Bachelorette parties are a special way for the bride-to-be and her closest friends to celebrate her upcoming nuptials. It’s the perfect chance for the bride-to-be to spend quality time with her bridesmaids, reminisce about old times, and make new memories that will last a lifetime - often times while enjoying a cocktail (or ten) and partying from dusk 'til dawn. However, not everyone may want to drink alcohol or be in an environment that involves it. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 15 bachelorette party activities that don’t require alcohol to help you plan a memorable bachelorette celebration that everyone can enjoy.
1. Have A Game Night
Host a game night at home with the bride's favorite childhood board games (Candy Land, anyone?) and snacks. This is a great way to bond and have some fun without having to leave the house. Plus, it’s the perfect opportunity to catch up and reminisce about old times. Mix in a few bachelorette specific games to your line up, like our "How Well Do You Know The Bachelorette" Quiz or Lingerie Shower Bingo - both free to download.
2. Recharge At A Private Yoga Class
A private yoga class offers a peaceful and relaxing activity for the bachelorette party, promoting mindfulness and self-care for the bride-to-be and her bridesmaids. The coolest part? There are many yoga instructors in top bachelorette destinations who will come to your house or hotel rental for a private class, like Bad Girls Yoga, Bride Vibe Yoga and The Balanced Bachelorette.
3. Volunteer At The Bride's Favorite Charity
Give back by volunteering together at a charity or organization the bride is passionate about serving. This is a great way to bond while making a positive impact on the community. Not sure how to find opportunities? Check out Volunteer Match.
4. Get Crafty At A Candle Making Class
If you're headed to Charleston for your bachelorette party, book a candle making class at Candlefish! This is a unique and creative activity for the bachelorette party, where the bride-to-be and her bridesmaids can learn about the art of candle making and take home their own hand-made candles.
5. Spend The Day At The Spa
A spa day is a classic bachelorette party activity that’s perfect for those who want to relax and be pampered. Book appointments for massages, facials, mani-pedis, or any other treatments that the bride-to-be and her bridesmaids would enjoy. This is a great way to bond and spend some quality time together, all while getting a little bit of R&R.
6. Take A Line Dancing Class
If you're celebrating the bride's final fling in Nashville, take a line dancing class with the adorable crew at Urban Cowboy. This class is a fun and energetic activity for the bachelorette party, where the bride-to-be and her bridesmaids can learn the basics of line dancing. Don't forget your cowboy hats!
7. Enjoy A Progressive Dinner Around Town
A progressive dinner is a unique and engaging activity for the bachelorette party, where the bride squad can visit multiple restaurants and enjoy different courses of a meal at each location. This is a fun way to sample various cuisines, try new dishes, and bond with the bridesmaids over a delicious meal. Whether it’s in a bustling city or a quaint small town, a progressive dinner is a great way to experience different dining experiences and make lasting memories.
8. Get Outdoors
If the bride-to-be loves being outside, consider going on a hike, rock climbing, or kayaking. Spending time in nature can be a great way to relax and unwind, and it’s also a great opportunity to bond and burn some calories! Look the part in matching belt bags, heart-shaped sunglasses and bandanas.
9. Treat Yourself To A Private Chef Dinner
Having a private chef come to your bachelorette party is a luxurious and indulgent activity, where the bride tribe can enjoy a gourmet meal in the comfort of their own home or rental. Many private chefs, like the team at Donostia Supper Club in New Orleans, can create a customized menu to suit the group's tastes and preferences. Whether it’s a casual dinner or an elegant soiree, having a private chef come to your bachelorette party is a delicious way to celebrate the bride!
10. Get Glammed Up at a Wig and Make Up Party
If you're headed to Las Vegas for your bachelorette weekend, a wig and make up party with Vegas Wig Party is a playful and entertaining activity for the bachelorette party, where the crew can try on different wigs and get made up for a fun night enjoying the city. Not celebrating in Vegas? Host your on party at home with our neon pastel wigs.
11. Have A Movie Marathon Featuring the Bride's Favorite Flicks
Have a movie marathon with the bride-to-be and her bridesmaids. Choose a theme for the night, like romantic comedies or 80s blockbusters, and have some snacks and drinks on hand. This is a great way to relax and bond with the bridesmaids, all while watching some of your favorite films. Don't forget the cozy slippers!
12. Get Spooked On a Ghost Tour
A ghost tour is a spooky and exciting activity for the bachelorette party, where the bride squad can learn about the haunted history of your party destination. If you're in New Orleans for your party, try booking a tour with Unique NOLA Tours!
13. Go Skydiving or Zip-Lining
If the bride-to-be is an adrenaline junkie, consider going on a high-flying adventure like skydiving, bungee jumping, or zip-lining. These activities are not only exciting and memorable, but they’re also a great way to bond with the bridesmaids and create new memories together. Plus, the rush of adrenaline is sure to put everyone in a good mood! For those celebrating in Nashville, check out The Adventure Park.
14. Have A Karaoke Party
Rent a karaoke machine or go to a karaoke bar like Sid's Gold Request Room in Nashville for a night of singing and laughing. Whether you’re belting out your favorite ballads or just having a good time with friends, karaoke is sure to be a hit. And who knows, you might just discover that one of your bridesmaids is a secret singing superstar!
15. Pick Sunflowers At A Local Farm
Sunflower picking at a local farm is a delightful and quaint activity for the bachelorette party, where the bride squad can spend a day surrounded by nature, picking fresh flowers and enjoying the great outdoors. No sunflower fields near your party festivities? Try apple picking, strawberry picking or visit a lavender field instead.
In conclusion, a bachelorette party doesn’t have to involve alcohol to be a fun and memorable celebration. Whether you’re relaxing at a spa, taking a dance class or going on a hike, there are plenty of activities that can make for a memorable bachelorette party.
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