or ideology:

 

Do a Dance Class
Make a day of a bachelorette party by booking a fun, quirky dance class for the bride and her bridal entourage. Classes like “Zumba,” and Beginners Pole Dancing offer some good fun for guests on any budget. Take the moves you learn and hit a club to try them out on the town, or call it a night and head home to recover with some bad wedding movies and margaritas.

If you do a morning class, treat guests to a brunch afterward to refuel everyone!


Do Something Juvenile
Though they might be places you haven’t visited since your younger years, the draw of an arcade, theme park, or “family fun” center can’t be ignored. Imagine terrorizing the grounds of a Put-Put after dark, enjoying some high-energy laser tag, go-karts, mini golf, and even the batting cages (maybe loosen the corset first).

 

Laser tag arenas and go-kart centers are also heaps of fun on their own, and you’re almost guaranteed to find at least one claw machine to huddle around. Dress up like you would for any other bachelorette night (maybe minus the suggestive straws – there are kids around, after all), and tear through water parks, mini golf courses, and any other local delight you have at your disposal. The night is yours, and you don’t even have to leave underage guests at home!

Do Something Dangerous
If the ladies you’ll be hosting have an adventurous side, think about booking a rafting trip or afternoon at the local rock wall. Take paintballing trips back from bachelor parties and schedule a battle for the day for you and the girls (just make sure you do it far enough before the wedding that bruises can be edited easily out of official photos). Don’t underestimate the ladies on your guest list, but make sure everyone is ready for something a little out of the ordinary before you commit to kayaking (and make sure to provide waterproof neon wigs).