Bachelorette parties have a reputation for being debauchery-filled affairs replete with excessive drinking, embarrassing antics, and props shaped like a certain part of the male anatomy. Despite popular belief, however, getting wasted and forgetting your own name are not mandatory bachelorette activities. So if you happen to be one those brides that absolutely hate bachelorette parties, here are 10 bachelorette ideas just for you:

1.  Glamping/Cottage Weekend

Grab your girls and head into the great outdoors for a weekend of bonfires, s’mores, and quality girl time. (You can find the invite below on Zazzle and customize to your liking.)


2.  Medieval Times

This one’s for all you nerdy girls at heart – because who needs male strippers when you can have knights?!

3.  Backyard Movie Night and Slumber Party

You may not be in junior high anymore, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good old fashioned slumber party with your besties; sugar highs, giggling fits, and gossip included.

Bachelorette Party Ideas | Backyard Movie Night and Slumber Party

4.  A Day at the Races

Dust off your best derby hat and head to the races for a day of horses, gambling, and mint juleps.

Bachelorette Party Ideas | A Day at the Races

5.  The Anti-Vegas Trip

What’s the antithesis of sin city? Disney World of course! So round up your gal pals and take a trip to the happiest place on earth.

6.  A Day at the Spa

Nothing melts away all that pre-wedding stress like a full day of pampering at the spa with your girlfriends. And unlike a typical bachelorette party, you’ll look and feel amazing afterwards!

Bachelorette Party Ideas | Spa Day

7.  Crafting and Cocktails

Crafting has never been more popular, so if you’re the DIY type, mix up some fun cocktails and get your craft on!

Bachelorette Party Ideas | Crafting and Cocktails

8.  Tastings and Tapas

If you’re lucky enough live near to wine country, spend the day taking a wine tour followed by a relaxed dinner of small plates and tapas with your ladies.

Bachelorette Party Ideas | Tastings and Tapas

9.  Join the circus

Always wanted to run away and join the circus? Sign up for a day of circus school and bond with your friends over your mutual lack of coordination.

10.  Take a Dance Class (without the pole)

If you like to shake your booty, but the sheer thought of taking a pole dancing class is mortifying to you, book a private group dance (hip hop, jazz, etc.) class instead and learn a choreographed dance routine to impress your guests at the wedding.


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  1. Posted by Morgan on June 26th, 2013 at 3:19pm

    I'm an anti-girly bride and I would do most of these! Kudos!
  2. Posted by Sarah on May 7th, 2014 at 3:55pm

    My friend is getting married and originally we planned to go to Las Vegas, but we don't gamble or drink much so we decided to go bowling instead. We got to be goofy and have fun and since we saved so much money not going to Vegas we are going to have a spa day too.

    I love some of your other ideas though so I'll have have to keep them in mind for when the time comes for my other friends bachelorette parties. Medieval Times is spot on perfect for one of my friends.
  3. Posted by cathy roberts on August 2nd, 2014 at 3:02am

    Love these ideas for hen parties
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