In the midst of crazy, constant wedding planning, the bachelorette party is a great opportunity for the bride to relax and have one last hurrah with her girlfriends before the Big Day! Many people think of bachelorette parties as a night out-on-the-town full of plenty of drinking. While this type of party can definitely be fun and perfect for a lot of brides, there are plenty of other things you can do at a bachelorette party, too! Here are some ideas to get you started:

1. Go skydiving or bungee jumping

If the bride is someone who loves trying new things and being adventurous, you might consider planning the bachelorette party around going skydiving, bungee jumping, or anything else the bridal party might enjoy. This type of bachelorette party is sure to be exhilarating and memorable!

2. Have a Pinterest night

Who doesn’t love Pinterest? For this bachelorette party, organize several crafts: paint mugs, make scrapbooks, or, if you want to kill two birds with one stone, you could work on favors/decorations for the wedding!

3. Take a road trip

Nobody said the bachelorette party had to be limited to just one day! Instead, you could take a weekend trip somewhere! Pick a fun location, book some hotel rooms, and cue up your favorite playlists for the drive!

4. Have a sleepover

Throw it back to the middle-school days and gather together for a sleepover! You can watch movies, eat ice cream sundaes, paint nails, and gossip just like the good ol’ days.

5. Rent a boat

If you live near a body of water and the weather is nice, renting a boat can be a really fun way to celebrate! Pop some champagne, blast your favorite tunes, and spend a day cruising around together.

6. Take a class

There are plenty of different types of classes you could take together as part of your bachelorette party! Think an exercise class, cooking class, or even a more recent bachelorette-party trend: a pole-dancing class! Taking a class can be a great way for you to learn something new together and have fun.

7. Have a spa day

Wedding planning can be stressful. Sometimes what the bride needs most is honestly just some good R & R. Get a massage, do a facial, get your nails done–whatever you want!

8. Make it co-ed

Some couples opt to throw a co-ed party instead of (or in addition to) a separate bachelor and bachelorette party. This can be particularly good if you’re looking for a way for the wedding party to bond before the wedding. If you’re interested in throwing a co-ed bridal shower, check out some ideas at:

Whatever you end up doing for the bachelorette party, make sure it’s something the bride will enjoy and feel comfortable doing! After all, this party is ultimately in celebration of her. While the maid-of-honor and bridesmaids traditionally are the ones who plan the bachelorette party, you’ll still want to make sure the bride-to-be is going to love what you plan, so don’t hesitate to get her input!


This post was written by Ring Cam blogger, Monika DeWitt