While winter bachelorette parties don't seem to be as popular as summer celebrations, that doesn't mean they have to be any less fun! We LOVE the idea of cozying up with your besties for a fun and festive final fling in the mountains or snow. Spend your evenings sipping boozy hot chocolate, hanging out in the hot tub, or bundled up by a fire pit and your days at the spa, ice skating rink or playing in the snow. Don't forget to pack your flannel PJs and slippers... this is going to be an unforgettable weekend!
1. Create a boozy hot chocolate bar with fun mugs!
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Up-level your bachelorette pre-party with a boozy hot chocolate bar! Serve up a selection of spirits that the bride tribe can mix into their cocoa along with some classic toppings like whipped cream, peppermint and marshmallows. Provide each guest with a cute mug that doubles as their party favor!
Booze: Baileys Irish Creme, Peppermint Schnapps, Vanilla Vodka, Salted Carmel Liquor
Toppings: Whipped Cream, Peppermint, Marshmallows, Chocolate Chips
Cute Mugs: Monogrammed Mugs ($4 each | World Market), Personalized Travel Thermos ($29.99 each | Etsy)
2. Wear matching flannel PJs
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Flannel and fizz before she's a Mrs! Not only are flannel PJs a perfect outfit choice for a winter bachelorette weekend, but they make an adorable photo op! Snag classic red buffalo check for the guests and white and black for the bride. If you're feeling extra fancy, get each set monogrammed with the I Do Crew's initials.
3. Rent a house with a hot tub
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Ahh... nothing says "relax" quite like hanging out in a hot tub with a glass of wine with snowy mountains as your view! Add your best friends to the picture and you've got a perfect bachelorette party activity for a low-key night in! Most rental websites (we love VRBO!) let you filter for houses with a hot tub, so check that box and search away.
4. Hit the town in coordinating pom pom beanies
Stay warm AND look adorable in these Fluffy Pom-Pom Bachelorette Beanies! Grab black ones for the guests and a white one for the bride, then head out for a day of shopping, brunching or boozing.... whatever suits your fancy!
5. Go to a winter festival
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6. Hang out around the party pad in cozy, matching slippers!
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The best part of winter in our opinion? SLIPPERS! Get each guest a pair for their party favor (check out Stag & Hen, Target, Old Navy and Amazon for some affordable options) to keep their toes warm at the bachelorette party pad. Make sure to snap a few cute photos!
7. Have a snowman building competition (whoever's looks most like the groom, wins!)
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Grab your parkas, mittens and snow boots and have a snowman building competition! For a fun twist, have the bride squad break into teams. The team who builds the snowman that looks most like the groom, wins! We think this activity works best while sipping on hot cocoa or eggnog :)
8. Take a figure skating class
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Everyone knows the best part of the winter Olympics is the figure skating, right?! Not only is ice skating a great workout and a lot of fun, the rink is a perfect location for a bachelorette party photo op. Check to see if your local ice skating rink offers classes for a cool and memorable party activity the whole crew will love.
9. Spend a day inside at the spa!
If it's too cold to be outside, there's not a much better place to be than inside getting a facial or massage! Start the bachelorette weekend off right with some self-care and R&R at a cozy mountain-side spa... the I Do Crew will definitely think it's the best bach party they've been to!
10. Hire a private chef and host a dinner party at the bachelorette pad
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Instead of venturing out into the cold for dinner, have dinner come to you! Hire a private chef to cook up a delicious dinner while the squad enjoys cocktails and eggnog. If you're really feeling fancy, set a cute table (we love these tips from Spoonflower) and get dressed up for the evening!
11. Snack on flavored popcorn while watching a classic chick flick
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Rent the bride's favorite chick flicks, grab some flavored popcorn, and host a girls night in at the bachelorette party pad! If you need some movie inspiration, check out this list of the 30 best chick flicks of all time and have everyone share their favorite. Then, head to Legally Crafty Blog for free movie night party games and print outs!
12. Cozy up at a bar with a fire pit
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After enjoying your boozy hot cocoa, head to a bar or restaurant with a fire pit for a fun (and warm!) evening out. Do some research ahead of time - here's a round up of 23 cool bars with fire pits around the USA - to find the best option and make a reservation if needed.