Vegas, strippers, suggestively-shaped straws and pink feather boas are probably the go-to images we envision when someone mentions the words “bachelorette” and “party”. But, here's the thing — bachelorette parties are not a “one size fits all” occasion. Lots of brides-to-be prefer something completely different and non-traditional. Fortunately for these gals, Bijou has you covered.
Here are 6 unconventional bachelorette party ideas to help you and your friends celebrate your final days as a legally single lady:
Host a good old-fashioned sleepover. Rent a hotel room, jump on the beds (don't tell the hotel staff), set up an ice cream sundae station, throw on your pajamas and snuggle up with your besties for a night of old school slumber party fun. Throw on Bridesmaids and you're all set for an awesome and cozy night in with your favorite ladies.
Go bungee jumping or skydiving. You're about to take the biggest metaphorical leap of your romantic life, so why not let out your adventurous side? Gather your adrenaline junkie girlfriends and hit up the nearest bungee jumping or skydiving facility. If jumping out of planes feels a little too intimidating, try your hand at indoor skydiving. Chains like iFly have locations throughout North America and available packages are significantly more affordable than the real thing.
Try your hand at trapeze school. Like Vegas, pole dancing is a bit overdone when it comes to bachelorette parties, but what about the ancient art of trapeze? Designed to be enjoyable and challenging, trapeze parties will whip you into shape and have your bod totally gown-ready. Run away to the circus for a day and get ready to giggle!
Sign up for “Paint Nite.” The perfect mix of creativity and conversation, Paint Nite has boomed in popularity over the last half decade. Often accompanied by a glass of wine or beverage of your choosing, these artsy evenings are a great excuse to try out a new hobby or hone an existing skill. Grab your girls, throw on a smock and let the creative juices (and the wine) flow.
See what the future has in store. Weddings are a time of excitement and anticipation. They often encourage your friends to think about their futures too. Consider inviting a psychic to visit your home or apartment to provide readings. Pair your fortunes with some Bijou scents and sangria and you're all set for a spiritual awakening!
Play dress up. As we age, we forget how much fun it is to participate in “make believe” activities. Ask your friends to bring old Halloween costumes, wigs and outfits to your place for a day of dressing up. Getting hitched may be followed by starting a family, so this is good practice for letting out your inner child. Don't forget to Instagram all your hilarious ensembles.
A weekend away in the Sin City isn't the only way to celebrate the ending of one era and the beginning of another. Try one of these equally fun ideas that are gentler on your liver and your pocket book!
About the writer:
Always a dreamer, Jill Bentham is a passionate writer and photographer based in Toronto.